This Week’s Voice: Oneida, Fabolous, ZE Records, Japanese Reggaephiles, Funny People, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla hops the trans-Brooklyn express with Oneida, New York’s finest purveyor of impromptu noise-punk trilogies.

Sean Fennessey on Fabolous’s new Loso’s Way: “A classic mixtape rapper with no classic mixtapes. A dazzling technician with no original technique…even after following him for a decade, it’s easy to wonder: Who is Fabolous? And do we care?”

Tal Rosenberg celebrates 30 years of NYC noise label ZE Records with co-founder Michel Esteban.

Josh Chamberlain on how to be a Japanese reggaephile. (Step one: Move to Kingston or Brooklyn, and try not to get killed.)

In Film, Ella Taylor reviews the dolphin torture doc The Cove.

Nick Pinkerton on the dreamlike single-panel progressions of Roy Anderson’s You, the Living, and on the Dardennes newest, Lorna’s Silence.

Scott Foundas on Judd Apatow’s Funny People, “the least bathetic, self-pitying movie about death and dying to come out of Hollywood since Albert Brooks’s Defending Your Life.”

Jim Ridley reviews Oldboy director Park Chan-wook’s new vampire pic, Thirst.

Plus reviews of ‘DocuWeeks’ at IFC, Not Quite Hollywood, and Flame & Citron.

In Art, Robert Shuster’s Best in Show is at the Studio Museum in Harlem for ‘We Come With the Beautiful Things’ and ‘Collected: Propositions on the Permanent Collection, and at Farmani Gallery for a Dan Wynn retro.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on the Lincoln Center Festival’s Trilogia della Villeggiatura and the Park Avenue Armory’s Boris Godunov.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on choreographers who punch holes in the fourth wall.

Plus Michael Musto on what happens when club kids take over a Dunkin’ Donuts, Free Will Astrology, and more…