Tennessee-based Cheap Time played Kung Fu Necktie November 17th like a garage rock machine gun. Running through tracks back to back to back, with pretty much no pause, Cheap Time delivered the goods we thought they would. Stand out guitar riffs and drums with garage punk vocals. Jeffrey Novak simply shreds and seeing him live was a treat. We were amazed at the degree of non-verbal communication in the band and the speed at which they could transition songs in a live setting. With no hesitation at all they glided through tracks with ease almost running them into each other. So often this is not the case but with Cheap Time, there was no rest for the weary. So cool.
Cheap Time mixes the elements of multiple genres including powerpop melodies. glamrock riffs, with punk rock. The y draw influences from The Runaways, The Idle Race, Alex Chilton, early Redd Kross, The Quick, Sparks and Milk ‘N’ Cookies and have toured with the late great Jay Reatard. Cheap Time put out their 3rd LP in 2010 and are currently on In The Red records.
The current lineup consists of Jeffrey Novak on guitar & vocals, Stephen Braren on bass, vocals & keys, and Ryan Sweeney on drums. Cheap Time is a must see and to that end, we have video for you below: