The Sparks

The Sparks

Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Joe Letke, bass; Mitch Ryan, keyboards; John Kelly, drums; Evan Diamond, guitar and vocals

Founded in: January 2005

Style: Contemporary rock

Influenced by: Wilco, Cake, the Killers, Strokes, Modest Mouse

Notable: Used to be called the Bible Rockets and would gather with about 20 people in their friend's basement Thursday nights before The OC and rap random verses from the Bible.

Quotable: On the Bible Rockets: "It was just a joke, but they laughed and had fun."

For more information about the Sparks, visit www.purevolume.com/thesparks.

--Sam Sessa