music journalism

Tony Rettman talks about what it takes to be a radio host, author in the music industry
Tony Rettman talks about what it takes to be a radio host, author in the music industry
What do you do when your local punk scene is all you know? Make a living out of it. Tony Rettman was just another kid at the show, now he’s a bonafide hardcore scholar. He’s published two books, Why Be Something That You’re Not: Detroit Hardcore 1979-1985 and New York Hardcore: 1980-1990, and is now ready to invade your earholes with his latest project, Green Room Radio. Produced by the ... Read
Op-Ed: “I’ve never cared what a critic has to say”–Less Than Jake’s JR Wasilewski on music criticism
Op-Ed: “I’ve never cared what a critic has to say”–Less Than Jake’s JR Wasilewski on music criticism
It's sometimes difficult to fathom how long I’ve been in a band. When I think about it long enough, it scares me. The combination of the sacrifices I’ve made and the fact that I've done it mostly on my own terms has kept me hungry—not for fame, but for the challenge. The challenge of continu ...
It’s All Happening: 9 Music Life Lessons from ‘Almost Famous’
It’s All Happening: 9 Music Life Lessons from ‘Almost Famous’
Unlike albums, I don’t get super-emotionally attached to movies. Sure, I have my favorites, but I’ll never expound on the merits of Clueless like I will In Defense Of The Genre. Of course all that changed with Almost Famous. In case you’re unfamiliar with the movie, here’s a quick recap: Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical film is about a budding teenage journalist named William Miller, who nabs