Zola Jesus at Home Sweet Home, Lower East Side, NYC

Post Author: Nate Dorr

Every Wednesday at Home Sweet Home, a taxidermy- and chandelier-strung LES ex-bean sprout factory, is WIERD. I have no idea what the place is like normally, but WIERD sees the basement bar wrapped in tendrils of fog machine discharge and the icily synthetic sounds of goth, EBM, and darkwave, along with plenty of moving bodies on the narrow dance floor.

This musical territory always seems like a mirror-world version of normal bar dance selections to me: despite the ominous bass crackles and pervading darkness, much of it is so catchy as to seem familiar before you’ve heard it, within a couple bars of intro keys.