One of my favorite magazines ever is the almighty, Q Magazine. So when they recommend a band I tend to pay attention. Recently them deemed Turbo Fruits as “a gloriously daffy collection of primal rock n roll nuggets. Like the keg party in Repo Man thrown by the bastard children of the Strokes, this is the sound of teenagers refusing to grow up.” And they are signed to the Kings of Leon’s label, another band who happened to get praise from the U.K. before blowing up over here. They joined us for our 5GB series before their show with The Spits at The Earl.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
I believe it was an Eagles concert in Nashville TN when I was 6. I was with my folks! I remember falling asleep in my seat. And I was wearing cowboy boots.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
My favorite gig may have been in Laredo TX. It’s crazy down there. You won’t get outta that place without having 20 tequila shots bought for you! I don’t remember much but I do remember ripping a solo on the floor and having someone pour corona all over my head.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Probably Cut The Shit and The Rights. It was back in the early 2000s. It was a skate thrash show at this pizza place in Nashville called Guidos (RIP). I started a skate pit that night. Skateboards and noshing simultaneously.
What is the gig you would most like to play?
I would like to play the Bruise Cruise Festival. Nothing like playing rock n roll on a cruise ship.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
Blow fly, NWA, and early Metallica.
Catch Turbo Fruits w/ The Spits, Sept. 6th @ The Earl