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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…


    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.

    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.

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  • 03.30 Part Time Punks presents ACTORS + BUSTIE' @LaCita

    Part Time Punks presents a special early show at LaCita with two mind-blowing dark synth acts...

    Listen to ACTORS.

    Listen to BUSTIE'.

    Then stick around for PUNKY REGGAE PARTY and dance........


    The show you thought you'd never see! All original members!

    Listen to THE PALE SAINTS.

    Listen to BROADCAST.

    Listen to MARINE GIRLS.


    Part Time Punks presents a nite devoted to some of the best dark synth sounds in the country....

    Listen to BOOTBLACKS.

    Listen to KANGA.

    Listen to AVALON.

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    It's ALMOST like a Darkwave Mini-Fest coming together with no less than 5 of Part Time Punks favorite new darkwave bands in the world, who all happen to be passing thru LA on the same nite....all of whom are celebrating new LPs and will be debuting new tracks tonite!  Doors open at 7pm!

    Listen to SOFT KILL.

    Listen to TEARFUL MOON.

    Listen to BLOODY KNIVES.

    Listen to OTZI.

    Listen to WE ARE PARASOLS.

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    A nite featuring some of Part Time Punks' favorite new ethereal bands, all celebrating new album releases...AND the lonnnng-overdue return of a PTP favorite, The Prids, who haven't played PTP in a decade -- back to celebrate the release of an incredible new album! 

    Listen to THE PRIDS.

    Listen to FAWNS OF LOVE.

    Listen to THE VICTORIANA.

    Listen to DEAF DANCE.

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  • 05.06 Special tribute nite to BROADCAST + THE PALE SAINTS + MARINE GIRLS

    Sooooooooooo.....the venue refused to post the flyer or any information about my April Fool's show this year...which kinda takes the fun out of the joke. Doesn't it????  What's actually happening on May 6th is there are 3 amazing LA bands covering 3 amazing UK bands. With SONODA performing a tribute to BROADCAST, DEEP FIELDS performing a tribute to PALE SAINTS and SUSAN performing a tribute to THE MARINE GIRLS.  And the fact still is -- this is the only time & place you will ever hear these songs performed live in come out, enjoy, and SMILE...

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  • 05.13 PTP's 13-Year Anniversary with THE TELESCOPES + LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD + NO SUN + SNOWBALL II

    Part Time Punks celebrates its 13-year anniversary (!!!) with some of its favorite shoegaze bands, new & classic...

    Creation Records' shoegaze legends THE TELESCOPES take the stage for Part Time Punks...with a full band...and a full barrage of songs ranging from "The Perfect Needle" to those perfect records recorded for Creation circa 1991-94, to their dark and swirling new LP, "Stone Tape". As a personal note here, I gotta add, The Telescopes were always one of my favorite of the first wave of shoegaze in the 90s, so welcoming them back to Part Time Punks is a true honor.

    Listen to THE TELESCOPES.

    LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD return to PTP supporting their pals The Telescopes, armed with with an arsenal of new tracks from the band's new EP and forthcoming & long-awaited debut LP.  For fans of feedback drenched fuzzy noise bliss ala' Spacemen 3, MBV and, of course, The Telescopes.

    Listen to LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD.

    Hailing from Salt Lake City, NO SUN were included in PTP's Top 40-something of 2017 radio special on KXLU 88.9FM this past year, and is looking forward to finally welcoming them to the Echoplex stage. For fans of Nothing, Swervedrivier, Failure and Hum!

    Listen to NO SUN.

    PTP is looking forward to finally hosting LA's own SNOWBALL II. Since spotting their t-shirt on a friend of the band's at the New Beverly last year (a Spacemen 3 pastiche), PTP has been looking for just the right show to have them open...and this is it! Channeling parts of Jason Pierce's ego and Sonic Boom's id + the pop sensibilities of Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque. Come enjoy an alcoholiday in honor of PTP's lucky 13th anniversary....

    Listen to SNOWBALL II.

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  • 05.20 DEPECHE MODE NITE w/guest DJs Alex & Ray [from Depeche Mode Convention]

    DEPECHE MODE NITE returns to Part Time 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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  • 05.27 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 a holiday you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]

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  • 06.10 ZANIAS
  • 07.03 DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado -- and YES this is a TUESDAY NITE!

    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 Tuesday nite edition of PTP this summer because Tuesday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL can ALL come out & dance 'til 2am (and still hit all the BBQs the next day!)

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  • 08.19 80s MIXTAPE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray (from Smiths & Depeche Mode Conventions)

    Part Time Punks devotes by an evening to the coolest of indie & underground dance floor sounds of the 1980s. What to expect? Why, lots of sounds from PTP stalwarts, The Smiths, New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Bauhaus, Siouxie & The Banshees, Sisters Of Mercy, Nitzer Ebb, The Normal, Jesus & Mary Chain, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Chameleons...

    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, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Psychedelic Furs, Pet Shop Boys, Flock Of Seagulls, Berlin, Bronski Beat, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush and John Peel only knows what else...

    With PTP's good friends and regular collaborators, Guest DJs Alex Luevano and Ray DeVries (who host the annual Depeche Mode and Smiths Conventions here in LA).

    For fans of MTV's rule & groundbreaking program 120 MINUTES and classic "alternative music" of the 1980s...!

  • 09.09 13TH CHIME

    Legendary UK goth outfit 13TH CHIME play their 1st-ever LA gig!

    This will sell out, without a doubt! Tix on sale SOON...

    Listen to 13TH CHIME.


    Legendary goth anarchopunks RUBELLA BALLET play their 1st LA show EVER!

    This will sell out. No question about it. Tix on sale SOON....

    Listen to RUBELLA BALLET.


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