If you’ve been looking to cut a rug, but also wish to avoid the same old nightclubs, look no further. From punk rock to shoegaze and every genre in between, there’s no place like Part Time Punks. I feel like home when I’m here, among the fuzzy guitar riffs and drowned out vocals, looking around and seeing only kindred spirits. But it’s not just DJs spinning classic records by The Smiths or The Cure, they also have live performances, showcasing up and coming bands. They tend to be heavy on the crowd-pleasing dreampop, but live acts usually offer about four different acts with a range of styles.
This is probably the only venue where you’ll find performers playing a singing bowl and having a salt lamp on stage during their show (see photo above). You may think I’m making fun of it, but I absolutely admire and love the quirkiness of their shows – and their music, of course: eerie voices hiding underneath heavily polluted music, creating the most ethereal sounds you’ve ever heard.
As for the venue, it’s standing room only, with leather couches lined up against the walls (after all shoegaze music = make out music). There’s a small bar with, well, drinks and your basic beer choices. By most standards, both ticket and drink prices are a great value. Last quick note: don’t be surprised if some bands join you in the audience after their set – this is yet another charming little detail of Part Time Punks.