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…
If you were up front during a MAGIK MARKERS show in 2004, singer Elisa Ambrogio might have handed you her guitar. And there you'd be, effectively on stage improvising in the eye of a violent noise jam with Pete Nolan going ape on his drums and former bassist Leah Quimby punching her bass beside you. You would’ve been apart of Magik Markers’ unformatted anti-songs, whose structure and shape could hardly be charted in the moment. Fast-forward to September, 2013, where Surrender has been fermenting on two-inch in the years following 2009’s "Balf Quarry." Recorded partially in J Mascis’ Attic in Amherst, MA, partially at Ambrogio's dad’s basement in the band’s hometown of Hartford, CT, and at many East Coast practice spaces in between, the band takes the focused quality of their recent output and at long last adds warmth. All the violence and spit of early Magik Markers now manifests itself in subtler ways than broken amplifiers and feedback squalls. They dip into amphetamine-surf rock with "Bonfire", fully booted Neil Young explorations in "Acts of Desperation", and shredded Shaggs via closer "WT". And by the end, you too will change yer ideas on things like chaos, political dissidence and noise music.
Death Valley Girls are a rock and roll group from Southern California formed after meeting at a seance in the Hollywood hills to conjure the spirits of Little Eva, Ron Asheton and Lester Bangs. Bonnie sings and plays guitar, Rocky plays bass, Patty plays drums and Larry plays guitar. Girls in the garage meets proto punk fuzz wah guitar crud. Their name was given to them during a late night ouija board session.
After cutting their teeth in the basements and bars of Sacramento, a myriad of self booked jaunts around the US, 4 or 5 7" releases, an LP and going thru damn near every Sacto player worth their salt, G. GREEN finally got their shit together. A stable line up made up of GG originators Andrew Diamond Henderson & Liz Liles, no longer newcomers Mike Morales (now near legendary in Oakland for his role in Baus & Puzzled) & Simi Sohota (aka new age provocateur Healing Potpourri) miraculously stayed around long enough to share in creating what is definitely the best G. Green record yet. It's called Area Codes. A record about moving and staying still, wanting and not wanting, girls n shit. It comes to you on a 12" platter courtesy of Mt. St. Mtn, purveyors of everything you've come to expect from California Rock AND Roll in the 10's.
No, I'm not fucking with you. THE PAGANS indeed ARE reuniting to play Part Time Punks this very nite. Part of the definitive first part of midwestern punk, along with fellow Clevelanders Dead Boys, The Nerves and Pere Ubu. Releasing just a handful of singles in that first wave of 1977/78/79 via manager Johnny Dromette’s Drome Records, those singles remain among the very best of the early American punk releases. By 1982 the band had reinvented themselves, recorded "The Pink Album" for Terminal and also remain one of the most important post-punk bands in this country as well. So I ask you? How could you even think about missing this show (collector scum, punks, part time and otherwise)...?
Meet RADWASTE. The third generational post-punk spawn of The Urinals and 100 Flowers. Formed in 1986, founder John Talley-Jones summed up the band then as this: "I thought it'd be a good marriage with rock 'n' roll. Rhythm machines and beat boxes have become such a standard now. They have some good capabilities, but I'm tired of the sound. By having a lot of different percussionists, you can get more complicated beats--things that a beat box could do but a single drummer couldn't. And we're doing it with real drummers, real human beings flailing around." With all this thumping going on, you might expect the music to get swallowed up in a cacophony of percussive sludge, but the guitar, bass and vocals come through clearly. Talley-Jones and Kory write skittering, guitar-led songs that evoke both 100 Flowers (Gang Of Four) and the Minutemen.
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.
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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