Tour Preview: Spring time is for Japanese Breakfast
Spring time is for Japanese Breakfast
This spring brings a welcome change in live music: a tour led by an Asian-American and a woman in all her ethereal rockness: Japanese Breakfast. With dates (like her April 5th Durham, NC show) already selling out, waiting to purchase your ticket is more than foolhardy as it picks up steam.
The sole member of Japanese Breakfast is Michelle Zaurner, a singer/ guitarist from Oregon. The name is a mash up of words Zaurner thought sounded cool and unintentionally a mockery of the racist trope of how all Asians look alike; Zaurner is actually Korean.
In 2011, she started off as a member of Little Big League, an indie rock band based out of Philly. Later, she began creating solo music through various digital EP releases, but it was her 2016 Yellow K label release of Psychopomp where the name Japanese Breakfast started making waves in indie rock. The body of work is relatively moody, reflecting the personal turmoil she faced before and after taking care of her parents, as her mother passed from cancer. The first track “Heaven” is a testament on grief lyrically, in stark contrast of the video where she and her friends are living life to fullest.
This is a lengthy tour that starts in the US, heads overseas then ends back in the US in October. JBrekkie is no stranger to touring so fans old and new have plenty of opportunity to catch her live. Just grab your ticket well in advance!