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


  • 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.,

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