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SoFA Street Fair Reviews – Bay Bridged / Stubble MusicZine

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014

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First off. Shout out time! Gary Avila, Jimmy Arceneaux and Fil Maresca and all your volunteers. Without you guys SoFA would have just been a cool idea, instead it became a epic reality. We were so very honored to be part of this nostalgic and powerful afternoon on September 14th 2014. There was no violence, no stupidity, just great music, laughter, family and friends. Great times with amazing bands who did it all for the love of San Jose, CA! Stay tuned for SoFA Street Fair 2015

It was really great to see these two awesome publications reviewing the 2014 revival of the SoFA Street Fair! It was even cooler to see our name (880 South) mentioned in them as well. I kept telling the promoters and people who put so much hard work into making it happen that I wished it was happening every weekend. Seriously it was one of the better weekends of my music career. I mean we got to share a billing with Fishbone for the 4th time in our careers. We also got to see The Maids of Honor. I’m a huge fan.  It was even cooler to see local legends like Insolence, Salmon and Disorderly Conduct. With the exception of the disco strobe renovation in the Cactus Club which is now called Club Beso. It was pretty darn nostalgic. I even saw Calvin Trippet and Craig the Bartender who works at the Blank Club now (hey tip that guy good!) I felt like I was at Disneyland and I needed to get Mickey’s autograph. This weekend we will be posting all of the photos we collected from fans and friends who shared them with us!

Stubble MusicZine is globally known for their grit and wit. I love seeing our name on there with the likes of G-Love, 311 and tons of awesome metal bands. This is the 2nd time we’ve met with Stubble, they really are the new growth in music. Check them out on Facebook & Twitter

880South get the crowd going with soul infused rock & reggae at C2SV SoFA Street Fair

“Fans were treated to a sampling of 880South’s unique blend of soul infused rock & reggae with a surprise Floppy Rods track “Barrio” that got the crowd going, check out the video here.

The SoFA Street Fair ended its celebrated 10-year run in 2001 but was brought back as part of the four-day C2SV celebration. With over 50 artists performing on 3 outdoor stages, and in multiple indoor venues up and down South First Street.” – Jeff Longo
(read more at Stubble MusicZine)

They also posted a great 880 South slideshow on their flickr page.

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Yep, Stubble is pretty awesome. Again, remember to check out their Facebook and Twitter. Now I realize I haven’t shaved in weeks. (Yep, I’m going to shave and share)

Weege Shaves the Goat

This goomba shaved his goat!

Oh…How you doin’? Personally I was pretty pumped to see this review by the Bay Bridged. Simply because I’m a KFOG loyal listener and I’ve discovered so many amazing up and coming independent artist via KFOG and the Bay Bridged reviews they mention on air are some of the best.

Review: A wistful and somewhat hazy recollection of the SoFA Street Fair

“…and then 880 South at San Salvador delivering their reggae-rock grooves with understated style. At this point in my notebook I scribble, “pretty drunk, feel like dancing by myself- numerous shots of bad whiskey and a few beers will do that to a barely 120lb music fan on an empty stomach.” I didn’t end up dancing by myself, but I do remember looking around and realizing what a beautiful day it was – a cool breeze setting in, the sunshine absolutely glorious, and the music consistently appealing.” – Nicholas Schneider

(read all of the Bay Bridged article)

There was also tons of great video and we’ll be releasing our own videos in October…but here is a really cool recap of the afternoon at SoFA by Moron vs FanBoy.  – “SoFA SoGood” – 880 South mentioned at 13:30

  – Luigi Casaretto