Glam-savvy punk fans rejoice! Cheap Time has been bringing fresh life to garage rock in one form or another since 2006, and the scuzzy Tennessee trio is bringing it back to NYC on their “Exit Smiles” winter tour. Powered by singer-guitarist and band nucleus Jeffrey Novak, Cheap Time has tirelessly pumped out four full-lengths — (three on In The Red Records) — plus enough bizarro music videos, singles, and Novak solo albums to feed an entire auto shop of Redd Kross disciples and worshippers of the Kinks, the Runaways, and Jay Reatard. 2013’s Exit Smiles expertly stitched together glittery power-pop guitars, distorted slap back vocals and keen observations snarled over squealing fuzz — further evidence that Cheap Time can be counted on to deliver an abundance of rock influences from all the right hiding spots with modern finesse.
Sun., Feb. 23, 9:30 p.m., 2014