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Zola Jesus performs “Nail” on Brooklyn street during winter storm — watch

on January 27, 2015, 10:20am

Winter Storm Juno pummeled parts of the Northeast last night, forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights and compelling officials to impose statewide travel bans. Still, singer Nika Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, forged on with her scheduled concert at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus, moving up the show time in order to avoid the brunt of Juno’s impact.

At one point during her set, Danilova took her music to the streets — literally — where she performed the Taiga highlight “Nail” as strong winds and snow swirled around her. As frigid and blustery as her “stage” was, it’s one that strangely fits Zola Jesus’ brooding music and chilling vocals, which often soar like sirens warning of the impending apocalypse. (For what it’s worth, one of the best Zola Jesus sets I’ve ever seen was during a torrential thunderstorm on Randall’s Island.) Watch fan-shot footage of her “Nail” performance below.

Zola Jesus’ North American tour extends into February. Check out her full itinerary here.

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