JAPANESE BREAKFAST - CHICAGO 2022

October 31, 2022 – 6:59 am

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JAPANESE BREAKFAST
Chicago 2022 [no label, 1CD]

Pitchfork Music Festival, Chicago, Illinois; July 16, 2022. Very good audio (ripped from HDTV webcast).

Thanks to Paulo Dapper for sharing the HDTV webcast at Dime.

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Selena Fragassi, chicago.suntimes.com:

What a year it’s been for the indie pop band out of Philly. Not only was frontwoman Korean-American Michelle Zauner’s debut book, the heartwarming and breathtakingly honest “Crying in H Mart: A Memoir” a New York Times Bestseller upon its initial release, but Zauner herself was named one of Time’s “Most Influential People of 2022.” All of this unfolded as the band’s latest album “Jubilee” was nominated for several Grammys followed by an appearance on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live” in May.

It’s no doubt that the group will ink headliner status by this time next year. Not that they didn’t deliver like they were already at that point in their penultimate set on Saturday night. What’s normally a quartet nearly doubled in size for this performance, with the addition of a live horn section and violinist that created beautiful orchestral layers on tracks like the pleading confessional “Boyish.”

Before the emotive turn, Zauner was having the time of her life beating on a floral-wrapped gong for the opener “Paprika,” and then was seen bouncing around the stage without abandon for big hit “Be Sweet” (in a top decorated with a stuffed animal dog, no less). The conscientious frontwoman also stopped the set a couple of times when noticing an audience member needed a medic and thanked the crowd for “taking care of each other.”

The biggest moment in the set came with the surprise guest appearance by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy whom Zauner hailed as her “favorite songwriter of all time.” The two beautifully duetted on the Japanese Breakfast song “Everybody Wants To Love You” before diving into a tandem treat of Wilco’s “Jesus, Etc,” with Zauner’s beaming smile reflected by the crowd.

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Track 01. Paprika 4:36
Track 02. Be Sweet 3:25
Track 03. Road Head 5:11
Track 04. Boyish (Little Big League cover)/The Body Is a Blade 7:27
Track 05. Savage Good Boy 3:10
Track 06. Glider 3:59
Track 07. Posing in Bondage 4:48
Track 08. Kokomo, IN (with Jeff Tweedy) 3:54
Track 09. Jesus, Etc (Wilco cover; with Jeff Tweedy) 4:55
Track 10. Slide Tackle 3:42
Track 11. Everybody Wants to Love You 2:51
Track 12. Posing for Cars 7:35
Track 13. Diving Woman 7:02
63 mins

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  1. 8 Responses to “JAPANESE BREAKFAST - CHICAGO 2022”

  2. She won’t fuck me, no chicks will *sob*

    By U L E on Oct 31, 2022

  3. My Un is too Lil for a snack, let alone a breakfast

    *sob*

    By U L E on Oct 31, 2022

  4. I wanna suck japanese coсk.

    By HHH on Nov 1, 2022

  5. Time to go out Trick or Treating. Gonna go as a ghost wearing my Klan suit.

    By Derrick on Nov 1, 2022

  6. I’m going trick or treating dressed up as Donald Trump complete with comb over wig. I’m gonna ask everyone for stollen - if they have it.

    By HHH on Nov 2, 2022

  7. You missed Halloween, Chester.

    By Ted on Nov 2, 2022

  8. Yeah, I saw your mother Ted working the truckstop giving 5.00 blowjobs

    By Derrick on Nov 2, 2022

  9. Derrick, that wasn’t your mom. This bitch didn’t have a beard like Ethel does.

    By DD on Nov 3, 2022

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