Photos and words by Queosha Walters
Japanese Breakfast hit the stage with ferocity at The Phoenix Concert Theatre to a completely sold out crowd. During the show Michelle Zauner, the band's lead, briefly spoke about her anxieties with thinking that no one would come to their shows. She expressed her gratitude with the fact that there was a such a demand that the venue had to be changed for a larger capacity. Japanese Breakfast are no strangers to Toronto, having previously played many shows at The Silver Dollar in Kensington Market.
During another conversation with the crowd, Zauner described her dress as looking like "an Animorph background" which somehow got us talking about Scholastic bookfairs which made all the 90s babies in the crowd go crazy. The band had amazing chemistry and worked the stage with amazing confidence. "Road Head", one of their biggest singles, really amped up the energy in the room. Zauner also played some new material which excited their biggest fans.
Those who enjoy rock and/or experimental pop will have an amazing overload with Japanese Breakfast. Their music videos are filled with awesome visuals and they truly boast a unique and futuristic sound.
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