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Troubled Hubble's Bubble Bursts

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 28, 2005 2:35PM

Thousands of bands are formed in high schools every year. Few actually end up playing out at paying gigs. Fewer still get to the point of releasing albums and building a loyal fanbase. And it’s a rare beast that gets a shot at breaking out to a wider audience. Over the last five years, Troubled Hubble 2005_09_28_hubble.jpgseemed to be working their way up to doing just that. But alas, it isn’t meant to be as they’re breaking up and playing their final show tomorrow at Schuba’s.

Trouble for Hubble came early last week when they posted a notice on their website that they were canceling all the shows for their upcoming fall tour except for Thursday’s Schuba’s show. The band cited “health reasons” but didn’t elaborate as to whether anyone was suffering from Mariah Carey-style “exhaustion.” Speculation began almost immediately on their message boards that a breakup was imminent. Then on Thursday of last week, Troubled Hubble announced the show at Schuba’s would be their last “for reasons both physical and personal.”

The timing of their breakup is unfortunate as the band had an enormous amount of momentum behind them due to events of the last few months. In May, the band released their latest album Making Beds In A Burning House, produced by Dismemberment Plan guitarist Jason Caddell. Three days before the “health reasons” announcement, they played a Lookout Records showcase at the annual CMJ conference in New York.

Tickets for their last show can be purchased at the Schuba’s website.