Geoff Travis heads the Rough Trade record label and Rough Trade Management with Jeannette Lee. In 1978, he founded the Rough Trade record shop, which has grown into an indie empire with stores in East London and Williamsburg, New York. His ear has brought us a phenomenal amount of talent, including Scritti Politti, the Smiths, the Strokes, Antony and the Johnsons and Arcade Fire.
The Jewish roots of Punk
40 years after it first emerged from the New York underground scene, the Punk movement continues to excite and inspire. “Professor of Punk” Vivien Goldman has brought together Geoff Travis, Daniel Miller, Charles Shaar Murray and Toby Mott to discover a less well-known side of the movement, the stories of the many Jews among its key players and innovators.