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…
Come spend an evening devoted to one of PTP's all-time favourite bands: THE CURE. Dance from 10pm to 2am to tracks spanning the 35 years of THE CURE's back catalogue...from the punky stylings of The Easy Cure to the band's lovely/catchy 2008 comeback, "4:13 Dream"...and of course all the records in-between... PLUS, you can expect tracks by Robert Smith's collaborations (Cult Hero, The Glove & Siouxsie And The Banshees), Simon Gallup's side projects (Fool's Dance & Lockjaw), some Cure-clones who are so close you won't be able to tell the difference (The Essence, just to name one), and possibly some trax by The Presence & And Also The Trees for good measure...
With Guest DJ Alex from Transistor, AM/FM, Re-Flex (and regular collaborator from PTP's Depeche Mode, Pulp & Britpop Nites)
It's been nearly 18 months since we did this the last time, folks, so this one goes out to all by long-overdue request(s)!
Come spend a nite dancing to a sing-along mix of the best in Britpop: BLUR, OASIS, PULP, PRIMAL SCREAM, SUEDE, SUPERGRASS, THE STONE ROSES, JAMES, HAPPY MONDAYS, ELASTICA, SLEEPER, ASH, BLUETONES, CAST, DOVES, TEENAGE FANCLUB, THE VASELINES, THE WEDDING PRESENT, RIDE, MBV, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN & more... (Not to mention a splash of sounds from our side of the pond: THE PIXIES, THE BREEDERS, VERUCA SALT, DROP NINETEENS, NIRVANA, SMASHING PUMPKINS & more...) All in all, the very best of the 90s. And all in one place for a nite for the first time in well over a year at PTP...
Part Time Punks is proud to welcome THE CROOKES all the way from London for their very first LA show...! Fusing the groove of The Velvet Underground with the jangling melodies of The Smiths, The Crookes are PTP's pick for breakout band in 2014. And with their 3rd LP about to drop on Fierce Panda, much of the UK press is putting the band at the front of what's being called the New Pop movement over there (ie the New Britpop movement)...
Described in one spot as 'shaman with a four-trak, click clacking on skulls and bones with lord of the ring's lyrics, tyrannical, bestial and infantile in all caveman-like musical formations'...in another as 'a cross somewhere between Syd Barret and Suicide,' TROPICAL POPSICLES say 'Make waves- Embryo- Brainchild-Newt- Miscreant-Never Ever-Forlorn into Infinity. these are fragments of some bio. The internet will give you all sorts of interesting descriptions, check that out.'
IF the Velvets had ever learned to surf, they probably would have ended up sounding like CORNERS. You dig?
Promising new post-punk outfit from San Diego, ADULT BOOKS, bubbling with melodies ala The Ramones and a growl like early X (from where the band draw their name, natch).
WAX IDOLS straddle the line between ripping tough/tender post-punk/goth-pop, and irresistibly anthemic indie rock hooks. So it comes as no surprise that the band has recently signed to Slumberland Records, with a full-length LP set to drop just days before this show. (And produced by Mark Burgess of The Chameleons, no less!) Led by the enigmatically agitated Heather Fedewa (aka Hether Fortune, ex-Hunx & His Punx, Bare Wires, and also currently a member of CastleFace Records’ Blasted Canyons).
SOME EMBER are a dark lush landscape of brooding, swirling post punk cold wave minimalism, all pulsing muted synths, spare percussion, shimmery atmospheres, thick, crumbling industrial swells, hushed melancholic melodies, all blurred into a murky, washed out dirge pop dreamscape. These are the sounds of low-life, black celebration and disintegration.
DAYDREAM MACHINE combines the lush sounds of shoegaze and neo-psychedelia with the jutting angles and dance beats of post-punk. Currently based in Texas, the band was formed by former members of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spindrift, The Upsidedown & Hawkeye. And is music made for fans of Spacemen 3, Opal, Galaxie 500 and the Jesus And Mary Chain.
READERSHIP HOSTILE is a cathartic collision of deathrock, goth, early punk and contemporary psych propelled by an effervescent, force-of-nature frontwoman Adrienne Pearson (formerly of Radio Vago and Shoot Out The Lights) Darkly ornate yet visceral, the band ambushed its native Los Angeles with a string of startling performances in 2013, before bottling its organic on-stage aura into a brutally beautiful debut EP.
Listen to READERSHIP HOSTILE.
Part Time Punks is proud to host the return of the Exploding Plastic Inevitable...featuring the Velvet Underground Reunion and Ziggy Stardust!! Lou will be there! Nico will be there! Andy TOO!
This Sunday at Part Time Punks...a nite devoted to the vinyl sounds of SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES... Which means, you'll also hear the sounds of Siouxsie splinter groups, THE CREATURES & THE GLOVE, the band's punk & goth contemporaries (THE SLITS, THE SEX PISTOLS, THE CLASH, THE CURE, JOY DIVISION, BAUHAUS, XMAL DEUTSCHLAND, COCTEAU TWINS...), and even a smattering of such loyal Siouxsie clones you'll swear they're b-sides (AIRMAIL, JANET ARMSTRONG, THE BIG COMBO). Expect, too, the sounds of Siouxsie's heroes & influences (VELVETS, BOWIE, ROXY MUSIC, T-REX...even THE NEW YORK DOLLS...)
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...!
Dreamy and alluring WL make music for the next 'Twin Peaks' series. Melding sounds from the Stereolab with the growl of Sonic Youth..featuring Misty Mary formerly of PTP faves, Blouse!
Probably the best band description of COLLEEN GREEN can be found on her website. It reads and is credited as follows: "Like Belinda Carlisle fronting The Ramones." - some guy.
DΛRKLΔNDS: The ascension of the pyramids of Teotihuacan has united the new league. The spirit vine was climbed. The eye of Horus is amongst us.
Listen to DΛRKLΔNDS on Manimal vinyl SOON...!
Celebrating the release of their new LP, THE PRESENT MOMENT achieves a stunning hybridation and an infectious blend of dense cold-wave’s electro grooves, cyclical droning interferences, vigorous epic industrialism, dolorous nocturne-goth weirdness superbly sustained by a seductive eighties flavor. Ritualistic in nature, the whole musical trip offers a dark, delightful and rather unique breathtaking atmosphere, sometimes revealing enthralling lysergic electro-ambiences. The Present Moment is situated in an in-between and non stabilized musical region which authorizes astonishing connections.
(vocalist/guitarist), Andrea Giometti (lead vocalist/bassist) and Alessandro Ferri (drums). In 2009, they gained notoriety with a handful of self-released singles (including two EPs on Mannequin) and incessant touring in Europe. Felte's release of their new LP "Fate" finds the band with a with a tighter ferocity and frenetic punchy sheen. Sounds that would have been right at home on either Factory or 4ad circa 1981-83. Their forthcoming LP has been getting heavy rotation on the decks of the PTP radio show, and we look forward to welcoming them to The Echo stage for their U.S. debut.
With their debut LP recently dropped on the Felte label, FLAAMINGOS is poised to be more than just one of PTP's newest favouritest darkwave bands. Imagine a collection of extraordinary Depeche Mode b-sides circa "Speak & Spell" that you've never heard before + the imaginary Kraftwerk LP recorded between "The Man Machine" and "Computer World" and you're almost there...
DEPECHE MODE NITE returns to Part Time Punks...to celebrate Dave Gahan's 52nd birthday! 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.
Part Time Punks is proud to present the legendary psychegaze band LOOP...! Their first LA appearance in decades at THE CHURCH ON YORK in Highland Park. This show WILL sell out so get yer adv tix quick folks.
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