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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…


    Part Time Punks is pround to welcome legendary post-punk figure JOWE HEAD to The Echo stage. This will be the 1st-ever West Coast appearance of the founding member of Swell Maps, and member of the Television Personalities for over a decade!  AND he will be playing loads of classic Swell Maps and TVPs tracks...along with some of his own classics from the 'Pincer Movements' LP!

    Listen to JOWE HEAD (and SWELL MAPS).

    If you've ever seen SEX STAINS, then of course you already know they are one of LA's best new bands!  Most crazed, energetic, compelling...and the list goes on...  For fans of The Slits, Kleenex/Liliput, Delta 5, Maximum Joy, ESG and Bratmobile....

    Listen to SEX STAINS.

    Inner city mutations reign supreme from these shambolic, scuzz-pop rippers from bowels of Los Angeles. Throbbing bass, jagged guitars, and dreary vocals anchor each tune with grimy proto punk toughness and clangy, post punk grit. And the poetry-as-lyrics vocals are smattered with splashes of Keys and a Moog that have a real rhythmic, almost mechanical, feel to them that kinda comes off a little like Devo. But don't take that as them sounding like a Wave band, because they're far from it. Shark Toys music is carved out of the ramshackle, pop-fused, punk of bands like the Modern Lovers and Television Personalities. Intimate and shambolic, gutter-pop, slop polished in Swell Maps, Raincoats and Gang of Four decadence.

    Listen to SHARK TOYS.

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  • 10.28 PUNKY REGGAE HALLOWEEN PARTY with live tribute to The Fall by HIP PRIEST

    Punky Reggae Party's Annual Halloween Party returns to action this Friday with a very true & shambolic tribute to one of THE most important bands of all time! (Just ask Mark E. Smith if you don't believe me.)  The outfit is calling themselves HIP PRIEST and is a comprised of a crazy group of talented musicians: Pauline Lay - Synth (Slow Rose), Sam Farzin - Drums (Media Jeweler), Andrew Jeffords - Guitar (TrapsPs), George Chen - Guitar (KIT, Zum Records), Thom Lucero - Bass (Heathers, Slow Rose, Media Jeweler), Kern Haug - Vocals (Young Jesus).

    And YES of bloody COURSE you should come in costume!  We certainly will be! 


    Part Time Punks (almost) Annual Goth Ball returns this year to The Echo...with two VERY special guest DJs: KEVIN HASKINS [from Bauhaus and Tones On Tail] and BLAKE MILLER [from Moving Units].  All 3 of us will be spinning only goth, dark wave and dark synth trax all nite long!

    PLUS there will be a couple other special guest there to help get you in the mood: Lana Tapia will be doing nails for free (in a variety of black finishes, of course) and Sarah Gonzales will be doing all manner of Goth eye makeup for you all as well.  

    And of course my Evil Assistant Iris has been making her amazing black rose corsages for weeks now (in the subterranean dungeon where I keep her). There she has also been making specially crafted decorations for the occasions which she told me in her patented growl is in a 'PLAGUE THEME' keeping with the theme of the season, apparently.  She's evil. Go figure.

  • 11.06 BRITPOP NITE with Guest DJ Alex Transistor

    Come spend a nite dancing to a sing-along mix of the best in Britpop: BLUR, OASIS, PULP, PRIMAL SCREAM, SUEDE, SUPERGRASS, THE STONE ROSES, JAMES, HAPPY MONDAYS, ELASTICA, SLEEPER, ASH, BLUETONES, CAST, DOVES, TEENAGE FANCLUB, THE VASELINES, THE WEDDING PRESENT, RIDE, MBV, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN & more...  (Not to mention a splash of sounds from our side of the pond: THE PIXIES, THE BREEDERS, VERUCA SALT, DROP NINETEENS, NIRVANA, SMASHING PUMPKINS & more...)  All in all, the very best of the 90s.  And all in one place for a nite for the first time in almost a year & a half at PTP...

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  • 11.11 YOU. [NYC] + SEXTILE

    Early PTP darkwave show with NYC outfit YOU. and one of PTP's favorite new bands in the country SEXTILE!

    Listen to YOU..

    Listen to SEXTILE.


    An evening of existential beauty and ethereal dread to alter yer consciousness.

    Listen to KING DUDE.

    Listen to DRAB MAJESTY.

    Listen to SILENCE IN THE SNOW.

    And YES this will sell out.

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    In case you hadn't heard. That Wednesday nite before Thanksgiving is ALWAYS one of the best (& craziest) nights of the year to party...and DANCE.  So this year Part Time Punks is taking over La Cita Bar to throw a dance party fusing the best indie & alternative music of the 1980s & 90s...!   So, expect these sorts of bands & sounds: The Smiths (& Morrissey), The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, 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, so you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...)

  • 11.27 DEPECHE MODE NITE with 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 Martin Gore for yer endless dancefloor photo ops.

  • 12.02 RUBY + R.R. BARBADAS @ LaCita

    Legendary trip hop pioneers from the UK, RUBY make a rare live appearance in LA at La Cita for a special early PTP show! Opening is enigmatic new LA electronic outfit R.R. BARBADAS who remind me of the sparse & dreamy bits of Chris & Cosey and early Adult.. SUPER promising new stuff!

    Listen to RUBY.

    Listen to R.R. BARBADAS


    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, or the 900+ who crammed into The Echoplex for either Clan Of Xymox or Modern English earlier this year then you already know they're also INCREDIBLE live....

    Listen to THE SOFT KILL.

    "All Your Sisters take on the post-punk paradigm is decidedly non-retro. The basic building blocks are there; heavy drum machine rhythms, pumping melodic bass lines, swaths of atmospheric guitars and cold synth melodies, but where many bands are content to wallow in the shadows of their influences, All Your Sisters sounds like the future." -Peek-A-Boo-Magazine

    Listen to ALL YOUR SISTERS.

    Dark & dreamy postpunk duo from the UK making their live LA debut tonite!  Their debut LP, due out on Avant before this gig is one of PTP's favorites of the year, so make sure you get here early to be utterly blown away...

    Listen to THE AGNES CIRCLE.

    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.

  • 12.11 PYLON [aka Pylon Reenactment Society] + SEX STAINS + PANTHAR + THE TISSUES

    Legendary Athens postpunk outfit PYLON returns to Part Time Punks for their 1st show here since their jaw-dropping & show-stealing set at Part Time Punks' 2nd Fest back in 2009.  (Now with singer/songwriter Vanessa Briscoe Hay fronting a slightly different lineup and name of Pylon Reenactment Society to be specific.)  DEFINITELY one of THE best shows of the year here tonite!

    Listen to Pylon.

    If you've ever seen SEX STAINS, then of course you already know they are one of LA's best new bands!  Most crazed, energetic, compelling...and the list goes on...  For fans of The Slits, Kleenex/Liliput, Delta 5, Maximum Joy, ESG and Bratmobile.... They'll blow yer fucking doors off too.

    Listen to SEX STAINS.

    Gritty synth punk with an early no wave 80s vibe, PANTHAR is an LA-based 5 piece formed in March 2014. Their eclectic blend of stripped down postpunk references a range of early 80s faves, from the Au Pairs to Crisis, The Cure, The Chameleons and early B-52s. Vocalist Shelina Louise, formerly of riot punk outfit, Kat Kong, brings her inimitable energy to PANTHAR’s dark wave backdrop. 

    Listen to PANTHAR.

    Girl grunge sister style sonic youth onslaught. Best devoured whole. And LOUD.

    Listen to THE TISSUES.

    This will without a doubt sell out, so don't sleep on those adv tix for this one!

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  • 12.18 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...


    Spend yer New Year's Eve on the coziest dance floor in the city, 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, so you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...)  With Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet and Tender Hooligans!

    PLUS Cut Out Dick Clark will be there, courtesy PTP photog Dylan Gordonand his Dirty Snapshots for all your Rocking New Year's Eve photo ops...

    at LA CITA BAR
    336 S. Hill Street 
    Downtown Lost Angeles 

  • 01.15 DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [Sweet & Tender Hooligans]

    Come celebrate David Bowie's 70th 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...  

    We've been doing this for 7 years now for Bowie's birthday, and we will keep paying tribute every January to celebrate his music & pay tribute to him.  This WILL sell out, gang. (Just like it does every year.) So get yer tix NOW........


    ChameleonsVox are coming back to LA to play a special Part Time Punks show again this fall! And once again with their pals, The Soft Kill!  You might remember that this one sold out THE REGENT months in advance last get yer tix NOW because there's NO doubt this one will sell out too!

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