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…
OK -- so the Lebanon Hanover tour has been postponed. The new dates will be announced later this week! In the meantime, the plan for this Sunday is: NEW ORDER NITE with Guest DJ Alex Transistor PLUS a special live set by RITUAL VEIL at 9:30pm! This will be FREE to anyone who bought tickets for either one of the LH shows -- all you hafta do is show yer tickets to Troy at the door! Doors at 9pm & the band plays at 9:30!
In case you've never been to NEW ORDER NITE here's what to expect -- deep cuts, breathtaking b-sides and of course the almost endless list of hits! PLUS loads of BeMusic productions (aka bands produced by members of New Order like The Wake, Section 25, Stockholm Monsters, Abecedarians, Quando Quango, Nyam Nyam, Red Turns To..., Royal Family & The Poor, Thick Pigeon) and of course their labelmates on Factory Records like Durutti Colum, A Certain Ratio and of course JOY DIVISION!
(RITUAL VEIL is a sex beat death disco trinity. Consummating the darkness..lifting light..luring disco dollies to a life of vice.)
HANTE. is a one woman dark synth project from Paris. Behind the synths, Hélène de Thoury is escaping the reality and facing her fears. Through her cold, synthetic and melancholic music, she reveals herself and offers deep emotions, mixing haunting darkwave and striking electronics. Her previous projects, PHOSPHOR and MINUIT MACHINE were big faves of PTP a few years back, so I'm over the moon she is finally coming to LA and playing!
BOX & THE TWINS -- aka one of PTP's absolute faves from a couple years back are finally coming and playing!!!! For fans of Lebanon Hanover, Chasms, Lycia, Drab Majesty and Seefeel..... Debuting new tracks from their forthcoming 2nd LP!!
MILLIKEN CHAMBER is the creative project of Anna Schmidt and Kevin Czarnik who gained some attention as one half of the project Forever Grey. A darkwave duo, reminiscent of 80s synth pop. Mood drenched electronics mixed alongside haunting and melancholic vocals. Icy and distinguishing synth leads with pounding bass lines to make you dance on a frozen lake in the dead of night.
DEPECHE MODE NITE returns to Part Time Punks...by 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.
As a musical act, XENO & OAKLANDER (Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo) conflate a rich love of analog synths, melody, and mythology with eloquent nuance and a nod to the heritage they draw from. While that construct is the duo’s immediate kiss and crush, there’s a deeper importance to their collaboration which began in 2004. As evidenced in their debut Vigils (2004), McBride and Wendelbo’s artistic dynamic is more than just a mutual love for electronics but a contrast between architectural precision and painterly expression. From the film scores to the traditional albums they’ve recorded in their Brooklyn studio, they’ve both spurred and fostered the global synth wave revival through a commitment to analog-only production and performance as well as a strident respect for the medium. On their latest album 'Hypnos' and first for the Dais imprint, the duo leveraged the talents of visual artist and live sound engineer Egan Frantz to mix the album. It’s a touch that adds both punch and balance, allowing their inherent conceptual voices to converge into a collage with defined edges and warm, synapses of frequency and beat.
SRSQ (pronounced seer-skew) is the solo project of Kennedy Ashlyn (vocalist/keyboardist of Them Are Us Too). Creative voids aren’t filled, but rather holes left that push the edges of the present into new realms of consciousness. SRSQ’s pulse began after the death of Kennedy’s closest friend and TAUT collaborator Cash Askew, a casualty in the sudden and tragic Oakland Ghost Ship Fire of 2016. Driven by loss, SRSQ became the vehicle for Kennedy’s transformative process, exploring nuance, nostalgia, reflection, and reconciliation, manifesting in the aural landscape of 'Unreality,' her stunning debut on LA's remarkable Dais Records label.
CHASMS was formed in 2011 by Jess Labrador and Shannon Madden. Following 2016's 'On the Legs of Love Purified' and the recent "Divine Illusion" single, the band's latest LP for the Felte labe, 'The Mirage' pushes the band's ethereal sound into the murky depths of dub. Marking a sonic shift for the project, 'The Mirage' finds the duo trading in chaotic bursts of noise for understated minimalism that's still characteristically melancholic and potent with emotion. Labrador's drum production is as deft as ever with an expanded range of electronic samples and tape-delay-induced polyrhythms. Layered with Madden's persistently dubby bass, Labrador's sparse guitar and gliding soprano float above a labyrinth of hypnotic sequences. These dub-laced dirges signify growth within the band, heard in their command of repetition, space, and effects to build a pervasive mood that's often utterly heartbreaking.
OK so when we did this back in December almost 500 people crammed into The Echo for it (!) -- so this time we are putting it in The Echoplex, so come pack in there! So, once again, Part Time Punks devotes a nite to all goth sounds. So expect to hear & dance to these dark sounds: Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Birthday Party, The Cure, The Chameleons, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, Sisters Of Mercy, Siouxsie & The Banshee, Xmal Deutschland, Virgin Prunes, Sex Gang Children, Skeletal Family, Killing Joke, Specimen, The Cult, The Danse Society, Alien Sex Fiend, And Also The Trees, Sad Lovers & Giants, The Mission, Fields Of The Nephilim, Siglo XX, Rema-Rema, In Camera, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Strawberry Switchblade, All About Eve, 45 Grave, Christian Death, Theatre Of Hate, UK Decay, Mass, Mephisto Walz, Gene Loves Jezebel, Legendary Pink Dots, Tones On Tail, Love & Rockets, The Damned and of course some 'Black Celebration'-era Depeche Mode (among others)...
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!]
Once again 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.
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)!
Five years in the planning....this is FINALLY happening...........SHE PAST AWAY comes to Lost Angeles!
Advance tix sold out in less than a week but there WILL be more tickets release closer to the show, so keep an eye on this page & an ear on the Part Time Punks radio show Thursday afternoons 3-6pm PST on KXLU 88.9FM LA for details!
Part Time Punks is proud to present the 1st-ever LA appearance of PINK TURNS BLUE, post-punk legends from Berlin, Germany. Formed in 1985, they quickly put out their first LP, If Two Worlds Kiss (1987) expressing a sound reminiscent of new wave with very dark undertones and use of synthesizers, only to become one of the pioneers of the developing subgenre of first darkwave (Meta 1988) then cold wave (Eremite 1990, Aerdt 1991). After many hits like "Michelle", "Walking on Both Sides", "Your Master Is Calling", "The First", "I Coldly Stare Out", "Touch the Skies", "Catholic Sunday", "Missing You", "If Two Worlds Kiss", "Moon" and "Seven Years", they split up in 1995. In 2003, they reformed to appear in a few festivals. Because of the success of the reunion, they released a Best Of album called Re-Union, in 2005 their studio album Phoenix and in 2017 “Ghost”. The latest Album is called “The AERDT – Untold Stories”
Amongst the smoke-filled basements of the Berlin underground lurks the dark punk quartet Totenwald. Created in 2014 by bassist Sergej Pride, vocalist Trish Tank, and guitarist Janis K., Totenwald exists as an anomaly in their scene; more inspired by the early 80s roots of Berlin’s anarchist punk and Neue Deutsche Welle sound rather than more typical punk and hardcore tropes, the band utilizes the cold dynamics of a drum computer as the backbeat for their driving sound.
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