Part Time Punks Smiths / Morrissey Nite with a special live performance by Sweet & Tender Hooligans + New Order Tribute by Flaamingos

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Part Time Punks Smiths / Morrissey Nite with a special live performance by Sweet & Tender Hooligans + New Order Tribute by Flaamingos

Sweet & Tender Hooligans (Live), Flaamingos

Sun, December 9, 2012

8:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$15.00 - $18.00

This event is 18 and over

After many, many years of plotting and planning with regular Smiths Nite Guest DJ Jose Maldonado, his band SWEET & TENDER HOOLIGANS will be playing a very special set of live songs by The Smiths and Morrissey. The band hasn't played at Part Time Punks since PTP's very first Smiths Nite back in 2005 (!) and this marks the band's first-ever appearance at The Echoplex! Plus, one of PTP's new favorite bands, FLAAMINGOS, will open with a live set of NEW ORDER songs! And of course you can spend the rest of 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...) courtesy of yer host and Guest DJ Jose Maldonado... And 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...

Part Time Punks
Part Time Punks
Sweet & Tender Hooligans (Live)
Sweet & Tender Hooligans (Live)
Formed in 1992 by lead singer Jose "The Mexican Morrissey" Maldonado, Sweet and Tender Hooligans have performed their tribute to Morrissey and The Smiths to sold out audiences in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Boston, New York City, Austin and El Paso Texas, as well as Monterrey and Tijuana, Mexico and London, Leeds, Glasgow Scotland, and Manchester UK.

Recently f
eatured on ABC's Good Morning America, the band covers material from all of Morrissey's career and have recorded Spanish language translations of his songs. Jose Maldonado portrayed Morrissey in the feature film "My Life with Morrissey". Sweet and Tender Hooligans have appeared in several documentaries about Morrissey's Los Angeles Latino fanbase and each year at Hollywood's House of Blues celebrate Morrissey's birthday in grand fashion complete with a live string section and guest musicians.

Morrissey has acknowled the band at one of his recent shows at The Wiltern by jokingly announcing to his audience "Hello, we are the Sweet and Tender Hooligans!"
Flaamingos
Flaamingos
Pounding analog drum machines. Rumbling basslines that are as moody as they are thoroughly danceable. Atmospheric washes of echo-laden synth textures. Jangling guitar sounds. And choruses that resonate with emotion. Listening to Flaamingos' self-titled debut album, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it might come from the north of England, or somewhere else where the skies are consistently leaden and everybody always wears black.

In fact, it's the work of a bunch of (black-clad) Angelenos. Flaamingos are the latest signing to Felte, and their music drags the classic sounds of their favorite bands into the 21st century, in the process creating a sound that's entirely their own. The band was formed by Jerry Narrows (vocals, drum programming) and Daniel Koontz (guitar, bass, synth) — the two played together in psych and shoegaze bands as youngsters, before going their separate ways and working in other musical projects for a time.

They bumped into one another at an Echo Park party spot in 2011, and decided to collaborate again — this time, however, their work involved crafting a new sound that would include traces of their past psych/shoegaze inclinations, but also drew on newer-found love for krautrock, post-punk, synth pop and new romantic shimmer. As Narrows told LA's TPR Mag last year, "We have both post-punk and psychedelic sensibilities. I’d say we’re heavily influenced by the poppier side of both 'genres.' Of course we have our influences but in the end we’re not really going for such a specific target with our sound — we're trying to create something greater than the sum of its parts."

This is certainly a description that fits the band's self-titled debut album, which is out now via NYC label felte. Its music runs a gamut from dancefloor-friendly synthpop ("Digital Dialogue") through brooding post-punk ("All I Want to Do Is Live") to dark, rhythmic atmospherics ("Fractured Love"). As a whole, the sound of a band who have relentlessly honed their aesthetic — often at the iconic Part Time Punks night at The Echo in Echo Park, a de facto home to LA's post-punk scene and a second home to Flaamingos. Now they're ready to take that vision to the world.
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026