Rock & Pop

Tacocat

When: Tue., March 6, 7 p.m. 2012

Some simple math: Tacos are awesome. Cats are awesome. Palindromes involving Cats and Tacos are super-awesome. Any band names TacocaT will, therefore, be awesome. Simple as that. Well, not quite: TacocaT, are, indeed, awesome -- and it's not just because of the name, though that does go pretty far in illustrating what makes this riot grrrl-influenced pop-punk act so great. There's a real sense of whimsy to the whole project, an unabashed giddiness, a sort of screw-it quality that allows the Seattle foursome to pen entire songs about the myriad joys of marshmallow Peeps, or call themselves the first name they came up with, or wear with honor the distinction of being nominated for a High Times magazine Doobie Award. In a genre that can occasionally veer toward self-seriousness, TacocaT prove that you can cover Bikini Kill with savage velocity one minute and sing about Kevin Costner the next -- or in other words, that heavy doesn't have to mean, well, heavy. They play at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records Tuesday, March 6 with King Lollipop and Bad Backs. 10 p.m., price TBA. 1234GoRecords.com

Ellen Cushing

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