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Zola Jesus Brings Electro-Goth Sound To Lincoln Hall

By Samantha Abernethy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 18, 2012 5:00PM

Zola Jesus at Pitchfork 2011. Photo by Jim Kopeny.

Electro-goth singer Zola Jesus brings her dark melodies to Lincoln Hall on Tuesday. We wish we'd had her music when we were angsty teenagers, and it feels good to revisit that feeling sometimes. Her 2011 album Conatus a great rainy day listen, though admittedly sometimes the tunes sound a little too dreary.

Her performance at Pitchfork last summer blew us away, though, and so did her 2010 show at Schubas. Zola Jesus was previously Nika Roza Danilova from the wild rural parts of Wisconsin, but her performances are from an even darker place. Her vocals come out like a deep moan, rising over the pulsing synth beats.

Punk-ish electronic duo Talk Normal and Scottish-born, Chicago-based Chris Connelly open.

Zola Jesus Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Ave., 8 p.m.,
$15, 18+