Emily Nokes

Emily Nokes is a musician, writer, graphic designer, illustrator, Libra, candy enthusiast and the singer/tambourinist in glittery feminist punk-pop band Tacocat. Her hobbies include giving pretty good home bang trims, puffy painting, stoned shopping and taking photos of her luxuriously large grey cat, Doctor O. As a writer and illustrator, her work has appeared in Seattle alternative weekly The Stranger, where she previously worked as music editor before deciding to tour basically all the time.

(Photo credit: Michael Lavine)

Talks

Reading Music: On Trying to Pay Attention to Paul Stanley’s Autobiography While the Country Falls Apart

By Emily Nokes | March 20, 2017

Reading Music: On Trying to Pay Attention to Paul Stanley’s Autobiography While the Country Falls Apart

Emily Nokes meant to write about the KISS member’s paperback months ago —then Trump happened.

Reading Music: The Exquisite Drama That Is Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac: Interviews and Encounters

By Emily Nokes | August 29, 2016

Reading Music: The Exquisite Drama That Is Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac: Interviews and Encounters

Emily Nokes (Tacocat) delves into four hundred and ten pages of interviews spanning the entire career of one Fleetwood motherfucking Mac.

Reading Music: Brian “Head” Welch’s (Korn) Newest Book is Heavy on the Mistakes, Light on the Miracles

By Emily Nokes | June 14, 2016

Reading Music: Brian “Head” Welch’s (Korn) Newest Book is Heavy on the Mistakes, Light on the Miracles

No matter how spectacularly he fails, there’s always Jesus, standing there like a pushover mom, ready to forgive and forget and repeat.

Reading Music: I Wish John Doe’s New Book Were More About John Doe

By | April 27, 2016

Reading Music: I Wish John Doe’s New Book Were More About John Doe

Emily Nokes of Tacocat reviews the X founding member's book, Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk