Oscar award-winning film studio A24 launches Green Room Radio (GRR!), a new, online punk rock radio show featuring a unique programming format of intimate interviews, anecdotes, and a rotating playlist of hardcore punk, on GreenRoom-Radio.com. Hosted by Tony Rettman, author of NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980 – 1990, the weekly series launches its first episode with Ted Leo of Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, speaking about terrible gigs, his entrance into the hardcore scene, and a new Ted Leo and the Pharmacists album, plus music from Born Against, Straight Ahead and SS Decontrol. New episodes of Green Room Radio will stream live every Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST (9 a.m. PST) on GreenRoom-Radio.com, with Episode 1 available now (listen below). Following the broadcast, each episode will be distributed to iTunes, Mixcloud and Soundcloud.
Launching in anticipation of the upcoming film Green Room — a crime horror-thriller centered around an unsuspecting young punk band starring Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, and Alia Shawkat – Green Room Radio will cover the good, the bad, and the crazy moments of this subculture, bringing hardcore to a broader audience, and educating the public on the movement’s history, influence, and characters. Each episode will feature one-on-one interviews with an assortment of hardcore punk legends, as well as the next generation of musicians inspired by the genre, with future guests including Ned Russin from Title Fight and Richie Birkenhead from Underdog, Black Flag co-founder and OFF! frontman Keith Morris, Roger Mirret from Agnostic Front, plus the filmmaker and cast of Green Room.
In addition to serving as a hub for Green Room Radio broadcasts, GreenRoom-Radio.com will provide exclusive editorial content from notable journalists and industry insiders such as Steven Blush, author of American Hardcore: A Tribal History, Bryan Ray Turcotte, author of Fucked Up + Photocopied, Anthony Pappalardo, author of Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore, and more.