Bubble Puppy

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

Bubble Puppy

The Damn Torpedoes - A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Fri, June 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18.00 - $60.00

This event is 18 and over

Seating NOT GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $18 Advance/ $22 Day of Show/ $60 Reserved Booth

 

Bubble Puppy
Bubble Puppy
ORIGINS: Bubble Puppy was formed in 1966 in San Antonio, Texas, by Rod Prince and Roy Cox who had previously performed together in the rock group called the Bad Seeds. Looking to form a "top gun rock band" based on the concept of dual lead guitars, a staple of southern rock that was highly unusual on the psychedelic music scene, Prince and Cox recruited Todd Potter, an Austin, Texas guitarist. With the addition of Danny Segovia and Clayton Pulley, the original line up of Bubble Puppy was complete. The name "Bubble Puppy" was taken from "Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy", a fictitious children's game in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Bubble Puppy's live debut was as the opening act for The Who in San Antonio in 1967.
After a few line-up changes (drummer Clayton Pulley being replaced by Craig Root, and the departure of Danny Segovia), the final roster for Bubble Puppy settled at Rod Prince and Todd Potter on lead guitars, Roy Cox on bass guitar, and David "Fuzzy" Fore on drums. In the spring of 1967, Bubble Puppy moved to Austin, Texas and signed a recording contract with Houston-based International Artists, home to the 13th Floor Elevators and the Red Krayola.
The Damn Torpedoes - A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The Damn Torpedoes - A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The Damn Torpedoes have it: attitude, mojo, chemistry, skill, determination…and use those qualities to pay tribute to an American band who for nearly 4 decades have been the pure embodiment of the same, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Since the mid-70s, Tom and his Heartbreakers have churned out unforgettable classic rock gems. From “American Girl” and “Into the Great Wide Open” to “Free Falling”, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and beyond, they have left an indelible mark on the American pop cultural landscape. Such staying power is a testament to the fact that the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. While no one will argue with the fact that Tom Petty is one of our greatest songwriters, Tom himself would tell you that he couldn’t have done it without his band. Amazing musicians like Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench have contributed to a sound that’s unmistakable Heartbreakers.

The Damn Torpedoes, whose name is a play on the seminal ’79 Petty album, Damn the Torpedoes, are long-time Austin musicians who have fashioned themselves in that mold: guys that have been around the block but attack the Petty hits like a hungry, young band out to conquer the world. By emphasizing intangibles like chemistry and staying power, The Damn Torpedoes recreate the sound and feel of one of the world’s greatest bands. Painstaking attention to detail - tones, arrangements, harmonies, performance and look - will give the audience an experience that’s as close to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers as you’re going to find.
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215
http://samsburgerjoint.com/