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Manvils plays short but sweet set at Slice

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Mikey Manvil  and the manvils brought the rock to the Slice, May 29. Photo by Richard AmeryAs sad as I was to leave Sam Roberts early, I did want to hear one of my favourite Vancouver rock bands the Manvils.

It was a good thing I did as they played one of their short, sweet and ear blisteringly loud “so fast, if you blink you’ll miss it” sets.

 They played all of a new EP coming out in a couple months as well as crowd favourites from their self titled CD including “Turpentine,” “Disaster” and “Substation.”

As always, guitarist / vocalist Mikey Manvil looked simultaneously happy and possessed, while combining elements of Clash reggae/ punk and The Who style rock and roll with a touch of U2 ambiance.
 Their set was tight, full of excellent musicianship I could even, sometimes,  hear a few vocal harmonies.

They ended with a scorching version of “Dancing With Me” which has the enthusiastic audience hopping.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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