Last night, Winter Storm Juno rolled through and paralyzed much of the northeast, even though it looks like most of you only got a few inches of snow. One of the few artists who didn’t cancel a New York show was Zola Jesus, who comes from Wisconsin and who probably laughs at New York’s idea of a blizzard. During her show at the Brooklyn metal-friendly venue Saint Vitus, Zola Jesus led the crowd out into the empty street and singing an unamplified version of “Nail,” a song from her 2014 album Taiga, with only a lonely and out-of-tune trombone to accompany her. Zola Jesus’ music might not be remotely metal, but this might’ve been the most metal thing to ever happen outside Saint Vitus. She sounded awesome, and even on shaky fan-recorded video, she cut a dramatic figure. Watch the footage below.
Taiga is out now on Mute.