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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…


    Frankie was the original drummer for Vivian Girls, then for Crystal Stilts, then for Dum Dum Girls (!).  Now she has a band of her own & a lovely debut LP, mixing the sort of sounds you've heard from the bands above with the best of Phil Spector's girl-bands of the 1960s like The Shangri-La's and Nico's tracks with the Velvets. Frankie's 4th album is an existendial odyssey called 'Cage Tropical.' It is awash with vintage synths, painterly effects pedals, upside down atmosphere and reverberating vocals. It evokes a new wave paranormality of sorts that drifts beyond the songsthemselves. 

    Listen to FRANKIE ROSE.


    Los Angeles musician, guitarist in Terry Malts and Magic Bullets. Runs Body Double reissue label, a Captured Trackssubsidiary (Omnian Music Group), BUSINESS OF DREAMS is the soundtrack of your summ sun... For fans of Beach Fossils, Diiv, Wild Nothing, Hibou and Moscow Olympics.


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  • 10.01 DARKWAVE DISKO with Guest DJ XIAN (Malediction Society/Disko.Nekro/LA Dead)

    PTP presents a new dance nite devoted to Darkwave, Cold Wave, Minimal Synth and EBM...!

    Q: What should you expect to hear? 

    A: Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Cure, Clan Of Xymox, Cabaret Voltaire, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Xmal Deutschland, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Sisters Of Mercy, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The March Violets, Crisis, The Chameleons, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Birthday Party, Asylum Party, The Wake, The Minny Pops, Section 25, Suicide, Throbbing Gristle, Front 242, DAF, Nitzer Ebb, Snowy Red, Grauzone....not to mention members of the New Dark Wave like The Soft Moon, The KVB, Vaniish, Adult., Xeno & Oaklander, Lebanon Hanover, High-Functioning Flesh, Cosmetics, Violet Tremors.......and of course anything else dark & cold you might wanna hear...


  • 10.08 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)!

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    A nite devoted to some of the best new darkwave and ethereal sounds in the country right now with Dais Records' CHOIR BOY + SRSQ [featuring Kennedy, lead singer of THEM ARE US TOO) + SOME EMBER + FOTOCRIME.

    Listen to CHOIR BOY.

    Listen to SOME EMBER.

    Listen to SRSQ.

    Listen to FOTOCRIME.

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  • 10.22 SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES NITE with Guest DJs Alex Transistor + Xian Vox

    This Sunday at Part Time Punks...a nite devoted to the vinyl sounds of SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES... Which means, you'll also hear the sounds of Siouxsie splinter groups, THE CREATURES & THE GLOVE, the band's punk & goth contemporaries (THE SLITS, THE SEX PISTOLS, THE CLASH, THE CURE, JOY DIVISION, BAUHAUS, XMAL DEUTSCHLAND, COCTEAU TWINS...), and even a smattering of such loyal Siouxsie clones you'll swear they're b-sides (AIRMAIL, JANET ARMSTRONG, THE BIG COMBO). Expect, too, the sounds of Siouxsie's heroes & influences (VELVETS, BOWIE, ROXY MUSIC, T-REX...even THE NEW YORK DOLLS...) 

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    Part Time Punks Anuual Goth Ball returns......this time with very special guests SKELETAL FAMILY, one of the bands from the UK's original 1st wave of Goth bands in 1982...

    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.

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  • 11.10 BLESSURE GRAVE + SHADOW AGE @ LaCita @8pm
  • 11.22 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado at THE REGENT in DTLA

    In case you hadn't heard. That Wednesday nite before Thanksgiving is ALWAYS one of the best (& craziest) nights of the year to party...and DANCE.  So this year Part Time Punks is taking over THE REGENT IN DTLA to throw a very special version of 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 Thanksgiving you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]


  • 12.10 TRISOMIE 21 + tba

    Legendary French Cold Wave pioneers TRISOMIE 21 make their first-ever LA appearance tonite at Part Time Punks!

    Listen to TRISOMIE 21.

  • 12.31 PTP's ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado @The Echoplex!

    Spend yer New Year's Eve on the coziest dance floor in the city, dancing to a sing-along mix of indie 80s, 90s, Britpop, Bowie, Glam, Morrissey, The Smiths, Post-Punk, New Order, Joy Division, The Cure and Iggy, the Velvets and Blur and Pulp and Suede and The Clash and more...!  (Like Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, The Pixies, The Pale Saints, Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins, Spiritualized, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Pulp, Radiohead, Blur, Oasis, and oh so much more...  (And of course NO work and NO school the next day, so you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...)  With Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet and Tender Hooligans!

    PLUS Cut Out Dick Clark will be there, courtesy PTP photog Dylan Gordonand his Dirty Snapshots for all your Rocking New Year's Eve photo ops...

    This is the first time in TWELVE YEARS that New Year's Eve has fallen on a Sunday, which makes this the 1st PTP NYE bash at The Echo/plex!  And it will be INSANE guaranteed....

  • 01.14 DAVID BOWIE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [Sweet & Tender Hooligans]

    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 Monday 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!)

  • 01.28 BOYHARSHER + tba

    BOY HARSHER is a dark electronic duo that produces gritty dance beats infused with ethereal vocals, creating a sound that is eerie, intense and incredibly danceable. Augustus Muller develops the underbelly of sound with minimal beats and grinding synths, where Jae Matthews whispers, screams and chants on top. Together, the music created is somewhere between industrial, drone and confessional storytelling. Muller and Matthews both have a strong background in film and their cinematic approach translates effectively in both their recordings and live performance.

    Listen to BOYHARSHER.

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