Levine’s newest book is entitled, “Can’t Sit Still- Why Your Favorite Bands and Singers Sometimes Alienate You As A Poor Confused Listener”
The new release gives readers insight to aspects of the music industry and radio that they may not be aware of. As a singer and songwriter, Levine is able to ask thought provoking questions to musicians. In addition to interviewing band members, Levine adds in a personal touch by noting the first time he heard the bands music or includes a private story in the beginning of each interview.
His writing style is humorous, informative and clearly comes from a voice that is well versed in the world of music. Levine’s blog, champions the underdogs of music as well as popular well-known artists. His website and books have many important music industry endorsements that have rocketed his blog into the list of top music blogs."
“Christopher Levine is a highly talented critic who has a keen understanding of pop culture and the formal axioms associated with the art of making music. He is able to skillfully and audaciously translate truth into reality for aspiring artists and consumers across a wide variety of genres and musical styles. As a true lover of his craft, his critiques flow from a genuine and heartfelt commitment to honesty and integrity. Levine seems to value the role he plays in artists’ growth and development as much as he prides himself as a professional critic; and, this is an admirable quality amidst an industry inundated by competing and opposing values, ideals, and platitudes. Put simply, Levine is the real deal amongst a sea of arrogant and pretentious wannabes."
-Rick Rantz, Executive Producer, AlienHaus Music Group
“I met Chris through the company I manage 'More Fire Management'. Chris has been a selfless and dedicated supporter of the artists I represent and has published several informative and well written articles. His personable nature and commitment to his work make Chris an asset to any company and I recommend him highly.”
-Rachael Boss, More Fire Management
"Christopher Levine gets straight to the point and exposes the naked truth in the artist he is reviewing with a honest and compelling view that some may have left undiscovered. His attention to the many layers that create artistry is a much needed element that has faded in these current pop culture times and his revival of significance within music is much needed."
-Meru Matu, Singer/Songwriter
"Christopher Levine...wrote a stellar review of my music. He was kind and generous in his comments, but more importantly knowledgeable in the genre of jazz. He's not just a shooting-from-the-hip kind of a writer! Highly recommend!"
-Brigitte Zarie, Jazz Vocalist
“Christopher is a great writer and his word is gold. He is very easy to work with and gets everything done in a very timely manner. I highly recommend him and it was a pleasure to do business with him!”
-Amy Schugar, Guitarist/Vocalist
"Chris has more knowledge about music than anyone I have ever met. His style tells readers what they want to know, not just useless facts. Each article is right on topic and most often hilarious! His book is addicting to music lovers and a must-read."
-John Munson, Musician/Multi-Instrumentalist
"His writing is better than anything I read in Rolling Stone. It overflows with musical knowledge on a level that is truly amazing. And I love the humor - reading through these pages takes me back to my days of DJ'ing at the college radio station. Anyone who loves music will love his book."
-Julia McCoy, Former Vocalist of Vicious Cycle
"When the writings of Levine are imparted through its pages, you’ll never see the world in the same light again. The prose therein is nothing short of spiritual and it will leave you holding your breath in anticipation of something amazing!"
"With this collection of Eclectiblog essays and entries, Chris Levine comes fully around the New Media circle with his goal of getting everyone involved intact. It is a wonder that someone of Levine’s gifts - keen eye and memory, aesthetic polish, and the intellect and imagination to draw connections between them - are found in someone so genuinely friendly.
That’s the chord - friendliness - playing behind all the things that he does. He wants us all to get along, and what better way for us to do that than with mutual appreciation for the funky bass lines of Freddie Trujillo, or the fearless soul performance of Bettye LaVette?
What’s that? You haven’t heard of them? Neither had I. But Levine thoroughly explains, not like the coolest teacher you’ve ever had, but like the coolest, smartest friend your little brother ever had. He possesses no hipster disdain, displays no Jack-Black-in-Hi-Fidelity smugness, when, say, he breaks down Chris Dowd’s contribution to Fishbone.
Levine does it because he wants you to know, because knowing is awesome and cool, and once you know, you’re bound to have as much fun as he’s having. That’s not true, of course. Hardly anyone has as much fun as Chris Levine, though that’s not for his lack of trying."
-Jeff Wenger, Owner and Writer at Wengblog
“Christopher Levine is a great author and talent...and a great person! He is an expert on music and other topics. He has the ability to get deep into the skills of an artist, which is rare. He is also an excellent partner and everyone will like to work with him!!!”
-Marian Georgiou, Recording Artist, Island Def Jam (Universal Music Group)
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