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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…


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  • 02.01 THE CURE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray [from The Smiths & Depeche Mode Conventions]

    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 DJs Alex & Ray from The Smiths & Depeche Mode Conventions (and regular collaborator from PTP's Depeche Mode, Pulp & Britpop Nites)


    PTP's annual MBV NITE returns.  This year with 3 of the country's best dreampop bands: Captured Tracks' HEAVENLY BEAT (featuring former members of Beach Fossils), THE BILINDA BUTCHERS and XO!  

    In case you aren't familiar, each year I ask the bands who play to include at least TWO MBV covers somewhere in their set (coordinating among the bands playing so they're each playing different tracks, natch.)  Then, the rest of the nite you can expect yer host to be spinning loads of MBV trax from every era, from 'Fever' to 'M B V', plus loads of rare Kevin Shields produced tracks, MBV side-projects and of course the 25 years' worth of MBV inspired bands (and even a few outright clones).  This show sells out EVERY year, so get yer tix NOW.....

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  • 02.13 Part Time Punks presents THE WEDDING PRESENT + SEA LIONS [Slumberland] @ La Cita Bar

    Part Time Punks is beyond blushingly proud to present a special show with legendary indiepop pioneers THE WEDDING PRESENT at La Cita Bar in Downtown LA......with dreamyjangly Slumberland openers THE SEA LIONS.  (Who, you may remember did a set of Wedding Present covers at PTP's Tribute to John Peel a couple years back.  Well, lead singer/songwriter David Gedge of The Wedding Present was THERE that nite and well....the rest is soon to be HISTORY.  So don't miss out!  This WILL without a doubt SELL OUT, so get yer tix now gang...  Doors open at 7PM!

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  • 02.15 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE w/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!

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    HTRK: Live electronic / noise / avant pop/rock act from Melbourne known for their subtlety of gesture and stubbornly languorous performances, this two-piece is capable of seducing audiences through disciplined waves of sonics, crisp 808 beats and soft, calm threats. From 2007-09, HTRK toured Europe extensively at the personal request of Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Shellac, The Horrors, The Locust and Fuck Buttons. HTRK’s music is not a quick-fix for restless, impatient minds; it needs to absorbed, contemplated and revisited. Listen to one of their records and youll find yourself slipping deep into their sound world, where the cavernous reverberations of dub techno are mixed with frosted post-punk motifs and the gravelly imperfections of industrial, reimagined in the setting of a dingy basement.

    Listen to HTRK.

    Los Angeles synthgazers TROPIC OF CANCER have released three 10” singles through the much revered Downwards label, as well as a recent EP on Blackest Ever Black, The Sorrow Of Two Blooms.  Following a lengthy European tour with HTRK last fall, UK press described Tropic Of Cancer’s sound as “melting gothic ambiance with shoegaze grit, resulting in a blissed-out drone,” and their latest EP on Mannequin finds the band expanding and enriching their sound. The band’s sparse, synthgaze soundscapes invoke Factory Records’ producer, Martin Hannett’s coldest, crispest productions, while singer Camella Lobo’s ensnare and unfold in shades of Nico, Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine.  These are the songs for the loveless.

    Listen to TROPIC OF CANCER.

    Fusing the post-punk purr of The Cramps, The Slits & Androids Of Mu with the darkerwave machinations of Joy Division & Cabaret Voltaire, DVA DAMAS bring their growl back to PTP (featuring Taylor from Tropic Of Cancer!)

    Listen to DVA DAMAS.

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  • 03.08 BE FOREST + INTIMATCHINE + special guests TBA
  • 03.13 Part Time Punks presents SHY BOYS + DREAM BOYS @ La Cita Bar

    Part Time Punks presents a special night of shambolic indiepop and head-swaying harmonies at La Cita at 8pm!


    Over 200 tix sold ALREADY. So get yers now because this WILL sell out!

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  • 03.17 PART TIME PUNKS St. Patty's Day Party w/Guest DJ Jose Maldonado @ La Cita Bar

    Spend yer St. Patty's Day this year dancing to yer favorite tunes from the UK all nite long.  Featuring the sort of singalong mix of Britpop, Bowie, Post-Punk, Morrissey, Glam and The Smiths you've come to expect from Part Time Punks dance nites (and Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet & Tender Hooligans)!!

  • 05.01 Part Time Punks presents HARD LEFT + TERRY MALTS + DJ KID FROSTBITE @ La Cita Bar

    Part Time Punks AND Punky Reggae Party presents the record release party for HARD LEFT's debut LP on Slumberland Records!  With beer-guzzling guitar-slaying labelmates TERRY MALTS....AND none other than DJ KID FROSTBITE aka Papa Slumber aka Mike Schulman spinning punk & reggae all nite long in a special evening at La Cita Bar in downtown Lost Angeles... 

    Doors open at 8PM!


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