Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sparta Reunites to Play Paper Tiger for Night of Early Aughts Post-Hardcore Vibes

Posted By on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 8:42 AM

click to enlarge JEN VESP
  • Jen Vesp
It seemed with At The Drive In’s reunion (minus Jim Ward) last year, speculation had it that a Sparta reunion would also take place. Anddddd, lucky us, that’s exactly what happened.

The art-punk, post-hardcore band made up of At The Drive In members formed in 2001 after a combination of excessive hype, relentless touring and artistic differences contributed to the demise of ATDI. With Jim Ward at the helm, the band released a few albums over the years and went on hiatus in 2008. Releasing a track in 2012 and another in 2017, fans were stoked to find out in November 2017 that a new lineup would be announced, consisting of returning members Jim Ward, Matt Miller and Gabriel Gonzalez, along with a new member – Cully Symington on drums.

A new song, “Graveyard Luck,” was released on the same day. Another track, “Cat Scream,” was released in April with a tour announcement that included a San Antonio date this Saturday.

If you dig that early 2000s, post-hardcore sound, you’ll want to be at this show.

$17-$19, Sat Nov. 17, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St.,

Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Tags: , , , ,

We’re keeping you informed…
...and it’s what we love to do. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years.

It’s never been more important to support local news sources. A free press means accountability and a well-informed public, and we want to keep our unique and independent reporting available for many, many years to come.

If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture. Thank you.

Related Locations



Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation