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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…


  • 12.16 DEPECHE MODE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray [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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  • 12.23 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with a special acoustic set by JOSE MALDONADO [from Sweet & Tender Hooligans]

    Not only will Jose Maldonado be Guest DJing this time around, but he will also performing a very special acoustic set of Smiths & Morrissey tracks with some very special friends--starting at 9:30pm!

    Then, stick around and spend the rest of 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...

    With the holidaze most of you will have Monday & Tuesday off, so come out & dance!

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  • 12.30 GOTH NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox

    Part Time Punks devotes a nite to all goth sounds. So expect to hear & dance to these dark sounds: Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Birthday Party, The Cure, The Chameleons, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Sisters Of Mercy, Siouxsie & The Banshee, Xmal Deutschland, Virgin Prunes, Sex Gang Children, Skeletal Family, Killing Joke, Specimen, The Cult, The Danse Society, Alien Sex Fiend, And Also The Trees, Sad Lovers & Giants, The Mission, Fields Of The Nephilim, Siglo XX, Rema-Rema, In Camera, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Strawberry Switchblade, All About Eve, 45 Grave, Christian Death, Theatre Of Hate, UK Decay, Mass, Mephisto Walz, Gene Loves Jezebel, Legendary Pink Dots, Tones On Tail, Love & Rockets, The Damned and of course some 'Black Celebration'-era Depeche Mode (among others)...

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  • 12.31 PART TIME PUNKS' ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado @ THE MOROCCAN in DTLA

    Part Time Punks moves its Annual New Year's Eve Party to The Moroccan in DTLA this year -- once again with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet and Tender Hooligans!. So spend yer NYE 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 means you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...  

    This sells out EVERY YEAR so grab yer adv tix NOW!

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  • 01.06 DUOPHONIC NITE with tributes to STEREOLAB (by Stereorehab) + BROADCAST (by Sonoda) + McCARTHY (by Smokescreens)

    Part Time Punks dedicates a nite to the amazing catalog of Duophonic Records -- with live tributes to STEREOLAB (by Stereorehab) + BROADCAST (by Sonoda) + McCARTHY (by Smokescreens).

    Listen to STEREOLAB.

    Listen to BROADCAST.

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  • 01.13 DARK 80s NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox

    The first 3 times we did this were amaaaazing (and PACKED) -- so it's back!!! An all-new PTP dance nite at Part Time Punks 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!!!

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  • 01.20 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...  

    Plus, of course Cut Out David Bowie will be there for all yer dance floor photo ops! AND of course Monday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL play...you can ALL come out at 9pm & dance 'til 2am...

  • 01.27 DUSTER + TELECAVES + SPRAIN
    Part Time Punks is proud to present the return of DUSTER to Los Angeles for the first time in almost 2 decades. These San Jose-based innovators of slowcore, space rock and lo-fi indierock in the 1990s are about to get the deluxe reissue treatment via The Numero Group (following sold out releases by contemporaries in the scene, Codeine, Bedhead and Unwound) AND poised to drop a new EP in the new year. So, you can expect to be the first to hear those tracks. 
     
     
    TELECAVES is the experimental noise duo of Juliette Amoroso and Elaine Carey, founded in Los Angeles in 2013. Through heavy and expansive layers of analog instrumentation from synth to strings, and cassette tapes to theremin, Telecaves possess a tense, explosive sonic palette at once bleak and ablaze. Projected visuals of live-mixed, analog video feedback by Alex Pelly complete the experience. The result is visceral and sublime, and has earned Telecaves a place among the best of LA's contemporary underground.
     
     
    SPRAIN is the artistic vessel of collaborators and friends Alex Kent, April Gerloff, and Aidan Gould. Combining the glacial tempos and sparse arrangements of slowcore, aggression of noise rock, and winding compositions of post rock, Sprain often creates jarring and unsettling music. Vocals are muffled and hushed under dissonant guitar lines, drums crawl along, and bass barely holds the fragile compositions together. These compositions, often unpredictable, can result in anything from noise-guitar freakouts, to crushing doom climaxes, to tender ambience. Through varied influences and passionate performances, Sprain offers a uniquely haunting take on indie rock music.
     
     
    This will sell out. Perhaps in a heartbeat. So grab those adv tix whilst you can...

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  • 02.03 BALMS + GRIVO + tba

    On their debut LP "Mirror", BALMS chose to submerge their airy, dream rock sound into the depths of the soul, embarking on an internal excavation of the darkest area that exists within us all - the Shadow Self. Through years of sonic exploration, conjuring melodies from meditative, repetitive improvisation, the band manifests songs that break through the standard rock format and reach for a more profound level of musical communication. The result is a journey of self-discovery - 11 songs that each offer a place of sanctuary and healing. Recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, King Woman, Bosse-De-Nage) to create the environment - the raw, live-to-tape experience of the music - and mixed with precision by Justin Gerrish (Brand New, Vampire Weekend, The Strokes), "Mirror" is a nightmarish yet cathartic space for the listener to confront and forgive their own darkness, and out of this experience, to grow.

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    Channeling the pummeling heat of Texas into slow, dreamy textures, Grivo strike a chord that strikes true for fans of Catherine Wheel, Alcest, Lycia, and those continually searching for fresh waves of mournful atmosphere. The three piece band consists of brothers and lifelong musical partners Timothy and Matthew Heck (vocals/guitar and drums, respectfully) and bassist Ricardo Tejeda, and it’s impressive to consider that such a warm, full spectrum can be achieved by three musicians, a true testament to Grivo’s sonic mastery. Elude consists of nine burning embers, each track chock full of powerful low end and carefully calculated guitars. The album was recorded and produced by Robert Williams and mastered by Joshua Eustis (Telefon Tel Aviv) and will be available on both limited edition LP and cassette on the amazing Holodeck label.

    Listen to GRIVO.

  • 02.24 PASTEL GHOST + tba

    While critics may struggle to define PASTEL GHOST’s music with tidy descriptors like witch-rave or blog-house, it’s evident that PASTEL GHOST is creating sounds that take flight beyond any genre boundaries. On her debut album "Abyss," the Austin-based artist laces elements of dream-pop, post-punk, and electronica to create sounds that can only be described as otherworldly. Ethereal vocals glide over chilly synth hooks and thumping drum beats, creating tracks so infectious, they can lure even the most brooding shoegazers onto the dance floor. PASTEL GHOST's latest LP "Ethereality" is out now on LA-based label Cleopatra Records.

    Listen to PASTEL GHOST.

  • 03.03 THE CHILLS + FAWNS OF LOVE

    Yes, you read that right. THE CHILLS truly ARE coming back to LA after a 20+ year absence to play Part Time Punks! Do I really need to tell you about this legendary band from the legendary Flying Nun label in New Zealand?? Do I even need to mention that this show is obviously gonna SELL OUT....and quick??????

    Listen to THE CHILLS.

    If you've listened to the Part Time Punks radio show in the last year or two, then you'll already know that FAWNS OF LOVE are one of PTP's favorite new bands. And PTP isn't the only one. Paste proclaimed the band “a dreampop gem,” Flood called the debut album Who Cares About Tomorrow “perfectly woozy,” evoking “the soft gauze of Cocteau Twins and Slowdive,” Magnet said it “drifts along dreamily,” and The Big Takeover noted the “obsessive joy in Fawns of Love’s take on shoegaze.” Permanent, the second full-length is scheduled for release on Jan. 18th, 2019 by Test Pattern Records.

    Listen to FAWNS OF LOVE.

    This WILL sell out, without a doubt (we are in The Echo that nite). So grab yr tix NOW!

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  • 03.09 SPEAR OF DESTINY + THE WRAITH

    Spear of Destiny was formed by Kirk Brandon and Stan Stammers from the wreckage of Theatre of Hate, and named, with characteristic grandeur, for the weapon with which the Roman centurion Longinus pierced the body of the crucified Christ. Much of the group's debut album was already in place before Lasette Ames and Chris Bell joined; released on the band's own Burning Rome label, The Grapes of Wrath echoed Theatre of Hate's final demos with astonishing precision.  This original quartet did not survive for long. The album had barely hit the street when Ames and Bell quit, the latter citing both personal and religious reasons (he subsequently resurfaced in Gene Loves Jezebel). Theatre of Hate's Nigel Preston, fresh from a stint with Sex Gang Children, and Diodes' saxophonist John Lennard were drafted in for live work, but by the time Spear began work on their second album, 1984's One Eyed Jacks, both had been replaced, by former Tom Robinson Band/Stiff Little Fingersdrummer Dolphin Taylor, Case sax player Nick Donnelly, Neil Pyzer, and guitarist Alan St Clair from Howard Devoto's first post-Magazine lineup. This, the definitive Spear aggregation, toured constantly -- three outings during 1984 saw them saturate the U.K. and incite Melody Maker to enthuse, "this time next year, [this band] should be huge... that they aren't already is down to nothing more than... criminal bad luck". But two years later they found that luck... Spear of Destiny have had 10 UK Singles Chart entries. Four reached the Top 50 but only one made the Top 20 - "Never Take Me Alive" (1987). This is the first time the band has been in LA in more than 3 decades so don't miss out on this chance to see them live!

    Listen to SPEAR OF DESTINY.

    Pulverizing blackness, sheer dread and wall of sound guitars. Meet one of LA's most promising new darkwave bands, THE WRAITH. For fans of classic goth sounds like Killing Joke, Christian Death and The Mission UK.

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  • 03.10 THE MONOCHROME SET + SMOKESCREENS + special guests

    THE MONOCHROME SET consist of, original Monochrome Set members, Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978, and were heavily influential in the ‘post-punk’ scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that label's well known ‘Pillows and Prayers’ compilation. Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures. After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing five new, critically acclaimed, studio albums, the most recent, ‘Maisieworld’, on the German ‘Tapete’ label in February this year. 2018 sees the 40th year since the band formed and they will be gigging worldwide to celebrate this.

    Listen to THE MONOCHROME SET.

    SMOKESCREENS began as a love letter to the Flying Nun scene of the 1980’s and it’s outlying bands. Their latest LP,  "Used To Yesterday" continues Smokescreen’s zeal for New Zealand pop but also incorporates influences from the more melodic side of Messthetics-era DIY pop and expands into classic indie pop territory, a natural fit for the group’s new label Slumberland Records. 

    Listen to SMOKESCREENS.

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  • 03.17 TRISOMIE 21

    Centered around brothers Philippe and Hervé LomprezTrisomie 21 (often abbreviated to T21) are a French cold wave group who have endured since the early '80s, spanning styles such as brooding, experimental post-punk as well as a more danceable synth pop sound. The two Lomprez brothers were initially joined by keyboard player Jean-Michel Matuszak (who also served as their manager) and bassist Pascal Tison, and their music was influenced by dark post-punk acts like Joy Division and the Cure as well as the experimentation of the Residents and Yello. Belgian label Stechak released T21's debut mini-album, Le Repos des Enfants Heureux, in 1983. Bassist Laurent Dagnicourt replaced Tison for the group's 1984 full-length Passions Divisées. Emphasizing the band's rhythm section while keeping their keyboard-heavy experimentation intact, the album included the haunting "La Fête Triste," which would emerge as one of their signature tunes. The Lomprez brothers secretly returned to the studio in 2017, with early member Tison contributing to some of the sessions. The full-length Elegance Never Dies was released by the group's own Chromo Music Production by the end of the year, and the group toured throughout Europe in support of the album. Additionally, the American label Dark Entries released Chapter I-IV, a vinyl box set containing expanded editions of T21's first four records, which were also reissued individually. The group also released a three-CD box set of early material titled Originally in 2018.

    Listen to TRISOMIE 21.

    ALL TICKETS FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE WILL BE HONORED FOR THIS NEWLY RESCHEDULED DATE. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. BUT ONCE AGAIN UNCLE SAM WAS BEING A FUCKER. GO FIGURE.

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  • 03.24 ACTORS + TWIN TRIBES + CREUX LIES

    The term "post-punk", like many terms with a similar prefix, is firmly planted in a time in history, and signifies an added precision and experimentation to a thrilling genre that has echoed forward in both style and attitude. The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as "post-post-punk".   

    Listen to ACTORS.

    Dark melodic sounds, synthesizers, lyrics about the undead, the occult and parallel universes. This is TWIN TRIBES. Dive in or drown.

    Listen to TWIN TRIBES.

    Revered for use of reverb-laden guitar work, creative synth structures, and dynamic vocals akin to the style of many early shades of 80’s pop darkness, CREUX LIES are known as an Alternative / Post-punk / New Romantic-esque project from Sacramento, California. Created out of the band formerly known as NMBRSTTN, singer Ean Clevenger, guitarist Barry Crider, synth/electronics David Wright, drummer Topher Snyder, and bassist Kyle Vorst have focused their creative vision toward a new path of electro-drenched melancholy sonic styling. In late 2017, Creux Lies completed their first full-length, recorded at the creative fantasy-land known as Earthtone Studios in their home-city under the creative care of producer/engineer extraordinaire Patrick Hills, dues out soon on Cleopatra Records. Sharing stages with a roster of notable acts such as Clan of Xymox, Drab Majesty, Soft Kill, and others has encouraged Creux Lies to develop their own headlining performance antics, including powerful performances in-step with a dramatic visual/light experience.

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  • 03.31 NEW CANDYS + BE FOREST + SLOW CRUSH + HOLY FAWN

    Hailing from Venice, Italy, NEW CANDYS formed in 2008. Described as dark modern rock’n’roll, the band combines noisy, brooding sounds with distinct melodies and has developed a notably dynamic and symbiotic connection between their music and meticulously crafted visual imagery. The band consists of Fernando Nuti, Andrea Volpato, Alessandro Boschiero and Dario Lucchesi. Released in 2012, their first studio album ”Stars Reach The Abyss”, mastered by Jon Astley, brought the band on tour in England and Italy. The song "Meltdown Corp." was included in the annual compilation “The Reverb Conspiracy”, co-released by the highly revered independent label Fuzz Club and The Reverberation Appreciation Society (Levitation Austin). In 2015 their second studio album “As Medicine”, mixed by John Wills of Loop, was released through Picture In My Ear and Fuzz Club and distributed by The Committee To Keep Music Evil. In the next two years the band toured Europe three times, also performing at the Secret Garden Party and Liverpool Psych Fest. They supported bands such as Slowdive, The Vaccines, Savages, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Warlocks. New Candys’ third and latest album “Bleeding Magenta” was released in 2017 by Fuzz Club and repressed in the United States by Little Cloud Records. I'm just sorry it's taken this damn long to have them play at Part Time Punks!!!

    Listen to NEW CANDYS.

    I won't lie.  BE FOREST are one of PTP's absolute favorite discoveries since the club & radio show began nearly a decade ago.  Fusing the angular ethereality of Faith/17 Seconds-era Cure tracks with the lush dreamscapes of classic 4ad sounds like The Cocteau Twins and shoegaze acts like Slowdive and MBV, these are songs to make you fall in love... Hailing from Pesaro, Italy, a town on the Adriatic coast of Italy that gave birth to bands such as Soviet Soviet, Altro, and Brothers in Law (a band that shares Be Forest‘s guitarist Nicola Lampredi). The Pesaro-movement brought out sharp sounds, chilly atmospheres, and new energies that caused a veritable earthquake among the music press in Italy and abroad.

    Listen to BE FOREST.

    Hailing from the UK, SLOW CRUSH is a compelling abrasive shoegaze band, dealing with the aesthetics of contrasting sounds. Heavy like a gloomy dream yet soothingly vibrant. The vulnerable soft floating voice of Manchester's Isa Holliday underneath layers of grungy shoegaze soaked noisepop, seeking shelter from a f'ed up world. 

    Listen to SLOW CRUSH.

    Indie, Acid, Mellow, Heavy, Animals, Nature, Dreams, The taste of moss, Bury yourself alive in HOLY FAWN.

    Listen to HOLY FAWN.

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  • 04.21 LEBANON HANOVER + SECOND STILL + RITUAL VEIL

    If you have listened to the Part Time Punks radio show on KXLU in the last five years, then of course you already know LEBANON HANOVER are one of PTP's favorite darkwave bands of the 21st century.  Mixing menace and allure, interweaving sparse sequencer lines with angular guitar chops and seductive bass leads, these are the sounds of the New German Wave.  For fans of "Garlands" era Cocteau Twins and their 4ad labelmates, Xmal Deutschland and Clan Of Xymox.  Do NOT miss their long-awaited return to LA after 5 long years!!

    Listen to LEBANON HANOVER.

    "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.

    RITUAL VEIL is a sex beat death disco trinity. Consummating the darkness..lifting light..luring disco dollies to a life of vice. 

    Listen to RITUAL VEIL.

    This WILL sell out. It's just a question of how fast. So grab yer tix NOW.

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  • 09.15 PINK TURNS BLUE + tba

    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”

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