at the Pontiac Grille. I had an opportunity to interview Alex Levine who just
(BA): Alex, are you originally from
): I am. I was born and raised here
. I went to college in
and I lived there… went to school there all year then went to
in the summer time. Then went back
and forth from
That’s a very nice life!
: I know
wish I could go to
once in a while.
: It’s the greatest thing to be able to do. All
year long you can hit
. If it gets too hot you go down and
cruise the paradise in
you perform in
: Absolutely. I
am actually going out there in May. On
May 14th I’m going out there for a while to play some shows.
great. I am so jealous.
: It’s the greatest place there is.
how would you describe your music?
I call my music Desert Rock because most of my influence came from living out in
Arizona. I was there for six years and I started a rock band back out there
where I was the lead singer. Then
that ended, I started writing my own songs… and I … just called it Desert
Rock. I never heard that before and
thought it sounded cool with what I do. I write a lot of words about the desert
and you know… stuff like that. So
I thought that was pretty cool. No one knows what it means.
When I say.. Yeah! Desert Rocks…
Absolutely, this is the first time I heard of desert rock.
: I agree.
should. For people who actually have
to read about your music, how would you compare your music to any other
: Oh boy, that’s a really hard question.
I don’t know. What would you compare it too?
I don’t know how to compare myself because I am trying so hard to be my
own person. Ahh…
would go somewhere between (you have to read my review lol).
: Well, that’s cool with me. Absolutely, I would
take that. It’s definitely something lyrically driven...
So… Desert Rock. Where do
you find your influence?
: Mostly I try to find a place inside of me where I
come up with one line. Something that I am feeling at the moment and something I
am going through. I go over that one
line and I start strumming my guitar through it and then words comes flowing
out…. words start flowing
then the whole song…some songs takes an hour – some songs takes a whole
right. Five years from now, what can we expect from Alex Levine?
: Oh my gosh.. Five years from
now, I would love to be a rock and roller. You
know? I am not pushing to be a famous MTV rock and roll guy but I would love to
play six nights a week and just cruise around the country and play shows… I
don’t know…. anyone who wants to listen to music.