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An Interview with Michael Stock: We Discuss All Things Part Time Punks – From Founding PTP to Vinyl Addiction to Booking Obscure Bands

Part Time Punks, founded in 2005 by DJ and vinyl collector extraordinaire Michael Stock, has a long and storied history in the Los Angeles music scene, providing one of the most beloved club nights (and subsequent KXLU radio show) that features punk, post-punk, new wave, industrial, synth-pop, shoegaze, and other dark, off-beat and deeply satisfying […]

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Interview With Pill: Feminist-Art Punks Discuss Noise-Fueled Debut “Convenience” – A Thought-Provoking Call To Political and Personal Action

NYC’s feminist art-punk four piece Pill have a big, bold and urgent sound that plays like a call to action — to stand up for what you believe and exercise your freedoms. The band’s debut full-length Convenience was released August 19 via Mexican Summer and it propels their passionate socio-political concerns and unwavering artistic expressions. Pill doesn’t shy […]

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PAPA beat any notion of a sophomore slump into the dirt with Kick the Dust

It’s been three years since PAPA released their debut LP Tender Madness; three long years since childhood friends Darren Weiss and Danny Presant married LA-by-way-of-NY punk tendencies with a ravenous need to inject as much funk and soul into their romantically inclined frustrations. Since then, the duo has gone from playing their typical west coast circuit to opening for […]

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Ty Segall to Perform Two Nights at Hollywood Forever’s Masonic Lodge

Los Angeles just can’t seem to get enough of Ty Segall. The multi-faceted human is pretty much in high demand, always. Whether with the Muggers, GØGGS or solo, there isn’t a show Segall doesn’t sell out. Just a couple weeks ago he headlined The Smell’s benefit show at the Teragram Ballroom and it quickly sold-out. […]

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Photos & Review: Bayside Rip Through Epic Set at The Regent, The Menzingers Kick Things Off Feverishly

Downtown LA’s Regent Theater was straight up sucker punched with some punk-driven tunes this past Wednesday night. NYC’s pop-punk rock n’ rollers Bayside ripped through the stage with support of opening act The Menzingers. Kicking off the heavy festivities, The Menzingers started the night on a fierce foot. Part of the Epitaph Records family, these proud Philly boys got the […]

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Must-See FYF Fest Undercard: Preoccupations — fine crafted disorienting melodic rock propulsions

Why You Need to See Preoccupations at FYF! Words: Steven Ward FYF Fest 2016 is just three days away! Rolling out yet another must-see act that lives on the lower lines of the stacked FYF bill, you really need to get in on this action. Pull that schedule back out, it’s time to add a new […]

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Hot Band Alert: The Paranoyds — relentless garage punk, best experienced in the flesh

For those days when it’s “fuck this shit o’clock” or you just “can’t even” and seeking musical refuge is the only option to keep from losing your head, Los Angeles garage rockers The Paranoyds have got you covered. The four piece is comprised of Lexi Funston, Staz Lindes, Laila Hashemi and David Ruiz and with […]

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Dirty Eyes at Echoplex
Walter Lure, The Gears and Dirty Eyes celebrate Johnny Thunders at Echoplex with performances that weren’t “born to lose”

This past Sunday, Part-time Punks hosted a tribute to Johnny Thunders with one of his own bandmates from The Heartbreakers’ original lineup, Walter Lure. Celebrating the infamous Thunders’ birthday, the Echoplex played host to three knock out punk acts: Walture Lure, The Gears and Dirty Eyes. The night started off with the Dirty Eyes, playing […]

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Tiger Army at Fonda Theatre
Tiger Army make fans swoon and rock out at sold out Fonda Theatre gig

Keeping the rock ‘n’ roll flowing strong through their veins, Tiger Army brought their sweet dose of rock ‘n’ punk to the Fonda Theatre. Touring in support of their new album  album, V •••–, the trio rocked the night away with infectious energy and charm. Fans couldn’t get enough of it. The Reckless Ones opened the sold-out night […]

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Sunflower Bean delivers brilliant set full of thrash and warm fuzzies at Constellation Room

Brooklyn psych pop trio, Sunflower Bean played a beautiful set this past Sunday at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana. Barley out of their teens, the group has been on an extensive North American tour since March. Not just musicians, the band are also activists that use their music to raise awareness for a good […]

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