Steve Brodsky, an artist manager, show promoter, and executive who left his mark on many aspects of the San Francisco music scene, passed away Friday night of complications from leukemia. He was 34.
Among other endeavors, Brodsky worked with local acts like Wallpaper., Midi Matilda, and others with David Lefkowitz at Figurehead Management. Brodsky was also involved in helping launch the WillCall concert app. Prior to becoming an artist manager, Brodsky worked with Mr. Roboto Presents, a promotion outfit that put on shows by YACHT, A-Trak, Too $hort, the Morning Benders, Justice, Mos Def, and many others in San Francisco.
"Losing him is like losing a big brother," Wallpaper.'s Ricky Reed wrote on Facebook over the weekend. "Like losing a lighthouse in the middle of a storm, guiding me through tough times both work related and personal. Forever optimistic and empathetic, he was always willing to give people a chance, or a second chance."
Brodsky was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Dec. 24, 2012, and was awaiting a bone marrow transplant at Johns Hopkins when the cancer, which had been in remission, suddenly relapsed. He is survived by his wife, Anna, and their son Mason.