This Week’s Voice: Queens of the Stone Age, Freddie Gibbs, the 100 Fake Bands of Sonny Smith, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Rob Harvilla on the pointless, entirely necessary reissue of Queens of the Stone Age’s Rated R, Jayson Greene assesses the market value of Freddie Gibbs, and Kurt Gottschalk talks with San Francisco troubadour Sonny Smith on the 100 imaginary acts he made up and the jukebox he built to house them all in.

In Film, J. Hoberman on the problem with cinema and 3-D, Nick Pinkerton gets nostalgic the legacy of brutality memorialized in The Expendables while Eric Hynes rounds up all the washed-up all-star action casts of the past, Robert Wilonsky finds a lot to like in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Michael Atkinson reviews the new Aussie crime saga Animal Kingdom.

In Art, Ben Davis on new work from Okay Mountain, Arielle Falk, and the MOMA’s ‘The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today.”

In Theater, Michael Feingold on Jonathan Tolins’s new play at Primary Stages, Secrets of the Trade, and Leslie Minora digs up the top earners in NYC’s nonprofit theater world.

In Dance, Deborah Jowitt on the beauty and limits of the dance world’s ongoing love of virtuosity.

Plus Free Will Astrology, Michael Musto, and more, here.