Last weekend, Mackenzie Scott, better known by her stage name Torres, graced the legendary Troubadour stage for a highly anticipated rescheduled show.
The original date would’ve taken place in 2020 to support her then new album Silver Tongue but a worldwide pandemic put a damper on that and a whole lot more. Luckily while the world shut down, Scott’s songwriting kept afloat. The indie singer song-writer released “Thirstier” and while you would assume it would be her darkest work, considering the state of the world, the new release is actually her most happy, upbeat album to date. The fans were excited to hear the new tracks live and Torres and her band did not disappoint.
The night started off with an instrumental performance by J.R. Bohannon. Though the musicians were super talented, I felt like I needed a six pack of Red Bull afterwards. Up next was comedian Holmes. It was one of the first shows I’ve been to at the Troubadour that featured a comedian in the line up and it was an interesting combination for sure, but it worked. Holmes livened up the room with lots of crowd interaction and off the wall stories and would you rather questions.
Torres took the stage and got right to rocking, starting the set with one of my favorites “Are you sleepwalking” and thankfully by this time, I was wide awake. She played most of the tracks from the new album including “Don’t go Puttin Wishes in My Head” Constant Tomorrowland” and “Hand in the Air.” The new bangers sounded great live. In between songs, she took time to talk to the crowd and thanked everyone for coming out. Torres is an artist to keep your eye out for.
Words and photos by Betsy Martinez