Zola Jesus & John Wiese at The Independent, Oct. 17th, 2017

Dark electronic pop artist Zola Jesus performed the second of two bay area dates at The Independent, this past Tuesday, October 17th. Touring in support of her new album, Okovi, Zola Jesus performed a selection of tracks from her new album and previous releases.

Accompanied by a live violinist and guitarist, Zola Jesus vocalist Nika stood as still as a statue, solemnly singing a track dedicated to someone in her life that passed, then also raced around the stage for other songs, whipping around her hair, and adding extra noise to the soundscapes with some MIDI controllers.

 
Experimental electronic artist John Wiese opened the night, seated at a table, delicately and deliberately adding layers of noise and samples to a pulsing soundscape that filled the venue.

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