Influencer Spotlights

Influencer Spotlight: Brett Gurewitz


If you're a music fan but are unfamiliar with his name, you’ve certainly felt Brett Gurewitz's influence at some point in your musical life. In addition to co-founding influential punk band Bad Religion, Gurewitz also founded well-loved independent label Epitaph Records, parent of fellow taste-making labels ANTI-, Fat Possum Records, Burning Heart Records, Hellcat Records and Heart & Skull Records. Epitaph alone released some of the last decade’s best punk and hardcore albums by Bad Religion, Converge, Pennywise, Every Time I Die and Thursday.

Gurewitz’s extensive-yet-discerning Rdio collection demonstrates his excellent taste, which boasts a smorgasbord of veterans to bolster his array of modern classics, many of which come from Epitaph's sub-labels. Follow Brett Gurewitz on Rdio to ensure that you’re current with all the latest cutting edge music, and who knows? It may just lead you to some gems you might have missed. Among Gurewitz’s most-played artists are micro-sampling DJ Gold Panda, dreamy folksters Fleet Foxes, and punk vets Ramones.

If you're looking for a taste of Gurewitz’s punk rock roots, check out his ”Just The Hits” playlist, which collects Black Flag, The Sex Pistols, Descendents, The Clash, and many more of the most influential punk bands to ever make music.


∞  August 29, 2011 — 12:01PM