On Thursday night, up and coming group Part Time gave a stunning eye opening performance at the Black Market.
Their audience was in awe and I’m sure the patrons by the bar were wondering if the group was from out of town (they sorta are).
This five piece features familiar faces from the El Paso music scene, including keyboardist Bobby “Dozer” Dozal and drummer Wally Byers -their mates are - Davida Loca, on vocals, Tony Leal on bass and Billy Trujillo on guitar. The latter three are based in California’s bay area.
Part Time’s sound is very upbeat, just think of the best parts and singles of alternative 80′s radio hits with a dash of modern hipster ennui and college level lust.
These dudes have that shimmer and swagger necessary to break out and explode onto the national scene. All they need is a really catchy hit single that will launch their dreamy indie pop sound into the masses.
The band held their crowd’s attention with each song they played and that’s because each tune was different and interesting. Never did I once tire of the elegant spacy keyboards, the booming drums or their lead singer’s lazy cool guy vocal delivery.
Everything about this group works, they have a tight sound that’s adventurous and textured like a fine fabric and it would be a shame if they don’t develop it further.
These guys should have no problem securing a slot in this year’s Neon Desert music fest, unless it’s already too late for that. In the mean time, go see these fellas and maybe they’ll give you a sonic epiphany. They have shows coming up for SXSW, so if you’re going make sure to have them on your radar.
by alex aventura