On Friday night Off Broadway was treated to a night of glitter, dancing, and tambourine playing in the form of indie punk rock quartet from Seattle, Tacocat.
Sammi Lanzetta and her band opened the night. This was the Richmond, VA singer’s second to last night on tour with Tacocat.
The band consists of singer/tambourine player Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin
Tacocat took the stage and kicked things off with ‘Bridge to Hawaii’ off ‘NVM’. Next up was another older song ‘The Internet’, a song basically about internet trolls, followed by ‘Hologram’ the second single off their new album ‘This Mess is a Place’. Emily Nokes asked the crowd if they liked ‘The X-Files’ and a loud cheer was the reply before playing ‘Dana Katherine Scully’. A few songs into the set Eric Randall broke a guitar string and had to grab a guitar from opening act Sammi Lanzetta. Late in the set Randall messed something up and Bree McKenna started pointing and laughing at him. Randall said that it was the guitar. Another song into the set it was McKennas turn to mess up and Randall laughed and told her that she fucked up. McKenna then explained that they have this game called the ‘Fuck Up Game’ where they call each other out when they mess up. It was noted that it was Lelah Maupin’s turn to fuck up to which she replied ‘I don’t fuck up’. After finishing ‘The Problem; Nokes stated that they usually mess up that song and maybe since they didntr mess up that they would have no more mess ups the rest of the night. The band closed out the set with Nokes saying this song is for anyone who worked as a service worker and played ‘I Hate The Weekend’.