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Sparks Across Darkness Opens Up His Curiosity Cabinet On ‘Obscura’

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Anthony Giovanini of Monsters and Thieves spends time with the band's puppet mascot, Cecil, in the CapRadio Garden. Giovanini also performs solo under the stage name Sparks Across Darkness.

Bert Johnson / Capital Public Radio

Sparks Across Darkness is the stage name of emcee Anthony Giovanini. He’s a member of the hip hop band Monsters and Thieves, along with emcee TIP Vicious (a.k.a. Tyler Todd), drummer and beat producer Mello Hall, and DJ Nocturnal (a.k.a. Chris Jaime).

"Obscura" features guest performances by Hobo Johnson, SpaceWalker, Charlie Muscle, Chuuwee, Hailey Lynch-Bastion and Alex Salveson.

They stopped by the Insight studio to speak with Insight producer Cody Drabble and perform new music from the Sparks Across Darkness debut album “Obscura” with special guest guitarist Dylan Jarman from Shotgun Sawyer.

Sparks Across Darkness and his band Monsters and Thieves are hosting another installment of their “Midnight Marauders” show series at Blue Lamp on September 23 with performances by Shane Quidachay, Nate Curry, Signor Benedick the Moor, and special guest comedian Shahera Hyatt.

Watch Sparks Across Darkness perform "Machine":

Watch Sparks Across Darkness perform "Nice To Meet You":

Listen to "Obscura":

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Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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