COSTA MESA — Marc B took the stage at eVocal Saturday night looking like one of the young Beach Boys — shaggy blond hair that spilled around a tank top, blue jeans and flip-flops. Fittingly, he started his set with a song about the California coast.
It wasn’t a surfing anthem, though. Marc was the first artist on the bill at eVocal’s benefit show for the Save the Banning Ranch Task Force, and the song’s chorus had what sounded like an environmental message: “The California coast/The California coast/To me, it means the most, yeah/But to you, does it mean the same?”
Marc, one of the independent artists recorded and sold by eVocal, joked throughout his set that all his songs were “about friendship.” Still, even though the lyrics may have run the gamut of subject matters, the intent of the night was clear enough. Patrons paid $7 at the door, and all proceeds went to the grassroots community group that’s seeking to block development on the 400-acre property adjacent to Costa Mesa.