When: Sat., Nov. 17, 7 p.m.
It seemed with At the Drive In’s reunion (minus Jim Ward) last year, talks and speculation of a potential 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 but went on hiatus in 2008. Releasing a track in 2012 and then again 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 new member Cully Symington on drums. A new song, “Graveyard Luck,” was released on the same day. Another song, “Cat Scream,” was released in April along with a tour announcement that included a San Antonio date at Paper Tiger. If you dig that early 2000s post-hardcore sound, you’ll probably want to be at this show.