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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…


  • 08.20 80s MIXTAPE NITE w/Guest DJs Alex Transistor & Ray D [from Smiths & Depeche Mode Conventions]

    Part Time Punks devotes by an evening to the coolest of indie & underground dance floor sounds of the 1980s. What to expect? Why, lots of sounds from PTP stalwarts, The Smiths, New Order, The Cure, Depeche Mode, David Bowie, Bauhaus, Siouxie & The Banshees, Sisters Of Mercy, Nitzer Ebb, The Normal, Jesus & Mary Chain, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Chameleons...

    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, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Psychedelic Furs, Pet Shop Boys, Flock Of Seagulls, Berlin, Bronski Beat, Bow Wow Wow, Adam Ant, Sinead O'Connor, Kate Bush and John Peel only knows what else...

    With PTP's good friends and regular collaborators, Guest DJs Alex Luevano and Ray DeVries (who host the annual Depeche Mode and Smiths Conventions here in LA).

    For fans of MTV's rule & groundbreaking program 120 MINUTES and classic "alternative music" of the 1980s...!

  • 08.27 THE PRIDS + FOTOFORM + GLAARE + CHARMS

    A nite of shoegazey darkwave with some of PTP's favorite bands...

    Listen to THE PRIDS.

    Listen to FOTOFORM.

    Listen to GLAARE.

    Listen to CHARMS.

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  • 09.01 DROWSE + SPACE WAVES @LaCita

    Special early PTP show at LaCita featuring a stunning duo of shoegaze-psych-out-dream-surf-space rock. Doors at 8PM. And YES earplugs WILL be available at the bar.

    Listen to DROWSE.

    Listen to SPACE WAVES.

  • 09.03 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado (from Sweet & Tender Hooligans)

    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.)

  • 09.10 CHAMELEONSVOX + THE SOFT KILL + DRAA

    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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  • 09.11 THEATRE OF HATE + DIAT + THE WRAITH

    Legendary UK band from the 1st wave of Goth sounds in England...THEATRE OF HATE...making their FIRST-EVER appearance in LA in this very special Monday-nite edition of Part Time Punks!!

    Listen to THEATRE OF HATE.

    Listen to DIAT.

    Listen to THE WRAITH.

    This historic event WILL sell out...and I'm guessing probably MONTHS in advance. So IF you don't wanna miss it, scoop up yr tix NOW!

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  • 09.17 SISTERS OF MERCY NITE with Guest DJ Xian (Malediction Society/Disko.Nekro/Otherside)

    Finally. By popular request. A nite devoted to the dark and menacing and beautiful sounds of SISTERS OF MERCY. So expect to hear yer favorite b-sides and deep cuts from all the band's albums...plus The Sisterhood...AND plenty of Sisters clones and contemporaries and inspirations: Suicide, Bauhaus, Clan Of Xymox, The Mission, The March Violets, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Fields Of The Nephilim, Killing Joke, Joy Division, Virgin Prunes, Skeletal Family, Specimen, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Xmal Deutschland, The Danse Society, Tones On Tail, Alien Sex Fiend, Southern Death Cult, Play Dead, Minny Pops, Rosetta Stone, Venus In Furs, Fad Gadget, Ghost Dance and more.......

     

     

  • 09.24 FRANKIE ROSE + SPLASHH + BUSINESS OF DREAMS

    Frankie was the original drummer for Vivian Girls, then for Crystal Stilts, then for Dum Dum Girls (!).  Now she has a band of her own & a lovely debut LP, mixing the sort of sounds you've heard from the bands above with the best of Phil Spector's girl-bands of the 1960s like The Shangri-La's and Nico's tracks with the Velvets. Frankie's 4th album is an existendial odyssey called 'Cage Tropical.' It is awash with vintage synths, painterly effects pedals, upside down atmosphere and reverberating vocals. It evokes a new wave paranormality of sorts that drifts beyond the songsthemselves. 

    Listen to FRANKIE ROSE.

    Splashh was formed in 2012 by friends Sasha Carlson and Toto Vivian. The pair have been making music together since they were teenagers in the suburbs of Australia, which to be fair, was only a few years ago. Their debut album,
    Comfort, recorded entirely on their own with a home studio in their London flat, was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. With praise from NME, BBC, CLASH, The Guardian, Clash, Drowned in Sound, Q, and many other tastemakers, the band hit the road in support of the album touring extensively through the UK, Europe, America and Australia.

    Listen to SPLASHH.

    Los Angeles musician, guitarist in Terry Malts and Magic Bullets. Runs Body Double reissue label, a Captured Trackssubsidiary (Omnian Music Group), BUSINESS OF DREAMS is the soundtrack of your summ sun... For fans of Beach Fossils, Diiv, Wild Nothing, Hibou and Moscow Olympics.

    Listen to BUSINESS OF DREAMS.

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  • 10.29 PART TIME PUNKS' ANNUAL GOTH BALL with SKELETAL FAMILY + tba
  • 12.10 TRISOMIE 21 + tba

    Legendary French Cold Wave pioneers TRISOMIE 21 make their first-ever LA appearance tonite at Part Time Punks!

    Listen to TRISOMIE 21.

  • 12.31 PTP's ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado @The Echoplex!

    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!

    PLUS Cut Out Dick Clark will be there, courtesy PTP photog Dylan Gordonand his Dirty Snapshots for all your Rocking New Year's Eve photo ops...

    This is the first time in TWELVE YEARS that New Year's Eve has fallen on a Sunday, which makes this the 1st PTP NYE bash at The Echo/plex!  And it will be INSANE guaranteed....

  • 01.14 DAVID BOWIE NITE with 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 Monday edition of PTP this summer because Tuesday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL play...you can ALL come out & dance 'til 2am (and still hit all the BBQs the next day!)


 

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