The Bubble Music Festival

The Bubble Music Festival

This festival, at its core, is about music. It’s curated by musicians and music lovers with the express purpose of promoting emerging artists, local and regional bands, and celebrating music in general. It’s by music lovers, for music lovers.


Thomas Skibsrud and Eric Geane met in late 2010 and became fast friends over a game of pool and many beers. They eventually decided to try and make music together and started to mess around in Thomas's basement just jamming simple blues riffs and heavy beats. They eventually decided to start a band and instead of forming a typical modern 12-person blues band, they wanted to stick to blues music's traditional roots. When they play they want you to hear them and just them and not be buried behind horns and three layers of guitars. They are not a jam band and not a jazz band so don't ask them to play something in the key of E. By playing from the heart, they play true blues music, and this is the way it should be.

Oedipus Tex

Eric Caldera’s instrumental post-rock band El Valiente has garnered him the most attention in Madison, but his quieter solo project, Oedipus Tex, has been around much longer. Besides that, it gives Caldera a chance to write lyrics and sing, which winds up being the focus on his new release, Borracho Corazon. Not to say that his intricate finger-picking style doesn’t initially pull listeners in, but it’s Caldera’s cracking voice that engrains songs like “Leave Room” with a sense of loneliness and makes you jump a bit when he delivers lines like “I’m coming out your fucking stereo” on “Yonder.” Though, it’s his friends and bandmates who lift the last track, “Firefly,” to its breathtakingly rocking close. -The Onion/AV Club-

Boo Bradley

Boo Bradley is a hot blues stompin’, jelly roll jumpin’, rag jazz infusin’, acoustic jug attack from Madtown, Wisconsin. Boo Bradley throws down a porch stomp boogie chock full of old time Delta moans from the likes of Son House and Charley Patton, the Piedmont shake of Blind Boy Fuller and the earliest Chicago Ragtime mastery of cats like Blind Blake and Big Bill Broonzy. None of these names sound familiar? Well, never you mind. Once you get a wiff of what these fellas are cookin’, your feet’ll know what to do, ‘cause when Boo puts their groove stamp on a tune you can’t call it nothin’ but good ol’ ho-maid jelly.

Hue is the irreverent and ass-kicking original rock and roll band from Madison, WI.

The Daze

The Daze is a four-piece rock group comprised of Gabe Burdulis on guitar and vocals, Alex Blair on guitar, Tom Thurlow on drums, and Christian Rasmussen on bass. Started in the winter of 2010, the band has evolved to play all types of music, and has played venues including the High Noon Saloon, Brink Lounge, The Frequency, The Loft, Bratfest and in the summer of 2012, played Summerfest three times. They also won the 2012 Launchpad Competition and were winners of 4 MAMA's at the 2012 MAMA's Award Show. They are looking forward to expanding their music and playing together for a long time!

$10 1-Day Pass / $12 (18-20) / $20 Festival Wristbands

Single Day Tickets & Wristbands Available At The Door

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Upcoming Events
High Noon Saloon


The Bubble Music Festival with Lazydeadpoet, Oedipus Tex, Boo Bradley, Hue, The Daze

Thursday, October 3 · 7:00 PM at High Noon Saloon