Rockwood Music Hall brings the LEVEL 5 brand of fusion to NYC

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you know that we’re going to be playing at Rockwood’s intimate stage one on November 19th at 1 am. It’s a 45 minute set, it’s Saturday night, and admission is free. When: Saturday, November 19th, 1 am Where: Rockwood Stage One, 196 Allen Street, […]

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LEVEL5 Brings Fusion to LIC Bar September 12th at 9pm

We’ll be playing at LIC Bar in Long Island City on Monday, Sept 12th at 9pm. Come Out. It’s not a sex party…”LIC” is not code for “Lick,” it stands for Long Island City, get it? It’s a cool bar with good people and great draft beer. Plus, there is […]


Want some blistering fusion? Check out “Heavy Resin”

The most slamming track from Karizma’s 2001 live release (the album is called “Document”) is “Heavy Resin.” Aptly titled, listening to this track while under a smoke induced haze might make your head explode. The entire tune is in 11/8, but even so, the tune grooves. Of course, the band […]

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Frank Zappa on How to Run Your Band

I ran across this video the other day. It’s based on a 1984 audio interview with Frank Zappa (source unknown), with animation by Carl King and an original score by Stephen Cox. I found it on YouTube on a great fan page by “zappainfrance” Check it out. If you’re a […]