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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…

  • 06.22 WRECKLESS ERIC + TEXAS BOB JUAREZ [from TV Personalities!!] @ LaCita for PUNKY REGGAE PARTY's 12-year Anniversary!

    PUNKY REGGAE PARTY celebrates its 12-year Anniversary at LaCita!!***

    With a special live performance by 1st-generation UK punk WRECKLESS ERIC (best known of course for "Whole Wide World").....! PLUS........Texas Bob Juarez from the TV PERSONALITIES (and YES he will be doing 'Part Time Punks,' along with a bunch of other TVPs classics!)

    And of course yer hosts & selecters Boss Harmony aka David Orlando (from Dub Club & Dublab) and Michael Stock (from Part Time Punks & KXLU 88.9FM LA) will be spinning a mix of punk, post-punk, reggae, ska, dub, danchall, DIY & mutant disco all nite long...

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    JUNIORE plays a time-lag between the nostalgia of an era never known – that of scopitones, two-stroke engines and journeys on the moon – and a contemporary world, at Tarantino, populated by stories of girls, ghosts, cities and cars. We hear ultra reverberated guitars that respond to harmonies full of spleen and rhythms. [Translated from the French -- so excusez moi.]

    Listen to JUNIORE.

    SONODA is the full-band realization of Lisa Sonoda's solo bedroom project. The songs on Clearing (released in 2017 via Never Anything Records) are reveries for the heartbroken— reverberant lullabies about memories, the stars, loneliness and goodbyes. In Sonoda, the songs are embodied by Lisa's ethereal voice— simultaneously haunting and enchanting— nestled in a stereophonic dream landscape of fluttering guitars, blooming synthesizer textures, and lush casio organ overtones.

    Listen to SONODA. 

    TANGIENTS is a post-punk, ambient “gaze-pop” duo based in Los Angeles. Chelsea Ray’s intense, yet dream-like vocals can pierce as well as float over Be Hussey’s(GUIDES, Radar Bros.) thick wall of sonics, resulting in a noisy, yet melodic and ethereal sound.

    Listen to TANGIENTS.

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  • 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!)

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  • 07.08 DARK 80s NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox [LADEAD]

    A new dance nite at Part Time Punks devoted to all the best in dark sounds from the 1980s... So, expect to hear the sounds of...Sisters Of Mercy, Clan Of Xymox, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Cocteau Twins, Xmal Deutschland, The Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Bauhaus, Killing Joke, Fad Gadget, Asylum Party, Alien Sex Fiend, Soft Cell, Echo & The Bunnymen, Joy Division, Trisomie 21, Tears For Fears, Gary Numan, New Order, Marc & The Mambas, The Bolshoi, The Church, Gene Loves Jezebel, The Psychedelic Furs, All About Eve, Nizer Ebb, The Chameleons, Kate Bush,  Dead Or Alive, Flesh For Lulu, Play Dead, Virgin Prunes, Corpus Delicti, Visage, Norma Loy, Poesie Noire, Depeche Mode, B-Movie, Public Image Limited, New Model Army, The Cult, Wolfgang Press, Love & Rockets, Human League, The Damned, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Front 242, Adam Ant, D.A.F., Nina Hagen, Ministry, This Mortal Coil...and so much more!!!

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  • 07.15 MARTIN BISI [Swans/Sonic Youth] + FACS [ex-DISAPPEARS] + SEX PARK + ESSES

    At BC Studio -- a recording studio he founded in 1981 with the help of Brian Eno -- MARTIN BISI has realized albums by Sonic Youth, Swans, John Zorn, Africa Bambaataa, Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, Herbie Hancock's Rockit, White Hills (Thrill Jockey), Serena Maneesh, Violent Femmes, Foetus, Pop 1280 (Sacred Bones), Fred Frith, Wrekmeister Harmonies (Thrill Jockey), US Maple, The Dresden Dolls, Boredoms, Boss Hog, and countless others.  Martin Bisi's live band covers post-rock/punk and Industrial territory, intermixed with ambient soundscapes. And this will be his 1st LA appearance. Read more via Pitchfork's recent rave here:

    Listen to MARTIN BISI.

    FACS sprung from the ashes of Chicago band Disappears in early 2017. Initially formed around Disappears members Brian Case, Noah Leger and Jonathan van Herik, the band now counts Alianna Kalaba (Cat Power, We Raggazi) as a member following van Herik's amicable departure. FACS play stark post-punk from a rhythmic and abstract perspective, using minimalism and space to make modern art rock. The bands debut album "Negative Houses” was recorded at Electrical Audio by Grammy award-winning producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, War on Drugs, Roots) & will be released by Trouble In Mind records in March, 2018.

    Listen to FACS.

    SEX PARK is a synthwave duo from Portland, Oregon comprised of Daniel Blumenthal and Paul Burkhart. After recording a self-titled cassette ep in Winter 2016, they went on to play a series of high-profile local shows and festivals in the PNW. Working with Denver-based label Vacant Decade, their debut album, ATRIUM, features the singles “Dignity” and “Rhyme or Reason,” which are accompanied by surreal videos produced by Neu Caligula. Sex Park draws inspiration from a diverse array of music, from Factory Records and Mute bands of the 80’s and 90’s to modern trap and dance music. In Winter 2018, Sex Park added guitarist Colin Buckley to expand their live show.

    Listen to SEX PARK.

    ESSES is an Oakland, CA post-punk/darkwave band which was formed in 2014. Their music has a wall of sound all their own with elements of punk, deathrock, doom, and noise to create a soundscape that is both intense and intimate. The group's members tap easily into the underground music and art aesthetic that has come to define the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. 

    Listen to ESSES.

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  • 07.22 NEW ROMANTIC NITE with Guest DJs Paul V. & Alex Transistor

    Part Time Punks devotes a dance nite to the sound of the New Romantic scene of the early 1980s -- a scene which was originally both a rebellion against punk and an embrace of the glam era of the early 1970s that preceded it -- but ended up producing some of the biggest names in 1980s synthpop (thanks largely to a new televisual innovation by the name of MTV (short for Music TeleVision, in case you'd forgotten). In terms of style it rejected the austerity and anti-fashion stance of punk and embraced the androgynous.  So what does that mean for the dancefloor? Expect a lot of 80s sounds by the likes of Duran Duran, Ultravox, Flock Of Seagulls, Human League, Visage, Spandau Ballet, Japan, Tears For Fears, Adam & The Ants, Culture Club, ABC, O.M.D., Classix Nouveaux, Berlin Blondes, Steve Strange, Thomas Dolby, Soft Cell, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode, Dead Or Alive, Echo & The Bunnymen, Psychedelid Furs, Talk Talk, Blancmange, Alphaville, Heaven 17, Simple Minds, China Crisis, Kajagoogoo, Yazoo, Propaganda & Altered Images -- PLUS a smattering of the 70s sounds that inspired the movement -- ie David Bowie, T-Rex, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, Queen, Slade, Sparks, The Sweet, New York Dolls and of course Gary Glitter. 

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    Part Time Punks is proud to bring one of its favorite alltime shoegaze bands to The Echoplex stage -- AIRIEL -- for their 1st LA gig in decades. Their long-awaited 2nd LP, "Molten Young Lovers" released last year on Shelflife Records was featured on Part Time Punks Best of 2017, but PTP's love for the band dates all the way back to 1997, when the band first started. So this show means a lot to PTP (and ME!!)

    Listen to AIRIEL.

    Sharing their namesake with a song by predecessor noise pop group The Lilys, TENNIS SYSTEM are keeping the legacies of Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, and the Jesus and Mary Chain alive with their expansive, catchy-as-hell pop songs.  Matty Taylor and and co. are masters of loud and dirty anthems, but rising above the noise that blankets them are Taylor's beautifully sung, dreamy lyrics inspired by both love and art, from the drawings of Egon Schiele to the writing of Aldous Huxley.

    Listen to TENNIS SYSTEM.

    Formed by Gray Tolhurst (Gray Tolhurst, Coo Coo Birds), Jeremie Ruest (Cerf Volant, Your Friend, Lavender Blush), Justin Oronos (Solip), and Lauren Grubb (Minipop, To The Wedding) in 2017, the band meshes the crushingly loud guitars and hushed vocals of 90’s shoegaze with the urgency and mechanical rhythms of post-punk. Their debut EP was recorded and produced at New, Improved Recording in Oakland, California by Alexis Berthelot (Gojira, Wolfgang Tillmans, Enablers) in late 2017.

    Listen to TOPOGRAPHIES.

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    For over a decade, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania-based musician Thom Wasluck has been unleashing his signature gloomy dirges under the name PLANNING FOR BURIAL at a nearly relentless pace. He now has three full-length albums under his belt (most notably 2017's monumental Below the House) as well as numerous EPs and splits. Wasluck writes and records everything himself and has toured extensively as a one-man band, playing hundreds of shows over the years. Both incredibly loud and intimate, Planning For Burial performs with an unrivaled passion and funereal grace that is equally at home in basements and concert halls.


    DROWSE is a peek inside the mind of Kyle Bates, the band’s only full time member. After a severe mental breakdown, Kyle Bates of Portland OR's Drowse was prescribed a plethora of antipsychotic drugs to subdue his paranoia and suicidal ideation. Several unmedicated years later Bates’ anxiety began to resurface, and he turned to Klonopin and alcohol to blanket the intrusive thoughts. It was during this time that Bates wrote and recorded Drowse's second full-length album, Cold Air. The shimmering dissonance with hints of slowcore, noise-pop, ambient and shoegaze that characterizes Cold Air will appeal to fans of Mount Eerie, Grouper, Planning for Burial, and Have a Nice Life. Many of these songs feature vocals from the band’s creative partner Maya Stoner. Drowse is a complex and layered project set apart by its raw ambition.

    Listen to DROWSE.

    DEVOURED BY FLOWERS is a Psychedelic Dreampop Music group based in Portland, Oregon. They employ deep, elegant male vocals, and a mix of electric and acoustic guitars set to entrancing rhythms that unfold into lush songscapes and passionate lyrical themes. They recently released their first full length album one year after The Luminescent EPMoonscape Hotel is a beautiful follow-up release with an epic sound akin to Echo and the Bunnymen, The Sound, The Chameleons, and perfect to daydream to.


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    Part Time Punks presents a nite of ethereal sounds, blending shoegaze with dark synth sounds...

    SALLY DIGE ("Dee-Ah") is a Danish-Canadian multidisciplinary-audiovisual artist based in Berlin. Her approach to analogueprocessed visuals, catchy pop driven tracks and presence in the art world has made her a unique talent in the total creative world. 

    Listen to SALLY DIGE.

    Inspired by the dreamy underwater imagery of their collaborative short film, Dolphins and Porpoises, Rebecca Scott (vocals, keys) and Brian Cook (drum machine, guitar) formed the equally dreamy indie pop group PANDA RIOT in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania circa 2005. The band's buzzy guitar riffs, gossamer vocals, and swaths of synthesized distortion (the duo filtered their keyboards through a death metal pedal) gave a nod to early-'90s acts like Tender Trapthe Softies, and My Bloody Valentine. Their newest (double) album, breaks all new ground in terms of dreamy melodies, textures and layers and is one of PTP's favorites of the year.

    Listen to PANDA RIOT.

    The revival of Toronto band, IRIS, comes with a new beginning and a new EP. There are traces of their deconstructive melancholic spirit that we came to know earlier but they have since suspended themselves deeper into the shoegaze genre and into a more experimental sound with their transformative power of guitar music. Their talent shines throughout all four songs, with piercing and interwoven melodies, swirling guitars, and a distortion that bleeds raw emotion. Iris is a flawlessly constructed soundscape and an EP so devastatingly divine that it is impossible to listen to just one song.

    Listen to IRIS.

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  • 08.19 80s MIXTAPE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray (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...!

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  • 08.26 SISTERS OF MERCY NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox [LADEAD]

    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 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.......

  • 09.02 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!]


    Legendary UK goth outfit 13TH CHIME play their 1st-ever LA gig! Formed in 1980. Between 1981-82 13TH CHIME released 3 singles Coffin Maker, Cursed and Fire. 13th Chime are drawn to morbidsubjects. Early pictures featured coffins and screaming witches.The group folded in 1984. In 2009, Sacred Bones released 2 LP's and discography collection. The group reformed in 2015. In 2016, 13th Chime released Noir. Noir is the connection between the past and present  

    Listen to 13TH CHIME.

    Classic LA deathrock goth outfit KOMMUNITY FK return to Lost Angeles for a rare live show to celebrate their 40th anniversary of blasphemous existence! KOMMUNITY FK was created by Patrik Mata in 1978 in the midst of the LA punk explosion. Patrik's new musical genre became a cross between post punk against a darker gloom that became the genesis of American gothik/deathrock. Kommunity FK's beginnings were raw. Mata's influences of William S. Burroughs, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, and early Bowie were woven through a dreamy musical side combined with experimental synthesized art punk. Mata's visionary soundscapes were all his own. The original pronunciation of Mata's new creation was "Kommunity Fuck". Very daring for the time when the later part of the band name was the top word of what was then known as the FCC's 'seven words not to be uttered' list. Changed by Mata to "Kommunity FK" so promoters back in the day had no problem placing the headliners name on their marquees. The FK has stuck throughout the decades ever since the bands live performance inception. Kommunity FK performs internationally and releases new material in the same tradition as they always have since 1978 with a 21st Century Deathrock twist... ~We Will Not Fall~

    Listen to KOMMUNITY FK.

    “Badass Oakland deathrock” - Cvlt Nation
    “The majestic Oakland goth/post-punk group” - Bandcamp
    “Dark and (heavy on the) dreamy side of post punk” - Maximum RocknRoll
    “This Oakland trio has been burning a path of ecstatic destruction everywhere they go” - Stereo Embers
    "Haunting three-piece from Oakland channels the spirit of Juju-era Siouxie, Euro synth wailers and the tortured souls of early humyns trapped in glacial ice." - KDVS

    Listen to OTZI.

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    RUBELLA BALLET formed in 1979 by Sidation (Flux of Pink Indians), Zillah Minx, Pete Fender & Gem Stone (Fatal Microbes) at the Crass gig at Conway Hall where Crass invited the audience to use their equipment and finish off the evening doing their own thing as they wanted and left the crowd in charge. So Sid being 6” 9 inches tall and at the front of the stage climbed up with Zillah and jumped on Penny’s drum kit, Zillah grabbing Steve’s mic, Pete & Gem jumping straight up and taking the bass and guitar, plugged in and started playing. Sounding like rather organised chaos this was the start of a very colourful part of what was and is the British anarcho punk scene. 

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    RUBELLA BALLET formed in 1979 by Sidation (Flux of Pink Indians), Zillah Minx, Pete Fender & Gem Stone (Fatal Microbes) at the Crass gig at Conway Hall where Crass invited the audience to use their equipment and finish off the evening doing their own thing as they wanted and left the crowd in charge. So Sid being 6” 9 inches tall and at the front of the stage climbed up with Zillah and jumped on Penny’s drum kit, Zillah grabbing Steve’s mic, Pete & Gem jumping straight up and taking the bass and guitar, plugged in and started playing. Sounding like rather organised chaos this was the start of a very colourful part of what was and is the British anarcho punk scene. 

    Listen to RUBELLA BALLET.

    READERSHIP HOSTILE is a cathartic collision of deathrock, goth, early punk and contemporary psych propelled by aneffervescent, force-of-nature frontwoman. Darkly ornate yet visceral, the band ambushed its native Los Angeles with a string of startling performances in 2013, before bottling its organic on-stage aura into a brutally beautiful debut EP.   


    Don't miss RUBELLA BALLET's 1st LA show since 1986!

    This will sell out. No question about it. 

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  • 09.20 NOTHING + CULTURE ABUSE + BIG BITE + SMUT @ The Regent

    Part Time Punks is proud to bring NOTHING to The Regent in DTLA.......celebrating the release of their mindblower 3rd LP, 'Dance On The Blacktop' on Relapse Records...

    Listen to NOTHING.

    PLUS another PTP fave -- CULTURE ABUSE -- also celebrating a new LP "Bay Dream" on Epitaph.

    Listen to CULTURE ABUSE.

    And joined by a pair of scorchers opening -- BIG BITE and SMUT...

    Listen to BIG BITE.

    Listen to SMUT.

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    Centered around brothers Philippe and Hervé LomprezTrisomie 21 (often abbreviated to T21) are a French cold wave group who have endured since the early '80s, spanning styles such as brooding, experimental post-punk as well as a more danceable synth pop sound. The two Lomprez brothers were initially joined by keyboard player Jean-Michel Matuszak (who also served as their manager) and bassist Pascal Tison, and their music was influenced by dark post-punk acts like Joy Division and the Cure as well as the experimentation of the Residents and Yello. Belgian label Stechak released T21's debut mini-album, Le Repos des Enfants Heureux, in 1983. Bassist Laurent Dagnicourt replaced Tison for the group's 1984 full-length Passions Divisées. Emphasizing the band's rhythm section while keeping their keyboard-heavy experimentation intact, the album included the haunting "La Fête Triste," which would emerge as one of their signature tunes. The Lomprez brothers secretly returned to the studio in 2017, with early member Tison contributing to some of the sessions. The full-length Elegance Never Dies was released by the group's own Chromo Music Production by the end of the year, and the group toured throughout Europe in support of the album. Additionally, the American label Dark Entries released Chapter I-IV, a vinyl box set containing expanded editions of T21's first four records, which were also reissued individually. The group also released a three-CD box set of early material titled Originally in 2018.

    Listen to TRISOMIE 21.

    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.... And their new LP, "Savior" is one of Part Time Punks favorite records of 2018, so surely you've been hearing that IF you ever tune into the PTP radio show on KXLU 88.9FM in LA Thursday afternoons...

    Listen to SOFT KILL.

    The term "post-punk", like many terms with a similar prefix, is firmly planted in a time in history, and signifies an added precision and experimentation to a thrilling genre that has echoed forward in both style and attitude. The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as "post-post-punk".   

    Listen to ACTORS.

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  • 10.28 THE OCEAN BLUE + special guests

    Part Time Punks is over the moon to welcome THE OCEAN BLUE back to The Echoplex stage -- and this time around to celebrate the release of their forthcoming new record!!!!

    This WILL without a doubt sell out, so get yer tix NOW!

    Listen to selections from 'The Ocean Blue'.

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