I will say however, this gig should be avoided if you dislike deep and meaningful songs, aka what many refer to as depressing music! I'm personally a huge fan of 'meaningful' music and so when I came across Zola Jesus I was certainly not deterred. I will add though that Zola Jesus is quite out there/ quirky!
Many have labeled Zola Jesus' music as Gothic, however when asked she explains her goal is to create something new and avoid the limitation of getting 'labeled.' There is no doubt however that Nika Roza Danilova (the singer of Zola Jesus) has incorporated a certain degree of darkness and horror into her songs.
When she was younger, Nika trained in Opera singing, which certainly comes across strongly in her songs through her very distinct, powerful and even haunting voice. Don't be put off however, this is by no means a bad thing. The use of her strong vocals make her songs become even more passionate and powerful to the listener.
Zola Jesus gigs leave you with the feeling of mystery which I feel perfectly reflects the tone of her songs. Also with her years of opera training it is clear to see why Zola Jesus has such a great voice when singing live.
10th May. Solomon R. Guggenheim - NYC
12th July. Latitude Festival 2012 - Suffolk, UK
For further details regarding Zola Jesus' US and Australian tour dates check out: http://www.songkick.com/artists/2373357-zola-jesus/calendar