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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…


  • 12.10 KRAUTROCK NITE with MALCOLM MOONEY [original singer of CAN] performing CAN trax! + SAVAGE REPUBLIC

    Part Time Punks' (almost) Annual Krautrock Nite returns to The Echo....with a very special performance by MALCOLM MOONEY, original lead singer of CAN, performing classic CAN tracks...and backed with an all-star backing band featuring members of MX-80 Sound, Geraldine Fibbers, Cul De Sac, Damo Suzuki's Network, Dream Apes, Kind Hearts & Coronets and Cat Museum. This is the first time Malcolm Mooney has performed in LA in almost 20 years!  And YES this historic performance WILL sell out, gang, so get yer adv tix NOW!

    Listen to THE CAN (with Malcolm Mooney) from their 1969 Krautrock klassic "Monster Movie" LP HERE.

    Legendary LA post-punk outfit (and PTP fave) SAVAGE REPUBLIC make their long-overdue return to The Echoplex stage, this time with a special set returning them to their Krautrock roots.  Fusing dub and tribal rhythms to sparse and chopping guitars, SR are Neubauten meets Godspeed meets Faust and Popul Vuh on the wide-open highway.  Beware.

    Listen to SAVAGE REPUBLIC.

     

    NOTE: The show with legendary French Cold Wave pioneers TRISOMIE 21 has been postponed due to Visa issues (go fucking figure). But this show IS definitely happening in 2018, so stay tuned for an announcement on that.

    Listen to TRISOMIE 21.

    Get adv tix.

  • 12.17 DEPECHE MODE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray [from the 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.

  • 12.31 PTP's ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado @The Echoplex!

    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!

    PLUS Cut Out Dick Clark will be there, courtesy PTP photog Dylan Gordonand his Dirty Snapshots for all your Rocking New Year's Eve photo ops...

    This is the first time in TWELVE YEARS that New Year's Eve has fallen on a Sunday, which makes this the 1st PTP NYE bash at The Echo/plex!  And it will be INSANE guaranteed....

    Get adv tix.

  • 01.07 NEW ORDER NITE with Guest DJ Alex Transistor

    A nite devoted to one of Part Time Punks' 1st favorite bands in the world (and so shall they remain!): NEW ORDER. So, expect a night filled with deep cuts, breathtaking b-sides and of course the almost endless list of hits!  PLUS loads of BeMusic productions (aka bands produced by members of New Order like The Wake, Section 25, Stockholm Monsters, Abecedarians, Quando Quango, Nyam Nyam, Red Turns To..., Royal Family & The Poor, Thick Pigeon) and of course their labelmates on Factory Records like Durutti Colum, A Certain Ratio and of course JOY DIVISION!

  • 01.14 DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [Sweet & Tender Hooligans]

    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 Monday 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...

  • 01.21 DEATH OF LOVERS [members of NOTHING] + CHOIR BOY

    Part Time Punks is proud to be hosting DEATH OF LOVERS for their one-and-only LA show, celebrating the release of their long-awaited debut LP on Dais Records!!  This is one of just THREE shows the band are doing EVER -- in LA, NYC and Philly -- and YES it will sell out. So grab yer tix now...

    Since the 2014 release of their acclaimed debut EP “Buried Under a World of Roses”, many wondered if a full length follow-up for the band was even possible – largely due to the extensive touring schedule of Domenic, Nick, and Kyle’s other band: NOTHING. But between 2016 and 2017, the four piece band (that includes keyboard player CC Loo) was able to find the time to focus, demo, write, and carve out a stunning new direction and polished sound for the band's LP, "The Acrobat," released on Dais in late November.  Thoughtful compositions weave driving synths, drums and guitars through lock-step rhythm and nostalgia before shattering into intricate and spacious instrumental breaks. There is a welcome complexity and depth to the tracks, which dance between moody and sweeping to sparkling and bright – creating a beautiful contrast to the honest and dark lyrics.

    Listen to DEATH OF LOVERS.

    Since CHOIR BOY's gorgeous debut LP on Team Love records in 2016, the dream-pop outfit has gained a cult following online and in underground circles.  Adam’s stunning vocal range, layered compositions, and heartbreaking melodies are backed by musical partner Chaz Costello on bass (Fossil Arms, Sculpture Club, Human Leather) - and along with a rotating cast of players, create the perfect blend of nostalgia-laced romantic pop music we’ve been waiting years to hear.

    Listen to CHOIR BOY.

    Get adv tix.

  • 01.28 BOYHARSHER + HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH + DIN

    BOY HARSHER is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance.

    Listen to BOYHARSHER.

    Listen to CHROME:HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH is an Electro-punk act from Los Angeles, USA, in the vein of bands like Portion Control and Cabaret Voltaire, as executed by electronic body mutants Greg Vand and Susan Subtract. Their unique hard beating electronics is heavily infused with body horror and seeks to revive us from our spectacle-induced coma. Unlike the swarm of revival, retro, and oldschool bands out there hoping to capture your nostalgia or naivety, HFF is looking to pump your bodies and refresh your mind from the tired beat.

    Listen to HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH.

    For years now, Greg and Josie Vand have been ceaselessly labouring in Los Angeles' underground punk and art scenes. As DIN, they come together with a focus and precision that is palpable, compelling you to lose yourself while they mock a certain type of darkness. With an honest nod to the minimal/dark-wave originators, their partnership of rhythm and vocals constructs a hallway of mirrors you want to get lost in. Yet Din also proclaim a contemporary cyborg nihilism, strong enough to decalcify any Xymox ossification. In the end, we all can't help but dance.

    Listen to DIN.

    Get adv tix.

  • 02.18 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 Thanksgiving you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]

  • 03.18 AUTOMELODI
  • 03.25 SKELETAL FAMILY + BLACK MARE + SECOND STILL

    No doubt influenced by the emergence of gothic punk in the early 80s, the Skeletal Family emerged from Bingley in Yorkshire, towards the end of 1982. Early demos recorded in September and December featured the input of Anne Marie Hurst (lead vocals), Trotwood (b. Roger Nowell; bass), Stan Greenwood (guitar), Steve Crane (drums) and Karl Heinz (synthesizer). After a debut single, ‘Just A Friend’, on the Luggage label in March 1983, the band signed to Yorkshire’s established indie, Red Rhino Records. By this time, Howard Daniels had taken over on drums. ‘The Night’ shared the same influences championed by the band’s ‘goth’ counterparts - the Cramps, Bauhaus and the Birthday Party. ‘Alone She Cries’ in January 1984 featured new drummer Martin Henderson, and was followed by ‘So Sure’ in June, alongside Recollect, a 12-inch EP comprising early demos. By the advent of Burning Oil in August, Skeletal Family had attracted a sizeable following, principally through support slots to the Sisters Of Mercy. 

    Listen to SKELETAL FAMILY.

    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.

    Listen to BLACK MARE.

    "Like looking at a snowflake under a microscope; beautiful crystalline ice in exquisite contrast to the black void that lies beyond." (SECOND STILL, according to the venerable Lord Venom). For fans of Xmal Deutschland, Sad Lovers & Giants and of course Modern Eon (where the band name originates). TONITE we celebrate the vinyl release of the band's debut LP.  One of PTP's favorite bands in the country right now! Come & see & hear why....

    Listen to SECOND STILL.


 

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