The sounds that come from the pipes of this diminutive 22-year-old will more than surprise you— her presence is both powerful and savory, with meaningful lyrics and the emotion to match. Nika Roza Danilova — known on stage as Zola Jesus — has always had a passion for music; she began training herself in opera at age 7 and performed for more than 10 years. As a college student in Wisconsin, Danilova recorded her debut album, The Spoils. That’s when the transformation from an experimental college student to the electronic pop phenomenon began. The mixture of double bass, cello, violin and viola, along with haunting vocals, has garnered high praise from around the industry. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 8 p.m. $13 in advance, $15 the day of. $10 for CAC members. Contemporary Arts Center, 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown.
For more on ZOLA JESUS, read Leyla Shookohe's feature story here.