Posted in music | pictures on March 11, 2011

photos by Patrice Jackson

Turbo Fruits
Bruise Cruise 2011

"Over the weekend, I see many other compelling images: Black Lips bassist Jared Swilley launching his instrument into the sea while shooting a music video. Surfer Blood singer John Paul Pitts hunting for a hot blackjack table. Former MTV News anchor John Norris, on assignment for noisevox, interviewing pool-bound members of Vivian Girls while a Fellini-esque cast of hipster paparazzi snap away on SLRs. And finally, in Nassau, four of the cruise's acts--Black Lips, Vivian Girls, The Strange Boys, and Turbo Fruits--playing to a crowd of Bruisers and fratboys and bachelorette partiers at the least punk rock establishment in any port of call in the entire Atlantic Ocean: Señor Frog's.

"I think a lot of people on this cruise hate us. I think they think we're gay," Swilley tells me on Sunday. "I was drunk last night walking through the hallway, I only had my underwear on, and some guy was like, 'Get back in your room, faggot!'" He points across the pool. "Some guy who looked like that guy, with the backward visor." [Washington City Paper]

You already saw our FIRST TWO sets of pictures from Bruise Cruise, courtesy of Gabi Porter. Now here is a third, courtesy of Patrice, and they continue below...

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Comments (83)

BV, why do you insist on inciting outrage among your readers?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:11 AM

I gotta say... except for the bands, that all sounds truly awful.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:14 AM

Shame it wasn't off the coast of Japan.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:15 AM

The gift that keeps on giving, let em rip folks!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:18 AM

Where are Bright Eyes pictures from Radio City?????

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:21 AM

Well, at least there are some good pics of Kickball Katy...Hachi Machi!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:30 AM

jacuzzi boys

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:32 AM

if all these bands were locked in a room together with no food or water for 15 days, when the door is opened who would still be alive?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:33 AM

i find it amusing how much this event annoys everyone.

oh, hi mark.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:33 AM

No Charro?

Posted by Big Perm | March 11, 2011 9:35 AM

I DIDN'T KNOW PAULY SHORE WAS GOING TO BE THERE!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:47 AM

turbo fruits...lulz

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:54 AM

kickball katy looking pretty willin and able

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:56 AM

what a waste of humanity....couldn't we have traded them to Cuba for a bushel of sugar cane or something....Generation Y (and Ian Svenonius)hang thy head....

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:56 AM

What/Who are Jacuzzi boys? Is this like a new term that hipsters use?

Some kind of lingo?

Or is this someone trying to be new "hummus" guy

I'm confused!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:56 AM

Jacuzzi Boys are maybe the best band in the land right now

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:00 AM

Jacuzzi Boys is a band currently in minute 13 of their blogosphere fame.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:02 AM

lol @ 9:56

"Generation Y (and Ian Svenonius)"


classic

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:09 AM

looks like you had much fun!!!! cool!

Posted by resume service | March 11, 2011 10:09 AM

Sad thing is, these bands are the least dangerous and interesting music out there. All the players, Viv Girls especially, have been acting like they are on the cover of Spin Magazine for years. They all seem to love the camera and, by extension, the meatheads who read that shit.

Shit is sooooooo tame.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:16 AM

Just what we needed: more coverage of this garbage.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:25 AM

I find the obvious complete boredom of the crowd to be amusing. It's cool to pretend to like certain bands, but when you are trapped on a boat with them, reality sinks in.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:26 AM

This is our generation's disco.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:26 AM

Seriously Generation Y WTF is up w/ the tattoos. They look absolutely ridiculous now, and they aren’t going to age well. Who sold you on this ridiculous idea of style? Seriously, WTF?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:28 AM

This looks like the absolute worst of times.

Posted by Dickens | March 11, 2011 10:29 AM

In the years to come....
Jacuzzi Boys release Alive at T5 goes quadruple platinum...
...DA Pennebaker redefines the concert movie after it is revealed he filmed the bruise cruise...it goes on to become the highest grossing movie ever, with packed IMAX screens daily....
Turbo Fruits release "motha fuckin' fruits" which is widely acclaimed to be the best album ever....Radiohead agree to open for their concert tour.....
Kickball Katy becomes an award winning art exhibit, travelling the globe for people to see the masterworks of design inked on her skin.....
thank you bruise cruise. I can say I was there at the beginning, when the game changed forever.

Posted by white punks on slope | March 11, 2011 10:29 AM

Hitler!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:33 AM

Here is my girlfriend the chick with the ice cream sundae tattooed on her bicep.

Here is my gwife the lady with the ice cream sundae tatooed on her bicep.

Here is the mother of my child the woman with the ice cream sundae tattooed on her bicep.

Seriously WTF!

I know there are plenty of people with retarded tattoos who read this thing. Any one care to offer up any sort of explanation for this?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:46 AM

So this is what caused that massive Brunchwave to hit the coast of Japan this morning?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:47 AM

There arent enough sledghammers in the world for this crowd to get what it deserves.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:48 AM

Decadence

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:49 AM

This is soooooooooooooooooo last week

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:51 AM

jesus, look at that joe bradley looking so handsome.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:52 AM

yeah that La Dolce Vita comment pretty much sums it up. Fucking pathetic.
THE EXPERIMENTAL HAS BECOME THE CONVENTIONAL. THE CONVENTIONAL HAS BECOME THE EXPERIMENTAL

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:56 AM

Hipster paparazzi???

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:57 AM

10:56 yup

a CPA and a Brooks Brothers suit is looking pretty cool about now

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:05 AM

who got kickball katy?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:10 AM

This is the next 120 page update for look at this fucking hipster (latfh.com) Why didn't the boat sink?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:13 AM

We are so fashionable, er, I mean punk. We hate the mainstream, though we sure love aping their lifestyle

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:14 AM

Fat boy in the Void shirt needs to be slapped.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:30 AM

jacuzzi boys are the new hummus

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:30 AM

More pics please

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:33 AM

lol at Korbel...


Nice $15 bottle of champagne ballers...

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:35 AM

This is way more like it.

Seva!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:46 AM

Team Get back in your room, faggot!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:46 AM

Ok, who brought their kids?

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/bruisecruise/20112/day3/people/12.jpg

These kids didn't even have a chance, born to hipster rents, sucking down hummus instead of milk...only one possible end for these poor tykes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 11:47 AM

that kids one was pretty scary

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 12:24 PM

we're just like the beatniks, hippies, punks, except that no one will be listening to our music or reading our poems in twenty years

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 12:31 PM

yeah that and when a hippie eventually grew the fuck up and took off their fringe jacket and filthy dungarees they didn't have a picture of a freakin ice cream sundae on their bicep for the rest of their life.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 12:34 PM

I look forward to Surfer Blood's major label debut.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:07 PM

kickball katy got some big-ass tittayyss!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:14 PM

You know Im sick of the tattoo bashing. Granted these fucktard are just ridiculous, but the art of tattooing has been around for ages. There are some really beautiful tattoos out there (ice cream bicep not included). Way to ruin a good thing Gen Y.

To comment on the usual rhetoric of "you will regret that when you are old and saggy" comments:

If the only thing I am worried about when I am 65 is my wrinkled tattoo, then I will be over the moon.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:22 PM

Ugh Jared Swilley is the worst. Literally The worst.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:27 PM

kickball katy perry

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:41 PM

wow, lame. rock n roll and cruise ships don't mix

Posted by Long Gone | March 11, 2011 1:47 PM

Whither the sassiest boy in America?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:58 PM

re void shirt - i think it's actually a liturgy shirt... even worse.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:58 PM

hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 2:07 PM

Sailing the seas amidst the hummus pirates and pita swashbucklers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 2:08 PM

My god, what was the last thing the BV community pretty much agreed on? This was that lame. Unbelievable.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 2:34 PM

gross.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 2:53 PM

thnx u

Posted by ira8na | March 11, 2011 3:13 PM

this has nothing to do with music. fuck your shitty blog.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 4:02 PM

love it @ 10:51am.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 4:12 PM

The throwing of the bass into the ocean symbolizes the end of this shitty fuckin 60s garage rock trend. Good luck finding reall jobz fuckers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 4:31 PM

i dont think this cruise was documented enough. the kids were probably on the cruise unrelated to the bruise cruise. im quite positive they couldn't fill a whole ship with bruise cruisers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 5:25 PM

hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet! hey i'm takin yuh piksha, it'll be on the innernet!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 7:28 PM

I think the Ice Cream Sundae is actually a milkshake. There is also a pretty cool cactus tattoo next to it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 8:19 PM

love the pix of kickball katy holding a bottle of korbel while drinking a glass of alcohol next to some young kids.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 8:51 PM

Hey Everyone

Stop making music,

Stop getting tattoos,

Stop having a good time,

All the Losers who comment on these events are getting really upset !!

You should really consider their feelings when you decided to just go out and have a good time.

Get a fucking life you msg board lurking hurt bags.

Posted by Fuck you | March 11, 2011 8:54 PM

were turbo fruits the only band who played? how much cocaine was consumed this weekend?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:24 PM

Do ALL of these idiots smoke?

Well, it does make you look "cool," as well as so, so, kissable.

KANCER KIDS RULE!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:01 PM

Hey 10:01... You got a light? I'm heading to your girlfriends apartment and she likes my attitude.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:11 PM

do u all understand what i've been saying about kickball katy's big perfect tits now? look at those things!

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 2:49 AM

black lips took turns with katy

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 3:01 AM

wouldn't surprise me. looks like a nice little slut in all those pics....big tits hanging out and everything. probably craves cock.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 5:13 AM

That last picture is a 1st class hummus baron.

Posted by Anonymous | March 12, 2011 2:36 PM

10:11: Enjoy your chemo, asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2011 11:46 PM

-re Void Shirt. Hey I will knock you the fuck out. And it is a Void shirt.

Posted by cy | March 14, 2011 5:37 AM

half these photos are either out of focus and/or overexposed or too dark. someone show this girl how to use a camera, seriously.

Posted by travis | March 16, 2011 2:47 AM

Sounds like some people need a vacation.

Posted by Anonymous | March 16, 2011 9:24 AM

Why are people so upset by this? Yeah the whole idea seems strange and I can't say a cruise would be my first choice. But hanging out, swimming everyday, and seeing some of my favorite bands sounds ok to me. Too bad I couldn't afford it, but why hate on the people that could, you guys are funny. Kickball Katy your band is boring but your boobs are not, cheers!

Posted by rob | March 21, 2011 1:51 PM

buncha days out on the high seas, lot of alcohol, and no titties? what kinda lame cruise is that? Epic Fail.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 2:12 PM

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