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Best in Vancouver - Cheap Flavor

The Best In Vancouver is a yearly "battle of the bands" styled showcase of amazing local bands in Vancouver. Live Acts is holding its events at Portside Pub this year, so come out and check them out! We spoke with Cheap Flavor about their thoughts on the event! 1) What sound can people expect to hear when they walk into your performance?

As far as what words they're gonna hear, they should anticipate the political edge of rage against the machine mixed with the absolute clownery of the beastie boys. Also some yelling. In regards to the composition of our tunes, I'd reckon we come off as a bluesier Minutemen. Tons of danceable grooves with a roots rock ear for melody, a punk speed and aggression, mixed with some fun funk and alt rock influences to round us out..

2) What makes you stand out from the other bands in Vancouver?

We're lucky as sin to be present for some incredible musical experimentation in the city. We might stand out as a bit more genre-blending than the average bear, and also I don't know of another band that covers 1930's swing songs in a way that makes ya wanna mosh. Or another band that'll cover a Labour anthem and a Nelly Furtado tune in the same set.

3) Whats one thing you wish you could tell a new fan listening to your music for the first time?

Check out the groups and music that influenced us! Little Richard, Big Mama Thornton, The Flat Duo Jets, Pendulum, Benny Goodman, The Minutemen, etc!

4) Where can people find you? Social media links?

Check us out on Instagram and Spotify!

5) Which prize are you most excited for from the Sponsors?

Nothing beats free studio time with incredibly talented engineers!

Be sure to check them, and many other bands out at The Best In Vancouver going on Thursday and Friday at Portside Pub all month! See details at:

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