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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…


    Serious contender for THE best gig of the year here with this heavy-hitting line-up of no less than 4 of Part Time Punks' favorite shoegaze bands in the country...infused with strains of slowcore, grunge and dreampop...!

    Listen to NOTHING.

    Listen to LAUNDER.

    Listen to NO SWOON.

    Listen to SPRAIN.

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  • 12.15 LEBANON HANOVER NITE w/Guest DJ Xian Vox

    Since the sad cancellation of the Lebanon Hanover show originally scheduled for this nite (due to the fascists in charge of this country denying them their Visas) -- I've gotten a lotta requests to make the nite a dance nite -- paying proper LEBANON HANOVER (and of course SELOFAN and SECOND STILL, who were supposed to play with them). So, come show yer love & support for one of Part Time Punks' favorite-ever bands & dance to tracks from ALL of their records...and sing along if you'd like. Sadness IS rebellion. And we need it (and them) more than ever.

  • 12.22 DEPECHE MODE NITE w/Guest DJs Alex Transistor & Ray Kaos [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.

  • 12.29 GOTH NITE w/Guest DJ Xian Vox [LADEAD]

    Part Time Punks devotes a nite to all goth sounds. So expect to hear & dance to these dark sounds: Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Birthday Party, The Cure, The Chameleons, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Sisters Of Mercy, Siouxsie & The Banshee, Xmal Deutschland, Virgin Prunes, Sex Gang Children, Skeletal Family, Killing Joke, Specimen, The Cult, The Danse Society, Alien Sex Fiend, And Also The Trees, Sad Lovers & Giants, The Mission, Fields Of The Nephilim, Siglo XX, Rema-Rema, In Camera, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Strawberry Switchblade, All About Eve, 45 Grave, Christian Death, Theatre Of Hate, UK Decay, Mass, Mephisto Walz, Gene Loves Jezebel, Legendary Pink Dots, Tones On Tail, Love & Rockets, The Damned and of course some 'Black Celebration'-era Depeche Mode (among others)...


    Part Time Punks returns to The Moroccan in DTLA again this year its Annual New Year's Eve Party (after it's beyond sold out appearance last year) -- once again with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet and Tender Hooligans!. So spend yer NYE 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 means you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...  

    This sells out EVERY YEAR so grab yer adv tix NOW!

  • 01.05 90s NITE – Britpop / Shoegaze / Baggy / Grunge / Indierock / Trip Hop -- w/Guest DJ Alex Transistor

    Finally. Part Time Punks devotes a dance nite to the best indie sounds of the 1990s -- Britpop / Shoegaze / Baggy / Grunge / Indie Rock / Trip Hop! So you can surely expect to hear the sounds of The Stone Roses, Blur, Oasis, Happy Mondays, Pulp, Suede, The Pixies, The Pale Saints, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Stereolab, Broadcast, The Verve, Spiritualized, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Pavement, Dinosaur Jr., PJ Harvey, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Mudhoney, Stone Temple Pilots, Adorable, The Boo Radleys, Chapterhouse, Catherine Wheel, Cranes, Curve, Bjork, Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky, Gorillaz, Goldfrapp, Sneaker Pimps, Ruby, Lamb, Bowery Electric, PLUS the too-often ignored 90s output by The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & The Banshees and The Creatures...


    Jean Lorenzo, known as SILENT EM, fell into his solo project by chance. He had played guitar and bass in post-punk and punk bands but in 2010 he found, upon his transition to a new city, that he could create music singularly with synthesizers and drum machines. His songs explore themes of disillusion, disappointment with religious views, war and lost love utopias. The influence of 1980s French coldwave and post-punk is apparent in his craft.

    Listen to SILENT EM.

    MILLIKEN CHAMBER is the creative project of Anna Schmidt and Kevin Czarnik who gained some attention as one half of the project Forever Grey. A darkwave duo, reminiscent of 80s synth pop. Mood drenched electronics mixed alongside haunting and melancholic vocals. Icy and distinguishing synth leads with pounding bass lines to make you dance on a frozen lake in the dead of night. 


    PRIMITIVE HEART is a synth-pop project by multi-genre producer & visual artist Dani Mari. The debut album “No Fear In Love” was co-produced by Rosana Cabán (Psychic Twin, Cosas Cosas) and can be compared to the sounds of Sylvan Esso, Mazzy Star and Beach House. Audiences across the world have gravitated towards Dani Mari’s beautifully haunting voice and simplistic elegant lyrics. Dani Mari’s ethereal vocals transport listeners to an era of nostalgia which exists within the depths of her soul.
    PURPLE DYNAMINE is a duo formed in 2016 by Kevin McVey (The Victoriana, Luna XIII, Grave Saddles, Anevayblue, ex-Crisis Arm, Airs & Shojo Winter) and April McVey from Southern California who take on ethereal, post punk, dark wave, dream pop and shoegaze influences to create their own style of music. Since formation, the two have played numerous shows in California, released a digital single, "Metamorphosis" in 2016, their "Crest" EP demo in 2017, a split 12” LP in 2019 with Grave Saddles (formerly known as Ambersmoke) which was produced/mixed by Chris Broyles and Cameron Puleo of Grave Saddles and released by Manny Sifuentes via Recuerdos Ancestrales (CA) along with two music videos filmed by Purple Dynamine, contributions to two compilation albums, and last but not least, their latest release “Through Opal Eyes We See”, which was recorded by Purple Dynamine, mixed/mastered by Patrick Capinding (Crisis Arm, Shojo Winter) and artwork by Cameron Puleo (Crisis Arm, Airs, Grave Saddles) in 2019 via Shore Dive Records (UK).
  • 01.19 DAVID BOWIE NITE w/Guest DJ Jose Maldonado (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...  

    We are doing this special Wednesday nite edition of PTP this summer because Thursday 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!)

  • 02.16 80s NITE w/Guest DJ Jose Maldonado (Sweet & Tender Hooligans)
    Part Time Punks devotes by an evening to the coolest of indie & underground dance floor sounds of the 1980s -- with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado (from Sweet & Tender Hooligans).
    What to expect? Why, lots of sounds from PTP stalwarts, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Siouxie & The Banshees, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, Sisters Of Mercy, Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, Tones On Tail, Tears For Fears, Psychedelic Furs, Talk Talk, The The, Jesus & Mary Chain, Stone Roses, Pale Saints, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Chameleons, The Sound, Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Visage, Ultravox, Devo, and even The Ramones...
    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, Pet Shop Boys, Flock Of Seagulls, Berlin, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Duran Duran and John Peel only knows what else...
    For fans of MTV's rule & groundbreaking program 120 MINUTES and classic "alternative music" of the 1980s...!

    More details on PTP's 11th annual MBV Nite coming soon!!


    VANISHING TWIN are a heterogeneous crowd, no two members are the same nationality or speak the same language. They are would be doyens of Esperanto if it had only caught on; galactic citizens if it were an option at the passport office. They are scientists and creators excited by rituals and telepathy, book-wormed into action. Dressed for the closing night of the original Dadaist nightclub Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich, they sound like they are playing jazz at the end of the world’s end. They are like nothing else. Challenging, morphing, eclectic, ethereal – engaging.

    Their new album, ‘The Age Of Immunology’, was recorded in spaces reclaimed for their experiments. There are found sounds, Euro ambience, repurposed technologies, the sea. It’s motorik, symphonic. Different. The sounds you hear are otherworldly, created by scavengers, hunters, gatherers, deft at pinging milk bottles, caressing the Varispeed, and speaking in multi-lingual monologues, punctuated by strings and things. The Vinyl Factory has likened them to fellow sonic adventurers Sun Ra, Ennio Morricone and Stereolab.

    Listen to VANISHING TWIN.

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