Win Tickets ($36): Tacocat @ Aladdin Theater | Post Post Punk Pop Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Tacocat @ Aladdin Theater on June 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, June 21.


From our sponsors:
June 28, 2019
All Ages | Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $18 ADV, $20 Doors
More info:

Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland, Oregon 97202

When Seattle band Tacocat—vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin—first started in 2007, the world they were responding to was vastly different from the current Seattle scene of diverse voices they’ve helped foster. It was a world of house shows, booking DIY tours on MySpace, and writing funny, deliriously catchy feminist pop-punk songs when feminism was the quickest way to alienate yourself from the then-en vogue garage-rock bros. Their lyrical honesty, humor, and hit-making sensibilities have built the band a fiercely devoted fanbase over the years, one that has followed them from basements to dive bars to sold-out shows at the Showbox. Every step along the way has been a seamless progression—from silly songs about Tonya Harding and psychic cats to calling out catcallers and poking fun at entitled weekend-warrior tech jerks on their last two records on Hardly Art, 2014’s NVM and 2016’s Lost Time.

This Mess is a Place, Tacocat’s fourth full-length and first on Sub Pop, finds the band waking up the morning after the 2016 election and figuring out how to respond to a new reality where evil isn’t hiding under the surface at all—it’s front and center, with new tragedies and civil rights assaults filling up the scroll of the newsfeed every day. “What a time to be barely alive,” laments “Crystal Ball,” a gem that examines the more intimate side of responding emotionally to the news cycle. How do you keep fighting when all you want to do is stay in bed all day? “Stupid computer stupor/Oh my kingdom for some better ads,” Nokes sings, throwing in some classic Tacocat snark, “Truth spread so thin/It stops existing.”

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): Tacocat @ Aladdin Theater | Post Post Punk Pop Pop

  1. Jean June 11, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

    It would be so fun to go see TACOCAT!

    • Zachary Swigart June 15, 2019 at 9:56 pm #

      They’re rad

  2. Elise June 11, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

    UMMM Tacocat is my absolute favorite ad I’ve never seen them live! Pick meeeee!

  3. tim schroeder June 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

    love to finally see Tacocat!!!

  4. Charissa June 11, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

    Would love to see Tacocat live! So awesome!

  5. Dave G. June 11, 2019 at 11:16 pm #

    My favorite palindrome Band name!!

  6. R June 14, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

    Fo shizzle

  7. Lisa Kendall June 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm #

    What a terrific show. Fun, whimsical group with great stage presence.

    Pick me and I will post it on both of my FB pages AND blog about it.

    Lisa, Fifth Generation Oregonian

  8. Brittanie June 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

    Sounds cool!

  9. Suze J June 20, 2019 at 8:35 am #

    My niece turned me on to Tacocat and I would love to surprise her with tickets!!

  10. Hannah Lerman June 20, 2019 at 11:19 am #

    Tacocat has allowed me to become more confident in myself. I have always lived in a smaller, conservative town, unable to express my queerness and be myself. Seeing Tacocat would be amazing because I would be able to be in the same room as the people who have inspired me to speak my mind and be true to myself!

  11. Riley Price June 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

    My sister is visiting from Texas and her #1 request is to see live music!!

  12. Erin June 20, 2019 at 3:24 pm #

    I’d like to go to this!

  13. Andie June 21, 2019 at 8:01 am #

    This would be so awesome! I love tacocat!!

  14. Molli Taylor June 22, 2019 at 10:13 am #

    we love tacocat so much we named our cat tacocat!

  15. Bogdan June 24, 2019 at 10:28 am #

    I would love to see them!

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