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Show Preview: TORRES At The Doug Fir Lounge

Show Preview: TORRES At The Doug Fir Lounge

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Tonight at the fabulous Doug Fir Lounge there is going to be (yet another) terrific show as Brooklyn songstress TORRES rolls into town in support of latest release, the hauntingly majestic Sprinter.  TORRES, aka Mackenzie Scott, explores new sonic territory on her sophomore release, expanding her musical palate in surprising and exciting ways.

Sprinter is a dark and literary affair, with references to both novelist Cormac McCarthy and English poet John Donne.  Scott’s husky singing voice and dark subject matter often remind one of Sharon Van Etten having an existential crisis… perhaps in library.  It’s heady, dramatic stuff, and something I’m very intrigued to experience live.  Scott had this to say about the record:

“Whether it be abandonment, or fear of rejection, or perhaps inability to connect with people, comes down to that fear of isolation, of not being good enough, those are themes that have cropped up in my personal life, in my writing.”

Aero Flynn opens, tickets are $12 (click here to purchase) and the show starts at 9.  This figures to be a night of beautifully stark and challenging music folks, and it’s certainly one worth catching.

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