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…
Part Time Punks' favorite new dance nite returns to the rotation...a nite devoted to the best of New Dark Sounds of the 21st Century! (Most of whom, you'll note have played at PTP at some point!) So, expect to dance to the sounds of... Lebanon Hanover, She Past Away, Xeno & Oaklander, Drab Majesty, The KVB, Sextile, The Agnes Circle, Boy Harsher, Them Are Us Too, Linea Aspera, Skeleton Hands, Ritual Howls, The Soft Moon, Chasms, Lycia, In Death It Ends, Actors, Zanias, Kaelan Mikla, Cold Cave, IAMX, Soft Kill, Koban, Soviet Soviet, Selofan, Inhalt, All Your Sisters, Be Forest, Death Of Lovers, Qual, Kelular, Paradox Obscure, Tr/St, Balvanera, Ritual Veil, HTRK, Kontravoid, Odonis Odonis, Tearful Moon, Void Vision and more...
With their fuzzed-out punk riffs and unapologetic vocal deliver, Auckland, New Zealand's four-piece MISS JUNE are an all out kick to the nose. With a string of consistently blistering singles under their collective belt, and a a debut LP poised to drop this summer, the band are about to make their first trip to the US. And Part Time Punks and Punky Reggae Party are proud to be hosting their 1st LA show at LaCita in DTLA!
Listening to Mooncult is like stepping into the John Peel show in 1980. Songstress Raven Mystere has a quality of Nico, Kim Gordon, and yet something hard to name all her own. Her raw, dark imagery is augmented with some dreamy, synth soundscapes and infectious bass from Mark Mallory. Phil Cobb crystallizes the music with a wash of shoegazy guitar textures that are the sonic equivalent of planes taking off. Raven's mono croon and the band's psychedelic flair feel like darkness in full bloom. After a year of shows, Mooncult has garnered a loyal following in Los Angeles. They are currently in the studio working on their anticipated debut album due January 2020.
CHANDRA aka Chandra Oppenheim was Hell’s Kitchen’s youngest no waver in 1980: at age 12, Chandra and her adult band (feat members of The Dance) released the discordant, danceable “mutant disco” EP Transportation with the help of Chandra’s dad, conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim. Chandra – the band – were steeped in New York’s prolific post-punk, funk and no wave scenes, but until recently their music was largely forgotten. But a new reissue, along with forthcoming live shows, is bringing Chandra’s story back into focus. “I thought it would be three years before I picked up this music again,” says Oppenheim, now 50. “But it’s been more like three decades.” This will be her very 1st live show in Los Angeles! For fans of ESG, Delta 5, The Dance, Liliput, Y Pants, Maximum Joy and other Mutant Disco conteimporaries...
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 Mt.st.mtn and dream a little louder...
Portland, Oregon’s MISS RAYON was started by Detroit/Flint Michigan area native, Eric Sabatino, after years of playing withnumerous Portland bands left him craving a project where he could follow his personal influences.
Residing somewhere on the spectrum between New York no wave and Manchester post-punk, one can hear influences as broad as Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono, ESG and Magazine.
Cal-punk four piece, LUNCH LADY, is the sum of its many parts. In the past, members Rachel Birke (27), Victor Herrera (32), Juan Velasquez (32), and Robert Wolfe (29), performed in celebrated DIY bands like Abe Vigoda, Heller Keller, Roses, and Stephanie, amassing individual cult followings with each respective project. In the summer of 2016, long time friends and collaborators, Birke and Velasquez dreamt of a band that married their mutual love of Southern California punk acts like X and Suburban Lawns with their fascination American Kitsch. After continuing to talk about it over a number of weeks, the pair decided to make the fictional band in their mind a reality and enlisted their friends from the scene, percussionist Robert Wolfe and bass player Victor Herrera, for the rhythm section. Once assembled, the four members tossed around a few names before landing on Lunch Lady, a name Birke suggested, given the campy American nostalgia that hit all of your senses after hearing it said out loud.
Part Time Punks devotes an evening to some amazing new goth/darkwave bands....
Portland’s ARCTIC FLOWERS have explored unique attempts at cross-pollinating genres that have grown apart over the course of the evolution of dark music, re-incorporating styles usually seen as mutually exclusive in today's fractured (and fractious) punk scene. The end result has been a catalog that is one of the current punk scene's most ambitious, challenging, and rewarding to listen to.
With their sound strongly influenced by deathrock and anarcho-punk traditions, Oakland's MYSTIC PRIESTESS has a modern voice entirely their own. While immediately evoking the haunting cries of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Xmal Deutschland and the defiant growls of Christian Death and the Plasmatics, aspects of the music also are reminiscent of anarcho punk and crust bands such as Amebix, Rubella Ballet, Rudimentary Peni and Antischism. Mystic Priestess is currently working on their forthcoming EP. (And IF you've listened to the Part Time Punks radio show on KXLU 88.9FM the past few weeks, then of course you already know that MYSTIC PRIESTESS are one of PTP's absolute favorite new bands!)
Based in Los Angeles, THE PRESENT MOMENT achieves a stunning hybridation and an infectious blend of dense cold-wave, electro grooves, cyclical droning interferences, vigorous epic industrialism, dolorous nocturne-goth weirdness superbly sustained by a seductive eighties flavor.
DETH CRUX was born in Los Angeles, California during the winter of 2014. Their music could be described as a mixture of post-punk and gothic death rock while never feeling rigidly confined to said genres. The band was formed from the desire to explore a different kind of darkness than it’s members had with their other bands ( Ancetheir latest offering to a dying world, the new album entitled 'Mutant Flesh' spreads the message of chaos, death and ecstasy.
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 Wednesday nite edition of PTP this summer because Thursday 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!)
One of PTP's favorite new dance nites is back!! As the name suggests, this is a nite devoted to all the best in dark sounds from the 1980s... So, expect to hear the sounds of...Sisters Of Mercy, Clan Of Xymox, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Cocteau Twins, Xmal Deutschland, The Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Bauhaus, Killing Joke, Fad Gadget, Asylum Party, Alien Sex Fiend, Soft Cell, Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division, Trisomie 21, Tears For Fears, Gary Numan, New Order, Marc & The Mambas, The Bolshoi, The Church, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Psychedelic Furs, All About Eve, Nizer Ebb, The Chameleons, Kate Bush, Dead Or Alive, Flesh For Lulu, Play Dead, Virgin Prunes, Corpus Delicti, Visage, Norma Loy, Poesie Noire, Depeche Mode, B-Movie, Public Image Limited, New Model Army, The Cult, Wolfgang Press, Love & Rockets, Human League, The Damned, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Front 242, Adam Ant, D.A.F., Nina Hagen, Ministry, This Mortal Coil...and so much more!!!
Part Time Punks hosts an evening devoted to 2 of PTP's favorite band of all time -- JOY DIVISION and SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES -- with LA's best tributes to these bands BOY DIVISION and THE HAPPY HAUS....!
Since this also doubles as a celebration of what would have today been Ian Curtis' 64th birthday, you can expect to hear classic Joy Division and New Order tracks all nite long -- so stick around after the bands play and DANCE!
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.
THE MEETING PLACES was founded in September 2001 in Los Angeles, California by four guitarists, including Scott McDonald (Closedown, Alison’s Halo and Brad Laner’s post-Medicine project, Amnesia), the architect of the quartet’s signature reverberating washes. Dean Yoshihara soon shifted to drum kit, Arthur Chan lent his talents to bass guitar, and singer and lyricist Chase Harris remained on rhythm guitar. Each member contributed to the songwriting process on their debut album for Words On Music (Dean and Arthur picking up the guitar again for passages in “Take to the Sun” and “On Our Own” respectively). Find Yourself Along the Way is a stream of peerless compositions that inconspicuously tours the best of the early 1990s dream pop scene. But, due in large part to Harris’ deliciously nonchalant voice, the songwriting progresses from that scene with momentum towards a sparkling style of noise-pop that is equally memorable and provocative.
SIX years in the planning....this is FINALLY happening...........SHE PAST AWAY comes to Lost Angeles for their 1st-ever live appearance!
Advance tix sold out in less than a week but there WILL be more tickets release closer to the show, so keep an eye on this page & an ear on the Part Time Punks radio show Thursday afternoons 3-6pm PST on KXLU 88.9FM LA for details!
Part Time Punks is proud to present the 1st-ever LA appearance of PINK TURNS BLUE, post-punk legends from Berlin, Germany. Formed in 1985, they quickly put out their first LP, If Two Worlds Kiss (1987) expressing a sound reminiscent of new wave with very dark undertones and use of synthesizers, only to become one of the pioneers of the developing subgenre of first darkwave (Meta 1988) then cold wave (Eremite 1990, Aerdt 1991). After many hits like "Michelle", "Walking on Both Sides", "Your Master Is Calling", "The First", "I Coldly Stare Out", "Touch the Skies", "Catholic Sunday", "Missing You", "If Two Worlds Kiss", "Moon" and "Seven Years", they split up in 1995. In 2003, they reformed to appear in a few festivals. Because of the success of the reunion, they released a Best Of album called Re-Union, in 2005 their studio album Phoenix and in 2017 “Ghost”. The latest Album is called “The AERDT – Untold Stories”
Amongst the smoke-filled basements of the Berlin underground lurks the dark punk quartet Totenwald. Created in 2014 by bassist Sergej Pride, vocalist Trish Tank, and guitarist Janis K., Totenwald exists as an anomaly in their scene; more inspired by the early 80s roots of Berlin’s anarchist punk and Neue Deutsche Welle sound rather than more typical punk and hardcore tropes, the band utilizes the cold dynamics of a drum computer as the backbeat for their driving sound.
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