A new weekly radio show focused on punk rock is launching this week from film studio A24. Green Room Radio will feature music and interviews relating to the hardcore scene that should appeal to old school fans and posers alike. The first episode premieres today, and features Ted Leo sans The Pharmacists; on the show, Leo sits down with host Tony Rettman and shares tales from the old days, touching on some of the worst gigs he’s played as well as how the South Bend, Indiana native first got into punk rock. (Don’t worry, Rettman has street cred, having penned NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990.) The show will also feature plenty of music from the likes of Born Against, Straight Ahead, and SS Control, and include elder statesmen of punk as well as up-and-coming bands influenced by the genre.
The new show is being launched in anticipation of A24’s new thriller, Green Room. Directed by Blue Ruin’s Jeremy Saulnier, Green Room is a take on Assault On Precinct 13, only with punks battling skins. The film features Anton Yelchin and Alia Shawkat as members of a low-rent punk band who end up at the wrong gig at the right time and are terrorized by a Nazi skinhead portrayed by Patrick Stewart. (That’s right, it’s Chekov taking on Picard.)
New episodes of Green Room Radio will stream live every Wednesday at 12 p.m. EST (9 a.m. PST) on GreenRoom-Radio.com. Afterwards, each episode will be distributed to iTunes, Mixcloud and Soundcloud.
The first episode is available right now.