Friday, July 5, 2024

Bands we like: Skorts

Photos by Stacie Joy 

We're not sure what plans the members of the local band Skorts originally had for this past Sunday. But the foursome found themselves setting up to play in the early afternoon as part of a concert lineup on a sultry summer day. 

One of the original groups on the lineup was unable to make it at the last minute, so Show Brain promoter Ozzie Silva called the band to fill the open slot. 

"We've played Tompkins before, and it's always such an incredible time," said lead singer and guitarist Alli Walls, an East Village resident. "It's great to be hanging around all day with the other amazing bands and always awesome to catch the passersby of all kinds that come through the park. Energy is always unmatched at the Tompkins shows — Ozzie puts the best bills together." 

And Skorts has been on many bills of late. (Oh My Rockness NYC had them at No. 4 in its 2023 "hardest-working bands" list.)

Last Friday, they released their latest single, "Steal the Night," which showcases the band's alluring, fuzzed-out pop-psych sensibilities. (As one writer put it, Skorts "wouldn’t sound out of place on a Sub Pop or Matador Records mix tape from the mid-90s.")
Alli Walls...
Char Smith (lead guitar and an EV resident)...
Emma Welch (bass and backing vocals)...
Max Yassky (filling in on drums)...
You can find Skorts on Bandcamp here

Their next show is Wednesday night at The Sultan Room in Bushwick.
Leaving you with two of the band's videos... "Eat Your Heart Out" and "Cyclops Girlfriend"... 

  The next Show Brains show in Tompkins Square Park is July 14.

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