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February 13, 2012

Show Announcement: Zola Jesus – Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati)

by @thoughtontracks

One week from today Zola Jesus will be performing at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati.  Zola Jesus is the stage name of Nika Danilova, a 22-year-old Wisconsinite with Russian heritage who released her third studio album Conatus in late 2011.  A solo act that sometimes plays her live shows with a backing band, her music is a hauntingly beautiful blend of rich synths and emotional, dark vocals that combine to bring a unique listening experience that feels like a mixture of Goth, opera, and minimalistic pop music.  In a conversation with Interview Magazine, Nika describes her brand of sound philosophically saying, “Everything I do is a reflection of the duality within me.  Musically, I really love things that are very synthetic and unnatural.  And I also like the organic and human… the intrinsic, I guess.  I always try to reconcile the dichotomy between the two and make it into something that is unique.”

The show is next Monday evening (2-20-12) at the Contemporary Arts Center in downtown Cincinnati.  Buy Tickets for $13. Being at the CAC, the performance should have an added artistic visual element versus your normal concert venue experience that is sure to make this a memorable evening.  Below you can check out a live performance of Zola Jesus performing “Poor Animal” courtesy of Seattle’s KEXP radio.  Hope to see you there Cincinnati.

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Written by Greg Dahman

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