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The Sparring release new music video

Orange County Hardcore Punk outfit THE SPARRING released their new music video today for “Straitjacket” check it out and make sure to catch them February 3rd at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA with CRO MAGS and STRIFE.


Pulverizing Punk Upstarts DEATH PUNCH and THE SPARRING release the spit, ROUND 1 

Orange County, CA – Aug. 12, 2011 – Channeling the roots of the punk subculture, two of Southern California’s most promising prospects have joined forces to launch their modern take on a time honored tradition. Simply titling the release ROUND 1, Death Punch and The Sparring go for the jugular with eight tracks of all out release. Contributing four tracks apiece, ROUND 1 is anchored by the fundamentals of cathartic punk rock music – driving percussion, flammable string work, and vocal delivery that is part punk swagger, part war cry.

From Los Angeles, the quintet known as DEATH PUNCH might be young, but have already cemented a fervent following among punk purists. Routinely supporting artists that span the generational divide, DEATH PUNCH has shared the stage with everyone from The ADICTS and FEAR, to STRUNG OUT and DEATH BY STEREO. Projecting a sound that is both aggressive and articulate, the five hone in on a message that manages to retain the socially conscious foundation of punk, while never forgetting the pit. In much of the same vein as The Casualties, Bad Religion, and Anti-Flag, DEATH PUNCH is indeed that old school feel with a new car smell.

A little further east on the 91 in Fullerton, CA, THE SPARRING has begun establishing their own punk rock legacy. On the strength of the band’s first 3-song EP, indie punk darlings Old Shoe Records immediately began a partnership. Cathartic, relentless, outright flammable, THE SPARRING would go on to land a spot on the summer long trek of the Vans Warped Tour, showcase their brand successfully at SXSW, and earn the adulation of a wide array of genre mainstays ranging from STREET DOGS and FACE to FACE, to EVERY TIME I DIE! and RIVERBOAT GAMBLERS.

The collaborative effort simply titled ROUND 1, marks the first split from OLD SHOE RECORDS  and ushers in a new era of ageless punk rock tradition. Featuring (3) three new, original recordings from each DEATH PUNCH and THE SPARRING, the overall theme to the album fits perfectly with the title – complete release. Stage dives, circle pits, 20 fans to one microphone, ROUND 1 harnesses the sheer combustion that is a DEATH PUNCH or THE SPARRING onstage. Both bands are also finalizing tour dates to bring the madness to a city near you.

These boys are taking off the gloves – things are about to get heavy.


To purchase click here – “ROUND 1”



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Shows you need to know about July 19th-24th

Here are a few shows YOU need to know about!

Jay from The Sparring

Tuesday July 19th:                                                                                                         Continental & Your Arsenal                                                                                                   The Shakedown Bar in San Diego                                                          http://www.theshakedownsd.com

Alkaline Trio                                                                                                                 Troubadour                                                                                     http://www.troubadour.com

Wednesday July 20th:                                                                                  Flexx Bronco, Continental,                                                                                                   The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen                            http://www.slidebarfullerton.com

Thursday July 21st                                                                                                       Alkaline Trio                                                                                                                      Troubadour                                                                                    http://www.troubadour.com

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Check out pictures of Volcom night at The Slidebar

Saturday July 2nd Volcom entertainment took over The Slidebar Rock n Roll Kitchen in Downtown Fullerton for a night of Punk Rock. Headlined by Cerebral Ballzy with support from Vultures United and The Sparring. Click the link and check out all the pictures!


What happens when you try to interview The Sparring?

The Sparring and Death Punch have a Split coming out August 9th called “Round 1” Here is The Sparring attempting to tell you about it……                  Enjoy!

Shows you need to know about July 12th-17th

Here are a few shows YOU need to know about!

Tuesday July 12th:                                                                                                         Continental at The Shakedown Bar in San Diego                                                           FREE  http://www.theshakedownsd.com

Wednesday July 13th:                                                                                                         The Downtown Struts, Continental, Olin & The Moon, Your Arsenal:                     The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen 21+ FREE http://www.slidebarfullerton.com

Thursday July 14th:                                                                                                                     Left Alone, La Pobreska, Los Kung Fu Monkeys and The Howlers                         The Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen 21+ FREE http://www.slidebarfullerton.com

Matt & Mondos Big Ass Local Band Showcase                                                                 The Sparring, Your Arsenal, Hands Like Bricks and more! $5.00 ALL AGES!      Division 9 Gallery 3950 Lemon Street Riverside, CA