This Week’s Voice: Vivian Girls, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Mike Judge’s Extract, ‘Mondo Fandom’ at Anthology, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla goes one more round with The Vivian Girls, and comes away from their record release show a sweatier and more fulfilled man.

Christopher R. Weingarten cobbles together an oral history of All Tomorrow’s Parties featuring ATP organizer Barry Hogan, Steve Albini, Alan Vega, and Wayne Coyne.

Baz Dreisinger presents a rough guide to this weekend’s Irie Jamboree reggae blowout in Queens.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews Mike Judge’s Labor Day labor flick Extract and Lisandro Alonso’s minimalistic, depressive Liverpool.

Zach Baron on ‘Mondo Fandom,’ Anthology’s extreme rock-fan documentary series.

Anthony Kaufman on Unmade Beds, a “youthful move made by, about, and largely for youthful hipsters.”

J. Hoberman at BAM’s Dario Argento revival.

Plus reviews of American Casino, Amreeka, and more.

In Art, Alan Gilbert talks with the downtown poet-performer Eileen Myles on the occasion of her new The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on what readers need from reviewers–if there are any readers left.

Alexis Soloski on the Foundry’s new show, The Provenance of Beauty.

Plus Michael Musto has gossip about Avatar, Fame, and Antichrist, Free Will Astrology, and more.