It’s been quite a year for Japanese Breakfast (Michelle Zauner); she released her memoir, Crying in H Mart, scored the soundtrack to a video game, and put out an incredible record, Jubilee on Dead Oceans. And by the looks of it, there is no stopping this Jbrekkie train.
After its announcement back in April, the Japanese Breakfast tour swept through the East Coast with sold out shows left and right and after a month break, the second part of the tour picked up where it left off. The Los Angeles dates of the tour was nothing short of incredible.
For the second bit of the run, Japanese Breakfast got Luna Li, the multi-instrumentalist/ insanely talented person from Toronto, who opened the show with the chillest of vibes. A mix of her angelic voice over the dreamy-and-yet-sometimes-groovy guitar parts was the perfect mood-setter for whats to come. This was the first time I’ve seen her “in real life” since I saw her perform on a livestream event during lockdown. Been a fan since and an even bigger fan now. Scope out Luna Li.. now!
What’s not to love with a two-band bill? It just means we get to see the headliner play more songs. And that’s exactly what Japanese Breakfast did. With an incredible mix of songs from the new record, the sable soundtrack, to a Dolly Parton cover, and to a fucking Little Big League song. (definitely lost my shit for that one), I’m sure Jbrekkie fans were very very happy with that set, not to mention their incredible stage production. The light rig they have on this tour is definitely a vibe setter. Imagine the Close Encounters of the Third Kind light scene: yeah, that, but more emo.
The show as a whole was very lively and absolutely fun. And to be completely honest, I wouldn’t mind seeing Japanese Breakfast every day, forever. (OK, maybe not forever.)
Go check it out! Jubilee, the Sable video game soundtrack and Crying in H Mart are all out now!