This Week’s Voice: AraabMuzik, My Chemical Romance, Orange Juice, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and More


In this week’s Village Voice, Brandon Soderberg profiles the 21-year-old rap producer AraabMuzik, Christopher R. Weingarten is not impressed with the new record from My Chemical Romance, Francis Davis praises new efforts from Bill Frisell, Nels Cline, and Marc Ribot, Don Allred rounds up the seven-disc Orange Juice box set, and Carol Cooper hails surrealist alt-Latino pop king Coati Mundi.

In Film, J. Hoberman reviews the near-irresistible Black Swan, plus provides a note on the Romanian film fest in Tribeca and a guide to gifts for movie buffs, while Anthony Kaufman weighs in on the Spalding Gray experience, Melissa Anderson says I Love You Phillip Morris contains the best performance of Jim Carrey’s career, and Nick Pinkerton scoffs at All Good Things.

In Art, Martha Schwendener provides a round-up of new photography shows in NYC.

In Theater, Michael Feingold on Stephen Sondheim, both in print and on DVD, while Alexis Soloski visits new work from Neil LaBute and the U.K.’s Kneehigh.

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