Tony Rettman is a freelance music journalist whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Vice, Philadelphia Weekly, Cleveland Scene, Arthur, Swindle, Signal to Noise, Mean and Thrasher. In 2010, Revelation Records Publishing released his first book, Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985. Rettman is currently working on his second book; an oral history of the New York Hardcore Punk scene.
R.I.P. Dave Franklin of Vision
The local boys did good.
How Uniform Choice Made Straight-Edge Safe in L.A.
'I told my mom I was going to the movies, but actually I was going to a show in hopes to see some guy get killed by a bunch of white power skinheads. That is fucked up!'
The Last Reminisce on L.A.’s Late ’70s Punk Rock ‘Explosion’
'When I play with Bill Stevenson, I just see this guy I’ve known most of my life who farts a lot.'
How Quicksand, Rites of Spring and 7 Other Bands Define Post-Core
From Rites of Spring to Quicksand, we spotlight the soundtrack for bands who broke free from the 'fast-part-into-mosh-part' paradigm.
The Damned’s ‘New Rose’ at 40: Your Captain Speaks!
Punk rock is turning 40, and the Damned did plenty of it first.
Breakdown’s Classic Self-Titled 1987 Demo Is Back on Vinyl
You gotta fight for your right to nab this sick NYHC remaster.
Read ‘Between the Lines’ With Hardcore Supergroup Search
Hear the title track from their new Revelation 7".
New Zealand Legends the Terminals Revisit Being ‘Uncoffined’
Hozac's reissue of the Kiwi classic is a must-hear.
Night Birds Want to Know Who Killed Mike Hunchback
Stream a tribute to their 'weirdo' ex-guitarist.
UFO, Budgie, Uriah Heep and the Beginning of Metal
From Elias Hulk to Budgie, we spotlight the soundtrack for a denim-clad and acne-scarred generation.