Article: Cult MTL


Cult MTL (December 24, 2013)
These are the top 6 concerts of 2013


Sparks at le National, Nov. 1 At an age when most have long since thrown in the towel, the Mael brothers are still proving themselves skilled purveyors of weirdo pop — read my interview with them here. Their recent Montreal appearance was miles away from the sort of sad, cash-grab reunions that so many tired nostalgic acts keep trotting out, year after year. Over the course of their 23-song, career-spanning set, Sparks proved their vitality to the modest yet enthusiastic crowd. When the normally stoic Ron Mael broke character during the encore, and leapt up from behind his keyboard to dance the Charleston, you could feel the incredible warmth radiating from the crowd for two of pop music’s most enduring and endearing outsiders. (Mike Sallot)


Article: Boston Herald


Boston Herald (January 1, 2014)
Best concerts and albums of 2013


TOP 10 CONCERTS

5. Sparks, Brighton Music Hall, Oct. 30: Ron and Russell Mael's first Boston show in 31 years brought tears to fans in attendance. As momentous as the Red Sox winning the World Series crown that same night.



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Happy New Year, Sparks and Sparks fans!

We are looking forward to "new and great things" !!


Interview: The Austin Chronicle


The Austin Chronicle (November 8, 2013)
Fun Fun Fun Fest Interview: Sparks: A two-man show promises to get bigger and better


"To fit in seems like it’s the absolute kiss of death to us. That’s what’s going on now, is everybody fitting in nicely, you know? And it makes for a homogenous sort of predictability and a blandness to things."




Chicago: Lincoln Hall, November 6

Reviews & Photos
Gapers Block (November 7, 2013)
Review: Sparks @ Lincoln Hall, 11/6

Time Out Chicago (November 7, 2013)
Sparks at Lincoln Hall: live review

Chicago Reader (November 7,2013)
Kimono my concert: Pictures from last night's Sparks show



How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall?




Good Morning




Excerpts from The Seduction Of Ingmar Bergman




Suburban Homeboy











Article: Macomb Daily


Macomb Daily (November 4, 2013)
Sparks still flying, now as a duo, 45 years on


"We go at new things with the same kind of intensity and excitement we did 45 years ago."




Toronto: Lee's Palace, November 2

Review
NOW Magazine (November 3, 2013)
Sparks at Lee’s Palace (See 4 photos. You don't need to read it. )



Montreal: Le National, November 1


Sparks in Montreal 2013-11-01






Interview: Cult MTL


Cult MTL (November 1, 2013)
The cult pop band you should see tonight


"Everything has changed and for the worse in so many aspects of the music scene. A song like “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both of Us” would absolutely not be a hit the way it was in the U.K. and Europe in the current musical climate. There’s a lack of tolerance for working outside the norms of what pop music is considered. The whole scene is extremely conservative and backward looking."




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