Live Review: Sparks at Aladdin Theater, 4/21

Plus an extended Q&A with Russell Mael.


"We don't have that much of a preconceived idea of what Portland will be like in a musical sense, or what the audience will be like," Sparks singer Russell Mael told me at the end of our half-hour conversation prior to the band’s first-ever appearance in town. I myself had an idea of what kind of reception they'd get here, but didn't let on. And my hunch was right, as the duo—Russell ...   More
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 JEFF ROSENBERG

Mic Check: Sparks

On sibling rivalries.

Music Stories
For the first time in its 42-year, 22-album career, Sparks is playing Portland. The Mael brothers’ Two Hands, One Mouth tour—the hands being those of composer-lyricist Ron Mael, as deployed    More
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 JEFF ROSENBERG


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