Live Music: The Fab Faux at the Valley Performing Arts Center

By Don Heckman Northridge, CA. Memories galore resonated through the architecturally grand, acoustically captivating Valley Performing Arts Center on the campus of CalState Northridge Saturday night. Memories, that is, of an era dominated by the Beatles. The performance, by the Fab Faux, was yet another display of the Center’s growing presence as the creative center… Read More Live Music: The Fab Faux at the Valley Performing Arts Center

CD Review: Bob Dylan’s “Tempest”

Tempest (Columbia) By Devon Wendell Savage imagery of Hell on earth, twisted ultra violence, sinking ships, whores, and  dying villains mixed with the language and rhythms of true American blues, country, Celtic traditions, and R&B  make Bob Dylan’s Tempest a sinister yet melancholy masterpiece. In the rollicking jump blues of the opening track, “Duquesne Whistle,”… Read More CD Review: Bob Dylan’s “Tempest”

Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)

 Jeff Beck Group Jeff Beck Group (Audio Fidelity in Vinyl)  by Brian Arsenault Rod (“Where’s my next blond?”) Stewart was gone.  Ronnie (“I’ll be a Face of the Stones someday”) Woods was gone.  The bluesier Bob Tench was brought in to sing and the late Cozy Powell showed why he was maybe the best of… Read More Record Review: The Jeff Beck Group (Vinyl Reissue from 1972)