PART TIME PUNKS is a club that takes over noted Echo Park live music venue, The Echo on 1822 Sunset, every Sunday night. The night focuses heavily on DIY and Indie vinyl coming out of the U.S., UK and Europe from 1977 to the present: Punk, Post-Punk, Synth-Punk, Synthpop, Minimal Synth, Dark/Cold/Minimal Wave, NDW, Industrial, New Wave, No Wave, C86, Indiepop, Twee, Shoegaze, Baggy and even Krautrock…
Haunted by the ghosts of The Cure, Killing Joke and Joy Division, THE SOFT KILL's sound is full of skittering single-note guitar runs, propulsive dirges and melodic art damage. IF you were among the 1500 or so who crammed into The Regent last fall for Part Time Punks when they opened for ChameleonsVox, or the 900+ who crammed into The Echoplex for either Clan Of Xymox or Modern English earlier this year then you already know they're also INCREDIBLE live....
"All Your Sisters take on the post-punk paradigm is decidedly non-retro. The basic building blocks are there; heavy drum machine rhythms, pumping melodic bass lines, swaths of atmospheric guitars and cold synth melodies, but where many bands are content to wallow in the shadows of their influences, All Your Sisters sounds like the future." -Peek-A-Boo-Magazine
Dark & dreamy postpunk duo from the UK making their live LA debut tonite! Their debut LP, due out on Avant before this gig is one of PTP's favorites of the year, so make sure you get here early to be utterly blown away...
Black Mare is the solo project of Sera Timms, vocalist and bassist for Ides Of Gemini and formerly of the recently disbanded Black Math Horseman. With a focus on rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity, Black Mare steps outside the collaborative dynamic to reveal a creative process that is all Sera’s own. Her songs traverse hidden realms, fragments of dreams, submerged memories and mythical imagery. Where Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini demand volume and collusion, Black Mare requires only quiet contemplation. If Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini seek to summon the deafening roar of inevitability, Black Mare delivers its verdicts in solemn whispers. And yet each operates, in its own way, within the darkened spheres of hypnosis.
Legendary Athens postpunk outfit PYLON returns to Part Time Punks for their 1st show here since their jaw-dropping & show-stealing set at Part Time Punks' 2nd Fest back in 2009. (Now with singer/songwriter Vanessa Briscoe Hay fronting a slightly different lineup and name of Pylon Reenactment Society to be specific.) DEFINITELY one of THE best shows of the year here tonite!
If you've ever seen SEX STAINS, then of course you already know they are one of LA's best new bands! Most crazed, energetic, compelling...and the list goes on... For fans of The Slits, Kleenex/Liliput, Delta 5, Maximum Joy, ESG and Bratmobile.... They'll blow yer fucking doors off too.
Gritty synth punk with an early no wave 80s vibe, PANTHAR is an LA-based 5 piece formed in March 2014. Their eclectic blend of stripped down postpunk references a range of early 80s faves, from the Au Pairs to Crisis, The Cure, The Chameleons and early B-52s. Vocalist Shelina Louise, formerly of riot punk outfit, Kat Kong, brings her inimitable energy to PANTHAR’s dark wave backdrop.
Girl grunge sister style sonic youth onslaught. Best devoured whole. And LOUD.
This will without a doubt sell out, so don't sleep on those adv tix for this one!
Not only will Jose Maldonado be Guest DJing this time around, but he will also performing a very special acoustic set of Smiths & Morrissey tracks with some very special friends--starting at 9:30pm!
Then, stick around and spend the rest of the evening oscillating wildly to the songs that saved your life...aka your favourite tunes by Morrissey and The Smiths! With a healthy dash of Moz's inspirations and contemporaries (and even a few Smiths clones thrown in to see just how big of fan you really are...) Of course Cut Out Morrissey will be there courtesy of PTP photog, Dylan Gordon aka D-M-A-X, for all your endless dancefloor contortions and photo op demands...
Spend yer New Year's Eve on the coziest dance floor in the city, dancing to a sing-along mix of indie 80s, 90s, Britpop, Bowie, Glam, Morrissey, The Smiths, Post-Punk, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure and Iggy, the Velvets and Blur and Pulp and Suede and The Clash and more...! (Like Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, The Pixies, The Pale Saints, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Spiritualized, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Pulp, Radiohead, Blur, Oasis, and oh so much more... (And of course NO work and NO school the next day, so you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...) With Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet and Tender Hooligans!
Come celebrate David Bowie's 70th birthday (!) in inimitable style at PTP as we devote an entire evening to the 40+ years of David Bowie's brilliant back catalogue... From psychedelic folk to glitter and glam, from funk to soul and the thin white duke. From Ziggy to Iggy to Eno to Fripp to Bolan to Lennon to Jagger and Lou and Andy and Freddy (Mercury) and even Nicholas Roeg and David Lynch...all the best of Bowie's collaborations will get a spin, too, not to mention his glam contemporaries and post-punk disciples...
We've been doing this for 7 years now for Bowie's birthday, and we will keep paying tribute every January to celebrate his music & pay tribute to him. This WILL sell out, gang. (Just like it does every year.) So get yer tix NOW........
Legendary 80s pioneers of the Romantic scene, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL are playing their 1st-ever Part Time Punks show -- AND putting together a special set of their ground-breaking Goth tracks from their early 80s days on the Situation 2 label!! (And will of course also be playing their still chilling dancefloor singalong hits like 'Desire,' 'Sweetest Thing' and 'Motion Of Love'!) Revisiting these early tracks you quickly hear the influence of the band on their Goth contemporaries like The Chameleons, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Sound, as well their forward-thinking protogaze guitar style later made popular by House Of Love, Pale Saints and the dreamier contingent of 90s shoegaze bands...
Pleasure Wave meets Neo Romance meets Malibu Metal equals FATAL JAMZ. (Duh.) LoFi lovers rock for millenials & beyond on the ageless shore (aka for fans of Ariel Punk, Geneva Jacuzzi, Puro Instinct and Part Time.)
The highly influential indie rock band LILYS is the constantly changing concept vehicle of Kurt Heasley, the group's frontman, founder and sole constant member. His harmonically complex songwriting has resulted in six albums and five EPs. Originating in Washington, D.C, the nomadic Heasley refers to LILYS different periods as Epochs I, II and III. Through him and the rotating players in LILYS, the musical style and approach shifts continually. The early recordings or Epoch I, including 1992's stunning, noise laden debut album In the Presence of Nothing and the etheric sophomore album Eccsame the Photon Band, were strongly influenced by MY BLOODY VALENTINE. Epoch I continues in the same year with the mini LP, A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns, on which LILYS refashion themselves as a dream infused experimental noise pop group. And this will be the FIRST time Kurt has brought his full band from the East Coast to the West to perform all those groundbreaking, mind-meltingly stunning shoegaze trax from that 1st epoch. This will only happen ONCE, gang, so don't miss it!
“Dead Heavens came to me while watching a film called An American Hippie In Israel,” says front man and guitarist Walter Schreifels. “In the film the aforementioned American Hippie collects a group of like minded flower children from around Tel Aviv. They cram into a convertible for a drive to the sea and pick out an uninhabited island to begin a new “free” society. They lose their raft, the waters around the island are shark infested, there’s no drinkable water or food save a single lamb which the hippies ultimately fight to the death for--their heaven dead yet the lamb survives. Our band is like the lamb, a lamb that grows into a goat, with horns.”
Sharing their namesake with a song by predecessor noise pop group The Lilys, TENNIS SYSTEM are keeping the legacies of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and the Jesus and Mary Chain alive with their expansive, catchy-as-hell pop songs. Matty Taylor and and co. are masters of loud and dirty anthems, but rising above the noise that blankets them are Taylor's beautifully sung, dreamy lyrics inspired by both love and art, from the drawings of Egon Schiele to the writing of Aldous Huxley.
Come spend the evening oscillating wildly to the songs that saved your life...aka your favourite tunes by Morrissey and The Smiths! With a healthy dash of Moz's inspirations and contemporaries (and even a few Smiths clones thrown in to see just how big of fan you really are...) Of course Cut Out Morrissey will be there courtesy of PTP photog, Dylan Gordon aka D-M-A-X, for all your endless dancefloor contortions and photo op demands...
[And since Monday is a holiday you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]
@ THE ECHOPLEX (1154 Glendale Blvd.)
Legendary No Wave pioneers JAMES CHANCE & THE CONTORTIONS makes their first live appearance in LA since 1982!!!!!
YES this will sell out. It's just a question of how fast. So get yer live tix NOW. And contrort yourself.
Don't miss SLEAFORD MODS' 1st-ever trip to the U.S. and 1st-ever LA show!! British hip-hop/punk act Sleaford Mods began in 2006 as the recording project of Nottingham vocalist and musician Jason Williamson. The initial seed of the band's aggressive, no-nonsense, blue-collar sound was worked out by Williamsonover the first couple of years both in the studio and at occasional gigs, where he would rap over prerecorded beats and samples. After relocating to London for a time, he returned to Nottingham, where he met Andrew Fearn, a veteran musician who was DJ'ing at the time. The two joined forces in 2010 with Fearn taking on most of the backing tracks, freeing up Williamson to further evolve as a vocalist and lyricist. Their first recorded collaboration was on the CD-R release Wank, which appeared in 2012. Their minimalist combination of either lo-fi drum machine beats or live drums, mixed with pounding bass guitar and Williamson's ranting wordplay, set the tone that would define the band's sound. A prominent festival appearance led to their signing with the abstract punk label Harbinger Sound, which released Sleaford Mods' 2013 album, Austerity Dogs, their first proper label release and first to receive widespread distribution. The album was critically well-received, and Sleaford Mods' reputation and profile were raised significantly as they toured the U.K. and Europe. Their follow-up album, Divide and Exit, was released in April 2014. That October, the previously digital-only singles collection Chubbed Up was given a physical release with three bonus tracks. The following month the duo capped off a triumphant 2014 with the Tiswas EP, which expanded on the Divide and Exit cut with previously unreleased tracks. They also collaborated with the Prodigy on the track "Ibiza" and began work on a new album. Key Markets, which took its name from a grocery store in Williamson's hometown of Grantham, was inspired by "the disorientation of modern existence" and arrived in July 2015. Sleaford Mods’ music is singular in the intensity of its anger, but also in the way it summons up the ghost of politically incensed music of the past – from punk to Public Enemy. At the same time, it highlights the absolute lack of similar feeling in contemporary pop. “I get ticked off with these twats walking around like they own the place with their fucking Fender Stratocasters or whatever, while the world’s turning to shit,” lead singer Jason Williamson says at one point. “Go and write a fucking decent song that says something about the state we’re in instead of buying into all this rock aristocracy bullshit. What the fuck’s all that about?”
CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE (CCIS) has developed a completely unique sound some call tight ‘minimal synth electro techno body wave’. The band began when art school students Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny became intrigued by punk music and performance art. They began to experiment with crude electronics and off beat writing, and the raw homemade electronic sounds they created became the vocabulary of the band’s music. CCIS released “Cakes in the Home” a seven inch vinyl single on Go Go Records in 1979, followed by the twelve inch “Signals From Pier Thirteen” in 1981. The latter contained the club hits “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns”.
Legendary UK indiepop pioneers THE PRIMITIVES' make their 1st LA appearance in over 23 years!
And YES this WILL sell out! And way way sooner than later! (With 200+ tix already sold, still 8 months away from the show, to give you an idea.)
ChameleonsVox are coming back to LA to play a special Part Time Punks show again this fall! And once again with their pals, The Soft Kill! You might remember that this one sold out THE REGENT months in advance last fall....so get yer tix NOW because there's NO doubt this one will sell out too!
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