This Week’s Voice: Siren Festival, Future of the Left, Monotonix, Fiery Furnaces, Nick Laird, and More


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.

Scott Foundas on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Somers Town, a film that gets at the heart of working-class London.

Robert Wilonksy on Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer, which is a love story in a blender.

Plus reviews of Homecoming, Death in Love, The Way We Get By, and more.

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.

Plus Michael Musto on Mindy Cohn, a/k/a Facts of Life sweetie, costarring with gay porn studs, Free Will Astrology, and more..