This Week’s Voice: Sharon Jones, Jazz Consumer Guide, Tad Hendrickson, Ethio-Jazz Godfather Mulatu Astatke, Dave Tompkins’s How To Wreck A Nice Beach, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Michael D. Ayers talks with Brooklyn soul queen Sharon Jones, Tom Hull provides a new installment of his Jazz Consumer Guide, and Tad Hendrickson profiles Ethio-jazz godfather Mulatu Astatke.

In Books, a look at Dave Tompkins’s new vocoder book, How To Wreck A Nice Beach, plus Carol Cooper takes a look at Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter Series.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews the two-hour squirmathon Everyone Else and When You’re Strange: A Film About the Doors, Eric Hynes talks with the director of the latter, Tom DiCillo, and Nick Pinkerton profiles the Kuchar brothers on the eve of Anthology’s It Came From Kuchar.

In Art, Martha Schwendener tracks the Chicano identity through art at El Museo del Barrio’s “Phantom Sightings: Art After the Chicano Movement.”

In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of Red, Bellona, and Lend Me a Tenor, while Alexis Soloski sits down with the up-and-coming playwright Annie Baker.

Plus Michael Musto talks with someone even gayer than Ricky Martin, Free Will Astrology, and more, here.