Every Night Is Friday Night: An Interview With Turbo Fruit’s Kingsley Brock

Turbo Fruits

Say it with me now: “Turbo Mutha Fuckin Fruits.” Emblazoned in large, butter-colored text across the top of their website, this declaration says everything you need to know about Nashville’s deviant rock ‘n’ rollers. The sweaty love child of singer/guitarist Jonas Stein, the band began while Stein was still kickin’ around with garage rockers Be Your Own Pet back in 2006. Yet the call of the Turbo Fruit seemed to be too much for the artist, it’s citrusy cry like rocket fuel for the brain. When BYOP folded in 2008, Stein bit into that tempting fruit for good.

Six years later, Turbo Fruits has recorded three blistering, in-your-face rock albums and gone through God knows how many lineup changes. Yet Turbo Fruit’s latest roster seems to be made for the life of excess that comes with the band’s M.O. First joining Stein for touring, drummer Matt Hearn and bassist Dave McCowen were followed by Stein’s longtime high school friend Kingsley Brock on guitar, making the band a four-piece unit for the first time.

Taking their full roster into the studio, the result is their latest effort Butter, which could be described as a sonic guide to bad behavior. Produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno in just over a week, the album captures the raw experience of the band on the road–it’s bottomless bong hits, countless nights sleeping on stranger’s floors and the occasional barroom brawl.

Before performing at the High Noon Saloon on November 25 (tickets here), guitarist Kingsley Brock gave me the juice about joining the band, rock ‘n’ roll mixtapes, the “Lords of Party” (Deer Tick) and a detailed account of a night he (and the reader) won’t soon forget.

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Just Announced Madison Concert + Win Tickets Before You Can Buy: Turbo Fruits, 11.25.12

Sunday, November 25, 2012


Turbo Fruits

High Noon Saloon – 8pm

$8 ADV $10 DOS – 18+

Tickets available through our Music Calendar soon!

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Just Announced Madison Concerts: Those Darlins & These United States

Saturday, September 25


Those Darlins

These United States

with special guests TURBO FRUITS and THE DEEP DARK WOODS

High Noon Saloon, 9:00pm

Tickets: $12 adv and dos, 18+

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This Week’s Nightlife and Giveaways: Something for Everyone


Music obsessives from all walks of life will be more than satisfied this week as bring an eclectic medley of choice artists to our city.  Indie, rock, metal, folk, jazz and soul are all represented in this week’s showing.  Read on to find out how you could win tickets to Monotonix, Mirah, Company of Theives, All That Remains, Juliette Lewis, The Most Serene Repubilc, Grand Archives, Butthole Surfers, Rebelution, and Ryan Montbleau.

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The Hunt For Free Monotonix Tickets Is On!


If you’ve been a frequent visitor to our blog, you know that we regularly host opportunities for our readers to win tickets to some of the most hotly anticipated shows in town.  Today we’re happy to announce that we’ll be giving away tickets to Monotonix’s ridiculously wild rock and roll hurricane of a show (check out these shots from the band’s last Madison performance), which is due to hit Madison on October 1st.  To make things interesting, this contest will require a bit more creativity than usual.  Read on to see what we mean.

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