In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla recounts the charms of Odd Blood, Yeasayer’s latest fretless-bass campfire dance party, Stacey Anderson watches Obama’s State of the Union with Gil Scott-Heron, Drew Hinshaw on the return of Sade, Dan Weiss reviews Hot Chip’s new One Life Stand, and Ray Cummings chats with Queens noise kingpin Speak Onion.
In Film, Karina Longworth on the Upstate New York documentary October Country and the risible Valentine’s Day, Nick Pinkerton checks out Italian underground films from Bene Brocani Schifano and Roberta Torre at Anthology and Cinema Village, and Ella Taylor watches both the Berlusconi/naked ladies doc Videocracy and Anthology’s American Radical: The Trials of Norman Finkelstein.
In Art, Martha Schwendener files from Tino Sehgal’s retro at the Guggenheim and Gelitin’s new show at Greene Naftali.
In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of City Center’s Fanny, Lucinda Coxon’s Happy Now?, and Catherine Filloux’s Dog and Wolf. Plus Alexis Soloski reviews the Passing Strange duo’s new show at St. Ann’s, Making It.