Zola Jesus // John Wiese at Gasa Gasa @ Gasa Gasa, New Orleans [27 September]

Zola Jesus // John Wiese at Gasa Gasa


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Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
The Bowery Presents South & Winter Circle Productions present:
Zola Jesus
John Wiese

Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm
Ages: 18+

Tickets are on-sale THIS Friday, August 11th at 12pm CST at gasagasa.com

This show was moved from Siberia — all tickets purchased for the Siberia show will be valid!


Zola Jesus: For over a decade, Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus. She's been on Sacred Bones Records for most of that time, and Okovi marks her reunion with the label.

Fittingly, the 11 electronics-driven songs on Okovi share musical DNA with her early work on Sacred Bones. The music was written in pure catharsis, and as a result, the sonics are heavy, dark, and exploratory. In addition to the contributions of Danilova's longtime live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes all helped build Okovi's textural universe.

With Okovi, Zola Jesus has crafted a profound meditation on loss and reconciliation that stands tall alongside the major works of its genre. The album peaks of tragedy with great wisdom and clarity. Its songs plumb dark depths, but they reflect light as well.

John Wiese: John Wiese is an artist and composer living in Los Angeles, California. From his experiments with recording as a teenager, he has since gone on to become a highly respected and sought after individual, both in the world of contemporary sound art as well as within the international experimental scene. His music can be completely serene and sublime while at the same time being as equally frenetic and irregular, a sign of the artist’s ability to adapt and utilize a plethora of sounds to build captivating aural works. As a performer and recording artist, his expertise in composition, texture, and experimentation with sound confirm his reputation of being one of the most original and innovative artists in experimental music. (Luke Tandy)
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