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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…


  • 04.30 RICHIE RAMONE + READERSHIP HOSTILE + tba

    Richie Ramone (born Richard Reinhardt, August 11, 1957) is an American drummer best known for being the drummer for the iconic punk band the Ramones, from February 1983 until August 1987. He was the only Ramones drummer to be credited as the sole composer and writer of 6 Ramones songs,[1] and as of 2017, he is one of the three surviving members of the band (the others being Marky Ramone and C.J. Ramone). And YES he will be playing songs by THE RAMONES tonite!

    Listen to RiCHIE (& THE RAMONES).

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

    Listen to THE TISSUES.

    READERSHIP HOSTILE is a cathartic collision of deathrock, goth, early punk and contemporary psych propelled by an effervescent, force-of-nature frontwoman Adrienne Pearson (formerly of Radio Vago and Shoot Out The Lights)  Darkly ornate yet visceral, the band ambushed its native Los Angeles with a string of startling performances in 2013, before bottling its organic on-stage aura into a brutally beautiful debut EP.

    Listen to READERSHIP HOSTILE.

    Get adv tix.

  • 05.07 DEPECHE MODE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray [from 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 Dave Gahan for yer endless dancefloor photo ops.

  • 05.14 THE VACANT LOTS + GATEWAY DRUGS + THE MEETING PLACES

    Awesome nite of shoegaze/psychegaze with a rare LA appearance by THE VACANT LOTS to mark the release of their mindblowing new album, "Endless Night" on the Mexican Summer label.

    Listen to THE VACANT LOTS.

    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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  • 05.21 INHALT + KONTRAVOID + BOAN

    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.

    Breathtaking darkwave synthpunk from Canada. These are KONTRAVOID. And you should be very fucking scared indeed.

    Listen to KONTRAVOID.

    BOAN is the new dark/minima/synth/wave project featuring Mariana Saldana (//TENSE//, MM) and Jose Cota (SSLEEPERHOLD, MEDIO MUTANTE) with audio production by Michael Stein (SURVIVE).  This will be the band's first live appearance in Lost Angeles. 

    Listen to BOAN.

  • 05.28 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.)

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  • 06.04 THE PRIMITIVES + CRUEL SUMMER + SUSAN

    Legendary UK indiepop pioneers THE PRIMITIVES' make their 1st LA appearance in over 23 years!

    And YES this WILL sell out! And way way sooner than later! (With 200+ tix already sold, still 8 months away from the show, to give you an idea.)

    Listen to THE PRIMITIVES.

    CRUEL SUMMER offer a fuzzy bliss dream of shimmering guitars and hazy, fuzzy pop. Reminiscent of the mid to late 80's C86 and SARAH sound with a dash of 4AD's hazy early 90's catalogue.  A nod to hours spent as a teenager in the late 80s digging through NME and Melody Maker issues to find out who the secret overseas DIY pop hit-makers were.  Pick up their brill debut 12" in stunning die-cut sleeve, courtesy Mt.st.mtn and dream a little louder...

    Listen to CRUEL SUMMER.

    One of the best new jangly bands in LA, the engimatically named SUSAN return to PTP with their breathtaking 3-way harmonies and jangling guitars...and armed with an arsenal of a new LP's worth of tracks....can't wait!

    Listen to SUSAN.

    Get adv tix.

  • 07.03 DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [Sweet & Tender Hooligans] -- and YES this is a Monday 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 Monday edition of PTP this summer because Tuesday 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!)

  • 07.09 THE PHANTOM LIMBS + EGRETS ON ERGOT + FUTURE SHOXX

    Holyfuckinghell, THE PHANTOM LIMBS are playing in LA again?!?!?!?!!?!  FYI: The Phantom Limbs are a post-punk/deathrock band formed in Oakland, CA in 1999. The group combined the unusual keyboard-driven compositions of Stevenson Sedgwick with an aggressive, punk-influenced rhythm section and a very odd singer, Loto 'Hopeless' Ball, whose howled lyrics and unpredictable stage behavior quickly gained them an infamous reputation in the SF Bay Area. They were quickly approached by Sam Atakra of the fledgling Atakra records label, which released their first 3-song 7", featuring their seminal "Hot Knives and Hornets."With critical acclaim for their live shows and 7" recordings, the group was approached by Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and were signed to his seminal label, Alternative Tentacles, on the spot. After seeing the band at 924 Gilman St in Berkeley, he declared them the strangest band that he had ever see there, let alone that the punks actually liked. Their debut full-length "Applied Ignorance" was released on Alternative Tentacles in 2001. 

    Listen to THE PHANTOM LIMBS.

    For the genre-inclined, EGRETS ON ERGOT are deathrock but not so dead, post-punk with a bit more punk, no-wave that says “yes” once in a while. So, yeah, it’s a bit hard to pin down.With a name that references birds in flight and LSD, you get the sense that this is a band that doesn’t want to be restrained. With production guided by the able hand of L.A. punk legend Paul Roessler (Screamers, Twisted Roots) they aren't. And certainly aren't for the faint of heart. One of PTP's favorite new LA bands!

    Listen to EGRETS ON ERGOT.

    Future Shoxxx is synthesizer duo Sharif Dumani (Exploding Flowers, Alice Bag, formerly Sex Stains) and Quincy Larsen. Using analog synthesizers, drum machines, and sci-fi-like effects, their aggressive synth sound harks back to late-70’s/early-80’s references such as Suicide, the Units, Fad Gadget, and the Screamers. But beyond the sonic assault lay cascading synthesizer swells, hypnotic arpeggiators, and thumping rhythms that come closer to earlier electronic pioneers Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, and Silver Apples (who Dumani recorded and toured with) than it does pure aggression. Dumani has also worked with a wide range of artists from Kim Fowley and Silver Apples to Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities), the Tyde, and Cody Chesnutt.

    Listen to FUTURE SHOXXX.

  • 09.10 CHAMELEONSVOX + THE SOFT KILL + DRAA

    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 fall....so get yer tix NOW because there's NO doubt this one will sell out too!

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  • 09.11 THEATRE OF HATE + DIAT + THE WRAITH

    Legendary UK band from the 1st wave of Goth sounds in England...THEATRE OF HATE...making their FIRST-EVER appearance in LA in this very special Monday-nite edition of Part Time Punks!!

    This historic event WILL sell out...and I'm guessing probably MONTHS in advance. So IF you don't wanna miss it, scoop up yr tix NOW!


 

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