ZOLA JESUS

DJ OMAR PRESENTS

ZOLA JESUS

Naked on the Vague, DJ Omar

Fri, May 6, 2011

9:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$12.00 - $14.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

All Ages. $14 doors

ZOLA JESUS
ZOLA JESUS
2010 was a benchmark year for the young Miss Nika Roza Danilova. Under the moniker Zola Jesus, Nika released two stunning EP’s stateside via Sacred Bones, Stridulum and Valusia. Abroad she combined those EP's (mostly) into her debut full length, Stridulum II, for Berlin based Souterrain Transmissions. This year’s first single, “Night” earned the estimable Best New Music seal of approval just before she embarked on several very well attended SXSW appearances. The video for this song quickly elevated her to fashion icon as it appeared in several regions of Vogue and the NME declared her “goth’s new figurehead”. Nika was hand chosen by designer Angelos Frentzos to make her European debut performance in Milan during his fashion week show. Zola Jesus continued to play shows in various incarnations in various parts of the country every weekend from March until August. Then she graduated college. Immediately following, Nika and band embarked on three back-to-back tours of Europe and the US opening for Fever Ray, The xx and Warpaint amongst dozens of headline shows. She played Berlin Fest, Primavera Club, headlined Pitchfork’s Offline Fest and her live performances garnered reviews as stunning as her recorded output. Valusia was released mid-October while on tour, and contained one new song (read: secret weapon) not on Stridulum II-- Chris Coady produced single “Poor Animal”. This undeniable dance-floor masterpiece soared up the radio charts and continues to burn brightly on BBC 1alongside her simultaneously ranking re-working of previous cut, “Sea Talk”. All three of these singles along with “I Can’t Stand” ranked among the New York Times, Pitchfork and LA Times’ singles of the year. Stridulum II appeared on NME, Rough Trade and Uncut’s albums of the year.
Naked on the Vague
Naked on the Vague
"Naked on the Vague's second album isn't just Heaps of Nothing-- it's mountains of non-existent stuff, a landfill of noisy cacophony. Listening to this record front-to-back feels like a staring contest with the void, as the Australian duo of Lucy Phelan and Matthew Hopkins thrash through 1960s psych, harsh dub, and early Sonic Youth, if nobody in that band cared about guitar solos or arcane tunings. It sounds like they don't care about much of anything at all, actually as long as whatever they've got when they plug in makes one hell of a racket." --Pitchfork

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