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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…


  • 07.21 RINGO DEATHSTARR + TENNIS SYSTEM + BLUSHING + THE MEETING PLACES
    Another amazing nite of shoegaze bands tonite at Part Time Punks!!!

    RINGO DEATHSTARR has been one of PTP's favorite new bands in the new shoegae scene. These are the lushest and densest of shoegaze sounds--MBV's "Loveless" rolled into Cocteau Twin's "Treasure" in the reverb chamber... And the band will be celebrating the release of their incredible new LP "Pure Mood".
     
     

    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.

    Listen to TENNIS SYSTEM.

    Comprised of two husband and wife teams, BLUSHING is an Austin TX based dream pop / shoegaze quartet that originated in the summer of 2015. Their debut EP "Tether" was self-released in 2017, followed by their EP "Weak" on Austin Town Hall Records in January of 2018. Gaining infectious momentum, Blushing have since been asked to play official SXSW showcases in 2018 and 2019, Athens Pop Fest and have shared stages with the likes of La Luz, Snail Mail, Sunflower Bean, BRONCHO and many more. They released the single "The Truth" (b/w “Sunshine”) on October 26th both digitally and on 7" pink vinyl via The Nothing Song Records. Recorded, mixed and produced by Elliott Frazier (Ringo Deathstarr) both "The Truth" and "Sunshine" showcase a growth in the band's expansive, cascading sound laden with ethereal vocals and fervent guitar, simultaneously capable of reining in with emotional and melodic space.
     
     

    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.

    Listen to THE MEETING PLACES.

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  • 07.28 SHE PAST AWAY + TWIN TRIBES + AURAT

    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!

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  • 08.04 DEPECHE MODE NITE w/Guest DJs Alex Transistor & Ray Kaos [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 Martin Gore for yer endless dancefloor photo ops.

  • 08.11 SISTERS OF MERCY NITE w/Guest DJ Xian Vox [LADEAD]

    By popular request. The nite devoted to the dark and menacing and beautiful sounds of SISTERS OF MERCY returns for its annual haunting. So expect to hear yer favorite b-sides and deep cuts from all the band's albums...plus The Sisterhood...AND plenty of Sisters clones and contemporaries and inspirations: Suicide, Bauhaus, Clan Of Xymox, The Mission, The March Violets, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Fields Of The Nephilim, Killing Joke, Joy Division, Virgin Prunes, Skeletal Family, Specimen, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Xmal Deutschland, The Danse Society, Tones On Tail, Alien Sex Fiend, Southern Death Cult, Play Dead, Minny Pops, Rosetta Stone, Venus In Furs, Fad Gadget, Ghost Dance and more.......

  • 08.18 80s vs 90s ALTERNATIVE MUSIC NITE - (OFFICIAL ECHO PARK RISING AFTER PARTY)

    Every year Echo Park Rising wraps with a Part Time Punks-hosted dance party. This year we will be cramming everyone into The Echo to dance to a mix of indie & alternative music from the 1980s & 90s So, expect the sounds of Synthpop, Indiepop, Britpop, Madchester, Baggy, Shoegaze, Grunge and bands like these: The Smiths, The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Kate Bush, David Bowie, 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...  

  • 09.01 80s NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado
    Part Time Punks devotes by an evening to the coolest of indie & underground dance floor sounds of the 1980s -- with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado (from Sweet & Tender Hooligans).
     
    What to expect? Why, lots of sounds from PTP stalwarts, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Siouxie & The Banshees, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, Sisters Of Mercy, Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, Tones On Tail, Tears For Fears, Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk, The The, Jesus & Mary Chain, Stone Roses, Pale Saints, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Chameleons, The Sound, Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Visage, Ultravox, Devo, and even The Ramones...
     
    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, Pet Shop Boys, Flock Of Seagulls, Berlin, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Duran Duran and John Peel only knows what else...
     
    For fans of MTV's rule & groundbreaking program 120 MINUTES and classic "alternative music" of the 1980s...!
  • 09.08 ASH CODE + ASTARI NITE + TEARFUL MOON

    Hailing from Italy, ASH CODE is the moniker for the meeting of Alessandro's sensivity and Claudia's taste. Their music describe a collage of darkwave, noise and electronic music with a solid drum machine. Dark ballads and obsessive beats, deep and melancholic synths, noise and distortions, arpeggiators and delays. Lights and shades. Dances of Death. Visions and theatricality. Coded ash. 

    Listen to ASH CODE.

    ASTARI NITE crosses an obscure mix between gothic rock and post-punk, exploring themes of death, love and the occult.

    Listen to ASTARI NITE.

    Always melancholy, but somehow, there's always a little glimpse of hope to something higher. To a spirit world, a realm that is beyond human perception...that we can call on for guidance, protection, and for comfort in knowing this to get through life's darkest hours. Art can be prophetic. Death is not the end, and life is in deed precious. This is TEARFUL MOON.

    Listen to TEARFUL MOON.

    NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 9PM FOR THIS SHOW.

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  • 09.15 PINK TURNS BLUE + TOTENWALD

    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”

    Listen to PINK TURNS BLUE.

    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.

    Listen to TOTENWALD.

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  • 11.17 THE OCEAN BLUE

    Part Time Punks is over the moon to welcome THE OCEAN BLUE back to The Echoplex stage -- and this time around to celebrate the release of their stunning new record!!!!  

    This WILL without a doubt sell out, so get yer tix NOW!

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  • 11.24 THE YUMMY FUR [members of FRANZ FERDINAND] + FUTURE PUNX + OOZELLES

    Listen to THE YUMMY FUR.

    Listen to FUTURE PUNX.

    Listen to OOZELLES.

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  • 12.15 LEBANON HANOVER + SELOFAN + SECOND STILL (Nite #1 of 2.)

    MORE tix available as we get closer to the nite of the show! Stay tuned!

  • 12.16 LEBANON HANOVER + SELOFAN + SECOND STILL (Nite #2 of 2.)

    MORE tix available as we get closer to the nite of the show! Stay tuned!

  • 12.29 GOTH NITE w/Guest DJ Xian Vox [LADEAD]

    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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