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Sparta



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Hometown: El Paso, TX (USA)

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One of the two decidedly different projects stemming from the break up of At the Drive–In. The other being the prog–influenced experimental rock/hardcore of The Mars Volta.

Related Bands

At The Drive-In, Glos, Sleepercar, The Mars Volta

Reviews

Sparta / mewithoutYou / Aloha live in New York

Sparta / mewithoutYou / Aloha

live in New York (2007)

live show

Sparta / the Life and Times live in Denver

Sparta / the Life and Times

live in Denver (2006)

live show

Sparta Porcelain

Sparta

Porcelain (2004)

DreamWorks

Sparta / Brazil / The Ghost live in Chicago

Sparta / Brazil / The Ghost

live in Chicago (2004)

live show

Glassjaw/Sparta/Hot Water Music/Dredg live in Philadelphia

Glassjaw/Sparta/Hot Water Music/Dredg

live in Philadelphia (2003)

live show

Sparta/Glassjaw/Hot Water Music/Dredg live in Cleveland

Sparta/Glassjaw/Hot Water Music/Dredg

live in Cleveland (2003)

live show

Sparta/Glassjaw/Hot Water Music/Dredg live in Los Angeles

Sparta/Glassjaw/Hot Water Music/Dredg

live in Los Angeles (2003)

live show

Sparta/Glassjaw/Hot Water Music/Dredg live in San Diego

Sparta/Glassjaw/Hot Water Music/Dredg

live in San Diego (2003)

live show

Bad Religion / Sparta / The Missing 23rd live in Ventura, CA

Bad Religion / Sparta / The Missing 23rd

live in Ventura, CA (2003)

live show

Sparta/Cave In/Small Brown Bike live in Chicago

Sparta/Cave In/Small Brown Bike

live in Chicago (2002)

live show

Sparta Wiretap Scars

Sparta

Wiretap Scars (2002)

Dreamworks

Sparta Austere

Sparta

Austere (2002)

Dreamworks

Murder City Devils/Sparta/American Steel live in Austin

Murder City Devils/Sparta/American Steel

live in Austin (2001)

live show

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Interviews

Picture of Sparta

Jim Ward (Sparta/At the Drive-In)

Friday, October 27, 2006 at 6:25 PM (EDT)

Picture of Sparta

Keeley Davis (Glos, Engine Down, Sparta, Denali)

Monday, April 30, 2007 at 6:30 PM (EDT)

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