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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…


  • 05.01 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS + MARSHSTEPPER

    I'm sorry to say that this show has been postponed. Refunds will be issued to all ticket buyers. PTP HQ will let you know when we can get this rescheduled!

  • 05.01 MANCHESTER NITE with Guest DJs TAMARYN + ALEX TRANSISTOR

    Finally! A nite devoted to what I always considered my spiritual home growing up in the flat Nebraska expanses.........MANCHESTER!  And with one very special guest DJ: TAMARYN aka one of PTP's favorite shoegazingdreampop singers AND of course PTP's good friend & trusted regular Guest DJ ALEX TRANSISTOR!

    So, expect a very packed nite on the dance floor oscillating wildly to the sound of The Smiths, Morrissey, Joy Division, New Order, Stone Roses, James, Oasis, Happy Mondays, The Verve, The Wake, Stockholm Monsters, The Fall, The Chameleons, The Charlatans, Chemical Brothers, A Certain Ratio, Section 25, Minny Pops, The Passage, Doves, Marion, Magazine, Buzzcocks, Ludus, Electronic, Revenge, Northside, The High, maybe even some Muslimgauze (if anyone pisses me off), but probably not any Swing Out Sister........and definitely NO motherfucking Bee Gees.... So don't even ask.

  • 05.08 DEPECHE MODE NITE w/Guest DJs Alex & Ray [from the Depeche Mode Convention]

    DEPECHE MODE NITE returns to Part Time Punks...to celebrate Dave Gahan's 54th 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.

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  • 05.15 MODERN ENGLISH perform their 1st LP 'Mesh & Lace' in its entirety (to celebrate PTP's 11 Year Anniversary!) + THE SOFT KILL + SEXTILE

    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...

    Listen to MODERN ENGLISH's "Mesh & Lace".

    Haunted by the ghosts of The Cure, Killing Joke and Joy Division, THE SOFT KILL's sound is full of skittering single-note guitar runs,  propulsive dirges and melodic art damage. IF you were among the 1500 or so who crammed into The Regent last fall for Part Time Punks when they opened for ChameleonsVox, then you already know they're also INCREDIBLE live....

    Listen to THE SOFT KILL.

    IF you've listened to the Part Time Punks radio show some Thursday afternoon on KXLU 88.9FM then you already KNOW that SEXTILE is one of THE best new bands in LA.  OR maybe you caught their explosive set opening for the beyond sold out ChameleonsVox show PTP put on at The Regent last fall.  Either way, waves of darkness wash over you in the flat fields.  Nevermind the radiation, prayers on fire, nor divisions of joy.

    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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  • 05.20 An evening with WRECKLESS ERIC (at LaCita)

    Part Time Punks is beyond proud to welcome WRECKLESS ERIC back to Los Angeles to do 2 sets at La Cita -- one set, solo, of material from his new album, "America" and one set with an entire band of his classic tracks!  This will be the first time since 1980 that this has happened folks, so don't miss this historic event!

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  • 05.22 KAS PRODUCT + INHALT + L.A. DRONES

    KaS Product is a French electronic duo. Their music has been considered part of the French coldwave and electropunk movements. Formed in 1980, the duo consists of Spatsz on electronics and rhythm machines with Mona Soyoc on guitar, vocals and piano. Spatsz worked at a psychiatric hospital previously while Mona worked with a jazz band before meeting Spatsz.  Gorgeously provocative duo of Mona Soyoc and Spatz who released a couple of singles on their own punk label, then signed to RCA which seemed a remarkably odd union, which produced two blindingly brilliant albums, 'Try Out' and 'Bypass' that found the haunting, mad vocals hemmed in by and stretched out over the alternately boiling/icy keyboards, the shattering chatter of arching/dive bombing guitar and stabbing electronic rhythms. - Mick Mercer

    Listen to KAS PRODUCT.

    INHALT utilize vintage and modern technologies to hone their sound--sometimes referential to the raw electronics of Kraftwerk or the drive of Moroder disco--but ultimately their own interpretation of the border between the past and the present. What started with the split 12" for Andy Blakes' World Unknown imprint now continues with the "Vehicle" EP for Dark Entries Records, where the brutality of the analogue transistor rhythm section meets the sincerity of the human voice.

    Listen to INHALT.

    ¨Once upon a time, two eternal L.A.Drones! (thieves) pierced the line delimiting the real and the unreal with the magnificent ability to travel in time and  also thanks to the magic hiding in the primes numbers and to the knowledge of the energy that the sound frequencies produce  and  support the multi-verse…These two could observe and assimilate the most interesting music that humans came along with in decades. So they met near the minimalism of Terry Riley, the proto electronic of Silver Apples, the dronic rock of the Velvet, the Kraut of Cluster, Neu, Can or Kraftwerk, and adore Brian Eno as a living demigod ... and feel close to the rebirth of the Synth, under the tutelage of punk with Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire, Crash Course in Science, through the Industrial apocalypse of Throbbing Gristle… See the birth of the synthesized pop of the Neue Deutsche Welle  and DAF, and jumping to the new world to learn about new influxes of acid house, techno and the most primitive electro of the dark Detroit… Never stop breathing the most intoxicated fumes of the Jamaican dub, with people like The Scientist, or king Tubby. ... They say that Chris & Cosey might be hiding their true identity?¨

    Listen to L.A. DRONES

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  • 05.29 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with Guest DJ JOSE MALDONADO [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 Monday is a holiday you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]

    @ THE ECHOPLEX (1154 Glendale Blvd.)

    Doors open at 9PM sharp. As with ALL PTP events, anyone 18+ is welcome!

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  • 06.05 QUEEN/GLAM NITE with Guest DJs Jose Maldonado + special guests

    OK, so I gotta give credit where credit is due here. This nite was the long-gestating idea of Troy, PTP's man at the door for many many moons now. (Well the Queen part. The idea of spinning a ton of Glam has been on my mind for awhile. So, expect loads of Bowie, T-Rex, Roxy Music, Slade, Sparks, New York Dolls, Gary Glitter, The Sweet, Mott The Hoople, Alice Cooper, The Runaways, Brian Eno, Jobraith and, of course, the Rocky Horror Picture show soundtrack. PLUS, you can expect a liberal sprinkling of the Punks, New Romantics & Britpop bands of the 80s influenced by Glam...like Heartbreakers, Richard Hell,  Bauhaus, Suede, Oasis, maybe even some Duran Duran, Japan and Flock Of Seagulls...........but absolutely NO fucking Elton John or that twat Rod Stewart, so don't even ask.

  • 06.12 STARGAZER LILLIES + PALE DIAN + BRASS BOX
    “Field and Cep channel the reverb-washed slo-mo assault of Slowdive and the sparkling ambiance of Lush into a guitar-swollen whole psychfuzz epic”. Spin Magazine

    You may not know it yet...but PALE DIAN are about to become one of yer favorite new bands of 2016. Hailing from Austin Texas, these are the dreamy swirling melodic sounds inspired by classic 4ad artists like Cocteau Twins and Lush, and just as surely will thrill you fans of Them Are Us Too and Drab Majesty. And you don't hafta wait much longer with their debut LP dropping via Manifesto this spring. Mark my words...
    Like being lost at sea… A labyrinth of thoughts, desires and confusion channeled into wading waters of the unknown. Brass Box will take you on a journey through life, death and the darkness that swells beneath the surface, reveling in the dark hidden areas of the heart that most tend to ignore.

  • 07.03 DAVID BOWIE NITE w/Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [from 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...  

    AND since Monday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL play...you can ALL come out & dance 'til 2am (and still hit all the BBQs the next day!)

  • 08.28 CLAN OF XYMOX + DRAB MAJESTY

    Yes, it is unbelieveable isn't it?!?!  But it is TRUE. Legendary 4ad darkwave/dreampop pioneers CLAN OF XYMOX are playing at Part Time Punks in August. This is years in the planning & a very literal dream come true.....!

    Listen to CLAN OF XYMOX.

    Ariel Pink meets Fad Gadget meets Ziggy Stardust meets Genesis P-Orridge making lo-fi darkwave dreampop post-psychedelia occult-style shoegaze on cassettes (in his bedroom). This is DRAB MAJESTY.  Behold, thee Majesty, and not drab at all.

    Listen to DRAB MAJESTY.

    This show sold out The Echo in just 9 days, so it's been moved to THE ECHOPLEX.  And there's no doubt it will sell that out too. Just a question of how fast, don't sleep on getting adv tix...

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  • 09.04 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with Guest DJ JOSE MALDONADO [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 Monday is a holiday you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]

    @ THE ECHOPLEX (1154 Glendale Blvd.)

    Doors open at 9PM sharp. As with ALL PTP events, anyone 18+ is welcome!

  • 10.30 THE NAMES [Factory Records] = Rescheduled date! Tix on sale NOW!

    Factory Records legendary act THE NAMES will finally make their first-ever US appearances! 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.....

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