Posted in music | pictures on May 11, 2012

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Zola Jesus

Clocking in just under an hour, Zola Jesus reimagined some of her catalog for a special event at the Guggenheim last night (5/10) as part of the Divine Ricochet series (that also hosted Grouper/Julianna Barwick and Cold Cave). The show saw Nika Danilova, complete with light up puffy collar, revisiting her work backed by the Mivos Quartet and JG Thirlwell who did the arrangements for the performance. Though there wasn't much running into the crowd, as she often does, Nika did walk and stumble a bit along the beginnings of the rotunda. Pictures and the setlist, which we're not 100% positive is right, are in this post.

Zola Jesus doesn't have many more announced dates at the moment, but will be at Sasquatch, at Hopscotch and Outside Lands, in addition to Osheaga in Montreal in August (which is awfully close to NYC, relatively speaking), and she'll play a string of shows down under this year. All tour dates, the setlist and more pictures below...

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ZOLA JESUS at GUGGENHEIM, 5/10/12 SETLIST (any mistakes in this?)
Avalanche
Hikikomori
Collapse
In Your Nature
Sea Talk
Run Me Out
Night
Seekir
Vessel
Avalanche

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ZOLA JESUS - 2012 TOUR DATES
05.31.12 Sidney Vivid Live Festival (Sidney Opera House) Australia
05.27.12 Sasquatch Festival George WA
06.01.12 Brisbane Alhambra Lounge Australia
06.03.12 Melbourne The Toff
08.05.12 Osheaga Festival Montreal QC
08.10-12.12 Outside Lands San Francisco, Ca
09.06-08.12 Hopscotch Raleigh, NC

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Comments (28)

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Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 1:56 PM

is that the dude from against me! with the glowing orb around his neck?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 1:57 PM

meh

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 1:59 PM

Well I'm a two fisted fucker gettin hard in my pants, and hot under the collar.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:14 PM

Emotional show...just beautiful.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:22 PM

Best looking crowd of the year, by far.
hotter people even than in kraftwerk.

Posted by ME | May 11, 2012 2:23 PM

Yes, because a show is only as good as the "hotness" of the crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:32 PM

yeah, that pretty much sums the entire thing up.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:39 PM

what a beautiful woman

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:43 PM

kinda wish i went to this

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:54 PM

the gaga-ization of music must end.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 2:54 PM

ZOLA!! ONE BEAUTIFUL LADY!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 4:14 PM

It was incredible.. so glad i m83 sold out so i could go to this.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 4:26 PM

2:43 and 4:14 are either desperate dudes looking to impress or sorority chicks who eat their own feelings.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 4:47 PM

ZOLA!! ONE GOOFY LOOKING TRANNIE!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 4:54 PM

I once dated a Jesus Zola

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 5:22 PM

Fist of all, "Zola" *jesus* puts on her makeup with a fucking spatula. Talentless pockmarked cunt is talentless pockmarked cunt.

WHAT is JG waving his hands around for? WE CAN SEE THE LAPTOP, HACK. YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING.

Zola & JG at the Guggenheim? Polica on Jimmy Fallon?

2012: THE YEAR OF THE FAIL HIGH ART "TRY HARDS".

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 6:11 PM

Cum and crap on her back.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 6:33 PM

Only the "beautiful" are talented, I suppose. Poor Zola Jesus. Her music and voice must be overlooked because she does not look like the girlfriends of snarky BV commentators.
I really hated Karen O's "Gaga-ization" back in 03. Remember when Bjork wore all that weird shit? So Gaga. David Bowie, don't get me started.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 6:35 PM

^ Fucking ridiculous trying to comparing this dilettante bitch to any of those women.

"Her music and voice must be overlooked."

There, I fixed it for you.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 7:38 PM

The music is more about image & shes suppose to be good looking well thats strange. This is some event at the Guggenheim where uptown people are more concerned with taking pictures of some supposed "art" music. Phony b.s.

Loved Thirlwell in the past and even some current work, but no comment on this. He could at least be playing a smaller synth.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 8:57 PM

The LCD piece was appropriate for the venue.

I was present and the performance was gorgeous and soaring - as is her deliverance and career ...

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2012 9:01 PM

exaggerating outfit

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2012 5:21 AM

generic inflammatory comment

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2012 8:41 AM

Hey Zola Bjork wants her necklace back...oh and by the way Goodyear called and ask that you return that tire of theirs you wore around your waist. Gross, Hugely Overrated and virtually Talentless!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2012 10:11 AM

gorgeous person/gorgeouser concert

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2012 1:55 AM

So much disdain, so much careless speak. I'm not defending anyone here except for the idea of thoughtful critique as common courtesy. To all of the haters - right or wrong- please stop wasting your time an everyone else's.

Posted by DC | May 14, 2012 10:12 AM

zola jesus woot.

Posted by jordon | July 31, 2013 3:39 PM

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