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Ivor Levene

About Ivor Levene

Ivor Levene likes to interview musicians, write about music and musicians, play music, listen to music, read about music, photograph musicians, and anything else you can think of with music. He has been involved with the music scene for over thirty years and his posts have appeared all over the place! Ivor says "I'm going to write about music as long as I have something to say".

Truth! Stone Raiders at Leimert Park

Last week, I had the privilege of sitting down and speaking with Stone Raiders, a group that defies classification.  The interview took place in the cultural, still-beating heart of one of Los Angeles’ best-loved African-American communities: Liemert Park.  If you’ve … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview: Tina Turner – Strength, Dignity, And Awakening Beyond

In the world of popular music, there is perhaps no one that personifies subtle strength, dignity in the face of adversity, and self-awareness in the way that our subject has. When you combine these qualities with more than one hundred … Continue reading

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Movie Review The Doors – Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970

They came by the tens of thousands. They came by foot, by car, by boat for the largest concert ever at that time. They broke down the barriers and turned it into a free concert. By the time they got … Continue reading

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Rock Gods: Robert Knight Photography Exhibit And Book

Here’s a great book for your collection if you’re into rock photography–Rock Gods by Robert Knight. Knight is one of the photographers in my holy triumverate of lensmen who have been there. I mean, really been there. When I say … Continue reading

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Reports from NAMM, Part II – Dynamos

While I was wandering around the Anaheim Convention Center in search of something else interesting (see my previous post), I came across something else that caught my eye and then later caught my ear.  How I ran across this, I … Continue reading

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Reports From NAMM Part 1 – Alice Cooper and Ernie Cafalu

A few weeks ago, I was given the assignment to go behind the Orange Curtain and cover the NAMM show at the Anaheim Convention Center. If you’ve never been to NAMM, it’s essentially an amped-up version of a Guitar Center; … Continue reading

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters  “Live At David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption”

I’m going to start this review off by dispensing with the large, white elephant in the room: Led Zeppelin. I don’t want to start a review of anything Robert Plant does by even mentioning the band; I don’t really even … Continue reading

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Reviewed: Ticket to Write: The Golden Age of Rock Music Journalism

Every once in a while a rock-doc comes along that seemingly speaks directly to you, and that means that if it seems to speak to me, and you’re a regular reader of what I write, it’s going to be of interest … Continue reading

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Here Comes The Sun – The Return of Peace, Love, and Sundays

There are a few things that the city of Los Angeles just cannot function without; The 405, eternal sunshine, and the voice of Mimi Chen coming out of the radio on Sundays.  Fortunately, we don’t have to live without them … Continue reading

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Almost, Almost Famous at The Morrison Hotel Gallery

Just in case you think I stopped attending events at the Morrison Hotel Gallery at Sunset Marquis, here you go!  Last night I was in attendance at the gallery for none other than the man who inspired me to pick … Continue reading

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