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SoFA Street Fair Fall Edition

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TURBO MODE: Roman Zepeda, aka Turbo Sonidero, is one of many artists performing at this weekend’s SoFA Street Fair. Photo by Carofotos.

TURBO MODE: Roman Zepeda, aka Turbo Sonidero, is one of many artists performing at this weekend’s SoFA Street Fair. Photo by Carofotos.

Say hello to warmer colors, warmer clothes and a whole lot of great local music as the SoFA Street Fair Fall Edition marks the shortening of our days this Sunday. This weekend’s party will feature 16 stages and 105 bands spread across three blocks. From one end of the SoFA District to the other, there will be wrestling, rock & roll, art, food and plenty of beer. With so many bands playing, it will be impossible to check out every show. Here are four of the performances we are looking forward to seeing. Come join us. It’s free! 

Jonny Manak and the Depressives
6pm, Haze Dispensary Stage
Anyone who knows anything about the San Jose music scene knows Jonny. He’s been in more bands than we can count—playing every instrument from guitar to bass to drums. His longtime recording project, The Depressives, dropped a rip-roaring full-length set of poppy skate punk tunes back in 2015: Cold Pizza & Warm Beer.

Turbo Sonidero
8pm, Content Urban Rooms Stage
“I wanna make people dance,” says Roman Zepeda—who goes by the moniker Turbo Sonidero when he’s behind the ones and twos. Zepeda recently linked with Angel Luna, aka Mextape, for the Latin-influenced rap project Turbomex. Their mixtape Vatos is excellent.

Life Size Models
8:30pm, Forager
This San Jose-based indie quartet’s latest EP, Home Made, is a polished five-song set with shades of The Strokes, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and strains of some of the best local indie acts, like Cola and Picture Atlantic.

Love District
8:15pm, Haze Dispensary Stage
During the late ’70s, the embers of punk took a turn for the eerie. Pioneers infused their raw songs with a chilly melancholy, wallowing in insecurity and heartbreak, and tapping into the longing angst of the young folks. The style faded and the emotions bifurcated into more grungy or electric sounds. Love District seeks to resurrect and modernize this influential period, crafting a “forgotten sound for a new generation.” Their single, “Manchester at the Hacienda,” layers atmospheric licks above skittering drums.

SoFA Street Fair
Sep 24, 2pm, Free
SoFA District, San Jose

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