The Black Sparks

The Black Sparks

 Bethesda, Maryland, USA

We are a high-energy DC punk band of 12 and 14 year-olds who love to play. We have played venues like Fort Reno and the Black Cat with bands like Titus Andronicus and Imperial China. We have received praise from the Washington Post, NPR, and the Washington City Paper, among others.


We are an all-original post-punk band from Bethesda, Maryland. We have played numerous venues in the DC area including but not limited to Fort Reno Summer Concert Series, Black Cat, Comet Ping Pong, Fredericksburg All Ages, H Street Festival, and St. Stephens Church, with bands such as Titus Andronicus, Imperial China, History Repeated, Dot Dash, and Gist.

After our August 2010 performance at Fort Reno, Ryan Little of the Washington City Paper hailed us as "The Best New Punk Band in D.C.". More recently, our EP "S.T. Rawberries" was hailed as "ferociously good" in The Washington Post Style section in April of 2012, we were featured in a February 2012 cover story of the Washington City Paper written by Pitchfork correspondent Lindsay Zoladz, and we played a set on the rooftop of National Public Radio filmed by the NPR Interns for NPR's "After Hours Concert" series this past March.


Nuke 'Em Junior EP
Live at FAA
S.T. Rawberries EP
The Black Sparks

Set List

Victorious Robots
Info Nation
Mr. Panther
Falling Up the Stairs
S.T. Rawberries
Nuke 'Em Junior Part 1
Nuke 'Em Junior Part 2
Rocket Bird
A Little Bit of Nothing
Falling Apart
Sad Watermelon
Slip Away
Big Inferno