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PART TIME PUNKS takes place at The Echo on 1822 Sunset in Los Angeles, every Sunday night.

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…


    Yes, it is unbelieveable isn't it?!?!  But it is TRUE. Legendary 4ad darkwave/dreampop pioneers CLAN OF XYMOX are playing at Part Time Punks in August. This is years in the planning & a very literal dream come true.....!

    Listen to CLAN OF XYMOX.

    Ariel Pink meets Fad Gadget meets Ziggy Stardust meets Genesis P-Orridge making lo-fi darkwave dreampop post-psychedelia occult-style shoegaze on cassettes (in his bedroom). This is DRAB MAJESTY.  Behold, thee Majesty, and not drab at all.

    Listen to DRAB MAJESTY.

    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, then you already know they're also INCREDIBLE live....

    Listen to THE SOFT KILL.

    Advance tix are sold out but there WILL be more tix sold at the door this Friday!  We open at 8pm so get there early!

    CRUEL SUMMER offer a fuzzy bliss dream of shimmering guitars and hazy, fuzzy pop. Reminiscent of the mid to late 80's C86 and SARAH sound with a dash of 4AD's hazy early 90's catalogue.  A nod to hours spent as a teenager in the late 80s digging through NME and Melody Maker issues to find out who the secret overseas DIY pop hit-makers were.  Pick up their brill debut 12" in stunning die-cut sleeve, courtesy and dream a little louder...

    Listen to CRUEL SUMMER.

    Girl grunge sister style sonic youth onslaught. Best devoured whole. And LOUD.

    Listen to THE TISSUES.

  • 09.04 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with Guest DJ JOSE MALDONADO [Sweet & Tender Hooligans]

    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.)

    Doors open at 9PM sharp. As with ALL PTP events, anyone 18+ is welcome!

  • 09.11 BLONDIE NITE with Guest DJ Alex Transistor

    Finally! A nite devoted to one of the most influential bands of the original NYC punk scene...and the 80s New Wave scene...annnnd the list goes on. Can you imagine a dancefloor WITHOUT Blondie??!?!?  Well, now try imagining one DEVOTED to her songs...with band and without. And of course loads of femme-fronted Punk and Mutant Disco to keep things swinging....


    Gary Wilson (born October 1953) is an experimental musician/performance artist best known for his 1977 album You Think You Really Know Me, after which he promptly retired from recording and performing concerts. His 1970s concert performances were cited as bizarre and outrageous, a "show that included cellophane, duct tape, bed sheets, fake blood, flour, and milk." So outlandish were the shows that often they would have their electricity cut in attempts to get them to leave the stage.  Cred check?  His biggest fans in the 70s were The Residents.  (Not to mention originary hero Ariel Pink some 30 years later.) So yeah, he's really THAT weird. Then and now.  Have a listen if ya don't believe me.  And don't miss this exceedingly rare live appearance by Gary Wilson and The Blind Dates, back together at last!  These are the founding sounds of weird.


    Winter is a breezy dose of sultry shoegaze and drippy dream pop whose sound was conceived in Boston. Beginning as a collaborative effort between Samira Winter and Nolan Eley, their first recordings culminated into the 2012 EP entitled Daydreaming. Following the release, Samira’s relocation to Los Angeles brought on the recruit of additional members to create a band that would manifest her ultimate dreams. Winter aspires to connect others with their inner child by making blissful, beautiful and ethereal pop music. They add love and positivity to the world as well as being positive role models for both boys and girls; especially those who are just starting to form their own musical opinions. Winter continues to tour the world and spread beauty and magic to people everywhere.

    Listen to WINTER.

    The DRINKING FLOWERS aesthetic: The bones of shoegaze, boiled in the blood of minimal wave. The Drinking Flowers mission: To be a crystal podium towering over the dancefloor of pop politique. With an ethos so fundamentally rooted in rhythm that the “music with a message” paradigm is shattered into a thousand shimmering pieces. The group exudes the confidence of otherworldly rebels from a mysterious punk planet. 



  • 09.25 CREEPOID + CULTURE ABUSE + secret mindblowing headliner [announced next week!]

    Really really REALLY over the moon to be welcoming BLACK MARBLE back to The Echo stage for Part Time Punks for the first time in 3+ year!!!! And, even more excitingly, playing loads of tracks off their long-awaited forthcoming 2nd LP 'It's Immaterial' on the Ghostly International label.  The band's debut LP, 'A Different Arrangement' was one of PTP's favorite records of 2012 (along with most of the rest of the critics in this country), and the new album is AMAZING folks...marrying the sounds of synthpop to synthpunk, alternately bleak, melodic, punk and electronic.  

    Listen to BLACK MARBLE.

    Detroit's Paul Bancell, Ben Saginaw and Chris Samuels are RITUAL HOWLS. They collect samples of the physical world and feed them with guitar, vox, bass, synth and drum machines to create an aura of darkness over a pop sensibility. Paul Bancell provides lyrics that Lovecraft would approve of while Chris Samuels and Ben Saginaw provide sounds that bring his macabre tales lurching into the world of the living. Collaboratively, Ritual Howls create a surreal, introspective gloom that could fuel a disco in hell, a soundtrack to your favorite nightmares and most grisly fantasies.

    Listen to RITUAL HOWLS.

    Menacing and beautiful, CHASMS is the sound of shoegaze in the ice age.  Brooding, bruising, melancholy excursions into a Gothic afterlife, a miasma of lush beats and sonorous vocals that is interwoven with ominous grooves and the occasional spike of soaring guitar and white noise.  These are sounds equally inspired by Cocteau Twins 'Garlands' and Seefeel's 'Quique'.  Glacial, cavernous and utterly moving.  

    Listen to CHASMS.

    Get adv tix.


    Part Time Punks is pround to welcome legendary post-punk figure JOWE HEAD to The Echo stage. This will be the 1st-ever West Coast appearance of the founding member of Swell Maps, and member of the Television Personalities for over a decade!  AND he will be playing loads of classic Swell Maps and TVPs tracks...along with some of his own classics from the 'Pincer Movements' LP!

    Listen to JOWE HEAD (and SWELL MAPS).

    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....

    Listen to SEX STAINS.

  • 10.30 THE NAMES [Factory Records] = Rescheduled date! Tix on sale NOW!

    Factory Records legendary act THE NAMES will finally make their first-ever US appearances! Their debut LP, "Swimming," produced by Martin Hannett remains one of THE best LPs of the 1980s (and has gotten regular airplay on the PTP radio show since the very beginning). And hosting THE NAMES is very literal a PTP dream come true. So do NOT miss out on history this night. They've NEVER played the States before and this show WILL sell out, so get yer tix NOW gang.....

    Get adv tix.



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