Turbo Fruits - Another twin-guitar garage rock quartet hits the stage, this time from Nashville. Immediately, there are some differences. There is a looser New York Dolls approach here with Johnny Thunders like fills poured into the quick and heavy tunes. They also remind me of a looser version of the Hellacopters as well. Nashville Pussy comes to mind, too, but they were a bit more metal and hard rock if I recall correctly. Anyway, these guys are rocking hard and have successfully pulled in a pretty good Tuesday night crowd, creating a bit more dancing and fist pumping than usual. The approach is far more memorable than the songs, but a couple tunes did show a bit of skill buried in the din. The second to last song had some long screaming guitar jams that reminded me a bit of Valient Thorr in all the right ways. I find it really hard not to enjoy this kind of energy, no matter what my mood. And they sustained it the whole way for their 55 minute set, also not always an easy feat.
Quote of the Night: As Turbo Fruits is up on stage checking monitor levels about to go on ... "Are we ready? ...Do we have time for a cigarette?