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Heres a interview I did with punkrock77thrutoday.blogspot.com
 www.facebook.com/glendale.punk
Introduce yourself…MY NAME IS JEFF AND I'M THE SINGER/ANTAGONIST FOR THE BAND SOTO ST.

  How did the band start? I JUST QUIT ANOTHER BAND BECAUSE I WASNT HAPPY WITH THE DIRECTION AND DRAMA. I WANTED TO START A BAND THAT CAPTURED MY LOVE AND INFLUENCE OF EARLY ORANGE COUNTY PUNK ROCK
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How did you come up with the name? THE MUSIC I WAS WRITING WAS TOUGH ANGRY PUNK ROCK. I ALWAYS LIKED THE SOTO ST EXIT OFF THE 60 FREEWAY. IT JUST SOUNDED PUNK WITH THE NAME "SOTO" IN IT. BUILT IN PUNK NAME IS REALLY WHAT IT IS. THE AREA IS TOUGH AND SO IS THIS BAND.

  Who would you say are your influences? CASEY ROYER GOT ME INTO PUNK IN 1980. I LIVED ACROSS THE ALLEY FROM HIS "BREA BEACH" APT. SO THE ADOLESCENTS FOR SURE. THEN CONFEDERATE, EDDIE AND THE SUBTITLES, D.I., BLACK FLAG, ANYTHING KEITH MORRIS IS IN!, FEAR, DEAD KENNEDYS, THE CLASH, DEAD BOYS, THEN LATER ON BANDS LIKE FACE TO FACE, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, THE PHUZZ, H20, BOUNCING SOULS, REALLY TOO MUCH SHIT TO WRITE DOWN...SO MANY

  What is the punk scene like in Orange County? IT'S HANGING ON. LOTS OF GOOD BANDS THAT WE HAVE MET AND PLAYED WITH. GOOD VENUES AND SOME GOOD BOOKING AGENTS/PROMOTERS HELPING KEEP THE SCENE GOING

  Describe the song writing process... SO FAR I HAVE WRITTEN MOST OF THE SONGS. SOME OF THE STUFF GETS REWORKED AND PARTS ARE ADDED BY OTHER MEMBERS. MY SONGS ARE ALWAYS SPED UP BY MY GUYS. PAT SPEEDS EM UP AND ADDS THE KILLER BEAT. DAN ADDS SOME GREAT BASS PARTS AND HELPS TIE THINGS TOGETHER. DANE ADDS GUITAR PLAYING FROM THE GUT AND HIS TRADEMARK HIGHS OVER MY LOW GROWLS.

  What have you released? SO FAR WE HAVE A 5 SONG SELF TITLED BUT WE ARE GOING IN THE STUDIO NEXT WEEK WITH EDDIE FROM VOODOO GLOW SKULLS. SO LOOKING FORWARD TO HIM BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN US. WE ARE TALKING VINYL AND SPLIT VINYL WITH DOWNLOAD CARDS TO OTHER LABELS/BANDS

  Who are some of the bands you have done shows with? YOUTH BRIGADE, KILLROY, THE MAXIES, ANGRY SAMOANS, 13%, READY STEADY GO, D.I., NARCOLEPTIC YOUTH, SECTION 242, MR WHISKERS, VICIOUS CYCLE, ETC. IN JUNE WERE PLAYING A SHOW WITH ONE OF MY FAVORITE BANDS NO VICTOR, CANT WAIT FOR THAT

  Do you prefer to do shows at large venues or small clubs? I PREFER SHOWS WITH KIDS THAT WANT TO THROW DOWN IN THE PIT. WEVE PLAYED TO 5 PEOPLE AND 350 PEOPLE. WE JUST WANT SERIOUS ENERGY
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Have you toured? NOT AS OF YET. THE BAND PLAYED IT'S FIRST SHOW DEC 2ND OF LAST YEAR SO WERE STILL NEW. I WANT TO PLAY GILMAN ST, THATS MY DREAM. SO A WEST COAST/NORTHERN CALI TOUR WOULD BE FUCKING SWEET. CALL US!

  Is there a favorite band you like to do shows with? HAVENT PLAYED WITH UNDERCOVER MONSTERS YET BUT I KNOW WE WILL. NO VICTOR AND US WILL BREAK SHIT! KILLROY WAS COOL AS HELL. YOUTH BRIGADE WAS AWESOME. LEARNED SOME SHIT THAT NIGHT FROM SHAWN STERN.

  Is there a favorite place you like to do shows at? WEBERS IN RESEDA WAS COOL. THE DOLL HUT HAS A GREAT VIBE. HARDCORE INDUSTRIES WAREHOUSE WAS A BLAST, AGAIN, TOO MANY TO NAME. EVERYONE HAS TREATED US PRETTY WELL SO FAR

  What do you see is the future of Soto St.? VINYL RELEASE, TONS OF SHOWS, PLAYING VEGAS SOON, A FUCKING KICK ASS RECORDING FROM EDDIE AT DOGRUN! MORE MERCH SALES! FACEBOOK HITS! PLAYING IN GLENDALE! HAHA

  How can people contact the band?
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SOTOSTOFFICIAL
WWW.REVERBNATION.COM/SOTOST
HIT ME UP ON FACEBOOK! WHEN WE COME TO YOUR TOWN GET IN THE PIT AND START SOME SHIT!