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  • Northern Liberties Music Festival

    Saturday Oct. 11th, THE SPARKLERS, will bring their special brand of junk country and gutter pop to Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties. We go on at 7:30, followed by the glitter boys in CREEM CIRCUS.
  • Cyndy Drue Review

    And the reviews for, "Crying at the Low Bar", are still coming in. Thanks to CYNDY DRUE at 102.9 WMGK here in Philadelphia for the kind words!
  • Ajax Diner Book Club

    We would be remiss if we didn't give a shout out to our pal Charles Hale at AJAX DINER BOOK CLUB (on KRFC in Ft. Collins, CO) for playing our song, "Gingham", on his November 10th show.
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to ORTLIEB'S LOUNGE!

    We had a blast and look forward to the next one! Below is a little video from the show.

  • The Sparklers at Ortlieb's Lounge

    After a taking some time off, THE SPARKLERS are back and up to their old tricks. Please join us and our friends CREEM CIRCUS at ORTLIEB'S LOUNGE for a night of whiskey-soaked and platform-powered Rock 'n' Roll! Click here for details!
  • All Access Magazine

    An interview we did a couple of months ago with Geoff Melton of THE MUSIC KORNER has found it's way to the pages of ALL ACCESS MAGAZINE. Check it out!
  • The Music Korner Interview

    Hey Folks! Click here to check out our interview with THE MUSIC CORNER!
  • Best Records of 2012!

    Big shout out to Charles Hale over at NineBullets.net for including, "Crying at the Low Bar" in his list of Best Records of 2012!
  • Best of 2012!

    A BIG THANK YOU to Adobe and Teardrops for making, "Crying at the Low Bar" their number one album of 2012! We really appreciate it and are looking forward to an awesome 2013!
  • The Sparklers on Freight Train Boogie

    Big thanks to Bill Frater over at Freight Train Boogie for selecting our song "Gingham" for his latest episode. Check it out!
  • Best Songs of 2012!

    Thanks to our friends at Dixie Punk DC for choosing "Gunfire and Confetti" as one of their Best Songs of 2012!
  • Back to work!

    After taking the month of September off, we are back at it. Currently working on new material and perhaps a show or two. We'll keep you posted.
  • Again with the Dixie Punk DC

    Another big shout out to DIXIE PUNK DC for adding our song, TO CATCH A PLANE to their Friday Playlist for September 21st.
    You can listen to it here!
  • The Sparklers at Alphabet Lounge

    It was bound to happen one of these days. THE SPARKLERS are heading up the NJ Turnpike this Saturday (9/8) to rock the Big Apple and the ALPHABET LOUNGE with our brothas from another mutha, THE TRESSELS. If you're in the area, come and check us out! Show starts at 7pm with THE SPARKLERS taking the stage at 8pm (sharp!), so don't be late. MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE.
  • The Sparklers on 88.1 KDHX

    Big shout out to 88.1 KDHX out of Saint Louis MO! Just found out that they have been playing multiple songs off of CRYING AT THE LOW BAR. Thanks to our friend Jeremy Joyce for the 411!
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to The Media Theatre!

    Just want to say thanks to those who made it out to our show at THE LEVEL ROOM! Great show at THE MEDIA THEATRE! What an awesome venue! Thanks to the ONE SONG ROCK FESTIVAL, THE TRESSELS, THE QUELLE SOURCE, and everyone who made it out! We had a blast!
  • WXPN's The Key

    Thanks to the folks over at WXPN's THE KEY for their write up about our upcoming show at the ONE SONG ROCK FESTIVAL with THE TRESSELS and THE QUELLE SOURCE! Check it out!
  • The Sparklers at The Media Theatre for The Performing Arts

    Join THE SPARKLERS as they bring their brand of whiskey-soaked rock to Delaware County as part of the ONE SONG ROCK FESTIVAL at the historic MEDIA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS. This is a great opportunity to see the boys play this awesome and unique venue! Also playing on the bill that evening are our friends from Drexell Hill, THE TRESSELS and Philadelphia's THE QUELLE SOURCE.
  • Dixie Punk DC

    Big shout out to DIXIE PUNK DC for adding our song GUNFIRE AND CONFETTI to their playlist this past Friday.
    You can listen to it here!
  • Adobe and Teardrops review of "Crying at the Low Bar"

    Another review of the album has surfaced. Big thanks to Rachel at ADOBE AND TEARDROPS (a very cool blog outta NYC) for the kind words. They're also having a little contest where you can win a copy of the album, so head on over and check it out!
  • WXPN's The Key

    Nice little write-up about tonight's Record Release Show! Thanks to John Vettese and the folks over at WXPN's THE KEY!
    Click here to check it out!
  • "Crying at the Low Bar" CD Release Party!

    The BIG RECORD RELEASE SHOW is this FRIDAY (JUNE 29th) at CONNIE'S RIC RAC! Come on out, let loose, and enjoy the ROCK!
  • The Sparklers on Ninebullets Radio

    Our song, "Gingham" was played on this week's episode of NINEBULLETS RADIO (a weekly show on 88.5 WMNF in Tampa, FL). Check out this awesome show, and if you like what you hear, give 'em some love!
  • Ninebullets.net review of "Crying at the Low Bar"

    Well, the reviews are finally coming in. Big thanks to Charles and the folks over at NINEBULLETS.NET for the awesome review of our album! Click here to check out the review!
  • Broken Whiskey Glass Podcast

    Hey Folks! BIG RECORD RELEASE SHOW in 10 days! In the meantime, our song, "Gunfire and Confetti" is featured on this week's episode of the BROKEN WHISKEY GLASS podcast. It's a really solid show. Go ahead and give it a listen.
  • The Official "Crying at the Low Bar" CD Release Party!

    Come out to Connie's Ric Rac on FRIDAY, JUNE 29th and join THE SPARKLERS and CREEM CIRCUS (with special guests THE NAKED HEROES) celebrate the release of "Crying at the Low Bar". This is going to be one awesome night of crazy rock 'n' roll, so mark your calendars!
  • The Sparklers on Your Local Note!

    McCracken and Smitty had a blast recording this great local podcast! The show is basically a long interview with the boys and some tunes played in between. Check it out, and go easy on us. We're new to this sort of thing. YOUR LOCAL NOTE
  • The Sparklers on Americana Rock Mix!

    Big thanks to Von who hosts the AMERICANA ROCK MIX podcast! Two tracks from our new album ("Falling Apart Makes" and "Gingham") were played on this week's episode! It's an awesome podcast, so go and check it out! www.americanarockmix.com
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to The Level Room!

    Just want to say thanks to those who made it out to our show at THE LEVEL ROOM! Had a great time rockin' it with THE NAKED HEROES and KID FELIX! We'll be returning to The Level Room on THURSDAY, MAY 24th with THE TRESSELS, so mark your calendars!
  • Now on Twitter!

    Well, we finally broke down and joined Twitter. Please feel free to climb on board and follow us: @TheSparklersPA
  • Another Show Added

    On THURSDAY, MAY 24th, THE SPARKLERS return to THE LEVEL ROOM (2102 Market Street). We'll be sharing the bill with THE TRESSELS, an excellent band out of Drexel Hill that you should definitely check out. Show starts at 8PM and is FREE. 21+
  • Thanks to everyone who came out to The Station last night!

    Special thanks to ST. JAMES & THE APOSTLES, CISCO JEETERS & FLASH MOB PRODUCTIONS. We had a great time! Hope to see you all at the next one!
  • New Show Added

    On FRIDAY, APRIL 20th, THE SPARKLERS travel up Broad Street to bring the rock to THE LEVEL ROOM (2102 Market Street).
    Sharing the bill will be KID FELIX and Brooklyn's THE NAKED HEROES. Show starts at 9PM. 21+
  • Video for "Never Underestimate the Moon"

    Well, we went and made a video. Extra special thanks to our friend Michael Bixler for all of the work he put into it. We think he did a excellent job! Anyway, enough of my yakkin'. Check out the video!

    Never Underestimate the Moon from Michael Bixler on Vimeo.

  • The Sparklers Live at The Station Bar & Grille

    Join us on FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd at THE STATION BAR & GRILLE (1550 McKean Street) for a good old South Philly Rock 'n' Roll Show! Featuring CISCO JEETERS, ST. James & THE APOSTLES, and THE SPARKLERS. Show starts at 9PM. 21+
  • New album is out!

    THE SPARKLERS are pleased to announce the release of their new album, "CRYING AT THE LOW BAR", a song cycle about loss, losing, losering, the City of Philadelphia, and the weight of the human heart. Available through iTunes, CD Baby, and other digital media outlets.

    You can purchase it here by clicking the music tab.

    Support independent music and grab a copy. We would also encourage you to leave us any feedback (star rating, comments, reviews, etc.). It would be greatly appreciated.

    It's been a long time coming and we really hope you enjoy it!