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…
Don't miss out on this special nite of shimmering shoegaze sounds and propulsive postpunk rhythms with SILVER SHADOWS from SF and BAND APARTE from here in LA! For fans of Lush, Jesus & Mary Chain, Stereolab and both classic & new shoegaze/dreampop sounds! Doors at 8PM! Then stick around for Punky Reggae Party and DANCE.......
Yes! Legendary founding member & bass player extraordinaire JAH WOBBLE is playing Part Time Punks!!!! Unbelievable!!!
Finally! A nite devoted to one of my 1st favorite bands in the world (and so shall they remain!): NEW ORDER. So, expect a night filled with deep cuts, breathtaking b-sides and of course the almost endless list of hits! PLUS loads of BeMusic productions (aka bands produced by members of New Order like The Wake, Section 25, Stockholm Monsters, Abecedarians, Quando Quango, Nyam Nyam, Red Turns To..., Royal Family & The Poor, Thick Pigeon) and of course their labelmates on Factory Records like Durutti Colum, A Certain Ratio and of course JOY DIVISION!
Really really REALLY over the moon to be welcoming BLACK MARBLE back to The Echo stage for Part Time Punks for the first time in 3+ year!!!! And, even more excitingly, playing loads of tracks off their long-awaited forthcoming 2nd LP 'It's Immaterial' on the Ghostly International label. The band's debut LP, 'A Different Arrangement' was one of PTP's favorite records of 2012 (along with most of the rest of the critics in this country), and the new album is AMAZING folks...marrying the sounds of synthpop to synthpunk, alternately bleak, melodic, punk and electronic.
Detroit's Paul Bancell, Ben Saginaw and Chris Samuels are RITUAL HOWLS. They collect samples of the physical world and feed them with guitar, vox, bass, synth and drum machines to create an aura of darkness over a pop sensibility. Paul Bancell provides lyrics that Lovecraft would approve of while Chris Samuels and Ben Saginaw provide sounds that bring his macabre tales lurching into the world of the living. Collaboratively, Ritual Howls create a surreal, introspective gloom that could fuel a disco in hell, a soundtrack to your favorite nightmares and most grisly fantasies.
Menacing and beautiful, CHASMS is the sound of shoegaze in the ice age. Brooding, bruising, melancholy excursions into a Gothic afterlife, a miasma of lush beats and sonorous vocals that is interwoven with ominous grooves and the occasional spike of soaring guitar and white noise. These are sounds equally inspired by Cocteau Twins 'Garlands' and Seefeel's 'Quique'. Glacial, cavernous and utterly moving.
Part Time Punks is pround to welcome legendary post-punk figure JOWE HEAD to The Echo stage. This will be the 1st-ever West Coast appearance of the founding member of Swell Maps, and member of the Television Personalities for over a decade! AND he will be playing loads of classic Swell Maps and TVPs tracks...along with some of his own classics from the 'Pincer Movements' LP!
If you've ever seen SEX STAINS, then of course you already know they are one of LA's best new bands! Most crazed, energetic, compelling...and the list goes on... For fans of The Slits, Kleenex/Liliput, Delta 5, Maximum Joy, ESG and Bratmobile....
An evening of existential beauty and ethereal dread to alter yer consciousness.
And YES this will sell out.
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 La Cita Bar 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, 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, so you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...)
Haunted by the ghosts of The Cure, Killing Joke and Joy Division, THE SOFT KILL's sound is full of skittering single-note guitar runs, propulsive dirges and melodic art damage. IF you were among the 1500 or so who crammed into The Regent last fall for Part Time Punks when they opened for ChameleonsVox, or the 900+ who crammed into The Echoplex for either Clan Of Xymox or Modern English earlier this year then you already know they're also INCREDIBLE live....
"All Your Sisters take on the post-punk paradigm is decidedly non-retro. The basic building blocks are there; heavy drum machine rhythms, pumping melodic bass lines, swaths of atmospheric guitars and cold synth melodies, but where many bands are content to wallow in the shadows of their influences, All Your Sisters sounds like the future." -Peek-A-Boo-Magazine
Dark & dreamy postpunk duo from the UK making their live LA debut tonite! Their debut LP, due out on Avant before this gig is one of PTP's favorites of the year, so make sure you get here early to be utterly blown away...
Black Mare is the solo project of Sera Timms, vocalist and bassist for Ides Of Gemini and formerly of the recently disbanded Black Math Horseman. With a focus on rhythmic repetition and atmospheric simplicity, Black Mare steps outside the collaborative dynamic to reveal a creative process that is all Sera’s own. Her songs traverse hidden realms, fragments of dreams, submerged memories and mythical imagery. Where Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini demand volume and collusion, Black Mare requires only quiet contemplation. If Black Math Horseman and Ides Of Gemini seek to summon the deafening roar of inevitability, Black Mare delivers its verdicts in solemn whispers. And yet each operates, in its own way, within the darkened spheres of hypnosis.
Legendary Athens postpunk outfit PYLON returns to Part Time Punks for their 1st show here since their jaw-dropping & show-stealing set at Part Time Punks' 2nd Fest back in 2009. (Now with singer/songwriter Vanessa Briscoe Hay fronting a slightly different lineup and name of Pylon Reenactment Society to be specific.) DEFINITELY one of THE best shows of the year here tonite!
If you've ever seen SEX STAINS, then of course you already know they are one of LA's best new bands! Most crazed, energetic, compelling...and the list goes on... For fans of The Slits, Kleenex/Liliput, Delta 5, Maximum Joy, ESG and Bratmobile.... They'll blow yer fucking doors off too.
Gritty synth punk with an early no wave 80s vibe, PANTHAR is an LA-based 5 piece formed in March 2014. Their eclectic blend of stripped down postpunk references a range of early 80s faves, from the Au Pairs to Crisis, The Cure, The Chameleons and early B-52s. Vocalist Shelina Louise, formerly of riot punk outfit, Kat Kong, brings her inimitable energy to PANTHAR’s dark wave backdrop.
Girl grunge sister style sonic youth onslaught. Best devoured whole. And LOUD.
This will without a doubt sell out, so don't sleep on those adv tix for this one!
Not only will Jose Maldonado be Guest DJing this time around, but he will also performing a very special acoustic set of Smiths & Morrissey tracks with some very special friends--starting at 9:30pm!
Then, stick around and spend the rest of 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...
Spend yer New Year's Eve on the coziest dance floor in the city, 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, so you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...) With Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet and Tender Hooligans!
Come celebrate David Bowie's 70th 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...
We've been doing this for 7 years now for Bowie's birthday, and we will keep paying tribute every January to celebrate his music & pay tribute to him. This WILL sell out, gang. (Just like it does every year.) So get yer tix NOW........
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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