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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…


  • 04.22 INDUSTRIAL NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox [LA DEAD]

    Finally. A nite of industrial music for industrial people at Part Time Punks. So. Expect to hear loads of Skinny Puppy, Front 242, Ministry, Nitzer Ebb, The Horrorist, Coil, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, Spetsnaz, Clock DVA, Human Performance Lab, Delectro, Die Krupps, Agrezzior, Mentallo & The Fixer, Front Line Assembly, Attrition, Borghesia, Vomito Negro, Project Pitchfork, ELM, Kontravoid, Shift Work, Wumpscut, In The Nursery, Das Ich, Randolph & Mortimer, Revolting Cocks, Esplenor Geometrico, Crisis Actor, Laibach, Lassigue Bendthaus, Absolute Body Control, Schwefelgelb, Meat Beat Manifesto, Welt In Sherben, Phase Fatale, Numb, KMFDM, DJ Hell, The Neon Judgement, Pigface, //Tense, Komor Kommando, Black Asteroid, SPK, Severed Heads, Acumen Nation, and of course some Throbbing Gristle. Also. Expect to fucking DANCE.

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  • 04.29 THE PRIDS + FAWNS OF LOVE + THE VICTORIANA + DEAF DANCE

    A nite featuring some of Part Time Punks' favorite new ethereal bands, all celebrating new album releases...AND the lonnnng-overdue return of a PTP favorite, The Prids, who haven't played PTP in a decade -- back to celebrate the release of an incredible new album! 

    Listen to THE PRIDS.

    Listen to FAWNS OF LOVE.

    Listen to THE VICTORIANA.

    Listen to DEAF DANCE.

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  • 05.06 Special tribute nite to BROADCAST + THE PALE SAINTS + MARINE GIRLS

    Sooooooooooo.....the venue refused to post the flyer or any information about my April Fool's show this year...which kinda takes the fun out of the joke. Doesn't it????  What's actually happening on May 6th is there are 3 amazing LA bands covering 3 amazing UK bands. With SONODA performing a tribute to BROADCAST, DEEP FIELDS performing a tribute to PALE SAINTS and SUSAN performing a tribute to THE MARINE GIRLS.  And the fact still is -- this is the only time & place you will ever hear these songs performed live in 2018....so come out, enjoy, and SMILE...

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  • 05.13 PTP's 13-Year Anniversary with THE TELESCOPES + LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD + NO SUN + SNOWBALL II

    Part Time Punks celebrates its 13-year anniversary (!!!) with some of its favorite shoegaze bands, new & classic...

    Creation Records' shoegaze legends THE TELESCOPES take the stage for Part Time Punks...with a full band...and a full barrage of songs ranging from "The Perfect Needle" to those perfect records recorded for Creation circa 1991-94, to their dark and swirling new LP, "Stone Tape". As a personal note here, I gotta add, The Telescopes were always one of my favorite of the first wave of shoegaze in the 90s, so welcoming them back to Part Time Punks is a true honor.

    Listen to THE TELESCOPES.

    LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD return to PTP supporting their pals The Telescopes, armed with with an arsenal of new tracks from the band's new EP and forthcoming & long-awaited debut LP.  For fans of feedback drenched fuzzy noise bliss ala' Spacemen 3, MBV and, of course, The Telescopes.

    Listen to LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD.

    Hailing from Salt Lake City, NO SUN were included in PTP's Top 40-something of 2017 radio special on KXLU 88.9FM this past year, and is looking forward to finally welcoming them to the Echoplex stage. For fans of Nothing, Swervedrivier, Failure and Hum!

    Listen to NO SUN.

    PTP is looking forward to finally hosting LA's own SNOWBALL II. Since spotting their t-shirt on a friend of the band's at the New Beverly last year (a Spacemen 3 pastiche), PTP has been looking for just the right show to have them open...and this is it! Channeling parts of Jason Pierce's ego and Sonic Boom's id + the pop sensibilities of Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque. Come enjoy an alcoholiday in honor of PTP's lucky 13th anniversary....

    Listen to SNOWBALL II.

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  • 05.20 DEPECHE MODE NITE w/guest DJs Alex & Ray [from Depeche Mode Convention]

    DEPECHE MODE NITE returns to Part Time Punks...by popular demand! With Guest DJs Alex and Ray, who do the Annual Depeche Mode Convention (as well as AM/FM, Reflex, Club Planet Earth and Transistor)

    So.  Come spend a nite on the dance floor dedicated to tunes spanning the thirty year career of Depeche Mode (plus a healthy dose of synthpop and minimal synth tunes by DM's contemporaries & clones).  And, of course, PTP photog Dylan aka D-M-A-X will be there with cut-out Dave Gahan for yer endless dancefloor photo ops.

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  • 05.27 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado (from 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 the next day is a holiday you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]

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  • 06.17 ZANIAS

    NOTE: Sorry to say, but the PINKSHINYULTRABLAST tour has been postponed again because of Visa issues. It's looking like Fall now. Stay tuned for more details.

  • 07.03 DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado -- and YES this is a TUESDAY NITE!

    Part Time Punks devotes 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 are doing this special Tuesday nite edition of PTP this summer because Tuesday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL play...you can ALL come out & dance 'til 2am (and still hit all the BBQs the next day!)

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  • 07.22 PANDA RIOT
  • 08.05 PLANNING FOR BURIAL + DROWSE
  • 08.19 80s MIXTAPE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray (from Smiths & Depeche Mode Conventions)

    Part Time Punks devotes by an evening to the coolest of indie & underground dance floor sounds of the 1980s. What to expect? Why, lots of sounds from PTP stalwarts, The Smiths, New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Bauhaus, Siouxie & The Banshees, Sisters Of Mercy, Nitzer Ebb, The Normal, Jesus & Mary Chain, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Chameleons...

    PLUS a whole slew of sounds from labels like Factory, 4ad, Mute and Rough Trade. AND, of course, some of your very favorite guilty pleasures by the likes of OMD, Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Psychedelic Furs, Pet Shop Boys, Flock Of Seagulls, Berlin, Bronski Beat, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush and John Peel only knows what else...

    With PTP's good friends and regular collaborators, Guest DJs Alex Luevano and Ray DeVries (who host the annual Depeche Mode and Smiths Conventions here in LA).

    For fans of MTV's rule & groundbreaking program 120 MINUTES and classic "alternative music" of the 1980s...!

  • 09.09 13TH CHIME

    Legendary UK goth outfit 13TH CHIME play their 1st-ever LA gig!

    This will sell out, without a doubt! Tix on sale SOON...

    Listen to 13TH CHIME.

  • 09.16 RUBELLA BALLET

    Legendary goth anarchopunks RUBELLA BALLET play their 1st LA show EVER!

    This will sell out. No question about it. Tix on sale SOON....

    Listen to RUBELLA BALLET.

  • 09.23 TRISOMIE 21

 

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