Part Time Punks

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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…

  • 11.29 FACTORY RECORDS NITE with Guest DJ Alex Transistor

    Part Time Punks pays tribute to legendary Mancunian record label, FACTORY RECORDS... So. In short ALL Factory Records ALL for freaky dancing ALL nite long. Joy Division, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Section 25, The Wake, James, Minny Pops, Crispy Ambulance, OMD, ESG, Durutti Column, Happy Mondays, Stockholm Monsters, James, Quando Quango, Blurt, Abecedarians, Tunnelvision, Royal Family & The Poor, Thick Pigeon, Biting Tongues, Nyam Nyam, Shark Vegas, Crawling Chaos, Ike Yard, Swamp Children, Abecedarians, Red Turns To...and any other requests you make...!

  • 12.04 FLESH WORLD + BLOOD CANDY @La Cita

    San Francisco, CA’s Flesh World plays ice-soaked punk rock led by dark and infectious guitar flourishes and a just-under-the-surface pop sensibility that makes each song an immediate stand out track. Featuring band members who are all veterans of the DIY punk scene — from bands including Limp Wrist, Brilliant Colors, Needles, and more — Flesh World brings influences from a host of punk sub-genres together, calling to mind the tense moodiness of classic British post punk, the sneer of the 1977 school, and just a hint of C86 flourish and feedback. 

    Listen to FLESH WORLD.

    One of PTP's favorite new bands in LA are femme-fronted janglenoise outfit, BLOOD CANDY. Blackpsychotambourinecandy.

    Listen to BLOOD CANDY.

  • 12.06 CHK CHK CHK [aka !!!]
  • 12.13 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE guest DJing at PTP!
  • 12.20 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...

  • 12.27 DEPECHE MODE NITE with Guest DJs Ray & Alex [from Depeche Mode Convention]

    DEPECHE MODE NITE returns to Part Time celebrate Dave Gahan's 53rd 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 Martin Gore for yer endless dancefloor photo ops.

  • 01.03 SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES NITE with Guest DJs Alex Transistor + Nowhere Girl

    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...) 

  • 01.17 DAVID BOWIE NITE w/Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [from SWEET & TENDER HOOLIGANS]

    Come celebrate David Bowie's 69th birthday (!) in inimitable style at PTP as we devote 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...  

  • 02.07 SHE PAST AWAY + tba

    This show has literally been in the making for almost three years (aka the point when I first wrote the band a fan letter after hearing their remakable darkwave debut on Fabrika Records). So. Finally. Part Time Punks is proud to present the first-ever appearance of Turkey's amazing SHE PAST AWAY. Their music compiles elements from the dark, sensational side of 80’s, often associated with bands like The Sisters of Mercy, The Cure, Joy Division, Clan of Xymox, Grauzone, and DAF. SPA brings back that era with today’s approach and Turkish lyrics which gives the band that unique edge. 

    Listen to SHE PAST AWAY.

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  • 03.13 THE NAMES [Factory Records] + tba

    Factory Records legendary act THE NAMES will finally make their first-ever US appearances this spring!  Their debut LP, "Swimming," produced by Martin Hannett remains one of THE best LPs of the 1980s (and has gotten regular airplay on the PTP radio show since the very beginning).  And hosting THE NAMES is very literal a PTP dream come true. So do NOT miss out on history this night. They've NEVER played the States before and this show WILL sell out, so get yer tix NOW gang.....

    Listen to THE NAMES.

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  • 03.27 SAD LOVERS & GIANTS + tba

    Formed in Watford, UK in 1980, SAD LOVERS & GIANTS are maybe the most influential post-punk band you may have never heard. Fusing chiming shining guitar atmospheres with dreamy and haunting vocals, these are sounds for fans of Joy Division, The Cure and The Chameleons.  And if you've listened to the PTP radio show at any point in the past few years then you know i'm OBSESSED with the band. So being able to host them is another dream come true.....  They've also NEVER played the States before and this show WILL sell out, so get yer tix NOW gang.....

    Listen to SAD LOVERS & GIANTS.

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  • 05.15 MODERN ENGLISH perform their 1st LP 'Mesh & Lace' in its entirety to celebrate PTP's 11 Year Anniversary!

    Best known of course for their hit single "I Melt With You," MODERN ENGLISH were formed in Colchester, Essex, England, in 1977 by Robbie Grey (Vocals), Gary McDowell (Guitar) and Michael Conroy (Bass). Originally known as the Lepers, the band made their name in the burgeoning punk scene where they would get together exclusively to play at parties, until they were picked up by 4AD. Richard Brown (Drums) and Stephen Walker (Keyboards) were subsequently added to the line-up of the band. A debut single, "Drowning Man" was released in 1980 on the Limp Records label. The band's debut full-length; "Mesh & Lace", released by 4AD a year later, it drew heavily on the gloomy post-punk sound already patented by bands such as Joy Division.  This is the first time the band have played this material in decades!!!!!! And I don't think I've EVER looked forward to a PTP show as much as this one...

    This WILL sell out.  Without a doubt. (Remember that ChameleonsVox show from September?? So yeah, like THAT.) So get yer tix NOW while you can...

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  • 05.22 KAS PRODUCT


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