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Music, All Shook Down Watch: Famous People Are Jerks, According to Bart Davenport's "Fuck Fame"

Watch: Famous People Are Jerks, According to Bart Davenport's "Fuck Fame"

Here, Bart Davenport illustrates the perils of fame: Namely, that it makes you an asshole. Davenport, a longtime Bay Area musician, apparently gained experience with the dickishness of notoriety through his recent move to L.A. So in "Fuck Fame," over…
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Music, Hear This Bart Davenport: Show Preview

Bart Davenport: Show Preview

Once upon a time, Bart Davenport led a beloved local outfit called the The Loved Ones. Now, like so many onetime Bay Area talents, he's decamped to Los Angeles — and the Southland seems to be treating him well. Davenport…
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Music, All Shook Down Music Links: Superhero Bart Davenport and the Music of a Bicycle

Music Links: Superhero Bart Davenport and the Music of a Bicycle

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Music, All Shook Down Listen: Bart Davenport's Smooth, Wistful Pop Tune "Wearing the Changes"

Listen: Bart Davenport's Smooth, Wistful Pop Tune "Wearing the Changes"

Longtime Bay Area musical presence Bart Davenport is known for his tunefulness and his crooning, among other things, and both are on display in "Wearing the Changes," a new wistful, bittersweet pop single about aging gracefully and staying cool. The…
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Music, Hear This Merry Flippin' Christmas Variety Show: Show Preview

Merry Flippin' Christmas Variety Show: Show Preview

Not everyone can get away for the Holidaze, so if you're in town for Christmas week there's an audio-buffet awaiting, served up by some primo Bay Area talent. Your beloved Amnesia hosts the lonesome, Appalachian-tinged warbling of Paula Frazer (Tarnation);…
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Music, All Shook Down Alexi Murdoch Relishes the Sound of Silence at the Swedish American

Alexi Murdoch Relishes the Sound of Silence at the Swedish American

Alexi Murdoch Bart Davenport Sarah Lee and Johnny Silje Nes February 25, 2011 @ Swedish American Music Hall Better than: Any concert where you have to shush people. It's a comfort to know that in a city -- and world…
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Music, All Shook Down Marc & the Casuals and Persephone's Bees Jam for the SF Food Bank at Hemlock Tavern

Marc & the Casuals and Persephone's Bees Jam for the SF Food Bank at Hemlock Tavern

Marc & the CasualsPersephone's BeesDecember 29, 2010@ Hemlock TavernMore fun than: Same time next week, likely as not. Last Wednesday's fundraiser for the S.F. Food Bank at Thee Makeout Room being memorably cheery and psychedelically Dickensian, I put my hand up…
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Calendar, Night&Day Permagrin

Permagrin

If you were sitting around wondering why local soft-rocker Bart Davenport made you think of Lee Hazlewood, it's because the Oakland suavecito opened for Norway's Kings of Convenience a while back. And that band's Erlend Øye contributed a velvety “No…
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Music, All Shook Down Bart Davenport Now Books Free Shows At The Burritt  Room

Bart Davenport Now Books Free Shows At The Burritt Room

Getting sort-of famous local musicians to book acts for new-to-music nightspots seems like a sensible idea -- as long as you give them enough resources to book good stuff. So we'll have to see how things go at The Burritt…
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Music, All Shook Down Gift of Gab Announces New Solo Record

Gift of Gab Announces New Solo Record

Today, Blackalicious emcee Gift of Gab announced the October 27 release of his second solo album. Imaginatively-titled Escape 2 Mars, the new record features guest appearances by Del the Funky Homosapien, Brother Ali, Honeycut vocalist Bart Davenport, Joyo Velarde…
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Calendar, Night&Day Wingspread

Wingspread

We like to compare bands to other bands, especially if the other bands are local, or small, or obscure: That’s why we’re excited to report that Los Angeles’ Big Eagle sounds like the Pillows meets Two Sheds, but the attitude…
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Music, All Shook Down SF @ SXSW: Talking House Records' Texas Takeover

SF @ SXSW: Talking House Records' Texas Takeover

If you're going to Austin, Texas' annual music festival SXSW, remember the date March 20. On that day, SF-based indie Talking House records is throwing what it calls a "14-hour rager" featuring "a ton of the Bay Area's most…
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Music, Reviewed Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport's electro-funk side project Honeycut earned Gnarls Barkley comparisons in 2006, but his latest solo outing isn't so easy to pin down. Nor should it be, considering how the Oakland mainstay has dug wholeheartedly into everything from growling mod-garage…
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Music, Lips Like Sugar

Lips Like Sugar

Much like Stonesthrow in Los Angeles, San Francisco's Quannum Projects is sailing into uncharted waters with its current releases. Both labels were once thought of as primarily all about hip hop — albeit pushing the envelope on the avant-garde tip.…
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Music, BeatBox Hitting the MAN-sion for Playboy

Hitting the MAN-sion for Playboy

Led by local popster Bart Davenport, Berkeley's Honeycut will drop its debut on DJ Shadow's Quannum Projects label at the end of September: an excellent endorsement for a new group. The CD, The Day I Turned To Glass, is credibly…
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Music, BeatBox XLR8R magazine celebrates its lucky 13

XLR8R magazine celebrates its lucky 13

One of the biggest surprises at this year's Noise Pop Festival was the performance of local supergroup Honeycut. Featuring vocalist Bart Davenport, keyboardist R.V. Salters, and percussionist Tony Sevener, the band made headliner/labelmate Curumin's set seem positively anticlimactic by comparison.…
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Music, Let's Get Killed

Gettin' hooked in a Flash

Goddamn this never-ending winter. I'm so ready for spring to break sloppy loose on this city like a teenager after a tequila-shooting contest. In the words of The Flash Express , "Let's rock this motherfucker out!" The hell-bent-on-pleasure Los Angeles…
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Best of San Francisco, Arts & Entertainment

Best Free Acoustic Showcase

"Ace of Spades" Mama Buzz Cafe, 2318 Telegraph (at 23rd Street), Oakland, (510) 465-4073, www.mamabuzzcafe.com For the first "Ace of Spades" showcase in September 2004, no one came. Event organizer Liam Carey swears the performers had a great time…
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Music, The Post-Jaded Life

The Post-Jaded Life

Question: What's the most embarrassing record you own? Bart Davenport: I am not embarrassed of any music. Rock music is supposed to be dangerous. It's supposed to make you feel dirty and sexy and in need of a shower. It's…
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Music, Reviewed Bart Davenport

Bart Davenport

Long gone are the days when musicians with wide-ranging tastes felt the need to stick to one style of music in order to find an audience. No longer a sin, eclecticism is now simply a challenge, one that some folks…
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