Elburn-based Troubled Hubble still wants to do some exploring.
The band, which broke up in 2005, will perform a 10-year reunion show Saturday, Sept. 5, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago.
Inspector Owl and Truman & His Trophy also are part of the bill.
The music starts at 8:30 p.m., and tickets are $10, available at www.ticketfly.com.
Kane County Chronicle reporter Eric Schelkopf had the chance to talk to Troubled Hubble drummer Nate Lanthrum about the show. His brother, Andrew, plays bass in the band. The band is named after NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and refers to the trouble it was having after it was initially launched.
Eric Schelkopf: I know you guys will be putting on a 10-year reunion show on Saturday.
Nate Lanthrum: It’s our first proper Chicago show in almost exactly a decade. I think our last Chicago show was in September 2005.
Schelkopf: Was it just the right time to do a show like this?
Lanthrum: We stopped touring in 2005. We stopped putting out new music and essentially stopped being a band at that point.
But we never really said there wasn’t anything possible for the future. And about a year ago, some friends of ours have contacted us about doing a benefit show.
So, that kind of got the gears in our head turning that if we are going to do that, we might as well also do a full-on show so friends and family can see us.
Schelkopf: Can you believe that is has been 10 years since you guys have played together?
Lanthrum: No. We’ve been practicing together, and it’s like old times. We’re locking into each other musically, and we’re able to just have fun and be four musicians in the room together.
It’s been an absolute blast. It’s been an absolute trip to play these songs now that we wrote 15 years ago, and kind of relive this younger part of our lives.
Schelkopf: Why did you guys break up in the first place?
Lanthrum: We were touring for a few years pretty much solid. We were on the road for six months out of the year the last couple of years.
Around 2005, it just seemed like it was the time to stop playing. We kind of hit the pause button and pursued some other musical ventures.
Schelkopf: What’s the future for Troubled Hubble?
Lanthrum: The Hubble telescope is as powerful as it’s ever been. It was slated for destruction, and bam, all of a sudden it’s back in orbit.
Using that analogy, we also have a fresh set of lenses, and we’re up and moving again.