Sparta Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Wiretap Scars’ in Rochester

Released in 2002, Wiretap Scars was the first full-length album for El Paso, Texas punk rock band, Sparta. After a few EPs and side projects, Jim Ward and company went all in to produce this album. While it was not met with the highest praise, the album and its members were applauded for getting this one out after a rough demise of a previous project.

Members have come and gone, passion has come and gone, and then returned again. Two constants have remained with Sparta: lead vocalist Jim Ward and his partner in crime Matt Miller (although not from day one, he has been around long enough). When Wiretap

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