Part Time Punks
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…
What is 45 GRAVE?
45 GRAVE, our favorite Heavy-Metal-Psychedelic-Post-Punk-What-the-Fuck-Ghoul-Rockers.
During 1979-1990 in Los Angeles, 45 GRAVE was born in the chaos of the
Punk movement and churned out their own brand of Ghoul Rock. In the beginning,
the original lineup consisted of Dinah Cancer-Vocals, Paul Cutler-guitar, Rob Graves-bass, and Don Bolles-drums.
The 45 GRAVE song "Partytime (Zombie Version)" made it onto the
movie sound track for "RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD". "Partytime"
made full rotation on MTV (1984) and the song,
"Evil", debut on MTV's The Cutting Edge in 1985. Appearing on
many a teenagers' wall or locker, Dinah was slated as
'The Queen of Punk and Deathrock' by many fan rags, and
became the ultimate horror punk pinup girl. Touring the U.S., they grew up
with and shared the stage with artists like The Ramones, The Misfits,
The Cramps, and Black Flag.
45 Grave are cited in several rock music biographies to being a huge influence
on many of the bands that surfaced from the
L.A. scene, including Motley Crue, Guns and Roses, L.A. Guns,
Faster Pussycat, Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others. Their hit song
"Partytime" is still licensed for tv and radio ads today.
The band's momentum took a hit in 1991, when bassist Rob Graves passed
away from an accidental overdose. The other members went
their separate ways, pursuing their own musical projects (Dinah with Penis Flytrap and Dinah Cancer
and The Graverobbers, Paul with Dream Syndicate, and Don with Celebrity Skin, respectively).
Now in 2005, with the blessing of surviving members, 45 GRAVE is back
as Dinah Cancer's 45 GRAVE. Dinah Cancer's 45 GRAVE is a collection
of Punk, Metal, and Death, the original songs of 45 GRAVE
with a new lineup. With songs like "Partytime", "Bad Love", "Evil",
"Concerned Citizen" and more, this will be the closest to 45 GRAVE tha
t fans will see in their lifetime. Giving the fans what they wanted -
one hour of the songs that they love and grew up with. According to
Dinah, "I'm building this to keep the spirit of 45 GRAVE alive, introduce
its magic to new fans, and as a personal commemorative of my best
memories being the driving force and front person of 45 GRAVE.
This is a part of my life that indeed changed me forever. Will it change yours?"
On the 25th anniversary of 45 GRAVE...Hell Is Coming To Your House!
Patrik Mata : voice, guitars, synth player, songwriter
Sherry Rubber : lead guitar, synth player
Fragmented death punk, noise jazz, experimental sound art group from San Francisco, CA. Roxy Monoxide (Saphoid) and LuLu LaCorpse (Pelvis) detached themselves from their previous entity as The Floating Corpses when they realized the corpses just kept on floating and became this new conduit of sound held in the same shell. Shows are done in elaborate, colorful costumes and/or masks made by the group themselves.
They have since combined forces with James Caperton of The Judy Experience to form Terran Traumantics.