Michelle Zauner-led Japanese Breakfast fills Mojave tent for fun set

It really is no shock Japanese Breakfast, the experimental pop band led by Michelle Zauner, crammed the Mojave tent on Saturday at the Coachella Valley Audio and Arts Pageant. 

Zauner’s memoir, “Crying in H Mart,” about her marriage with her late mother has been on the New York Occasions Hardcover Nonfiction listing for the earlier 38 months and is now No. 5. The band’s 2021 album, “Jubilee,” obtained a Grammy nomination for Finest Choice Audio Album. 

Japanese Breakfast performs in the Mojave tent  at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., April 16, 2022.

Zauner and the band, which consists of her spouse Peter Bradley on guitar, opened with “Paprika,” adopted by its most recognizable tune, “Be Sweet,” and “Kokomo, IN,” which resembles an outdated nation-western tune. 

For some songs, Zauner produced use of a gong adorned in lights. 

In the course of “The Entire body Is A Blade,” scenes from the songs video clip appeared, these kinds of as pics of Zauner’s moms and dads, her as an toddler, toddler and teen, and as an adult walking by a subject keeping a blade and hacking away at tall grass.

Japanese Breakfast performs in the Mojave tent  at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., April  16, 2022.

Zauner, who was born to a South Korean mom and American father, donned a Korean-style see-through sweater and a 3-dimensional floral skirt with a pair of black platform sneakers for the established. 

Even nevertheless the band normally closes out its sets with a include of The Cranberries’ 1993 strike “Goals,” the musicians chose “Diving Female” as an alternative. Although playing her guitar, Zauner and Bradley shared a moment as they concluded enjoying the song with their eyes closed and foreheads touching. 

Japanese Breakfast was straightforward and failed to offer you any thrills, but it was a pleasant giving for a Saturday afternoon in the Mojave tent. 

Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast performs in the Mojave tent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., April 16, 2022.

Brian Blueskye addresses arts and entertainment for the Desert Solar. He can be achieved at [email protected] or on Twitter at @bblueskye.