TACOCAT <i>Thurs 7/13 Mississippi Studios</i>
TACOCAT Thurs 7/13 Mississippi Studios Michael Lavine

Candy! Aliens! These are two critical components of Tacocat’s 2016 record Lost Time. This title references a recurring phenomenon in the X-Files, and its opening track “Dana Katherine Scully” pays homage to the ’90s TV show’s brave and reasonable heroine. Listening is like swan diving into an ocean of colorful gummy candies, and its 12 tracks of glitter-punk sound turbo-charged by this sugar high. The truth is out there, and it’s Tacocat—lucky for you, the Mercury is giving away one pair of tickets to the Seattle band's upcoming show Thursday, July 13 at Mississippi Studios with Portland sweeties Sunbathe and Surfer Rosie.