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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…


    During 1979-1990 in Los Angeles, 45 GRAVE was born in the chaos of the Punk movement and churned out their own brand of Ghoul Rock. In the beginning, the original lineup consisted of:
    Dinah Cancer-Vocals
    Paul Cutler-guitar
    Rob Graves-bass
    Don Bolles-drums.
    The 45 GRAVE song "Partytime (Zombie Version)" made it onto themovie sound track for RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD. Partytime made full rotation on MTV (1984) and the song, "Evil", debut on MTV's The Cutting Edge in 1985. Appearing on many a teenagers wall or locker, Dinah was slated as 'The Queen of Punk and Deathrock' by many fan rags, and became the ultimate horror punk pinup girl. Touring the U.S., they grew up with and shared the stage with artists like The Damned, Specimen, The Misfits, The Cramps, and Black Flag.

    45 GRAVE is back, lead by the original cemetery girl herself, DINAH CANCER, on vocals, with a collection of Punk, Metal, and Death, the original songs of 45 GRAVE with a new lineup. With songs like Partytime, Bad Love, Evil, Concerned Citizen and more, this will be the closest to 45 GRAVE that fans will see in their lifetime. Giving the fans what they wanted one hour of the songs that they love and grew up with. According to Dinah, "I'm building this to keep the spirit of 45 GRAVE alive, introduce its magic to new fans, and as a personal commemorative of my bestmemories being the driving force and front person of 45 GRAVE. This is a part of my life that indeed changed me forever. Will it change yours?"

    Listen to 45 GRAVE.

    Classic LA deathrock goth outfit KOMMUNITY FK return to Lost Angeles for a rare live show to celebrate their 40th anniversary of blasphemous existence! KOMMUNITY FK was created by Patrik Mata in 1978 in the midst of the LA punk explosion. Patrik's new musical genre became a cross between post punk against a darker gloom that became the genesis of American gothik/deathrock. Kommunity FK's beginnings were raw. Mata's influences of William S. Burroughs, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, and early Bowie were woven through a dreamy musical side combined with experimental synthesized art punk. Mata's visionary soundscapes were all his own. The original pronunciation of Mata's new creation was "Kommunity Fuck". Very daring for the time when the later part of the band name was the top word of what was then known as the FCC's 'seven words not to be uttered' list. Changed by Mata to "Kommunity FK" so promoters back in the day had no problem placing the headliners name on their marquees. The FK has stuck throughout the decades ever since the bands live performance inception. Kommunity FK performs internationally and releases new material in the same tradition as they always have since 1978 with a 21st Century Deathrock twist... ~We Will Not Fall~

    Listen to KOMMUNITY FK.

    Moira Scar is PostPunk FreakDeathRock Trio from Oakland Ca.

    Listen to MOIRA SCAR.

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  • 10.27 CHAMELEONSVOX + THEATRE OF HATE + JAY ASTON [acoustic set of classic Gene Loves Jezebel tunes]

    Post-punk legends CHAMELEONSVOX return to Part Time Punks -- and this time with the full line-up of THEATRE OF HATE -- plus a special opening acoustic set by JAY ASTON from GENE LOVES JEZEBEL!  ChameleonsVox shows always sell out fast -- and they haven't been here since 2017 -- so grab yr adv tix fast!! 

    Listen to CHAMELEONSVOX.

    Listen to THEATRE OF HATE.


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    Legendary British shoegazing pioneers SEEFEEL make their 1st-ever appearance in Los Angeles with the full 7-piece band -- playing tracks from their groundbreaking 'Quique' LP from 1993 PLUS other classic tracks!!!!!!!

    In the heady days of the early 1990s, a wave of intrepid young bands made some unexpected connections between their post-punk approach to music, the exultant electronic reverberations from the early days of Acid House and the sonic sculptures crafted by classic producers like Phil Spector. As these sounds coalesced, Spector’s vaunted “Wall Of Sound” would be a handy touchstone for the immersive latticework of distortion and melody that would be off-handedly labeled later as “Shoegaze”.

    Even amongst a quasi-movement as loosely defined and musically divergent as this, Seefeel emerged as the black sheep. Conceived by Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock, Seefeel immediately amalgamated electronics in ways most of their peers in traditional bands would never dream of, these sounds fused deeply with guitar, drums and bass into urgent melodic waves that on early releases like Quique and Succour oscillated between hopefulness, introspection and downright menace. As Warp co-founder Steve Beckett says, “Seefeel were the first band that Warp signed who had guitars – they were brave to sign to us because they became the ‘older siblings’ in the family and took all the flak by breaking the unwritten rules of an (up until then) purely dance label. After 1995’s ‘Succour’ they stopped performing live, but we always kept in touch and then for the first Warp20 show in Paris we asked if they would play.” 

    The immediate result of their live reformation in Paris was the single “Faults”, the band’s ranks now including bassist Shigeru Ishihara and former Boredoms drummer Iida Kazuhisa (aka E-Da). Their first release since 1996’s (CH-VOX), "Faults" proved to be a clear and welcome progression for a group that had never been predictable. Drawing on everything from gamelan and krautrock to the fringes of underground bass music, Seefeel's new material has been met with a resounding “welcome back” and an instant affinity with new peers such as Gang Gang Dance, HEALTH, Battles and Salem.

    Listen to SEEFEEL.

    CHASMS was formed in 2011 by Jess Labrador and Shannon Madden. Following 2016's 'On the Legs of Love Purified' and the recent "Divine Illusion" single, the band's latest LP for the Felte labe, 'The Mirage' pushes the band's ethereal sound into the murky depths of dub. Marking a sonic shift for the project, 'The Mirage' finds the duo trading in chaotic bursts of noise for understated minimalism that's still characteristically melancholic and potent with emotion. Labrador's drum production is as deft as ever with an expanded range of electronic samples and tape-delay-induced polyrhythms. Layered with Madden's persistently dubby bass, Labrador's sparse guitar and gliding soprano float above a labyrinth of hypnotic sequences. These dub-laced dirges signify growth within the band, heard in their command of repetition, space, and effects to build a pervasive mood that's often utterly heartbreaking. 

    Listen to CHASMS.

    BODY/NEGATIVE transforms the world into a bedroom with her debut EP, Epoche. The LA-based solo artist plays with texture, delay, and converging vocals to create an amalgam of sounds that transport the listener into a universe of both familiarity and mystery. From crackling vinyl to soothing rainfall, the artist interweaves a myriad of sounds to blanket the entire album in a familiar feeling of comfortable sadness.

    Listen to BODY/NEGATIVE.


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  • 11.10 THE CURE NITE w/Guest DJ Alex Transistor

    Come spend an evening devoted to one of PTP's all-time favourite bands: THE CURE.  Dance from 10pm to 2am to tracks spanning the 35 years of THE CURE's back catalogue...from the punky stylings of The Easy Cure to the band's lovely/catchy 2008 comeback, "4:13 Dream"...and of course all the records in-between...  PLUS, you can expect tracks by Robert Smith's collaborations (Cult Hero, The Glove & Siouxsie And The Banshees), Simon Gallup's side projects (Fool's Dance & Lockjaw),  some Cure-clones who are so close you won't be able to tell the difference (The Essence, just to name one), and possibly some trax by The Presence & And Also The Trees for good measure...

    With Guest DJ Alex Transistor from The Smiths & Depeche Mode Conventions (and regular collaborator from PTP's Depeche Mode, Pulp & Britpop Nites)!


    Postponed from the spring...this is FINALLY happening....THE KVB play Los Angeles for Part Time Punks!

    Listen to THE KVB.

    Listen to HOUSES OF HEAVEN.

    Listen to NUMB.ER.

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    Part Time Punks is over the moon to welcome THE OCEAN BLUE back to The Echoplex stage -- and this time around to celebrate the release of their stunning new record!!!!  

    This WILL without a doubt sell out, so get yer tix NOW!

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    Listen to THE YUMMY FUR.

    Listen to OOZELLES.


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  • 11.27 80s vs 90s MIXTAPE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [Sweet & Tender Hooligans] @ THE MOROCCAN in DTLA

    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 The Moroccan in DTLA 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, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Kate Bush, David Bowie, 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...)

  • 12.01 BAUHAUS / LOVE & ROCKETS / TONES ON TAIL NITE w/Guest DJ Xian Vox -- aka Official Bauhaus Afterparty

    This Sunday at Part Time Punks...a nite devoted to the vinyl sounds of one of the most talented quartet of musicians in Post-Punk history: Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J. and Kevin Haskins.  This collective of musicians originally known as BAUHAUS, soon splintered into a handful of equally talented groups, such as LOVE & ROCKETS, TONES ON TAIL, DALI'S CAR, THE SINISTER DUCKS and THE JAZZ BUTCHER, and have also released a handful of remarkable solo records, (as well as weird and wonderful collaborations with the likes of Alan Moore, Rene Halkett and others).  On this night, you will also hear the band's punk & goth contemporaries  (Joy Division, The Cure, Siouxsie & The Banshees), 4AD labelmates  (Xmal Deutschland, Cocteau Twins, Dance Chapter, Rema Rema, The Birthday Party), and a smattering of the bands' heroes & influences (Velvets, Bowie, Eno, Roxy Music, T-Rex, New York Dolls).

    Haven't done this since 2013! But as it is the Official Afterparty for the Bauhaus gig happening downtown tonite, seems about time! And anyone with a Bauhaus ticket stub gets in for FREE!


    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 + SELOFAN + SECOND STILL (Nite #1 of 2.)

    MORE tix available as we get closer to the nite of the show! Stay tuned!

  • 12.16 LEBANON HANOVER + SELOFAN + SECOND STILL (Nite #2 of 2.)

    MORE tix available as we get closer to the nite of the show! Stay tuned!

  • 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!


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