The Part Time Punks Radio Sessions began in 2008, brainchild of Michael Stock, DJ of the critical/fan-favorite PART TIME PUNKS Radio Show on KXLU 88.9FM (and the club of the same name at The Echo since 2005).
Like John Peel’s legendary “Peel Sessions” for the BBC, the Part Time Punks Radio Sessions are a hybrid mix of live and studio -- meaning an afternoon of free recording time in the studio usually yields four tracks (with multiple takes and minimal overdubs).
Like the Peel Sessions, there is a certain mythology already in place with the Part Time Punks Radio Sessions. A glance at the list of the nearly one hundred sessions already recorded reveals a fairly representative list of most of the best indie bands in the country, and a genre-busting list at that. With the sessionography zig-zagging from shoegaze, indiepop and dreampop to minimal synth, industrial and DIY punk. Which makes for an accurate echo of both the radio show and the club, and provides a real rationale for the longevity and ever-increasing popularity of both (in this, the 8th year of PTP’s existence).
Here is a list of all the band who have recorded Part Time Punks radio sessions so far:
Toy, Savages, Nothing, Perfect Pussy, The Soft Moon, Zola Jesus, Cold Cave, Adult., HTRK, The KVB, Black Marble, Blouse, Beach Fossils, Diiv, Dum Dum Girls, Minks, Mac Demarco, Medicine, Craft Spells, Veronica Falls, Violens, Vivian Girls, The Wytches, The Telescopes, Disappears, Dirty Beaches, Crystal Stilts, Widowspeak, Weekend, Whirr, Ringo Deathstarr, So Many Wizards, Stargazer Lillies, The Bilinda Butchers, Holograms, Blank Dogs, Soft Metals, Cold Showers, Wax Idols, Tropic Of Cancer, Cosmetics, Lebanon Hanover, Xeno & Oaklander, Epee Du Bois, Newclear Waves, Eleven Pond, Inhalt, Bo Ningen, The Wytches, Death Of Lovers, The Crookes, Drab Majesty, Bush Tetras, Stargazer Lilies, Seapony, Thieves Like Us, High-Functioning Flesh, Von Haze, Rosenkopf, Silk Flowers, Survive, Violet Tremors, Wax Idols, Dunes, Part Time, Love Is All, Terry Malts, Catwalk, Sea Lions, Hibou, Dignan Porch, Grmln, The Procedure Club, Woven Bones, The Fresh And Onlys, Kurt Vile, The Wedding Present, The Homosexuals, The Nightingales, 14 Iced Bears, Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Lorelei, Hibou, Half String, Astrobrite, The Soft Pack, So Many Wizards, Shy Boys, Melted Toys, Cause Co-Motion, Kids On A Crime Spree, Young Prisms, Indian Jewelry, Nightmare Fortress, Permanent Collection, Vision Fortune, Troller, DTCV, DVA Damas, Surf Club, Tennis System, Moonbeams, Manatee, Grave Babies, Ghost Wave, The Golden Awesome, Heathers, Cruel Summer, Lyonnais, Flaamingos, Heaven, Nodzzz, Magic Bullets, Harlem, Light House, Kindest Lines, Deathday, DVA Damas, Collin Gorman Weiland, Sweater Girls, No Joy, Intimatchine, Swahili Blonde, Street Chant, Christmas Island, Grimble Grumble, Weave, The So So Glos, Dadfag, The Honey Dos, Bam! Bam!