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…
Noveller is the solo project of Brooklyn-based guitarist and filmmaker Sarah Lipstate. Handling the electric guitar as hermuse, Lipstate summons a sonic palette so rich as to challenge the listener to conceive of how it’s housed in a single instrument manipulated by a solitary performer.
Icy synth swaths over 808 drum machine chatter and dark ethereal girl vocals ala Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins (or maybe Faith/Seventeen Seconds-era Cure). Behold the wild rush to dreams. This is synthgaze.
Dreamy otherworldly waves of grunge & etherea...
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 play...you can ALL come out & dance 'til 2am (and still hit all the BBQs the next day!)
Holyfuckinghell, THE PHANTOM LIMBS are playing in LA again?!?!?!?!!?! FYI: The Phantom Limbs are a post-punk/deathrock band formed in Oakland, CA in 1999. The group combined the unusual keyboard-driven compositions of Stevenson Sedgwick with an aggressive, punk-influenced rhythm section and a very odd singer, Loto 'Hopeless' Ball, whose howled lyrics and unpredictable stage behavior quickly gained them an infamous reputation in the SF Bay Area. They were quickly approached by Sam Atakra of the fledgling Atakra records label, which released their first 3-song 7", featuring their seminal "Hot Knives and Hornets."With critical acclaim for their live shows and 7" recordings,the group was approached by Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and were signed to his seminal label, Alternative Tentacles, on the spot. After seeing the band at 924 Gilman St in Berkeley, he declared them the strangest band that he had ever see there, let alone that the punks actually liked. Their debut full-length "Applied Ignorance" was released on Alternative Tentacles in 2001.
For the genre-inclined, EGRETS ON ERGOT are deathrock but not so dead, post-punk with a bit more punk, no-wave that says “yes” once in a while. So, yeah, it’s a bit hard to pin down.With a name that references birds in flight and LSD, you get the sense that this is a band that doesn’t want to be restrained. With production guided by the able hand of L.A. punk legend Paul Roessler (Screamers, Twisted Roots) they aren't. And certainly aren't for the faint of heart. One of PTP's favorite new LA bands!
Listen to EGRETS ON ERGOT.
Future Shoxxx is synthesizer duo Sharif Dumani (Exploding Flowers, Alice Bag, formerly Sex Stains) and Quincy Larsen. Using analog synthesizers, drum machines, and sci-fi-like effects, their aggressive synth sound harks back to late-70’s/early-80’s references such as Suicide, the Units, Fad Gadget, and the Screamers. But beyond the sonic assault lay cascading synthesizer swells, hypnotic arpeggiators, and thumping rhythms that come closer to earlier electronic pioneers Harmonia, Conrad Schnitzler, and Silver Apples (who Dumani recorded and toured with) than it does pure aggression. Dumani has also worked with a wide range of artists from Kim Fowley and Silver Apples to Jowe Head (Swell Maps, Television Personalities), the Tyde, and Cody Chesnutt.
Finally! A nite devoted to one of my 1st favorite bands in the world (and so shall they remain!): NEW ORDER. So, expect a night filled with 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!
Sweden's HOLOGRAMS, oft-described to emit a "seemingly impossible energy," bring their darkwave sounds to the States, making their live LA debut at PTP. Channeling equal parts Killing Joke, The Sods and Warsaw-era Joy Division...Holograms' LPs on Captured Tracks echoed with the same violent abandonment as their labelmates, The Soft Moon, and fellow Scandanavians, Iceage and their NEW LP will blow you the fuck away. Their 1st PTP gig since their LA debut 5 years ago!
In a time where so many bands do little to tweak their influences, Andy Human & The Reptoids do what all great bands do: They take the past, hint at the future, and turn it all into the NOW. With punk energy, a new wave sense of economy, and the tap of power pop, these guys fold in Roxy Music, Devo (both the art and the pop sides), early Eno, and Pere Ubu, while making sounds that are very much their own. Raven Sings the Blues has called Andy Human “...a wobble of weird that makes the candy coating delightfully astringent...digesting Devo and Gary Numan through a faded VHS glam punk hangover and knocking the results crisply out of stacked speakers.”
KBD sounds of the here & now (from PDX).
We are storm and chant / Members span all points / These are FUTURE BLONDES / Argue.
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.
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....
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 Mt.st.mtn and dream a little louder...
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.
This WILL sell out btw gang!! (Remember that insane fucking LILYS show earlier this year???) So grab yer tix NOW!
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....
"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....
The synthy sounds of infinite heartbreak.
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.
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...!
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.
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 fall....so get yer tix NOW because there's NO doubt this one will sell out too!
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!!
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!
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.
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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