Partying Like It's 1983: Part-Time Punks Announce Post-Punk Fest Featuring A Certain Ratio, Pylon, Savage Republic, Vivian Girls and More

A Certain Ratio's "Shack Up"

This just in from the great Part-Time Punks posse:

Los Angeles will be the location of the world’s first-ever Post-Punk Festival (or at least the first since 1982 or whenever the last Futurama was held in the UK!). The day-long event will be held in conjoined venues, The Echo & The Echoplex, in Echo Park, Sunday November 16, 2008 from 2pm – 2am.

Most excitingly, the Part Time Punks Festival will mark the first appearance of A CERTAIN RATIO in the United States since 1985! At the time, often dismissed as Joy Division clones (also on Factory Records), the band has since been recognized in the highest echelon of Post-Punk innovation, alongside Public Image Limited, Gang Of Four and The Slits for fusing Punk with dance rhythms – much of this credit probably due to the reissuing of the band’s back catalogue by Soul Jazz.

The Festival will also mark the first West Coast appearance of Pylon since they reformed last year to promote DFA’s releasing of their back catalogue (the label will be re-issuing Pylon’s second album, “Chomp” in time for the Festival).

The complete confirmed line-up is thus:

A Certain Ratio, Pylon, Love Is All, Vivian Girls, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Mika Miko, Savage Republic, Nervous Gender, Medium Medium, The Nightingales, The Urinals, The Wild Stares, Magic Bullets, The Muslims, Grimble Grumble, Warpaint, Softboiled Eggies, Nodzzz. . .

PLUS. . . GUEST DJs: David J (Bauhaus/Love & Rockets), Dave Newton (Mighty Lemon Drops), Brendan Mullen (“the guy who ran The Masque”) Chuck Warner (Messthetics/Hyped 2 Death) & Dan Selzer (Acute Records) & Kevin Pedersen (What’s Your Rupture?)

PLUS. . .the first-ever band-sanctioned public screening by Throbbing Gristle (videos, live performance & never-before-seen material) AND screenings of rare & unseen Post-Punk videos, films & live performances by Joy Division, New Order, Section 25, Cabaret Voltaire, Fad Gadget, Suburban Lawns, The Films Of Bruce Licher & Savage Republic AND the DVD-release-premiere of Decoder (featuring Genesis P-Orridge, William S. Burroughs, Christiane F and members of Psychic TV, Soft Cell, Talk Talk and Einsturzende Neubauten).

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