On any given week there are hundreds of shows to see in New York City. It’s impossible to hit all of them, so the experts on the My Social List team will be hand-picking their “can’t miss” artists for the week.
Who They Are: Mackenzie Scott, aka Torres, hails from Nashville Tennessee and apparently was in the same class at Belmont University as MSL favourites, Diarrhea Planet.
What They Sound Like: Torres flirts within just about all the points on the map that might be considered singer/songwriter. Most of her album was recorded live with just a few overdubs here and there. Many songs are just Torres and an electric guitar but her vocals have a depth and confidence that can handle the spotlight whilst being vulnerable enough to make you hang on every word; a beautifully potent combination.
What They’re Up To: Her self-titled debut album was released in early 2013.
Where To See ‘Em: Torres is playing a free show at Baby’s All Right on the same bills as Marnie Stern tonight, hopefully you have RSVP’d already because they closed the list, details here. If you didn’t then let that be a lesson and track future Torres shows HERE.
Essential Listening: A couple of highlights form Torres, first up is the 7-minute long hushed tones of November Baby followed by the fuzzed up Honey.