Zola Jesus

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    November 13, 2014

    Video: Run The Jewels Meet the Guy Behind the Cat Meow Remix Kickstarter

    OO.ready(function() { OO.Player.create('ooyalaplayer', 'BhOGZvcTq2CS0i87qMFZeV0NTkunQGs3'); });Please enable Javascript to watch this video It's clear that El-P and Killer Mike, the explosive rap duo that make up Run The Jewels, give a shit about their fans. You need look no further than how they h ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    River Jones Music Adds Five Bands to Roster; Here's Our Breakdown

    The New Year promises to bring excitement to River Jones Music, as the label just added five bands from around the nation to its roster. From Portland comes Bike Thief and Alameda, from Austin comes the Technicolor Hearts, from Seattle comes Sophia Duccini and from Tempe comes local music scene fixt ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Metro Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    December 13, 2012

    Sonoran Pop Festival Sacred Bones Mojave Celebration: "Incestuous...In The Best Possible Way"

    In this week's issue of New Times, I chart the conversation that occurred when I sat down with J.S. Aurelius and Alexander Jarson of Tempe's Ascetic House, a creative "collective" that releases art, video, music, and literature. The two aren't eager to define what Ascetic House "is." And that's th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    Pop Isn't Dead: Here's Seven New Songs That Prove It

    If you've ever felt like all music on the radio is the same, you're not alone. Your grandmother felt the same way once. It's an old complaint that has always bugged me, because sure, the latest Rhianna single is a pile of dogshit, but I hate blanketing all music with this strain of despair. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Ceremony: One of Punk's Most Unpredictable Outfits on Rising, Raging and Changing

    By Reyan Ali Finding a young, lesser-known band in the pages of Rolling Stone is not a noteworthy event. However, seeing a review of Ceremony's new record, Zoo, in the magazine recently still constitutes one of those I-can-believe-it's-happening-but-I-still-can't-believe-it moments because Ceremony ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    William Fucking Reed, What Are You Listening To?

    William Fucking ReedReed deejays Sticky Fingers every Friday night at Bar Smith. For more info, visit Sticky Fingers' official website. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Currently, my car radio defaults to KWSS 106.7-FM, which hosts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Zola Jesus and Talk Normal at Crescent Ballroom, 2/1/12

    Zola Jesus, Talk Normal Crescent Ballroom Wednesday, February 1, 2012 In my interview with Nika Danilova, the leader of Zola Jesus, she spoke of her reticence to embrace her childhood dream of pop stardom. While there's little chance of her tearing up the Billboard charts, Danilova commanded the st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Zola Jesus: "I Have This Fantasy . . . of Being a Pop Star."

    When she was young, Nika Danilova trained to sing opera but often lost her voice due to performance anxiety. When Danilova began performing as Zola Jesus in Madison, Wisconsin, her harrowing voice slowly grew confident among thickets of tape hiss and ambient synths. On her latest full-length, Conatu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Incoming: Childish Gambino, Andrew Bird, Rick Ross

    ​Comedian, Community actor and now rapper Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, is coming to try out his new material on a Scottsdale crowd.His album Camp has been receiving an awful lot of good hype from the kids lately. (Some serious hate, too: Hipster Runoff has been slamming him for months ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Former Ghosts At Trunk Space: An Early Haunting

    By Frances Michelle Lopez Frances Michelle Lopez​The throngs of excited First Friday goers seemed to have been M.I.A at the Trunk Space Friday night for the One AM Radio, Former Ghosts, Knesset show. Having had a late start to my night, I wasn't able to catch much of the Los Angeles-based One AM ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    August 18, 2009

    Former Ghosts (Xiu Xiu/Zola Jesus) To Kick Off Fall Tour at Trunk Space

    Nika Roza, Freddy Rupert and Jamie Stewart (pictured) are kicking off their first tour as Former Ghosts at Trunk Space​Jamie Stewart, mastermind behind prolific indie riockers Xiu Xiu, has decided to not only form a new trio, but to have that band kick off their first tour at Phoenix's Trunk Space ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    SXSW Starts Anouncing Bands

    The first batch of bands for SXSW, the large music industry trade show, conference and festival every year in Austin Texas, have been announced. Unlike my Coachella post earlier this week, the list comes straight form so we know it is right (but subject to change). This year's line up has a ... More >>