In this week’s Village Voice, we preview two of Siren Festival’s lesser-known, but indubitably excellent bands: Rob Harvilla talks to Future of the Left, who’re definitely the most gleefully hostile band at Siren; Camille Dodero celebrates the full-tilt, half-naked joys of Israeli cock rockers Monotonix.
Cristina Black hits Brooklyn Bowl with the Fiery Furnaces, everyone’s favorite art-rock brother-sister act.
Phil Freeman spends a Spanish Harlem night with raucous Latin electro-rock trio Navegante.
In Film, J. Hoberman on Bogart’s In A Lonely Place at Film Forum.
Illustrator Ward Sutton makes a cartoon review of Died Young, Stayed Pretty, a documentary film about show posters.
Robert Wilonksy on Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, which is a love story in a blender.
In Art, Daniel Kunitz visits Deitch Projects where Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman have turned the Wooster Street space into a snaking squat from hell.
In Books, Zach Baron interviews Irish novelist Nick Laird, which turns somehow to drinking with Nick Laird.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on Les Éphémères and Ivanov.