Live This Month: August 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts Download: Live This Month: August 2017 (Podcast #412) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's an even stronger concentration of local bands than usual in this month's mix, including promising new artists Pardoner, Mane, Illa, and Mars Today. The mix also features tracks from the latest albums by Bay Area mainstays The Fresh & Onlys and Sleepy Sun, as well as the new supergroup Less Art, comprised of members of Thrice, Kowloon Walled City and Curl Up and Die. On [...]

New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

San Francisco's Text Me Records brings back its monthly roster showcase and this month's edition features a nicely mixed crop of up-and-coming and seasoned R&B acts. At first glance, Kyle Dion looks like an amalgamation of R&B stars' best qualities — a retrofitted Frank Ocean (at certain angles) and gifted with a Gallant-esque falsetto. But there's an air of tenderness seeping through Kyle Dion that shines brightly in his music - songs such as "Cool Side of the Pillow" and "Hold on to Me" are vulnerable tracks in word and sound. His project, Painting Sounds, however, offers a more lively, [...]

Emily McLean shares new single “Simple” off upcoming ‘Shades’ EP

Oakland-based singer-songwriter Emily McLean has slowly been stocking up on new music and finally shares a sliver of it with her newest single, “Simple,” produced by San Francisco’s Mars Today. The song follows the release of the first single, “Shades,” off of her upcoming EP of the same name, though the two widely differ in tempo and tone. On “Simple,” McLean revels in the trials and tribulations of her would-be relationship. The situation is hardly simple but Mars’ production echoes in the background, with sparse claps and reverb. The “Shades” track is nearly the polar opposite — pounding bass and [...]

Giveaway: DJ Touré and Mars Today at Brick and Mortar

This Saturday offers a great opportunity to catch some local, live band hip-hop at Brick and Mortar, with both DJ Touré of the Hieroglyphics Crew and Mars Today assembling bands and showcasing on a host of talented guest vocalists. And guess what? We've got you covered for tickets. To enter for a chance to win tickets to see DJ Touré and Mars Today, email with “DJ Touré” in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Oakland's DJ Touré released [...]

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Mars Today – "The 'F' in Sexy" / "Casual Attire"

Producer, singer, and band leader Mars Today released a new single last week on Urb, "The 'F' in Sexy", which you can also stream or download below. We've previously mentioned Mars for his solid work producing the track and directing the video for "Art Goons" from sayknowledge and "The 'F' in Sexy" shows he isn't limited to work behind the scenes. This Friday at the Elbo Room, Mars Today will joined by a live band (complete with a horns section) to perform some of his solo work in addition to featuring several Bay Area artists Mars has produced and worked [...]

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