- January 31st, 2010
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I heard Sabrosa Purr Friday night at the Roxy and I have to tell you now to avoid this band as much as possible. Their front man, Will Love, is probably the most pretentious stage presence I have ever seen. There were points in their set where it seemed like his pretentiousness was offensive even to his own band. Maybe if he learned how to play the electric guitar at least as well as his bandmate, Jeff Mendel, then possibly he’d be tolerable. The most obnoxious thing of the night was his amazingly forced “nu metal” shrieking. When Love wasn’t shrieking into the microphone, the band was at least tolerable, but unfortunately, Sabrosa Purr’s ‘formulaic’ songs all involve Love shrieking into the mic about halfway through the song. Too bad. I hope they figure out that the stuff they play was ‘edgy’ back in the 1970s, and even then, it was done better.