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Photos: Cloud Nothings + Grimes + SBTRKT + Zola Jesus at SXSW 2012

Cloud Nothings, Grimes, SBTRKT, and Zola Jesus perform live at various venues at SXSW 2012 in Austin TX on March 15, 2012.
Austin TX | March 15, 2012
By NINA MASHUROVA  |  March 16, 2012
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Zola Jesus | Conatus

Listeners could be forgiven for categorizing Nika Rosa Danilova, a/k/a Zola Jesus, as a mope-tastic downer, since older songs like "Night" and "Sea Talk" have used her weapons-grade pipes in service of a Dark Lord of song.
Alternative Distribution Alliance (2011)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 14, 2011
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The dark romantic transformation of Zola Jesus

I'm going to guess that Nika Roza Danilova's teenage years were not full of the frivolity that most of us associate with that pimpled life phase.  
Personal resurrection
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 22, 2011
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2010: The Year In Pop Music

Music may exist to express emotions, dreams, and nightmares, but beyond its loftier aims, it's a means of escape.
A schizophrenic year of rock and pop
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 24, 2010

Guest lists 2010: Phoenix critics weigh in on the year in music

What consensus?
What consensus?
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2010
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Fall National Pop Preview: The golden age

Okay, so the album is dead, the music industry is dead, rock is dead, and the Library of Alexandria you have stored on your C drive has killed 150 years of recorded music culture.
The industry is dead, but the music lives on
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 17, 2010