Tony Rettman

in The United States
August 27, 1972


Tony Rettman is a freelance music journalist whose work has appeared in The Village Voice, Vice, The Wire, Philadelphia Weekly, Cleveland Scene, Arthur, Swindle, Signal to Noise, Mean, and Thrasher. At age 14 in the 1980s, he was the editor of Common Sense zine. He has provided liner notes for such artists as Hackamore Brick, Bored Youth, Beyond and many more. He is a contributing editor to

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Thurs 2/8, San Diego: Rettman’s pre-LA Weekend STRAIGHT EDGE Panel at Super7

This Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Super7 Store on 701 8th Street in San Diego, STRAIGHT EDGE author Tony Rettman arrives to sign books, take names, and talk hardcore punk with Rob Moran of Unbroken, Tim Gonzalez of Amenity, and Daniel Saint of Over My Dead Body. Of course an event such as this demands free drinks, and neighbors Heartwork Coffee Bar will step up with enough vats of the strong stuff...

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NYHC: New York Hardcore 198...

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Why Be Something That You'r...

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“Where the fuck do you get your electricity from? Do you have a bicycle with a generator on it or something? Where do you get the gasoline for your fucking car? Shut the fuck up! You can be whatever you want to be. Eat vegan. Eat raw. Grow your own vegetables. But you always have to pay somebody for something.”
Tony Rettman, NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990

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