Zola Jesus

  • experimental
  • indie electronic
  • dark wave

Zola Jesus (given name: Nika Rosa Danilova) is not unlike an experimental one-woman symphony, with her lush, opera-influenced vocals soaring through perceptive lyrical meditations and seamlessly woven into a colorful aural tapestry. The Wisconsin native’s latest release, last year’s well-received Taiga (her first for Mute Records), is an 11-song package that is equal parts Pop influence and avant-garde Electronic exploration. Jesus’s unique sound has matured since the last time she was in

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Midpoint Day Two in Review: Ride, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jesus, and more 

Things were already in full swing at the Craft Village in Washington Park when I arrived in the early afternoon. A couple dozen artisans were selling their wares, Moriah Haven had just wrapped up her set, and young artists from the Music Resource Center were performing their own compositions....

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MPMF Preview: Zola Jesus 

(Saturday, 12:15 AM, Taft Ballroom)  When Zola Jesus made a pop record, did you really think she was going to change? Did you think she was going to sand the rough edges and hew the knotted underbrush? That there wouldn’t be jarring syncopated beats or jagged bursts of synthesized...

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MPMF Announces Iron & Wine among others 

Cincinnati CityBeat's Midpoint Music Festival just released a second round of artists including Iron & Wine (check out the first artist announcement here). The festival takes place in various venues in Over The Rhine September 25-27 (FRI-SUN, as opposed to the previous THU-SAT format). Go...

MPMF Announces Initial Artists 

Midpoint Music Festival just posted the first 17 of nearly 125 artists set to perform at this year's festival (September 25-27). A few weeks ago the festival announced that they would switch to a Friday - Sunday format, and that tickets are now available at early bird pricing here! Also, artists...