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…
LSD & THE SEARCH FOR GOD return to PTP armed with with an arsenal of new tracks from the band's new EP and forthcoming & long-awaited debut LP. For fans of feedback drenched fuzzy noise bliss ala' Spacemen 3, MBV and, of course, The Telescopes.
The Asteroid No. 4 psychedelic shoegaze sounds powered through waves of feedback. So it only makes sense they are part of The Telescopes' label/project, The Committee To Keep Music Evil. For fans of Barrett-era Pink Floyd, Spacemen 3, and even The Verve (first LP, before the hard/bad drugs kicked in, natch.)
Meticulously layered indie boy-girl harmonies meets psych noise loops meets fuzz-ripped bass = the lush sounds of NIGHTMARE AIR. These former Film School-ers are "leading the charge.. with possibly the finest shoegaze album I’ve heard so far this year" according to THE BIG TAKEOVER. And credible sources tell me they may be THE loudest band in Lost Angeles. (Though I reckon Tennis System might have something to say about that...)
Legendary 80s pioneers of the Romantic scene, GENE LOVES JEZEBEL are playing their 1st-ever Part Time Punks show -- AND putting together a special set of their ground-breaking Goth tracks from their early 80s days on the Situation 2 label!! (And will of course also be playing their still chilling dancefloor singalong hits like 'Desire,' 'Sweetest Thing' and 'Motion Of Love'!) Revisiting these early tracks you quickly hear the influence of the band on their Goth contemporaries like The Chameleons, Echo & The Bunnymen and The Sound, as well their forward-thinking protogaze guitar style later made popular by House Of Love, Pale Saints and the dreamier contingent of 90s shoegaze bands...
Pleasure Wave meets Neo Romance meets Malibu Metal equals FATAL JAMZ. (Duh.) LoFi lovers rock for millenials & beyond on the ageless shore (aka for fans of Ariel Punk, Geneva Jacuzzi, Puro Instinct and Part Time.)
The highly influential indie rock band LILYS is the constantly changing concept vehicle of Kurt Heasley, the group's frontman, founder and sole constant member. His harmonically complex songwriting has resulted in six albums and five EPs. Originating in Washington, D.C, the nomadic Heasley refers to LILYS different periods as Epochs I, II and III. Through him and the rotating players in LILYS, the musical style and approach shifts continually. The early recordings or Epoch I, including 1992's stunning, noise laden debut album In the Presence of Nothing and the etheric sophomore album Eccsame the Photon Band, were strongly influenced by MY BLOODY VALENTINE. Epoch I continues in the same year with the mini LP, A Brief History of Amazing Letdowns, on which LILYS refashion themselves as a dream infused experimental noise pop group. And this will be the FIRST time Kurt has brought his full band from the East Coast to the West to perform all those groundbreaking, mind-meltingly stunning shoegaze trax from that 1st epoch. This will only happen ONCE, gang, so don't miss it!
“Dead Heavens came to me while watching a film called An American Hippie In Israel,” says front man and guitarist Walter Schreifels. “In the film the aforementioned American Hippie collects a group of like minded flower children from around Tel Aviv. They cram into a convertible for a drive to the sea and pick out an uninhabited island to begin a new “free” society. They lose their raft, the waters around the island are shark infested, there’s no drinkable water or food save a single lamb which the hippies ultimately fight to the death for--their heaven dead yet the lamb survives. Our band is like the lamb, a lamb that grows into a goat, with horns.”
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.
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 Transistor from The Smiths & Depeche Mode Conventions (and regular collaborator from PTP's Depeche Mode, Pulp & Britpop Nites) AND DJ Nowhere Girl (from The Lash & Amoeba)!
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.)
Doom & gloom in deep and heavy signs of bloom. This is KING WOMAN. Listen deeply, listen loud. And pick up her incredible debut LP on Relapse, sure to make most of the lists for the Best albums of 2017!
One of PTP's favorite new bands last year are the stunning SILENCE IN THE SNOW. Existential beauty and ethereal dread to alter yer consciousness. For fans of Dead Can Dance and Siouxsie Sioux's more ethereal side...
PTP's annual My Bloody Valentine Nite returns...!!
Legendary No Wave pioneers JAMES CHANCE & THE CONTORTIONS makes their first live appearance in LA since 1982!!!!!
YES this will sell out. It's just a question of how fast. So get yer live tix NOW. And contrort yourself.
Don't miss SLEAFORD MODS' 1st-ever trip to the U.S. and 1st-ever LA show!! British hip-hop/punk act Sleaford Mods began in 2006 as the recording project of Nottingham vocalist and musician Jason Williamson. The initial seed of the band's aggressive, no-nonsense, blue-collar sound was worked out by Williamsonover the first couple of years both in the studio and at occasional gigs, where he would rap over prerecorded beats and samples. After relocating to London for a time, he returned to Nottingham, where he met Andrew Fearn, a veteran musician who was DJ'ing at the time. The two joined forces in 2010 with Fearn taking on most of the backing tracks, freeing up Williamson to further evolve as a vocalist and lyricist. Their first recorded collaboration was on the CD-R release Wank, which appeared in 2012. Their minimalist combination of either lo-fi drum machine beats or live drums, mixed with pounding bass guitar and Williamson's ranting wordplay, set the tone that would define the band's sound. A prominent festival appearance led to their signing with the abstract punk label Harbinger Sound, which released Sleaford Mods' 2013 album, Austerity Dogs, their first proper label release and first to receive widespread distribution. The album was critically well-received, and Sleaford Mods' reputation and profile were raised significantly as they toured the U.K. and Europe. Their follow-up album, Divide and Exit, was released in April 2014. That October, the previously digital-only singles collection Chubbed Up was given a physical release with three bonus tracks. The following month the duo capped off a triumphant 2014 with the Tiswas EP, which expanded on the Divide and Exit cut with previously unreleased tracks. They also collaborated with the Prodigy on the track "Ibiza" and began work on a new album. Key Markets, which took its name from a grocery store in Williamson's hometown of Grantham, was inspired by "the disorientation of modern existence" and arrived in July 2015. Sleaford Mods’ music is singular in the intensity of its anger, but also in the way it summons up the ghost of politically incensed music of the past – from punk to Public Enemy. At the same time, it highlights the absolute lack of similar feeling in contemporary pop. “I get ticked off with these twats walking around like they own the place with their fucking Fender Stratocasters or whatever, while the world’s turning to shit,” lead singer Jason Williamson says at one point. “Go and write a fucking decent song that says something about the state we’re in instead of buying into all this rock aristocracy bullshit. What the fuck’s all that about?”
CRASH COURSE IN SCIENCE (CCIS) has developed a completely unique sound some call tight ‘minimal synth electro techno body wave’. The band began when art school students Dale Feliciello, Mallory Yago and Michael Zodorozny became intrigued by punk music and performance art. They began to experiment with crude electronics and off beat writing, and the raw homemade electronic sounds they created became the vocabulary of the band’s music. CCIS released “Cakes in the Home” a seven inch vinyl single on Go Go Records in 1979, followed by the twelve inch “Signals From Pier Thirteen” in 1981. The latter contained the club hits “Cardboard Lamb” and “Flying Turns”.
"All Your Sisters take on the post-punk paradigm is decidedly non-retro. The basic building blocks are there; heavy drum machine rhythms, pumping melodic bass lines, swaths of atmospheric guitars and cold synth melodies, but where many bands are content to wallow in the shadows of their influences, All Your Sisters sounds like the future." -Peek-A-Boo-Magazine
A Vancouver based dark wave/post punk duo backed by a drum machine, eerie guitar, repetition, et les paroles en franais. Koban has a minimalist sound that still maintains power and multiple dimensions. We have been described as "Stark, rapid, and cold" and compared to the likes of Joy Division, Blank Dogs, and Sonic Youth. Our influences range from bands like Shellac, for their heavy sound, subject matter and punk ethos, to bands like Deux, who have that minimalist 707 drum machine sound that we love.
Legendary UK indiepop pioneers THE PRIMITIVES' make their 1st LA appearance in over 23 years!
And YES this WILL sell out! And way way sooner than later! (With 200+ tix already sold, still 8 months away from the show, to give you an idea.)
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!
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!!
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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