This Week’s Voice: Jamey Johnson, Superchunk, Brandon Flowers, the Walkmen, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Chuck Eddy on the charms of schizophrenic stoner country guy Jamey Johnson, Jessica Hopper reviews Superchunk’s excellent new Majesty Shredding, Ryan Dombal talks with Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, and Joshua Love checks in with the Walkmen.

In Film, J. Hoberman forgives Never Let Me Go‘s detours into the genteel cinema of “quality” and likes it anyway (not so much so with The Anchorage), Karina Longworth weighs in on the Catfish phenomenon, Rob Nelson pens an apology to John Hughes on behalf of the Voice, Nick Pinkerton judges Ben Affleck’s The Town to be just good enough that you wish it were better, Michael Atkinson revisits On the Bowery, and Melissa Anderson heads to Film Forum for their new Kings of Pastry doc.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on recent productions of Me, Myself & I and Another American: Asking and Telling.

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