Part Time Punks

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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…

  • 02.18 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 the next day is a holiday you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]

    Get adv tix.

  • 02.25 THE CURE NITE with 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)!

  • 03.04 The ROYAL TRUX show has been postponed to the summer. Stay tuned for the new date SOON!

    Part Time Punks is over-the-moon to be hosting the legendary ROYAL TRUX for their 1st LA show in yearsssssss.....

    This WILL sell out. And I'm guessing it won't take long. So grab those adv tix NOW.......



    Part Time Punks presents a nite of dreampop with some of PTP's favorite new bands....

    Listen to HIBOU.

    Listen to DEATH BELLS.

    Listen to FLOATING ROOM.

    Listen to ALIEN BOY.

    Get adv tix.

  • 03.18 CHROME + AUTOMELODI + tba

    Legendary SF synthpunks CHROME return to The Echoplex stage for PART TIME PUNKS?!!!!!!!  Formed in San Francisco in 1975, Chrome is simultaneously one of the pioneers in punk and industrial music, at times also incorporating heavy psychedelic sludge and dense layers of synth.  (Making Chrome, along with Throbbing Gristle and Suicide, one of Ian Curtis' favorite bands, in case you need some kinda cred check at this point.  And along with Joy Division and those bands, certainly one of THE most important of the period.) Don't miss this historic chance to catch them live!

    Listen to CHROME.

    Led by vocalist and songwriter Xavier Paradis. AUTOMELODI have long garnered a cult underground following with his solo minimal synth project since releasing their debut LP on Wierd Records in 2006. Like labelmates Led Er Est and Frank(just Frank), Automelodi combines guitars with synthesizers and drum machines, drawing from a mixed palette of minimal electronic sounds.

    Listen to AUTOMELODI.

    This show WILL sell out. So grab yr tix sooner than later. Don't say I didn't warn you.


    No doubt influenced by the emergence of gothic punk in the early 80s, the Skeletal Family emerged from Bingley in Yorkshire, towards the end of 1982. Early demos recorded in September and December featured the input of Anne Marie Hurst (lead vocals), Trotwood (b. Roger Nowell; bass), Stan Greenwood (guitar), Steve Crane (drums) and Karl Heinz (synthesizer). After a debut single, ‘Just A Friend’, on the Luggage label in March 1983, the band signed to Yorkshire’s established indie, Red Rhino Records. By this time, Howard Daniels had taken over on drums. ‘The Night’ shared the same influences championed by the band’s ‘goth’ counterparts - the Cramps, Bauhaus and the Birthday Party. ‘Alone She Cries’ in January 1984 featured new drummer Martin Henderson, and was followed by ‘So Sure’ in June, alongside Recollect, a 12-inch EP comprising early demos. By the advent of Burning Oil in August, Skeletal Family had attracted a sizeable following, principally through support slots to the Sisters Of Mercy. 

    Listen to SKELETAL FAMILY.

    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.

    Listen to BLACK MARE.

    "Like looking at a snowflake under a microscope; beautiful crystalline ice in exquisite contrast to the black void that lies beyond." (SECOND STILL, according to the venerable Lord Venom). For fans of Xmal Deutschland, Sad Lovers & Giants and of course Modern Eon (where the band name originates). TONITE we celebrate the vinyl release of the band's debut LP.  One of PTP's favorite bands in the country right now! Come & see & hear why....

    Listen to SECOND STILL.


    The show you thought you'd never see! All original members!

    Listen to THE PALE SAINTS.

    Listen to BROADCAST.

    Listen to MARINE GIRLS.

  • 05.06 DEPECHE MODE NITE w/guest DJs Alex & Ray [from 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.

  • 07.03 DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado -- and YES this is a TUESDAY NITE!

    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 Tuesday nite edition of PTP this summer because Tuesday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL can ALL come out & dance 'til 2am (and still hit all the BBQs the next day!)

  • 09.09 13TH CHIME

    Legendary UK goth outfit 13TH CHIME play their 1st-ever LA gig!

    This will sell out, without a doubt! Tix on sale SOON...

    Listen to 13TH CHIME.


    Legendary goth anarchopunks RUBELLA BALLET play their 1st LA show EVER!

    This will sell out. No question about it. Tix on sale SOON....

    Listen to RUBELLA BALLET.


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