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.
Why the Grateful Dead’s ‘From the Mars Hotel’ Deserves Another Listen
When dealt with one-by-one, the tracks actually stand as some of the best moments in their canon.
How the Allman Brothers Band Regrouped for ‘Brothers and Sisters’
To say they were up against a wall in the fall of 1972 would be something of an understatement.