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About Tony Rettman
Tony Rettman is a freelance music journalist whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Vice, The Wire, The Guardian, Philadelphia Weekly, Cleveland Scene, Arthur, Swindle, Signal to Noise, Mean and Thrasher. He has provided liner notes for such artists as The Circle Jerks, The Crumbsuckers, Beyond and many more. In 2010, Revelation Records Publishing released his first book, 'Why Be Something That You're Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985'. Rettman's most recent book, 'NYHC 1980 - 1990' was released by Bazillion Points Publishing in December of 2014 and has received praise from The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post and many other outlets.
Tony has recently come off hosting the podcast "Green Room Radio" for A24 films to promote their movie, "Green Room". On the ten episodes, Rettman spoke with members of such legendary punk bands as Black Flag, Danzig, Gorilla Biscuits and H20 about their worst gig experiences.