Related Information for Union 13 Union 13 is a hardcore punk band from Boyle Heights, California, USA which began playing backyard parties in the early nineties. The intense energy of Union’s live show was so fierce that it attracted the attention of Brett Gurewitz, owner of the Epitaph Records label, who turned up at one of their performances and persuaded the band to record a demo at his Westbeach Recorders studio in Hollywood. Gurewitz later played the demo for Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen of Rancid who liked.. read more