Sabrina Is Not In This Chat Plays L.A. At The Bootleg Theater
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… I’ve only seen Sabrina Is Not In This Chat live twice, but it’s always a good time. They haven’t performed much in the Los Angeles area, so I was excited to see them rock at this gig. In fact, the last time I saw this trio rock a stage was a couple of years ago. But Olivia DeBonis on vocals and guitar, Siena LaMere on drums and Maddie Calderon on vocals and bass brought all of the fun, garage/punk swag that I first enjoyed in August of 2017.
This year, they dropped their debut album Not Recommended For Sensitive Skin. I’m kind of Iate on the draw as I didn’t realize that they had an album until I was writing this copy. I guess my social media algorithms don’t want me to know such awesome things. I’ve only listened to the album a handful of times, but I got some serious hints of early Mr. Bungle vibes (if Mr. Bungle only used three instruments and had a female vocalist) from it.
Their performance was solid, but it was their bassist Maddie that had me feeling the good feels throughout it. There’s something mischievously endearing about her and her bass playing that put me a pretty chipper mood. As she sipped her PBR between songs, and as she shred/slapped her bass, she was all smiles with a kinetic warmth that was hard to resist
Here’s hoping that they book more L.A. gigs in 2020….”