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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…


  • 11.18 COCTEAU TWINS NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox [LADEAD]

    Finally. Four years later, it's once again time to devote a nite to one of Part Time Punks' favorite bands EVER.  So.  Spend the evening dancing to yer favorite Cocteau Twins tracks, from 'Garlands' to 'Milk & Kisses,' plus a healthy dose of their 4ad labelmates like Lush, Pale Saints, Swallow, Dead Can Dance, Clan Of Xymox AND some lovely shoegaze/dreampop like My Bloody Valentine, Chapterhouse, Curve, Seefeel and much more... 

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  • 11.21 80s vs 90s MIXTAPE NITE with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado [Sweet & Tender Hooligans] @ THE MOROCCAN 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 Moroccan in DTLA to throw a dance party fusing the best indie & alternative music of the 1980s & 90s...!   So, expect these sorts of bands & sounds: The Smiths (& Morrissey), The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Joy Division, Echo & The Bunnymen, Erasure, Bronski Beat, Kate Bush, David Bowie, 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 means you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...)

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  • 11.25 REY PILA + BLACK FLAMINGO + DEAF DANCE + DOMINATOR

    Rey Pila is Diego Solorzano, Rodrigo Blanco, Andres Velasco and Miguel Hernandez, though it was born in Mexico City as Solorzano’s solo project. The self-titleddebut was recorded in 2009 and co-produced by Solorzano and Paul Majahan (TV on the Radio, Liars, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). That album led to success in Mexico and abroad, and live dates with the likes of Interpol, Muse, TV on the Radio and Ariel Pink, in addition to their own headlining concerts. Nylon calls Solorzano “an absolutely magnetic performer.”  In 2012, Rey Pila’s current lineup moved to New York City and entered DFA Studios to work on their second album with producer Chris Coady (Beach House, Smith Westerns, Wavves). The band signed to Julian Casablancas' Cult Records, who released "Alexander" as its first single. The single’s B side is Rey Pila’s take on Chris De Burgh’s Lady in Red. The perfect prelude to Rey Pila's sophomore album...

    Listen to REY PILA.

    BLACK FLAMINGO is filled with contradictions. Their name is the obvious first example, and their sound reflects a dichotomy of tropical light and gothic darkness, too. Add to the pile the title and feel of their new EP, Living Ghost, which will entertain as much as it haunts you. They were ahead of their time in 2010, and remain at the top of their class, despite a wave of gothic influence that has saturated the scene since their departure. It's good to welcome them back to Part Time Punks...

    Listen to BLACK FLAMINGO.

    DEAF DANCE, fronted by Jerry Narrows, former singer of Flaamingos (felte), melds post-punk & darkwave with a definite dreampop and shoegaze influence. Traces of early 80's stalwarts like The Cure, Siouxsie and Bauhaus can be heard as well as classic original shoegaze like My Bloody Valentine and Pale Saints.  

    Listen to DEAF DANCE.

    Tech Noir electro chic, neon lights and dirty streets. These are DOMINATOR.

    Listen to DOMINATOR.

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  • 12.02 NEW DARK SOUNDS with Guest DJ Xian Vox

    Part Time Punks unveils a new dance nite to the rotation...a nite devoted to the best of New Dark Sounds of the 21st Century! (Most of whom, you'll note have played at PTP at some point!) So, expect to dance to the sounds of... Lebanon Hanover, She Past Away, Xeno & Oaklander, Drab Majesty, The KVB, Sextile, The Agnes Circle, Boy Harsher, Them Are Us Too, Linea Aspera, Skeleton Hands, Ritual Howls, The Soft Moon, Chasms, Lycia, In Death It Ends, Actors, Zanias, Kaelan Mikla, Cold Cave, IAMX, Soft Kill, Koban, Soviet Soviet, Selofan, Inhalt, All Your Sisters, Be Forest, Death Of Lovers, Qual, Buzz Kill, Chromatics, Chelsea Wolfe, Grimes, Kelular, Paradox Obscure, Tr/St, Balvanera, Ritual Veil, HTRK, Kontravoid, Odonis Odonis, Tearful Moon, Void Vision and more...

  • 12.09 PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY + ALICE BAG + THE TISSUES

    Legendary Athens postpunk outfit PYLON aka PYLON REENACTMENT SOCIETY returns to Part Time Punks!  (Now with singer/songwriter Vanessa Briscoe Hay fronting a slightly different lineup and name of Pylon Reenactment Society to be specific.)  DEFINITELY one of THE best shows of the year here tonite!

    Listen to Pylon.

    Alice Bag is a singer/songwriter, musician, author, artist, educator and feminist. Alice was the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, one of the first bands to form during the initial wave of punk rock in Los Angeles. The Alice Bag Band was featured in the seminal documentary on punk rock, The Decline of Western Civilization. Alice went on to perform in other groundbreaking bands, including Castration Squad, Cholita, and Las Tres. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books 'Violence Girl' and 'Pipe Bomb For the Soul.'  Alice’s self-titled 2016 debut album received critical acclaim and was named one of the best albums of the year by AllMusic. Her second album, Blueprint was released in Spring 2018 and was named one of the Best Albums of 2018 by NPR.

    Listen to ALICE BAG.

    Girl grunge sister style sonic youth onslaught. Best devoured whole. And LOUD.

    Listen to THE TISSUES.

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  • 12.16 DEPECHE MODE NITE with Guest DJs Alex & Ray [Depeche Mode Convention]

    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.

  • 12.23 SMITHS/MORRISSEY NITE with a special acoustic set by JOSE MALDONADO [from Sweet & Tender Hooligans]

    Not only will Jose Maldonado be Guest DJing this time around, but he will also performing a very special acoustic set of Smiths & Morrissey tracks with some very special friends--starting at 9:30pm!

    Then, stick around and spend the rest of 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...

  • 12.30 GOTH NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox

    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)...

  • 12.31 PART TIME PUNKS' ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado @ THE MOROCCAN in DTLA

    Part Time Punks moves its Annual New Year's Eve Party to The Moroccan in DTLA this year -- once again with Guest DJ Jose Maldonado from Sweet and Tender Hooligans!. So spend yer NYE 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 means you all can stay out late and dancedancedance...  

    This sells out EVERY YEAR so grab yer adv tix NOW!

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  • 01.06 DUOPHONIC NITE with tributes to STEREOLAB (by Stereorehab) + BROADCAST (by Sonoda) + McCARTHY (by Smokescreens)

    Part Time Punks dedicates a nite to the amazing catalog of Duophonic Records -- with live tributes to STEREOLAB (by Stereorehab) + BROADCAST (by Sonoda) + McCARTHY (by Smokescreens).

    Listen to STEREOLAB.

    Listen to BROADCAST.

    Listen to McCARTHY.

  • 01.13 DARK 80s NITE with Guest DJ Xian Vox

    The first 3 times we did this were amaaaazing (and PACKED) -- so it's back!!! An all-new PTP 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!!!

  • 01.20 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...  

    Plus, of course Cut Out David Bowie will be there for all yer dance floor photo ops! AND of course Monday is a holiday, which means no work, no school and ALL play...you can ALL come out at 9pm & dance 'til 2am...

  • 01.27 DUSTER + TELECAVES + SPRAIN
    Part Time Punks is proud to present the return of DUSTER to Los Angeles for the first time in almost 2 decades. These San Jose-based innovators of slowcore, space rock and lo-fi indierock in the 1990s are about to get the deluxe reissue treatment via The Numero Group (following sold out releases by contemporaries in the scene, Codeine, Bedhead and Unwound) AND poised to drop a new EP in the new year. So, you can expect to be the first to hear those tracks. 
     
     
    TELECAVES is the experimental noise duo of Juliette Amoroso and Elaine Carey, founded in Los Angeles in 2013. Through heavy and expansive layers of analog instrumentation from synth to strings, and cassette tapes to theremin, Telecaves possess a tense, explosive sonic palette at once bleak and ablaze. Projected visuals of live-mixed, analog video feedback by Alex Pelly complete the experience. The result is visceral and sublime, and has earned Telecaves a place among the best of LA's contemporary underground.
     
     
    SPRAIN is the artistic vessel of collaborators and friends Alex Kent, April Gerloff, and Aidan Gould. Combining the glacial tempos and sparse arrangements of slowcore, aggression of noise rock, and winding compositions of post rock, Sprain often creates jarring and unsettling music. Vocals are muffled and hushed under dissonant guitar lines, drums crawl along, and bass barely holds the fragile compositions together. These compositions, often unpredictable, can result in anything from noise-guitar freakouts, to crushing doom climaxes, to tender ambience. Through varied influences and passionate performances, Sprain offers a uniquely haunting take on indie rock music.
     
     
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  • 03.10 THE MONOCHROME SET + special guests

    THE MONOCHROME SET consist of, original Monochrome Set members, Bid (Guitar/Vocals) and Andy Warren (bass) with John Paul Moran (keyboards) and Mike Urban, who was previously in the band in the early 90s, on drums, The Monochrome Set formed in 1978, and were heavily influential in the ‘post-punk’ scene that evolved after the initial scorched earth of punk. The band’s early releases were on the legendary Rough Trade Label before signing with Virgin offshoot Din Disc. They also released several albums on the Cherry Red label, making a notable appearance on that label's well known ‘Pillows and Prayers’ compilation. Though The Monochrome Set split in 1985 the next decade saw several reunions for both live gigs and further studio recordings, their album release count now being well into double figures. After a hiatus of over a decade the band reformed full time in 2010 and have since toured all over the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA, whilst also releasing five new, critically acclaimed, studio albums, the most recent, ‘Maisieworld’, on the German ‘Tapete’ label in February this year. 2018 sees the 40th year since the band formed and they will be gigging worldwide to celebrate this.

    Listen to THE MONOCHROME SET.

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  • 03.17 TRISOMIE 21

    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.

    ALL TICKETS FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE WILL BE HONORED FOR THIS NEWLY RESCHEDULED DATE. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. BUT ONCE AGAIN UNCLE SAM WAS BEING A FUCKER. GO FIGURE.

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  • 04.21 LEBANON HANOVER + SECOND STILL + RITUAL VEIL

    If you have listened to the Part Time Punks radio show on KXLU in the last five years, then of course you already know LEBANON HANOVER are one of PTP's favorite darkwave bands of the 21st century.  Mixing menace and allure, interweaving sparse sequencer lines with angular guitar chops and seductive bass leads, these are the sounds of the New German Wave.  For fans of "Garlands" era Cocteau Twins and their 4ad labelmates, Xmal Deutschland and Clan Of Xymox.  Do NOT miss their long-awaited return to LA after 5 long years!!

    Listen to LEBANON HANOVER.

    "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.

    RITUAL VEIL is a sex beat death disco trinity. Consummating the darkness..lifting light..luring disco dollies to a life of vice. 

    Listen to RITUAL VEIL.

    This WILL sell out. It's just a question of how fast. So grab yer tix NOW.

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