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SXSW-featured musician and BUST favorite Zola Jesus will be on Conan O’Brien tonight! Huzzah. After a European tour earlier this year and a stint at the Guggenheim, ZJ will grace our television screens performing with Brooklyn hip-hop star El-P. The two will definitely be playing something from El-P’s newest solo album, Cancer 4 Cure. The rapper announced his on-air collaboration with ZJ via Twitter saying “tomorrow I'm on Conan with the squad ... Read More
Reviewed by Michael Levine The Divine Ricochet Music Series, at The Guggenheim museum, concluded last Thursday night with the final concert being performed by Zola Jesus, Jim Thirwell and The Mivos Quartet. The three-part series of live music accompanied artist John Chamberlain, whose sculptures of wrecked cars, Choices, was on view through May 13th.  The stage was set in the middle of the museum’s ground level with Nika Rosa Danilova aka Zola ... Read More
Seeing Zola Jesus at the beginning of a festival like SXSW is a perilous activity, because the singer's so good at her job that you might end up holding the rest of the performers to an impossibly high standard. The first time I saw Zola Jesus was last year, on the first night of CMJ, and I spent the subsequent four days complaining that every other band was terrible. Last week at the Fader Fort, she was the final performer of the day, so I had time to get ... Read More
 In the last few years, there’s been a bunch of new dark ladies making their mark in music-- Anika, Anna Calvi, Fever Ray, Rykarda Parasol, and Nika Roza Danilova (more commonly known as Zola Jesus) to name a few. The latter, Zola Jesus, came to NYC’s Webster Hall this past Saturday and cast her musical spell on the enthusiastically somber crowd.Zola Jesus are descendants of bands like Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, and ... Read More
As a person who is currently in the process of redecorating her room to look like the Black Lodge, I get really excited every time I receive an email about David Lynch. This excitement was only doubled today when I saw an email that involved both David Lynch and my favorite goth-pop singer Zola Jesus, whose amazing album Conatus (out now on Sacred Bones) was on repeat in my headphones for months last fall (and whose performance on the first night of CMJ caused me ... Read More
Zola Jesus (aka Russian/American singer Nika Roza Danilova) is a pint-sized powerhouse of operatic enchantment. No, really. She's tiny. And her voice is huge. I know what you're saying. "Jen. Why so dramatic? Please." But Danilova's show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom last Saturday was nothing short of mesmerizing theatrics. I can't just say, "Girl got up on stage and sang like hell." That would just be wrong. The bleach-blonde siren took the stage like a tempest ... Read More
Elisabeth Wilson went to yet another awesome show in Portland. Here's her take on Zola Jesus at Holocene on July 25th.  I went to see Zola Jesus last Sunday night (despite being in the final throws of a fever) just to see what all the cool kids were talking about. Twenty-one year old Nika Roza Danilova trained as an opera singer before morphing into her present form as noise/electronic/goth songwriter and chanteuse. On Sunday night, she performed with one ... Read More