Zola Jesus at The FADER Fort at SXSW (03/15/12)
Photo: Chris Becker
Given her recent stint on the cover of The FADER #76, it was no big surprise that Nika Danilova (aka Zola Jesus) nabbed a prime spot at this year’s FADER Fort at SXSW. After crowd pleasing sets by Nite Jewel’s and Teengirl Fantasy, Zola closed out Day 2 at The Fort on a high note with a big-voiced, barefoot performance, which ended with her wailing on the drums. [thefader.com]
Zola Jesus is currently in the midst of a European tour in support of Conatus, but she’ll be back in NYC for the Divine Richochet Music Series at the Guggenheim Museum. The series begins with Grouper and Julianna Barwick on Friday, April 13, and continues with Cold Cave on Friday, April 27, and Zola Jesus on Thursday, May 10. Tickets for Zola Jesus go on sale April 17 for members and April 18 for nonmembers.
More info on the Guggenheim Music Series and more photos of Zola Jesus at The FADER Fort at SXSW after the jump.
A GUGGENHEIM MUSIC SERIES
Friday, April 13 Grouper and Julianna Barwick
Friday, April 27 Cold Cave
Thursday, May 10 Zola Jesus
The three-part series of live music that accompanies John Chamberlain: Choices, on view through May 13 at the Guggenheim Museum, Divine Ricochet takes its thematic cue from the poetic fusion, chaotic riffing, explosive color and sublime assemblage that characterized Chamberlain’s work.
The series title is borrowed from a 1991 work by the late American sculptor. A lover of music, Chamberlain pushed boundaries as he explored abstraction, rhythm, harmony, and dissonance, providing a vibrant context for contemporary musical experiments in the museum’s rotunda. Like Chamberlain’s work, the music of Grouper, Julianna Barwick, Cold Cave, and Zola Jesus exemplify the intense push and pull between power and delicacy, structure and abstraction.
8:30 pm: Doors open with a private viewing of John Chamberlain: Choices
10 pm: Performances begin
$22 Current Guggenheim members
$27 Individual nonmembers
Zola Jesus at SXSW 2012 by Chris Becker