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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…


    electronic meditation music darkwave goth gothic industrial. These are HIDE. From Chicago. Discuss.

    Listen to HIDE.

    We are storm and chant / Members span all points / These are FUTURE BLONDES / Argue.

    Listen to FUTURE BLONDES.

    In the mirror she sees no self, just ecstasy, cum and wealth. On the platform her soul will dwell, neon lights conceal her hell.... These are BUSTIE'. Do what thou wilt.

    Listen to BUSTIE'. 

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    This WILL sell out. Without a doubt. Just a question of how fast...

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  • 08.04 SIRENA VICTIMA + HUMID @LaCita

    Special early PTP show at LaCita with two amazing all female groups from SF featuring a mix of dreamy & grungy & postpunky sounds with powerful vocals from some incredible frontwomen.  Doors at 8pm.

    Listen to SIRENA VICTIMA.

    Listen to HUMID.


    Legendary shoegaze pioneers SWIRLIES make their long-overdue return to Los Angeles for Part Time Punks!  This show has literally been in the planning stages since back in the Myspace days of the early aughts, and of course the dream predates that since long before that....

    Listen to SWIRLIES.

    CRUEL SUMMER offer a fuzzy bliss dream of shimmering guitars and hazy, fuzzy pop. Reminiscent of the mid to late 80's C86 and SARAH sound with a dash of 4AD's hazy early 90's catalogue.  A nod to hours spent as a teenager in the late 80s digging through NME and Melody Maker issues to find out who the secret overseas DIY pop hit-makers were.  Pick up their brill debut 12" in stunning die-cut sleeve, courtesy and dream a little louder...

    Listen to CRUEL SUMMER.

    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.

    This WILL sell out btw gang!! (Remember that insane fucking LILYS show earlier this year???) So grab yer tix NOW!

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  • 08.13 SOFT KILL + SECOND STILL [record release party!] + HUMAN LEATHER + INTIMATCHINE

    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....

    Listen to SOFT KILL.

    "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.

    The synthy sounds of infinite heartbreak.

    Listen to HUMAN LEATHER.

    Both scholars in separate performance fields, INTIMATCHINE derive from cardinal and mutable differences. Formed in 2008 by a Los Angeles-based couple, Chelsey Holland and Christopher Wormald broke up, which inspired satirized themes of their intimate exchanges. The result was a visceral musical collaboration that brought her moody vocal narratives together with his proto-industrial soundscapes. Their April 2014 debut EP, "I'll Eat You Last," was a reflection of these real and imaginary dramas accentuated by effects-driven guitar, droning synths, and hypnotic percussions and their new material is even MORE intense. INTIMATCHINE remain active on various online communities and dating websites to offer their own journal of romantic plight, which informs their relationship advice column.

  • 08.20 80s MIXTAPE NITE w/Guest DJs Alex Transistor & Ray D [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...!

  • 09.01 DROWSE + SPACE WAVES @LaCita

    Special early PTP show at LaCita featuring a stunning duo of shoegaze-psych-out-dream-surf-space rock. Doors at 8PM. And YES earplugs WILL be available at the bar.

    Listen to DROWSE.

    Listen to SPACE WAVES.

  • 09.03 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 Monday is a holiday you don't even hafta call in sick to work or school!]

    @ THE ECHOPLEX (1154 Glendale Blvd.)


    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 get yer tix NOW because there's NO doubt this one will sell out too!

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    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!!

    Listen to THEATRE OF HATE.

    Listen to DIAT.

    Listen to THE WRAITH.

    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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    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.

    Splashh was formed in 2012 by friends Sasha Carlson and Toto Vivian. The pair have been making music together since they were teenagers in the suburbs of Australia, which to be fair, was only a few years ago. Their debut album,
    Comfort, recorded entirely on their own with a home studio in their London flat, was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. With praise from NME, BBC, CLASH, The Guardian, Clash, Drowned in Sound, Q, and many other tastemakers, the band hit the road in support of the album touring extensively through the UK, Europe, America and Australia.

    Listen to SPLASHH.

    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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  • 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....


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