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Meet the Band / The Sparks

THE BALTIMORE SUN

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."

Hear the Sparks on Sunday at the Recher Theatre, 512 York Road, Towson. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for those older than 21, $10 for those younger. Call 410-337-7178 or visit www.rechertheatre.com.

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

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