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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…


    A night of stunning ethereal music for you fans of Cocteau Twins, Slowdive and Flying Saucer Attack.

    Listen to THEM ARE US TOO.

    Listen to ALTOCAMET.

    Listen to DROWSE.

  • 07.31 DEADBEATS record release party + RIKK AGNEW BAND + EGRETS ON ERGOT

    Celebrating the truly LOOOOOONG-awaited debut LP (decades, in fact) of one of LA's best (and weirdest) punk bands: DEADBEATS.  Art punk really.  Of course, Deadbeats' classic debut, "Kill The Hippies," on Dangerhouse Records is recognized by punk collectors and fans as one of the very best ever released.  (A record only just finally reissued a couple years back on the Artificx label.)  Perhaps summed up best on the Killed By Death website: "All hail The Deadbeats from now on and forever, one the best bands to ever walked the earth."

    Listen to DEADBEATS.

    Richard Francis “Rikk” Agnew Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and artist. In a career spanning more than 30 years Agnew has been a member of some of the most influential bands of the Orange County hardcore punk genre… What bands? you ask??? Try these: Social Distortion, The Adolescents, Christian Death, D.I., 45 Grave (and the list goes on).  Agnew helped define the Fullerton sound that charted the course for Southern California punk and influenced countless bands around the world. And those are the songs he'll be digging into tonite!

    Listen to RIKK AGNEW BAND.

    For the genre-inclined, EGRETS ON ERGOT are deathrock but not so dead, post-punk with a bit more punk, no-wave that says “yes” once in a while. So, yeah, it’s a bit hard to pin down.With a name that references birds in flight and LSD, you get the sense that this is a band that doesn’t want to be restrained. With production guided by the able hand of L.A. punk legend Paul Roessler (Screamers, Twisted Roots) they aren't. And certainly aren't for the faint of heart. One of PTP's favorite new LA bands!

    Listen to EGRETS ON ERGOT.

  • 08.07 MOVING UNITS presents the songs of Joy Division! 2ND SHOW ADDED!

    One-nite only special performance by MOVING UNITS doing one set of classic Joy Division tracks and one set of classic Moving Units tracks!  The 1st show sold out in FOUR DAYS!  So a 2ND SHOW was just added! Get yer tix now while you can...

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    Earlier this year Medical Records released the first full length LP in 5 years by longtime PTP fave, GENEVA JACUZZI. To say Jacuzzi is a multifaceted artist would be an understatement. She is well known for her uncompromisingly obtuse synth-driven pop and one-of-a-kind performance art that is comprised of one time only spectacles and installations. Her works have been presented in famous art institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, MOCA and numerous other venues across the globe. She has developed a very focused cult following in the art AND music scenes. She was originally well known for her multitude of self-released home recordings but also released a full length Lamaze in 2010 on the Vinyl International to much acclaim. Not to mention her track The Sleep Room featured on The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol 2. Technophelia is the culmination of a hybrid of DIY and professional studio recordings (with the help of esteemed producer Chris Coady) that resulted in this exquisite album. Features the soon-to-be-hits I’m A TV and Cannibal Babies. Lovers of unique and left-field wave such as Gina X, Ronny, and the like will be transfixed by the raw, oozing newness of it all.

    Listen to GENEVA JACUZZI.

    Close yer eyes, imagine Kraftwerk playing Steven Merritt songs; open them and meet ROLADEX. Roladex was formed in Texas by Tyler Jacobsen and Elyssa Dianne. Producer/Member, Tyler Jacobsen holds an MFA in Electronic Art and this becomes apparent as they find lyrical and musical inspiration through the films of David Cronenberg and John Carpenter, the works of authors such as J.G Ballard as well as video artists such as Vito Acconci and Nam June Paik. Jacobsen has been on a hiatus from his work as college art professor since the formation of the group. Using an arsenal of analog instruments, Roladex nostalgically borrows ideas from music of the past to carefully craft a unique brand of futuristic-mechanized pop, with an emphasis on songwriting and layered production. Weaving sparse, sequenced arpeggios into fuzzy bass and bubbly melodies to create a bed of sound where they layout a somehow bright melancholia. Part minimal synth-wave, part dream pop, Roladex fits nicely with other non-traditional pop acts such as Ariel Pink as well as Synth contemporaries like Police Des Moeurs and Black Marble. With previous singles on Night-People Records, AMDISCs, and Beko, Medical is proud to present their debut LP. At times their music cold and moody, at others it is bright and dimly warm. Themes such as nuclear war, cosmology, false memories and technology as the “opiate of the masses” become apparent as the listener plays through the LP. The opening track “Anthem For The Micro-Age” sets the tone with dreamy atmospheric synth textures and interwoven male and female vocals. “Love Surgery” is chock full of pop hooks and synth leads interspersed with angular guitar accents. “Empty Streets” has an almost minimal John Bender bedroom aesthetic. The Last track, “Nuke Em' Out” is an apocalyptic disco track for the end of the world, and the electro-mechanical new wave Cathode Rays (for the the group produced a video) is one of the catches tunes on the record. Fans of early Wire (esp 154), Drinking Electricity, Fad Gadget and even noisy 90s shoegaze are sure to enjoy.

    Listen to ROLADEX.

    Skeleton Hands is a self-described coldwave duo from Cincinnati, OH and they make music to make the bones dance and rattle ... features foreboding and sorrowful vocals with an upbeat 80s-synth aesthetic — like goth-goes-dancing. It’s atmosphere is colorful and stylishly romantic.  

    Listen to SKELETON HANDS.

    Say hello to ARI MASON, one of Part Time Punks' newest favorites. (Which, of course, you already know if you've listened to the PTP radio show in recent weeks.)  These are ethereal dream sequence electronics. With mood, melody & atmosphere that seamlessly fuse cold & dark waves with synthpop. And behind it all the power of her voice: plaintive, passionate and chilling as she draws you into her arms and her world with tales of nihilism and lust...

    Listen to ARI MASON.

  • 08.21 80s MIXTAPE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray [from The 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...!


    Yes, it is unbelieveable isn't it?!?!  But it is TRUE. Legendary 4ad darkwave/dreampop pioneers CLAN OF XYMOX are playing at Part Time Punks in August. This is years in the planning & a very literal dream come true.....!

    Listen to CLAN OF XYMOX.

    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.

    Listen to DRAB MAJESTY.

    This show sold out The Echo in just 9 days, so it's been moved to THE ECHOPLEX.  And there's no doubt it will sell that out too. Just a question of how fast, don't sleep on getting adv tix...

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  • 09.04 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with Guest DJ JOSE MALDONADO [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.)

    Doors open at 9PM sharp. As with ALL PTP events, anyone 18+ is welcome!

  • 10.30 THE NAMES [Factory Records] = Rescheduled date! Tix on sale NOW!

    Factory Records legendary act THE NAMES will finally make their first-ever US appearances! Their debut LP, "Swimming," produced by Martin Hannett remains one of THE best LPs of the 1980s (and has gotten regular airplay on the PTP radio show since the very beginning). And hosting THE NAMES is very literal a PTP dream come true. So do NOT miss out on history this night. They've NEVER played the States before and this show WILL sell out, so get yer tix NOW gang.....

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