Turbo Fruits: Now That's A Band Name!

Rocks Off likes Turbo Fruits a lot. It's a loud, rock-roll-icky, semi-glam group out of Nashville that is more than capable of using sick sounds to seduce your mom and making you watch.

Frankly, that image - using various mothers - is all that runs through our head listening to the Fruits' new single, "Where the Stars Don't Shine." We think they would want it that way. They're also putting together a rock and roll cruise featuring some of the nation's top garage bands. Not as thought-provoking as the Gothic Cruise, perhaps, but it still sounds like a wild time.

The question before the court of the judge with one f, though, is why call such a dirty little rock act something so incredibly pleasant as Turbo Fruits? It sounds like a sugary lunch treat. We grabbed bandleader Jonas Stein by the lapels and screamed at him until he told us where the name came from.

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
Contact: Jef Rouner