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Bubble Puppy

Bubble Puppy

credit: Lori Michaels

Hot Smoke and Sassafras

This is Bubble Puppy. 60’s Texas psychedelic rock legends celebrate over 50 years of timeless songs that have elevated them back into the Texas limelight. Iconic guitarist and founding member, Rod Prince keeps his most loved band alive with the outstanding talents of Mark Miller, Gregg Stegall, Jimi Umstattd and Randall Maxwell. This Bubble Puppy incarnation has torpedoed into the 21st Century with hard-core progressive rock, triple guitar leads and “a level of badassery that I never thought possible,” says Rod Prince. They reunited in 2011 for the acceptance of the Austin Music Hall of Fame award and haven’t stopped.
Late 2017, Bubble Puppy released a new live studio recording of their recent shows. Called ‘Certified BadAss’ and includes their worldwide hit, Hot Smoke and Sassafras, combined with songs from their past bands, Demian, Sirius and the Prince Trio. From the Austin Chronicle review, “Whichever regulatory body certifies badassery, Bubble Puppy got this one right.” That says it all. Join Bubble Puppy as they extend their celebration around Texas! Come see us! Rock out to the songs and witness the “joy and magic” that this band brings to the stage.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Austin, TX
Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Psychedelic
Event Type: Showcase