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…
El-Haru Kuroi, an East Los Angeles trio rooted in Mexican, South American and African melodies and rhythms, has initiated a fierce style and sound. Combining the snarling urgency of post-punk with the sensuality of bossa-nova, these folks will be very welcome on the tiny La Cita stage for PUNKY REGGAE PARTY!
Doors open at 9, band goes on at 10:30pm.
The first handful of MINKS singles were released amidst Captured Tracks' first wave of dreampop in 2010, alongside labelmates, Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing, Craft Spells and Catwalk, with their near-perfect debut LP released shortly after in 2011. (All of which have received heavy airplay on the PTP radio show since their release.) Their new LP, "Tides End" finds the band fusing dreampop with electropop textures, at times channeling early Depeche Mode, mid-period New Order, or even Denim (aka Lawrence's post-Felt fusing of pop and electro). And on every track, singer/songwriter Sonny Kilfoyle's vocals are lovelier than ever. This is MINKS first-ever headlining show on the West Coast, and his appearance at PTP has been in the planning stages for something like 3 years now, so don't miss this rare opportunity to (finally) see the band live!
CATWALK's debut LP is finally completed, and is due out this spring... (The dreamier side of MBV meets The Wake and Wild Nothing and Beach Fossils...) And if you thought the debuts by Beach Fossils and Wild Nothing debut LPs were good, just wait til you hear Catwalk's! The band have promised to unveil more new songs tonite, so you're in for a real treat...because the live show is just as good as the recordings!
Ariel Pink meets Fad Gadget meets Ziggy Stardust meets Genesis P-Orridge making lo-fi darkwave dreampop post-psychedelia occult-style shoegaze on cassettes (in his bedroom). This is DRAB MAJESTY. Behold, thee Majesty, and not drab at all.
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...
@ THE ECHOPLEX (1154 Glendale Blvd.)
DEPECHE MODE NITE returns to Part Time Punks... 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.
Spend yer New Year's Eve on the coziest dance floor in the city, dancing to a sing-along mix of indie 80s, Britpop, Bowie, Glam, Morrissey, Post-Punk, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure and Iggy, the Velvets and Blur and Pulp and Suede and The Clash and more...!
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Self-described as 'hopeless, charming, noise-pop devotees you can introduce to your parents,' SF's MOONBEAMS' wistful melodies hide behind a wall of beautiful noise bring to mind the hazy yet hummable work of Flying Saucer Attack, Spacemen 3, and the home recorded lo-fi purism of the Elephant 6 Collective. Other than a mini-LP released in late 2012 by Hop Skip Jump, the band's recorded output is almost impossible to track down (a limited 7,” 12" and 12-song CDr). But this is only the beginning. And if you saw their debut at PTP Shoegaze Fest, then you'll know why.
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...
COREY is a busy guy. Between playing guitar for Slumberland signees Terry Malts and reissuing records through Body Double (a Captured Tracks imprint shared with his pal Matt Kallman), Corey has recently issued a 7" with Oakland-based label Loglady Records. The resulting slab o' wax consists of three heavy, home-recorded pop songs. Currently, Corey is collaborating and performing live with De Facto Propers, a Los Angeles-based group consisting of Eric D. Augustine (a former member of Stevenson Ranch Davidians, currently playing with Great Gleaming Sea) and Daniel Austin Warren (a local writer and LA Record contributor).
Spend an evening dancing to New Order, Joy Division, A Certain Ratio, Section 25, Happy Mondays and the rest of the radical sounds released circa 1978-92 on Tony WIlson's Factory Records label out of Manchester! PLUS a live performance of Joy Division covers by BOY DIVISION at 11pm!
Part Time Punks is proud to welcome TOY to The Echo stage for their first-ever live appearance in Los Angeles. Hailed as the UK's best shoegaze band since Ride with the release of their debut LP last year, the bands new LP finds them growing at light speed, incorporating dreamy elements of psychedelia and the chugging, insistent motorik rhythms of Krautrock, as well as bits of Britpop and even some Factory Records sounds... "Join The Dots" is certain to make most critics' lists for Best of the Year (including PTP's), and their live show is certain to sell out (and sooner than later) so get yer tickets ASAP folks...
COLD SHOWERS fuses the sort of dreamscape typically associated with Shoegaze to the melancholia of the Darkwave. A band who, it is mentioned in most reviews, would fit comfortably "in the dusty catalog of Factory Records," perhaps because of the talents members...and just the right revolving counterbalance piston-precise drumming ala' Steve Morris, resounding bass leads worthy of Peter Hook and the alternately complex and catchy guitarwork of a chap who could very well be the next Vini Reilly. Their debut on Dais, also is making a lot of Top Ten lists around the country this time of year...and very deservedly fucking so. And with their 2nd LP nearly completed, you can expect it to appear on those Top Ten lists for 2014 (including PTP's!)
Brooklyn duo by way of London, VON HAZE, are the latest transplants to the booming synth scene of Lost Angeles. Equally ominous and blissful, these are synthscapes interwoven with driving Suicide-style beats and bits of buzzsaw guitar. Both of the band's EPs (on Hippos In Tanks) and their LP (on Pendu Sound) are produced by Richard Fearless of Death In Vegas, so both Primal Scream and Spiritualized's fuzzy and blissful collaborations with Fearless come bzzzzzing to mind...
Come celebrate David Bowie's 67th 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...
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.
SOFT METALS bring their dreamy femme-fronted analog synth sounds back to the Echo stage, armed with amazing new collection of songs from their breathtaking new LP on Captured Tracks. Think of the more minimal/melodic moments of Throbbing Gristle & the Chris And Cosey that came after & you’ll be getting close to these now not so distant dreams...
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