Forgotten Boy (Archives)

Treatment for No Depression

News of the demise of No Depression, the magazine synonymous with the alt.-country music movement, came as quite a shock around here. Though No Depression was a competitor, I, for one, viewed the publication as a giant within the music …

Band of brothers

The fact that Seattle is still standing after the onslaught of grunge is a minor miracle. Tad alone must have leveled its fair share of city blocks with its groove-oriented metal mayhem. Undoubtedly, the heaviest and loudest of all the …

Blue Cheer's lesson learned

“We were just angry young men expressing our outrage at the war and poverty.” So says Dickie Peterson, the bassist for proto-metal godfathers Blue Cheer, of the band’s humble beginnings. Ah, but Blue Cheer was, and still is, so much …

'Sex Bomb' baby, yeah!

Like snowflakes, but nowhere near as delicate or pristinely beautiful, no two Flipper shows were ever the same. Some, as drummer Steve DePace remembers, would devolve into 45 minutes of inner band fighting — he recalls guitarist Ted Falconi and …

Traveling in style

Born ramblin’ men, the Allman Brothers Band will always be ramblin’ men. And a ramblin’ they will go in 2008, the venerable Southern rock institution’s 39th year as a barnstorming tour act. Led once again by the sage Gregg Allman …

Doughboys return

The “Black Sheep” of the Goldmine family has returned from exile in the form of The Doughboys, the stomping garage-rock combo from New Jersey that featured acclaimed singer-songwriter Richard X. Heyman. Several years ago, the band reunited and now, they …

The sons of Aerosmith also rise

Living proof that there is a whole lot of truth in the adage “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” the barnstorming, bluesy power trio Tab The Band are set to write their own chapter in rock history. On …

Radio, radio

“So, you had better do as you are told/You better listen to the radio” — Elvis Costello Today, Goldmine enters a whole new era as the magazine you grew up with begins airing its own Internet radio station. So, do …

Supersuckers be trippin'

So many bands have laid claim to the title “greatest rock and roll band in the world” that the words have lost all meaning. And, really, does anyone think for a second that there’s been another band in the last, …

Snowed in

Cabin fever was epidemic among The Rosewood Thieves. A winter storm left the roots-oriented young band, often compared to — ahem — The Band, snowed in for three days in a cabin in the Pocono Mountains. That gave them more …