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    What's a rock band from Georgia doing trapped in a transparent container in New York City? Welcome to Band in a Bubble, where the members of Cartel will put themselves under a microscope to give fans a real-time look into the making of their second......  Read Full Summary

Highlights

  1. Check out behind-the-scenes footage as the bubble goes up and the band gets ready! You watch their every move, daily highlights and sneak peeks of Cartel's new tracks!

  2. Livin on a prayer...or in a bubble?

  3. Thank God it's...Fried Chicken!!

  4. Bubble unseen footage : Cartel fans play Say Anything (Else).

  5. More unseen footage from inside the Bubble: Cartel explains the importance of cells, drugs and rock 'n' roll

  6. One of the biggest nights in rock had more pictures than we could put up in one day. Check out even more shots.

  7. Check out more exclusive photos from the concert finale!

  8. The guys of Cartel give fans laundry, homework help, and the opportunity to record on their new album.

  9. It has all lead to this moment! Cartel takes the stage on Pier 54 and performs new music recorded in the bubble!

  10. Check out this unseen footage from inside the bubble: Cobra Starship and New Found Glory stop in to hang with Cartel.

  11. Check out what happened during Cartel's final week inside the bubble!

  12. Check out exclusive footage of Cartel's post-show concert on Pier 54!

  13. Check out the full final episode of Band in a Bubble

  14. Here's a little primer on the band for those of you who aren't already in the know.

  15. Time to celebrate! Cartel have silenced the nay-sayers and finished their album! With one day to spare!

  16. Check out the latest action inside the bubble.

  17. Be a part of the show and get a chance to hang out by the bubble! Enter for a chance to see the band live in person and have some fun with guys!

  18. Want to hang by the bubble but you can't find us? Click here for directions!

  19. Check back here for updated videos of the band inside the bubble as well as some of Cartel's music videos.

  20. What's Will's "Porn star Name?" or Kevin's "Dream Car?" Learn everything there is to know about the band here. Plus an informative look into our host Blair Herter's meager beginnings!

  21. Click here to see what was captured today in the bubble! Plus tons of Cartel photos from the Warped Tour and the VMA Kick-Off Concert!

  22. Cartel's Radio PlaylistCartel's Radio Playlist

    Listen to a custom radio playlist, made exclusively by Cartel.

Episodes

  1. 5 guys, 20 days, 1 Bubble! It's the end of Band in a Bubble and Epic Recording artists...  Read Full Summary »

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  2. Cartel hit the half way mark with a BANG - literally! It's one hit after another on this...  Read Full Summary »

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  3. It's all fun and games at the bubble --- until the boss man comes by. Cartel feel the...  Read Full Summary »

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Photos

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About Band in a Bubble

  1. What's a rock band from Georgia doing trapped in a transparent container in New York City? Welcome to Band in a Bubble, where the members of Cartel will put themselves under a microscope to give fans a real-time look into the making of their second album.

    For 20 days beginning May 24, Cartel will live inside a 2,000-square-foot transparent bubble on Hudson River Park's Pier 54 in New York City. Sponsored by Dr Pepper, this fully interactive on-air and online event culminates when the bubble "bursts" and Cartel premiere a new song written and recorded completely from inside the bubble.

    Designed by international firm TPG Architecture, the bubble consists of 55,000 pounds of steel truss and quarter-inch-thick fireproof rigid Fiberglas. The structure is equipped with a recording studio, kitchen, dining room, a casual lounge area and a spa-like bathroom, along with a suspended "Sleeping Bubble."

    Once inside, the "Dr Pepper Bubble Band" -- singer/guitarist Will Pugh, guitarists Joseph Pepper and Nic Hudson, bassist Jeff Lett and drummer Kevin Sanders -- will not be able to leave. Occasional visitors will be allowed in, and they'll be able to keep in touch with friends, family and fans electronically.

    Of course, there are also lots and lots of cameras that will follow Cartel as they eat, breathe, sleep and record the follow-up to their breakthrough debut album, Chroma.

    Fans will be able to track the band's progress anytime online at drpepperbubble.com, on four half-hour specials that will air on MTV (May 24, June 2, June 9 and June 12), or in person, by dropping by to gaze into the bubble.

    What happens when you put Cartel in a bubble? You'll have to watch to find out!

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