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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
108 New York, New York, USA 1991-96, 2005-present A post-hardcore band with music inspired by the Krishna Consciousness.
1208 Hermosa Beach, California, USA 1996-2005 A melodic punk band started by Alex Flynn, who is closely related to Greg Ginn of Black Flag.
2 Minutos Valentín Alsina, Argentina 1987-present A street punk band.
25 ta Life Queens, New York, USA 1991-present  
28 Days Frankston, Melbourne, Australia 1997-2007, 2009-present A punk/rapcore band.
30 Foot Fall Houston, Texas, USA 1993-present  
The 4-Skins East End, London, England, UK 1979-84, 2007-present A working class Oi! band.
44 Los Angeles, California, USA 2005-2009 A pop punk/alternative rock band named after the phone code for the United Kingdom, formed by members of Blink 182, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker.[1]
45 Grave Los Angeles, California, USA 1979-85, 1989-91, 2005-present A horror punk/deathrock band.
48May Hamilton, New Zealand 2004-08 A pop punk band.
59 Times the Pain Fagersta, Sweden 1992-2001 A hardcore punk band with working class roots.
7 Seconds Reno, Nevada, USA 1980-present A straight edge melodic hardcore band who pioneered the youth crew genre.
88 Fingers Louie Chicago, Illinois, USA 1993-96, 1998-99 A melodic hardcore band.
98 Mute Hermosa Beach, California, USA 1993-2002 A street punk band.
999 London, England, UK 1976-present A classic punk band from England.

1983. Field Marshal Slug. Wales. 1983-1986.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
A//Political Baltimore, Maryland 1993 or 1994-1998 or 1999 A//Political was an Anarcho-punk and Peace punk band from Baltimore, Maryland.
Abhinanda Umeå, Sweden 1992-1999, 2004, 2009-2010, 2012 Swedish hardcore punk band who had close ties to influential hardcore punk band Refused.
Abrasive Wheels Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1976-84, 2003-present Classic English punk band known for their seminal albums "When The Punks Go Marching In" and the singles "Vicious Circle/Voice of Youth" and "Army Song".
AC4 Umeå, Sweden 2008-present  
!Action Pact! Stanwell, London, England, UK 1981-86 Aggressive English punk band.
Adam and the Ants London, England, UK 1977-82 A band which originally played punk rock, moving toward post-punk from 1978 to 1979. A later incarnation achieved commercial success as part of the New Romantic movement.
The Adicts Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 1975-present A British classic punk band known for dressing similar to the "droogs" (ruffians) in the Stanley Kubrick film A Clockwork Orange.
The Adolescents Fullerton, California, USA 1980-81, 1986-89, 2001-present A hardcore punk supergroup with members from Agent Orange and Social Distortion.
ADS Copenhagen, Denmark 1980-84  
The Adverts London, England, UK 1976-79 A punk rock band with one of the earliest female punk stars, Gaye Advert.
Adrenalin O.D. Elmwood Park, New Jersey, USA 1981-90 A hardcore punk band.
Afektiven Naboj Struga, Macedonia    
AFI Ukiah, California, USA 1991-present Began as a hardcore punk band before shifting to horror punk, then to alternative rock.
Afro Jetz Sweden    
Against All Authority Miami, Florida, USA 1992-present A DIY ska punk band.
Against Brisbane, Australia 2001-present  
Against Me! Gainesville, Florida, USA 1997-present A punk rock band.
Agent 51 Poway, California, USA 1995-2005  
Agent Orange Placentia, California, USA 1979-present A punk rock band.
Agnostic Front New York, New York, USA 1982-92, 1997-present A hardcore punk/crossover thrash band.
Aiden Seattle, Washington, USA 2003-present A post-hardcore/punk rock/horror punk band.
Alexisonfire St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada 2001-2011, 2012 Juno Award-winning post-hardcore band.
Alkaline Trio Chicago, Illinois, USA 1996-present A punk rock trio.
Alice Donut New York, New York, USA 1986-1996, 2001-present A psychedelic alternative punk rock band.
All Fort Collins, Colorado, USA 1987-present A band formed by members of the Descendents.
The All-American Rejects Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA 1999-present An alternative rock, emo, and pop punk band.
Allister Chicago, Illinois, USA 1996-2007, 2010-present a melodic punk band.
The Alley Cats Los Angeles, California, USA 1978-82  
GG Allin Lancaster, New Hampshire, USA 1976-93 A punk rock musician known for having debauched stage shows.
All Systems Go! Canada 1995-present  
Alternative TV London, England, UK 1976-79, 1981, 1985-98  
Amebix Devon, England, UK 1978-87, 2008-present A pioneer of the crust punk genre.
Amen Los Angeles, California, USA 1994-2011  
American Standards (band) Phoenix, Arizona, USA 2011-present Hardcore noise-punk.[2]
American Steel Oakland, California, USA 1995-present  
American Hi-Fi Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1998-present  
The Analogs Szczecin, Poland 1995-present An anti-fascist street punk band.
Andrew Jackson Jihad Phoenix, Arizona, USA 2004-present DIY folk punk band from Arizona.
Angelic Upstarts South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England, UK 1977-present A socialist working class Oi! punk and skinhead band.
Ann Beretta Richmond, Virginia, USA 1996-2001  
Anonymous Andorra la Vella, Andorra 2004-present  
Angry Samoans Los Angeles, California, USA 1978-present  
Anti-Cimex Gothenburg, Sweden 1981-93 One of the first bands to define Scandinavian D-beat
Antidote Netherlands 1996-present  
Anti-Establishment London, England, UK 1978-1983 Second-Wave UK punk/oi band.
Anti-Everything Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 2000-present Only punk band from Trinidad & Tobago, only punk band to use steelpan.
Anti-Flag Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 1988-89, 1993-present A political punk band.
Anti-Heros Atlanta, Georgia, USA 1984-99  
Antillectual Nijmegen / Utrecht, Netherlands 2000-present  
Anti-Nowhere League Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK 1980-89, 1992-present Classic English punk band.
Anti-Pasti Derbyshire, England, UK 1979-84, 1995 A British punk band from the third wave of punk in England during the early 1980s.
Anti-Product New York, New York, USA 1995-2002  
Anti-Scrunti Faction Boulder, Colorado, USA 1984-85  
Antischism Columbia, South Carolina, USA    
Antisect Daventry, Northamptonshire, England, UK 1982-87  
Antiseen Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 1983-present  
The Apers Rotterdam, Netherlands 1996-present  
The APF Brigade Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK 1980-present  
Apocalypse Hoboken Chicago, Illinois, USA 1987-1999  
The Apostles Islington, London, England, UK 1979-90 An experimental anarcho-punk band that, in general, eschewed the prevalent punk aesthetics.
Appendix Pori, Finland 1980-1985, 1995-present  
The Aquabats Huntington Beach, California, USA 1994-present An American superhero-themed electropunk/ska punk band.
Armia Poland 1984-present A Christian punk band.
Armed and Hammered Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1989-2003  
Arson Anthem New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 2006-present  
The Art Attacks London, England, UK 1977-78  
Articles of Faith Chicago, Illinois, USA 1981-85  
The Artist Life Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2005-present  
Die Ärzte Berlin, Germany 1982-88, 1993-present A punk rock band with influences ranging from rock, punk, ska, jazz, swing, and hip hop.
Asexuals Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada 1983-97, 2010-present  
As Friends Rust Gainesville, Florida, USA 1996-2002, 2008, 2011-present  
Ash Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, UK 1992-present  
Assjack Gridley, California, USA 1999-present  
Assorted Jelly Beans Riverside, California, USA 1996-99, 2008-present  
Asta Kask Töreboda, Sweden 1978-89, 1992, 2003-present Pioneers in trallpunk.
At the Drive-In El Paso, Texas, USA 1994-2001  
The Ataris Anderson, Indiana, USA 1995-present  
Athena Istanbul, Turkey 1987-present A Ska punk band.
Atheist Rap Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia 1989-present A punk rock band from Serbia whose music is often categorized as "happy punk".
Atlas Losing Grip Malmö, Sweden 2005-present Swedish punk rock with metal influences.
Atom and His Package Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1997-2003 An electropunk outfit consisting solely of Adam Goren.
Attaque 77 Buenos Aires, Argentina 1987-present  
Aurora Gy?r, Hungary 1983-present  
Aus-Rotten Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 1992-2001 A crust punk band.
Authority Zero Mesa, Arizona, USA 1994-present  
Autopilot Off Orange County, New York, USA 1996-2005  
Autumn Poison Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK 1980-85  
Avail Richmond, Virginia, USA 1987-2008  
The Avengers San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1977-79, 1999, 2004-present  
Avoid One Thing Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2002-05  
Avskum Kristinehamn, Sweden 1982-present  
Avtomaticheskie udovletvoriteli Leningrad, Russia 1979-1998  
Awkward Thought New York, New York, USA    


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Babes in Toyland Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1987-97  
Baby Strange Glasgow, Scotland, UK 2012-present  
Backyard Babies Nässjö, Sweden 1987-present A glam punk/hard rock band.
Bad Astronaut USA 2000-06, 2010-present  
Bad Brains Washington, D.C., USA 1977-84, 1986-95, 1997-present A hardcore punk/reggae band.
Bad Religion Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA 1979-present A punk rock group credited with the revival of punk rock during the late 1980s, as well as influencing a large number of other punk bands. Active for over 30 years.
Bags Los Angeles, California, USA 1977-81 One of the first generation of California punk rock bands.
Balzac Osaka, Japan 1992-present A Japanese horror punk band.
Bane Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 1995-present  
Bankrupt Budapest, Hungary 1996-present A melodic punk rock band.
The Banner New Jersey, USA 1999-present  
Banner Pilot Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2005-present  
Barely Blind Groves, Texas, USA 2003-present An underground Pop punk, Alternative rock, Indie rock band.
Basement Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 2009-2012 (hiatus) A melodic hardcore band, heavily influenced by the 1990s grunge movement.
Batfoot Sydney, Australia 2008-present A pop punk band influenced by Screeching Weasel and The Queers.
Battalion of Saints San Diego, California, USA 1980-85, 1995-present  
Battery Washington, D.C., USA 1990-98  
Bayside Queens, New York, USA 2000-present  
BBQ Chickens Japan 2000-present A Japanese hardcore punk band formed by Ken Yokoyama of Hi-Standard.
Beastie Boys Brooklyn, New York, USA 1980-present Began as a hardcore punk band, transitioned into Hip-hop/rap rock.
Beat Crusaders Japan 1997-2010 A pop punk band that performs with masks of dot-matrix drawings of themselves.
Beatsteaks Berlin, Germany 1995-present  
Bedwetters Pärnu, Estonia 2004-present  
Beer7 Beersheba, Israel 2002-present  
Behind Enemy Lines Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 2000-present An anarchist crust punk/heavy metal band with two members of Aus-Rotten.
Belvedere Alberta, Canada 1995-2005, 2011-present  
Bérurier Noir Paris, France 1983-89, 2003-06  
Best Revenge Los Angeles, California, USA 1998-2002 A queercore punk band.
Better Than a Thousand Washington, D.C., USA    
Bhopal Stiffs Chicago, Illinois, USA 1985-89  
Bickley Houston, Texas, USA 1995-2001  
Big Black Evanston, Illinois, USA 1981-1987 Instrumental in the development of noise rock. Notable for using a drum machine instead of a kit.
Big Boys Austin, Texas, USA 1979-84 One of the pioneers of the hardcore punk genre.
Big D and the Kids Table Allston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1995-present A third-wave ska band.
Big Drill Car Costa Mesa, California, USA 1987-95, 2008 One of the pioneers of the melodic hardcore genre.
Big in Japan Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK 1977-79  
Bigwig Nutley, New Jersey, USA 1995-present  
Bikini Kill Olympia, Washington, USA 1990-98 A punk rock band part of the Riot Grrrl movement.
The Bill Pionki, Poland 1988-present  
Billy Idol Stanmore, Middlesex, England, UK 1975-present  
Billy Talent Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 1993-present The punk rock group was formerly known as Pezz. They changed their name When they were threatened with a lawsuit from an American band of the same name.
Biohazard Brooklyn, New York, USA 1988-2006, 2008-present One of the earliest bands to fuse hardcore punk with elements of hip-hop.
Blackbird Raum Santa Cruz, California, USA    
Blackfire Black Mesa, Arizona, USA 1989-present A Navajo traditionally influenced, punk rock group of three siblings, with strong political messages.
Black Flag Hermosa Beach, California, USA 1976-86, 1976-86, 2003 A hardcore punk band active since the late 1970s.
The Black Halos Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1993-present  
Black Lips Dunwoody, Georgia, USA 1999-present A self-proclaimed "flower punk" band from Georgia.
Black Lungs St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada 2005-present  
The Black Pacific Huntington Beach, California, USA 2010-present  
Black Randy and the Metrosquad Los Angeles, California, USA 1977-80  
Black Square Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 2002-present  
Blaggers ITA England, UK 1988-93  
Blanks 77 Hillside, New Jersey, USA 1990-2001, 2004-present  
Bl'ast Santa Cruz, California, USA 1984-90, 2001  
Blatz Berkeley, California, USA 1989-92  
The Bleach Boys Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England, UK 1976-present  
Blink 182 Poway, California, USA 1992-2005, 2009-present A pop-punk, skate punk and alternative rock band.
Blitz New Mills, Derbyshire, England, UK 1980-2007 An English Oi/Street punk band.
Blitzkrieg Southport, Merseyside, England, UK 1979-1984, 1991-1995, 2007-present  
Blondie New York, New York, USA 1976-82, 1997-present A pioneer of American punk rock and new wave music.
The Blood London, England, UK 1982-present The First Punk Band to feature in the Rock magazine Kerrang.
Blood for Blood Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1994-2004, 2010  
The Blue Hearts Tokyo, Japan 1985-95 An influential punk band from Japan.
Blue Meanies Carbondale, Illinois, USA 1989-2001  
Bobot Adrenaline Los Angeles, California, USA 2001-present  
Bodyjar Melbourne, Australia 1994-2009  
Bold Westchester County, New York, USA 1986-2006  
Bomb the Music Industry! Nassau County, New York, USA 2004-present DIY punk band that offers its music by donation on Quote Unquote Records.
The Boomtown Rats Dún Laoghaire, Republic of Ireland 1975-86  
Bowling for soup Wichita Falls, Texas, USA 1994-present  
Born Against New York, New York, USA 1989-93  
The Bouncing Souls New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1987-present An American punk rock band.
Box Car Racer Los Angeles, California, USA 2002-03 A side project of Blink-182, with members Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker.
The Boys London, England, UK 1976-82, 1999-present  
Bracket Forestville, California, USA 1992-present  
Brain Failure Bejiing, China    
Brand New Levittown, New York, USA 2000-present An alternative rock/pop punk band.
Brand New War Los Angeles, California, USA   Formerly known as The God Awfuls.
Brat Pack Nijmegen, Netherlands 2006-present  
Bratmobile Olympia, Washington, USA 1991-94, 1999-2003  
Breakdown New York, New York, USA 1986-present  
Break Even Perth, Australia 2005-12  
The Briefs Seattle, Washington, USA 2000-present An American Pop-punk band.
The Briggs Los Angeles, California, USA 2001-present A working class-style punk band.
The Broadways Chicago, Illinois, USA 1996-98  
Broadway Calls Rainier, Oregon, USA 2005-present  
Broken Bones England, UK 1983-present An English street punk/thrash band.
The Bronx Los Angeles, California, USA 2002-present  
Brother's Keeper Erie, Pennsylvania, USA 1994-2003  
The Bruce Lee Band California, USA 1997-2005  
The Bruisers Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA 1988-1998 A street punk band featuring future Dropkick Murphys singer Al Barr.
Brutal Juice Denton, Texas, USA 1991-97  
Brutto Belarus 2014-present  
Brygada Kryzys Warsaw, Poland 1981-present  
Buck-O-Nine San Diego, California, USA 1991-present  
Bus Station Loonies Plymouth, Devon, England, UK 1995-present A comedic anarcho-punk band, including ex-members of Oi Polloi and Disorder.
The Business Lewisham, South London, England, UK 1979-1988, 1992-present  
Bunkface Klang, Selangor, Malaysia 2005-present A Malaysian pop punk band.
Bulbulators Poland 1989-present  
Bullets and Octane St. Louis, Missouri, USA 1998-present  
Bullet Treatment Los Angeles, California, USA    
Burn New York, New York, USA 1988-present  
Burning Heads Orléans, France 1988-present  
...But Alive Hamburg, Germany 1992-99 A political punk rock band, signed with G7 Welcoming Committee Records.
Butthole Surfers San Antonio, Texas, USA 1981-present  
Buzzcocks Manchester, England, UK 1975-81, 1989-present A punk rock band that influenced later pop punk bands and were also one of the first punk bands to establish an independent record label.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Cancer Bats Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2004-present A hardcore punk/sludge metal band.
Capdown Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, UK 1997-2007 A ska punk band.
Carburetor Dung Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1991-present A Malaysian anarcho-punk group.
Cardiac Kidz San Diego, California, USA 1978-81 An American street punk band. Multiple Killed By Death appearances known also as first punk band to appear on San Diego TV.
Care Bears on Fire Brooklyn, New York, USA 2007-present An all girl pop punk band.
Career Soldiers San Diego, California, USA 2002-09 An American hardcore punk/street punk band.
Career Suicide Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001-present  
Carpathian Melbourne, Australia 2003-11  
The Carrier Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2006-12  
Cartel Conyers, Georgia, USA 2003-present  
The Casualties Jersey City, New Jersey, USA 1990-present A street punk band.
Catch 22 East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1996-present A third wave ska band notable for launching the career of Tomas Kalnoky.
Catholic Discipline Los Angeles, California, USA 1979-80 A Los Angeles punk band notable for appearing in The Decline of Western Civilization.
Caustic Christ Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 2000-present A crust punk band.
Cauterize Oshawa, Ontario, Canada 1995-2007 A pop punk band.
CCCP Fedeli alla linea Reggio Emilia, Italy 1982-90 A genre-bending punk/industrial/electropop/world band.
Cerebral Ballzy New York, New York, USA 2008-present  
Ceremony Rohnert Park, California, USA 2005-present Began as a hardcore punk band and shifted to a post-punk style.
Chain of Strength California, USA 1988-91 An influential Southern California straight edge hardcore band.
Champion Seattle, Washington, USA 1999-2006 A youth crew band.
A Change of Pace Peoria, Arizona, USA 2001-2011  
Channel 3 Cerritos, California, USA 1980-present A hardcore punk band.
Chaos UK Portishead, Somerset, England, UK 1979-present A politically charged English hardcore punk group.
Charged GBH Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1978-present Pioneers of English hardcore punk.
Charles Bronson Chicago, Illinois, USA 1994-97 A powerviolence/thrashcore band.
Charta 77 Köping, Sweden 1983-present A prolific Swedish punk/pop rock band.
Cheap Sex San Diego, California, USA 2002-07 An American street punk band.
Chelsea London, England, UK 1976-present An English punk rock band.
Chemical People Los Angeles, California, USA 1986-97  
Cherry Poppin' Daddies Eugene, Oregon, USA 1989-present A funk-ska punk band that later integrated into the swing revival of the late 1990s.
Children 18:3 Morris, Minnesota, USA 1999-present An American Christian punk band.
The Chinkees San Francisco, California, USA 1998-2003  
Chixdiggit Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1991-present  
Chokehold Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1990-96 A vegan straight edge hardcore punk band.
Choking Victim New York, New York, USA 1992-93, 1995-97, 1999, 2005-06 A crust punk/ska punk band describing themselves as "crack rocksteady".
Christ on Parade San Francisco, California, USA 1985-89  
Chumbawamba Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1982-present A one-hit wonder British anarcho-punk band.
Circle Jerks Hermosa Beach, California, USA 1979-89, 1994-95, 2001-present A hardcore punk band formed by former Black Flag singer Keith Morris (and future/current Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson).
Citizen Fish Bath, Somerset, England, UK 1990-present A ska punk band with a member from the Subhumans.
CIV New York, New York, USA 1994-2000 A New York hardcore band featuring members of Gorilla Biscuits.
Civet Long Beach, California, USA    
The Clash Notting Hill, London, England, UK 1976-86 A highly influential and widely acclaimed punk rock band with reggae influences. As they put it, "the only band that matters".
Classics of Love Emeryville, California, USA 2008-present A hardcore punk band fronted by Operation Ivy's Jesse Michaels.
Clit 45 Long Beach, California, USA 1996-2006 A street punk band.
Clockcleaner Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2003-present  
Closet Monster Ajax, Ontario, Canada 1997-2005, 2009  
Cobra Osaka, Japan 1982-91, 1999-2005, 2007-present One of the first Japanese Oi! bands.
Cobra Skulls Reno, Nevada, USA 2005-present  
Cock Sparrer East End, London, England, UK 1972-78, 1982-84, 1992-present An influential working class Oi! band.
Cockney Rejects East End, London, England, UK 1977-present A hugely influential Oi! band whose single "Oi, Oi, Oi" was the inspiration for the name of the genre itself.
Cocobat Japan 1991-present A Japanese hardcore punk band.
The Code Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 2000-2006  
Code Orange Kids Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 2008-present A band that mixes hardcore punk with sludge metal.
Code 13 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1995-2000  
Cólera São Paulo, Brazil 1979-present An influential Brazilian hardcore punk band.
Color Osaka, Japan 1985-95 Credited as one of the bands to start the Japanese visual kei movement.
Colossal Chicago, Illinois, USA 2003-07  
Combat 84 Chelsea, London, England, UK 1981-84, 2000 A British punk rock/oi! band.
Comeback Kid Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 2002-present A hardcore punk band.
Condemned 84 Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 1980-present A British punk rock/oi! band.
Conflict Eltham, London, England, UK 1981-present A British punk rock/street punk band who helped to push issues such as animal rights and nuclear disarment in the limelight.
Consorzio Suonatori Indipendenti Italy 1992-2000 An Italian punk band composed of former members of CCCP Fedeli alla linea.
Consumed Nottingham, England, UK 1994-2003  
Converge Salem, Massachusetts, USA 1990-present A band blending hardcore punk and metal.
The Cooters Oxford, Mississippi, USA 1993-present  
Corrosion of Conformity Raleigh, North Carolina, USA 1982-present One of the first bands to fuse heavy metal with hardcore punk, but later only played straight metal.
Corrupted Ideals Long Beach, California, USA 1987-1995, 2013-present One of the first bands to bring back the original Oi! sound, and noted for influencing bands like Swingin Utters and Dropkick Murphys, they are known for their later anarcho-punk sound, but earlier releases were straight ahead hardcore punk.
The Cost San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1999-2003 A San Francisco Bay Area punk rock band.
Count Me Out Richmond, Virginia, USA 1997-2003 A straight edge melodic hardcore group.
Craig's Brother Santa Cruz, California, USA 1995-present An innovative melodic punk rock band. Former members include Ryan Key of Yellowcard and Dan McLintock of Inspection 12.
The Cramps Sacramento, California, USA 1976-2009 An influential psychobilly band.
Crass Epping, Essex, England, UK 1977-84 A British anarcho-punk band.
The Creepshow Burlington, Ontario, Canada 2005-present A rockabilly punk band.
Crime San Francisco, California, USA 1976-82, 2007-present An early U.S. punk rock band, notable for releasing the first single released by a U.S. punk act from the West Coast, "Hot Wire My Heart", which was later covered by Sonic Youth.
Crime in Stereo New York, New York, USA 2002-10  
The Criminals Berkeley, California, USA 1994-2001  
Crimpshrine Berkeley, California, USA 1982-present An influential DIY punk band from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Cringer Hawaii, USA 1985-91  
Crisis England, UK 1978-81 A politically charged punk rock group.
Crisis Point Eastbourne, England, UK 1990 Short-lived band playing seventies style punk rock.
Cro-Mags New York, New York, USA 1982-present One of the founders of the New York City hardcore scene.
The Crucified Fresno, California, USA 1984-93 A Christian crossover thrash group.
Crucifix Berkeley, California, USA 1980-84 A D-beat/anarcho-punk band.
The Crucifucks Lansing, Michigan, USA 1981-89, 96-98  
Los Crudos Chicago, Illinois, USA 1991-98  
Cruel Hand Portland, Maine, USA 2006-present  
Crumbsuckers Baldwin, New York, USA 1982-89 Pioneers of the thrash genre.
Crying Nut Seoul, South Korea 1993-present An influential punk band from South Korea. They released 6 albums.
Cunter Brampton, Ontario, Canada 2009-present  
Cursed Canada 2001-08 A hardcore punk band.
The Cute Lepers Seattle, Washington, USA 2007-present  
Cypher in the Snow San Francisco, California, USA 1996-98 An all-woman queercore group.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Daggermouth Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2004-08  
Dag Nasty Washington, D.C., USA 1985-92  
Daisy Chainsaw London, England, UK 1989-95  
Damage New York, New York, USA 1983-88  
Damnation A.D. Washington, D.C., USA 1992-1998, 2007-present Influential hardcore punk band.
The Damned London, England, UK 1976-present Believed to be the first UK punk band to release an album. Pioneers of the gothic rock genre.
Dance Hall Crashers Berkeley, California, USA 1987-95, 1997-present  
Darby Crash Band Los Angeles, California, USA 1980  
Darkbuster Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1996-present  
Darkthrone Kolbotn, Norway 1987-present Originally a black metal band, a major stylistic shift to crust punk occurred in 2006.
Dayglo Abortions Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1979-present A hardcore punk band.
d.b.s. North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1992-2001 A melodic punk rock band, whose later work incorporated post-hardcore.
De Lyckliga Kompisarna Stockholm, Sweden 1989-97, 2008  
The Dead Boys Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1976-2005 Known for their outlandish gigs at New York's CBGB's and Max's Kansas City.
Dead Kennedys San Francisco, California, USA 1978-86, 2001-present A highly influential political hardcore punk band.
Dead Milkmen Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1983-95, 2004, 2008 A comedic punk band who often used satirical lyrics.
Dead Swans Brighton, England, UK 2006-present  
Dead to Me Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1983-95, 2004, 2008 An Amiercan satirical punk band.
Death Detroit, Michigan, USA 1971-76, 2009 An early American punk/protopunk band from the 1970s.
Death Before Dishonor Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2000-present  
Death by Stereo Orange County, California, USA 1996-present  
Deep Wound Westfield, Massachusetts, USA 1982-84  
Defeater Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2004-present  
Defiance Portland, Oregon, USA 1993-present  
The Del Fuegos Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1980-1990, 2011-2012 A garage-style punk rock band.
The Demics London, Ontario, Canada 1977-80  
Derozer Vicenza, Italy 1989-2008 An influential Italian punk rock band.
Descendents Manhattan Beach, California, USA 1978-83, 1984-89, 1995-97, 2002-present A pioneer of pop punk, whose career has largely been dictated by the coming and going of lead singer Milo Aukerman.
Destine Tilburg, Netherlands 2006-present Emo pop punk band.
Destroy! Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1988-94 Crust punk band.
The Destructors Peterborough, UK 1977-84 UK punk band who featured Gizz Butt of The Prodigy.
Devo Akron, Ohio, USA 1972-present Early songs featured punk rock, mixed with synthesizers.
The Devotchkas Long Island, New York, USA 1996-2001  
Dexter Danger San Francisco, California, USA 2000-present Pop punk, punk rock, alternative rock.
Dezerter Warsaw, Poland 1981-present One of the most popular Polish punk bands.
D.I. Orange County, California, USA 1982-95, 1997-present A band featuring members of The Adolescents and Social Distortion.
The Dicks Austin, Texas, USA 1982-84, 2004-present A hardcore punk band that incorporates blues rock.
The Dickies San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California USA 1977-present One of the first-wave of Los Angeles punk bands.
The Dictators New York, New York, USA 1973-present  
Die Mannequin Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2005-present  
DieMonsterDie Salt Lake City, Utah, USA 1995-present Horror punk.
Die Toten Hosen Düsseldorf, Germany 1982-present A punk rock band that has become one of the biggest rock bands in German history. Also popular in other German speaking countries and Argentina.
The Diffs Los Angeles, California, USA 2003-present  
Dillinger Four Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1994-present  
The Dils Carlsbad, California, USA 1977-80  
The Diodes Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1977-82, 1998, 2007, 2010  
DIRT England, UK 1980-1986, 1992 An anarchist crust punk band on Crass Records.
Dirty District Sèvres, France 1985-1996  
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles Houston, Texas, USA 1982-present A crossover thrash band.
Discharge Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, UK 1977-87, 1991-95, 2001-present Street punk band that single-handedly created the genre "D-Beat".
Disclose K?chi City, Japan    
Discount Vero Beach, Florida, USA 1995-2002  
Disfear Nyköping, Sweden 1989-present A Swedish D-beat crust punk group.
Disme Nijmegen, Netherlands 1998-2005  
Disorder Bristol, England, UK 1980-present  
Disrupt Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1987-1994  
Distemper Moscow, Russia 1989-present A Russian ska punk band.
The Distillers Los Angeles, California, USA 1998-2006 An American punk band led by Brody Dalle.
División Minúscula Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico 1996-present  
DMZ Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1976-78, 1993, 2001-03  
D.O.A. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1978-present An early Canadian political hardcore band that still performs today.
Dog Eat Dog Bergen County, New Jersey, USA 1990-present A Christian punk band.
Dog Faced Hermans Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1986-95  
Doggy Style Fullerton, California, USA 1983-88, 2009-present  
Dogsflesh Teesside, England, UK 1982-85, 2005-present A UK82 punk band.
Dogwood Escondido, California, USA 1993-present  
Donots Ibbenbüren, Germany 1993-present  
Doom Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1987-90, 1992-2005  
Down by Law USA 1990-present  
downset. Los Angeles, California, USA 1989-2009  
Down to Nothing Richmond, Virginia, USA 2000-present  
Drabness Motala, Sweden 1994-98  
The Draft Gainesville, Florida, USA 2006-present  
The Dreams Tórshavn, Faroe Islands 2006-present  
Dresden 45 Houston, Texas, USA 1985-93  
Driller Killer Malmö, Sweden 1993-present  
Dr. Know Oxnard, California, USA 1981-present A nardcore band fronted by child star Brandon Cruz.
Dropdead Providence, Rhode Island, USA 1990-present A hardcore punk who draw on crust punk, powerviolence, D-beat, and thrashcore.
Dropkick Murphys Quincy, Massachusetts, USA 1996-present A Celtic punk/Oi! band.
Drunk Injuns San Jose, California, USA 1983-present  
The Ducky Boys Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1995-present A street punk band from Boston.
Dwarves Chicago, Illinois, USA 1986-present Formerly a garage punk band then a notorious scum punk band; now known for their irreverent attitude and diverse punk sound.
DYS Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1983-93  
Dystopia Orange County, California, USA 1991-2008  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
E!E P?íbram, Czech Republic 1987-present  
Early Graves San Francisco, California, USA 2007-present  
Earth Crisis Syracuse, New York, USA 1989-2001, 2007-present  
Easy Cure Crawley, Sussex, England, UK 1976-78  
Eater Finchley, London, England, UK 1976-79, 1996, 2006  
Eamon McGrath and the Wild Dogs Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 2006-present  
Ebba Grön Rågsved, Stockholm, Sweden 1977-83 One of the most famous Swedish punk bands.
Ed Banger and the Nosebleeds Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, UK 1976-77 A punk band known for the later success of many of its members, which include Morrissey (of the Smiths), Billy Duffy (The Cult), and Ed Garrity (Slaughter & The Dogs).
Eddie and the Hot Rods Rochford, Essex, England, UK 1975-81, 1984-85, 1992, 1994, 2005  
The Effigies Chicago, Illinois, USA 1980-86, 1987-90, 1992, 1995-96, 2004-present  
electric eels Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1972-1975 Industrial guitars, clever lyrics and a tendency to nihilistic violence.
Electric Frankenstein Whippany, New Jersey, USA 1991-present  
Eleventyseven Laurens, South Carolina, USA 2002-present An electropunk/pop punk band, that has also used various other elements into their music.
Elisium Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia 1994-present  
Ellegarden Chiba, Japan 1998-2008  
Embers Oakland, California, USA 2004-present  
Embrace Today Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1998-2006  
Endpoint Louisville, Kentucky, USA 1988-94  
Enemy You San Francisco, California, USA 1997-2007  
English Dogs Grantham, England, UK 1981-87, 1993-99, 2007-present  
Ensign New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1995-present  
Eppu Normaali Ylöjärvi, Finland 1976-present  
The Ergs! South Amboy, New Jersey, USA 2000-2008  
Eskorbuto Santurtzi, Spain 1980-1998 Basque punk rock band from Santurtzi (Greater Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain). They have been one of the most influential bands for Spanish and Latin American punk rock. They are known for their strong attitude and crude lyrics and one of the first bands to perform punk with lyrics in Spanish.
Eve 6 La Crescenta-Montrose, California, USA 1995-2004, 2007-present  
Excuse 17 Olympia, Washington, USA 1993-95  
The Ex Amsterdam, Netherlands 1979-present Punk collective active in a variety of punk-related genres.
The Expelled Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1981-present  
Exploding White Mice Adelaide, Australia 1983-94  
The Exploited Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1979-present One of the founding hardcore bands, later turning into a crossover thrash band.
The Explosion Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1998-2007  
Extinction of Mankind England, UK 1992-present  
Extreme Noise Terror Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK 1985-present  
Eye for an Eye Bielsko-Bia?a, Poland 1997-present A hardcore punk band.
The Eyeliners Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 1995-2005  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Fabulous Disaster San Francisco, California, USA 1998-2007  
Face to Face Victorville, California, USA 1991-2003, 2008-present A punk band best known for their song "Disconnected", which has been frequently played by KROQ.
The Faction San Jose, California, USA 1982-85, 1989, 2001-05  
The Faith Washington, D.C., USA 1981-83 An American D.C. hardcore band led by Alec MacKaye, brother of Minor Threat front man Ian MacKaye.
Fairweather Virginia, USA 1999-2003 An emo/pop punk band.
The Falcon Chicago, Illinois, USA 2004-present A supergroup with members or former members of The Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, and other bands.
Fall Out Boy Wilmette, Illinois, USA 2001-09, 2013-present An emo/pop punk band.
Fang Berkeley, California, USA 1981-89, 1995, present  
Farben Lehre P?ock, Poland 1986-present  
The Fartz Seattle, Washington, USA 1981-83, 1998-2003 An American hardcore band on Dead Kennedys' lead singer Jello Biafra's record company, Alternative Tentacles.
Los Fastidios Verona, Italy 1991-present  
Fatal Microbes England, UK 1979  
Fear Los Angeles, California, USA 1977-present A hardcore punk band.
Fenix TX Houston, Texas, USA 1995-2002, 2005-present A pop punk band.
Feeling B Berlin, East Germany 1983-93, 2007 Two of their members later formed the band Rammstein.
Fiasco Brooklyn, New York, USA 2005-present A trio of teenagers from Brooklyn. They play a combination of hardcore and math punk.
Fifteen Berkeley, California, USA 1991-1996, 1998-2000  
The Fight Dudley, England, UK 2000-09  
Figure Four Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1996-present  
Figures of Light USA 1970-present Best known for song "It's Lame".
Filth East Bay, California, USA 1989-91, 2010  
Filthy Thieving Bastards Oakland, California, USA 2000-present  
Final Conflict Long Beach, California, USA 1983-present  
Finley Milan, Italy 2003-present An Italian hard rock band that uses pop rock rhythms.
First Arsch Schwerin, Germany 1986  
Fit For Rivals Jacksonville, Florida, USA 2006-present An American punk rock, emo & hardcore punk band.
The Fits Blackpool, England, UK 1979-present  
Fitz of Depression Tumwater, Washington, USA 1987-1997, 2000, 2002  
Five Iron Frenzy Denver, Colorado, USA 1995-2003 A Christian ska band.
Flatcat Belgium 1993-present  
Flatfoot 56 Chicago, Illinois, USA 2000-present A Celtic punk band from Chicago.
The Flatliners Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2002-present A Canadian punk rock/ska punk band.
Fleas and Lice Groningen, Netherlands, 1993-present  
Flema Gerli, Argentina 1987-2002, 2007-present A punk rock band.
The Flesh Eaters Los Angeles, California, USA 1977-1983, 1990-1993, 1999-present  
Fleshies Oakland, California, USA 1999-present  
Flipper San Francisco, California, USA 1979-87, 1990-95, 2005-present A noise punk band from California. Credited as one of Nirvana's biggest influences.
Flogging Molly Los Angeles, California, USA 1997-present A celtic punk band.
Flux of Pink Indians Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England, UK 1980-86  
The Flys Coventry, England, UK 1976-1980  
F-Minus Huntington Beach, California, USA 1995-2004 A crust punk band on Hellcat Records.
FM Static Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2003-present A Christian pop punk band.
Fokofpolisiekar Bellville, South Africa 2003-present An Afrikaans punk band from Bellville, South Africa.
Fonzie Lisbon, Portugal 1996-present  
Fools Dance Horley, Surrey, England, UK 1983-85  
forgetters Brooklyn, New York, USA 2009-present  
Forgotten Rebels Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1977-present A Canadian punk band.
Foreign Legion Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK 1984-present, 2000-present Wales's longest running punk/streetpunk band.
Four Walls Falling Richmond, Virginia, USA 1983-95  
Four Year Strong Worcester, Massachusetts, USA 2001-present  
FPB Teplice, Czech Republic 1981-87, 1990, 2008 An early Czechoslovakian punk rock band, notable for integrating musical complexity and poetry into their music.
Frankenstein Drag Queens from Planet 13 Landis, North Carolina, USA 1996-2002, 2004-05  
Frenzal Rhomb Sydney, Australia 1992-present  
The Freeze (Scottish band)   1976-1981  
The Freeze Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA 1978-present A hardcore punk band.
The Frisk Berkeley, California, USA 2000-05  
Frodus Washington, D.C., USA 1993-1999, 2009  
From Ashes Rise Nashville, Tennessee, USA 1997-2005, 2010-present  
The Frustrators USA 1999-present  
The F.U.'s Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1982-90  
Fucked Up Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2001-present Polaris Music Prize-winning hardcore punk band.
Fuel East Bay, California, USA 1989-91  
Fugazi Washington, D.C., USA 1987-present One of the first and most important post-hardcore bands.
Fun People Campana, Argentina 1989-2000 A straight edge melodic hardcore band.
Funeral Dress Belgium 1985-present Street Punk band from Antwerpen region.
Fun Things Brisbane, Australia 1979-1980 A Brisbane punk rock group.
Fuzigish Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 1997-present A Ska punk band from Johannesburg, South Africa.
F.Y.P Torrance, California, USA 1989-99  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Gallhammer Tokyo, Japan 2003-present An all-female crust punk band.
Gang Green Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1981-98, 2000-present An American hardcore band.
Gallows Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, UK 2005-present A British Hardcore punk band currently fronted by Canadian musician Wade MacNeil.
Garotos Podres Mauá, São Paulo, Brazil 1982-present  
The Gaslight Anthem New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 2006-present  
Charged GBH Birmingham, England, UK 1978-present A British hardcore punk band the current lineup consists of colin abrahal on lead vocals, colin "jock" Blythe on guitar, Ross lomas on bass and scott preece on drums.
Generation X London, England, UK 1976-81 A punk rock band led by Billy Idol.
Genocide Superstars Örebro, Sweden 1994-2004 Disbanded after guitarist/vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk was killed in the 2004 tsunami.
Germs Los Angeles, California, USA 1977-80, 2005-present A punk band whose singer, Darby Crash, died of a heroin overdose, days after performing a live show almost solely to raise the funds to buy the heroin.
The Ghost Chicago, Illinois, USA 2001-2004  
Ghost Mice Bloomington, Indiana, USA 2002-present A folk punk duo.
The Ghost of a Thousand Brighton, England, UK 2004-2011  
The Gits Yellow Springs, Ohio, USA 1986-93  
Give Up the Ghost Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1998-2004  
Glittertind Lillesand, Norway 2001-present  
A Global Threat Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1997-2000, 2000-07 An American street punk band.
The Go Set Victoria, Australia 2002-present  
Gob Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada 1994-present A pop punk band.
Goblini ?abac, Serbia 1992-2001  
Gogol Bordello Lower East Side, New York, New York, USA 1999-present One of the most popular Gypsy punk bands, known for its theatrical stage shows.
Goldfinger Los Angeles, California, USA 1994-present A ska punk/pop punk band named after the 1964 James Bond film.
Good Charlotte Waldorf, Maryland, USA 1996-present A pop punk band.
Good Clean Fun Washington, D.C., USA 1997-present  
Goodnight Nurse Auckland, New Zealand 2001-present A pop punk band.
Good Riddance Santa Cruz, California, USA 1986-2007, 2012-present A melodic hardcore band.
Gorilla Biscuits New York, New York, USA 1986-91, 2005-present A hardcore punk band.
The Government Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1979-81  
Government Issue Washington, D.C., USA 1980-89, 2007 A hardcore punk band.
Grade Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1993-2002  
Gray Matter Washington, D.C., USA 1983-86, 1990-93  
Grazhdanskaya Oborona Omsk, Russia 1984-2008  
Green Day East Bay, California, USA 1987-present A punk rock group that has achieved tremendous popular success, selling over 80 million albums worldwide.
Green Jellÿ Kenmore, New York, USA 1981-1995, 2008-present Formerly known as Green Jellö, but were forced to change after a lawsuit. It is still pronounced the same.
Greyskull Dallas, Texas, USA 2001-present  
Groovie Ghoulies Sacramento, California, USA 1983-2007  
Guerilla Poubelle Paris, France 2003-present  
The Gun Club Los Angeles, California, USA 1979-96 A post-punk/punk blues band.
Guns n' Wankers England, UK    
Guttermouth Huntington Beach, California, USA 1988-present A punk rock band known for their outrageous lyrics and behavior which are deliberately offensive and intended to shock, usually in a humorous and sarcastic manner.
GWAR Richmond, Virginia, USA 1985-present A thrash metal/punk rock band.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
H2O New York, New York, USA 1995-present A melodic hardcore/hardcore punk band.
Hagar the Womb Wapping, London, England, UK 1980-86  
Hagfish Dallas, Texas, USA 1991-2001  
Half Price Cape Town, South Africa 2001-present  
The Hanson Brothers Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1984-present A Canadian punk rock band. Alter-ego of progressive rock band Nomeansno.
De Hardheid Amsterdam, Netherlands 1996-present  
Hard-Ons Sydney, Australia 1982-93, 1998-present  
Hatebreed New Haven, Connecticut, USA 1994-present A hardcore/metalcore band.
Haunted Garage Los Angeles, California, USA 1985-1993, 2013-present Horror punk/metal band fronted by actor Dukey Flyswatter.
Have Heart New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA 2002-09 A hardcore punk band.
Hawk Nelson Peterborough, Ontario, Canada 2003-present Voted "Favorite New Artist" by CCM Magazine in 2006.
Hazen Street USA 2004-06, 2009  
Heart Attack New York, New York, USA 1980-84  
The Heartbreakers New York, New York, USA 1975-78, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1990  
Hed PE Huntington Beach, California, USA 1994-present A rap/hardcore punk band.
Heideroosjes Horst aan de Maas, Netherlands 1989-2012  
The Hellacopters Stockholm, Sweden 1994-2008  
Hellbastard Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK 1985-92, 2008-present  
Hiatus Liège, Belgium 1989-96  
Hightower Paris, France 2013-present A punk rock band
Hipodil Sofia, Bulgaria 1988-present  
His Hero Is Gone Memphis, Tennessee, USA 1995-99  
Hi-Standard Japan 1991-2000  
Hit the Lights Lima, Ohio, USA 2003-present  
The Hives Fagersta, Sweden 1995-present A garage punk band known for their high-energy live performances and matching suits.
Hjertestop Copenhagen, Denmark 2004-present  
Hladno Pivo Zagreb, Croatia 1988-present  
Hog Hoggidy Hog Cape Town, South Africa, 1998-present  
Hogan's Heroes Toms River, New Jersey, USA 1984-1993 Hardcore punk and skate punk band. Part of the crossover thrash scene.
Hole Los Angeles, California, USA 1989-2002, 2009-present Alternative/punk rock band led by Courtney Love.
Home Grown Orange County, California, USA 1994-2005 Lesser known pop punk band signed to Liberation Records.
The Homosexuals London, England, UK 1976-present  
The Honor System Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999-present  
The Hope Bombs San Francisco, California, USA 1994-97  
The Hope Conspiracy Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1999-present  
HorrorPops Copenhagen, Denmark 1996-present Female fronted psychobilly band whose guitarist is Kim Nekroman, bassist for Nekromantix.
Hot Cross Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2000-07  
Hot Water Music Gainesville, Florida, USA 1993-96, 1997-2006, 2008-present  
Ho99o9 Newark, New Jersey, USA 2012-present Experimental Hip Hop/Hardcore Punk band.
The Hunkies Poland 2003-present  
Huggy Bear London, England, UK 1991-94  
Humble Gods Hermosa Beach, California, USA 1990-present  
Die' Hunns USA 2000-present  
The Huntingtons Baltimore, Maryland, USA 1995-2005  
Hüsker Dü Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA 1979-88 A hardcore punk/alternative rock band.
The Hydromatics Michigan; Netherlands; Sweden 1999-present A garage punk supergroup with members from the USA, the Netherlands and Sweden.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
I Against I Dordrecht, Netherlands 1994-2008  
I Am the Avalanche Brooklyn, New York, USA 2004-present  
I Shot Cyrus São Paulo, Brazil 1997-2009  
I Spy Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 1991-96 An anarchist hardcore punk band known for its radical left-wing political subject matter. Todd Kowalski, now of Propagandhi, was part of the band.
Iceage Copenhagen, Denmark 2008-present  
The Icemen New York, New York, USA 1982-present  
Icon For Hire Decatur, Illinois 2007-present A Pop Punk band.
Icons of Filth Cardiff, Wales, UK 1979-2004  
Iggy Pop Muskegon, Michigan, USA 1963-present A protopunk/garage rock musician that is considered one of the most influential musicians in the development of punk rock, and so nicknamed "the Godfather of Punk". Known for his wild stage antics.
Ignite Orange County, California, USA 1993-present A melodic hardcore/hardcore punk band.
Los Illegals Los Angeles, USA    
The Inchtabokatables Berlin, Germany 1991-2002  
Indecision New York, New York, USA 1993-2000  
The Influents East Bay, California, USA 1999-2003  
In My Eyes Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1997-2000  
Inocentes Brazil 1981-present  
Inquisition Richmond, Virginia, USA 1991-96  
Inside Out Orange County, California, USA 1988-91 A hardcore punk band from Orange County, California.[2] It was fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine.
The (International) Noise Conspiracy Umeå, Sweden 1998-present  
International Robot Minneapolis, Minnesota 2000-2002 Featured Danny Henry from The Soviettes.
Intro5pect Orange County, California, USA 1997-present  
I.R.A. Medellín, Colombia 1985-present  
Iron Cross Baltimore, Maryland, USA    
Iskra Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 2002-present  
Isocracy Berkeley, California, USA 1986-88  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Jabbers USA 1977-84, 2003-present  
Jackson United California, USA 2003-2008 (hiatus) A punk rock supergroup featuring Chris Shiflett from Foo Fighters and Scott Shiflett from Face to Face.
The Jam Woking, Surrey, England, UK 1972-82 A highly celebrated British band, both popularly and critically. Their early recordings were harder and more aggressive, while subsequent works honed the sounds of the late 1970s mod revival movement.
Jack Off Jill Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 1992-2000 A gothic punk/riot grrl band.
Janez Detd. Grembergen, Belgium 1995-2009, 2015-present A skatepunk band.
Jawbox Washington, D.C., USA 1989-97, 2009 A post-hardcore band.
Jawbreaker San Francisco, California, USA 1988-96 A very influential band which has often been credited with the beginning of modern emo music, though they differ greatly from what is considered emo music today.
J Church San Francisco, California, USA 1992-2007  
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine Los Angeles, California, USA 2008-present A hardcore punk band founded by Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra.
Jerry's Kids Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1981-85, 1987-?, 2004-present A hardcore punk band.
Jersey Burlington, Ontario, Canada 1996-2005, 2011-present  
JFA Phoenix, Arizona, USA 1981-present A hardcore skate punk band. Initials stand for Jodie Foster's Army.
Jimmy Eat World Mesa, Arizona, USA 1993-present A pop punk/emo band.
J.M.K.E. Tallinn, Estonia 1986-present  
Joanna Gruesome Cardiff, Wales, UK 2010-present  
Johnie All Stars Medellín, Colombia 1997-present  
Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains Brattleboro, Vermont, USA  ?-2007 Folk punk band fronted by Pat the Bunny.
Jon Cougar Concentration Camp San Diego, California, USA 1994-present A pop punk band.
Johnny Socko Bloomington, Indiana, USA 1990-2002  
The Joneses Hollywood, California, USA 1979-1989 A junk rock glam band.
Joyce Manor Torrance, California, USA 2008-present A pop punk band.
The Joykiller Huntington Beach, California, USA 1995-2003 A side project band of Jack Grisham of T.S.O.L.
Jr. Gone Wild Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1982-95  
Judge New York, New York, USA 1987-91 A straight edge hardcore punk band.
Jughead's Revenge Los Angeles, California, USA 1988-2001, 2009-present  
Justice League California, USA 1983-88  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Kaaos Tampere, Finland 1980-1985, 1999-2005  
KBO! Kragujevac, Serbia 1982-present  
Kid Dynamite Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1997-2000  
The Kids Belgium 1976-85, 1996-present  
Killing Joke London, England, UK 1978-96, 2002-present Post-punk band who were highly influential on industrial rock.
Killing Time New York, New York, USA 1988-98, 2001-05  
Kill Your Idols Long Island, New York, USA 1995-2007 A widely regarded New York hardcore band.
King Apparatus London, Ontario, Canada 1987-94, 2000  
The King Blues London, England, UK 2004-12  
Kinoklub Zagreb, Croatia 2008-present  
Kisschasy Melbourne, Australia 2002-present  
Kiss It Goodbye Seattle, Washington, USA 1997-98  
Klamydia Vaasa, Finland 1988-present Ramones-influenced punk.
Knuckledust London, England, UK 1996-present  
Komety Warsaw, Poland    
The Kominas Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2004-present A taqwacore band playing Islam-themed punk.
Korol i Shut Saint Petersburg, Russia 1988-2013 A Russian horror punk band.
Krasnaya Plesen Yalta, Ukraine 1989-present  
Kraut New York, New York, USA 1981-  
Die Kreuzen Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 1981-92 One of the first hardcore punk bands from the Midwest. Highly influential.
The Kristet Utseende Sweden    
Kronstadt Uprising Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, UK 1981-86  
KSMB Skärholmen, Stockholm, Sweden 1977-82, 1993 One of the well-known Swedish punk bands.
KSU Ustrzyki Dolne, Poland 1977-present  
KUD Idijoti Pula, Croatia 1981-present  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Lagwagon Goleta, California, USA 1990-present A punk band discovered by NOFX frontman Fat Mike, who signed them to his label Fat Wreck Chords.
Lard Chicago, Illinois, USA 1989-2000 A hardcore punk/industrial band formed by Jello Biafra.
Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards Campbell, California, USA 2001-04 A street punk band with songs about drinking, fighting, drugs, sex, and other aspects of street life. Led by Rancid's lead guitarist, Lars Frederiksen.
Lash Perth, Western Australia, Australia 1996-2003  
Latex Generation New York City, New York, USA 1990-99  
Latterman Huntington Station, New York, USA 2000-07  
The Lawrence Arms Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999-present A punk rock trio.
Lay It on the Line (band) London, UK 2012-present Hardcore punk band formed from ex-members of Phinius Gage
Leatherface Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, UK 1988-present  
Leathermouth New Jersey, USA 2007-present A hardcore punk side-project of Frank Iero, guitarist of My Chemical Romance.
Lemuria Buffalo, New York, USA 2004-present  
Letter Kills California, USA 2002-06  
Le Shok Long Beach, California, USA 1997-2001  
Le Tigre New York City, New York, USA 1998-2008 An electroclash/dance-punk band formed by Kathleen Hanna.
Left Alone Wilmington, California, USA 1996-present A street punk band with a considerable influence from Rancid.
The Leftovers Brisbane, Australia 1976-1979, 1983 A Brisbane punk rock group
The Leftovers Portland, Maine, USA 2002-present  
Leftöver Crack New York City, New York, USA 2000-present A political crust punk band with members of ska punk band Choking Victim
Legal Weapon Los Angeles, California, USA 1981-present Hardcore band with female vocals.
The Lemonheads Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1986-97, 2005-present  
Less Than Jake Gainesville, Florida, USA 1992-present An American ska punk band.
Lesser of Two Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA 1989-2002  
Let's Go Bowling Fresno, California, USA 1986-present  
Life After Life San Francisco, California, USA 1993-98  
Life's Blood New York, New York, USA 1987-89  
Lifetime New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1990-97, 2005-present  
Liimanarina Helsinki, Finland 1989-99, 2010-present a lo-fi folk-punk band with early releases on Bad Vugum and Drag City Records.
Limp San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1996-2002  
Limp Wrist Albany, New York, USA 1998-present A hardcore/queercore band.
Link 80 San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1994-2002 An American skacore group who's lead singer, Nick Traina committed suicide.
Lit Orange County, California, USA 1988-present An American pop-punk band who are best known for their 1999 single My Own Worst Enemy
Litmus Green California, USA 1991-2011  
LiveonRelease Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2000-03 An all female pop punk band.
The Living End Melbourne, Australia 1994-present  
Living with Lions Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2006-present  
Lobotomia São Paulo, Brazil 1984-92, 2005-present  
Lockjaw England, UK 1977-78  
The Locust San Diego, California, USA 1994-present A hardcore punk/noisecore band and one of the first artists on Three One G Records.
Lolita No.18 Japan 1989-present  
London London, England, UK 1976-78  
London SS London, England, UK 1975-76  
Long Beach Dub Allstars Long Beach, California, USA 1997-2002  
Long Beach Shortbus Long Beach, California, USA 2002-07  
Look Back and Laugh Oakland, California, USA 2004-07  
Lovecraft's Monsters Jackson, Ohio, USA 2016-present A horror punk band.
Love Equals Death Petaluma, California, USA 2003-2009  
Love You to Death Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1999-present A Canadian powerpop pop punk band formerly known as The Pettit Project
The Loved Ones Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2003-present  
The Low Budgets Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2000-08  
Lower Class Brats Austin, Texas, USA 1995-present An American punk rock band highly influenced by the movie A Clockwork Orange.
Ludichrist New York, New York, USA 1984-89  
Ludwig von 88 Paris, France 1983-99  
Lumen Ufa, Russia 1998-present  
The Lurkers Uxbridge, West London, England, UK 1976-79, 1982-84, 1987-94, 1996-present  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Madball New York City, New York, USA 1988-2001, 2002-present New York based hardcore punk band that includes Agnostic Front's Roger Miret's brother, Freddy Cricien.
The Machines (band) London / Southend, UK 1977-1978, 2006-present London / Southend UK based 1977 punk band.
Mad Caddies Solvang, California, USA 1995-present  
Mad Sin Germany 1987-present A psychobilly band.
Magnapop USA 1989-1997, 2002-present Alternative rock/pop punk group who charted the singles "Slowly, Slowly" and "Open the Door"
Make Do and Mend West Hartford, Connecticut, USA 2006-present  
Malice Crawley, Sussex, England, UK 1976  
Malignus Youth Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA 1987-94, 1999-2001  
Man Alive Jerusalem, Israel 1999-present  
Manic Hispanic Orange County, California, USA 1992-present  
Man Is the Bastard Claremont, California, USA 1990-97  
Mano Negra Paris, France 1987-95  
Masquerade Helsinki, Finland 2012-present A post-punk band from Finland  
Masters of the Backside England, UK    
Masters of the Obvious New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 1981-present  
Matanza Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1996-present  
Matchbook Romance Poughkeepsie, New York, USA 1997-2007, 2009-present  
The Matches Oakland, California, USA 1997-present An ex-ska indie punk band.
The Max Levine Ensemble Washington, D.C., USA 2000-present A DIY pop punk band from D.C. who are on Plan-It-X Records.
Maxeen Los Angeles, California, USA 2003-present  
Maximum the Hormone Hachi?ji, Tokyo, Japan 1998-present Play a mix of hardcore punk and nu metal.
Mayday Parade Tallahassee, Florida, USA 2006-present An emo pop punk band from Florida
MC5 Detroit, Michigan, USA 1964-72, 2003-present famous for its original lineup who helped lay the foundations for punk in the late '60s and early '70s.
mclusky Cardiff, Wales, UK 1996-2005  
MDC Austin, Texas, USA 1979-95, 2000-present A hardcore band with strong sociopolitical views. Initials stand for Millions of Dead Cops, among other things.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes California, USA 1995-present A cover band fronted by Swingin' Utters' Spike Slawson. Also including Fat Mike of NOFX and Joey Cape of Lagwagon and Chris Shiflett of Foo Fighters.
Mealticket Los Angeles, California, USA 1991-97  
The Meatmen Lansing, Michigan, USA 1980-97, 2008-present  
Meat Puppets Phoenix, Arizona, USA 1980-96, 1999-2002, 2006-present Began as an early hardcore punk band, but changed dramatically beginning on their second album, incorporating elements from cowpunk, acid rock, psychedelia and grunge throughout their career.
Mega City Four Farnborough, Hampshire, England, UK 1987-1996  
The Mekons Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1977-present  
The Members Camberley, Surrey, England, UK 1976-83  
The Men New York City, New York, USA 2008-present  
The Mentors Seattle, Washington, USA 1976-97, 2000-present  
The Menzingers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006-present  
Merauder New York, New York, USA 1990-present  
Mere Dead Men UK 1986-present  
Mest Blue Island, Illinois, USA 1995-2006, 2008  
Métal Urbain Paris, France 1976-80, 2003-present  
The Methadones Chicago, Illinois, USA 1993, 1999-2010  
M.I.A. Orange County, California, USA 1982-88  
Middle Class Santa Ana, California, USA 1976-82  
Midtown New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1999-2004  
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1985-88, 1989-2003, 2007-present An American ska-core band who had a big hit in the mid-1990s, "The Impression That I Get".
Miles Away Perth, Australia 2002-present  
Mill a h-Uile Rud Seattle, Washington, USA 2003-present  
Millencolin Örebro, Sweden 1992-present  
Million Dead London, England, UK 2001-05 British hardcore punk band that spawned folk punk artist, Frank Turner.
Mindless Self Indulgence New York City, New York, USA 1995-present A band that incorporates various genres of rock, including industrial rock, shock rock, and electropunk.
Mindsnare Melbourne, Australia 1993-present  
Mink DeVille San Francisco, California, USA 1974-1986 Early punk rock band associated with CBGB. Played a variety of different musical styles, including punk, R&B, blues, and cajun.
Minor Threat Washington, D.C., USA 1980-81, 1982-83 An influential hardcore punk band formed by Ian MacKaye before he formed Fugazi in 1987.
The Minutemen San Pedro, California, USA 1980-85 A short lived influential punk band featuring legendary bassist Mike Watt. It split up after D. Boon was killed in a van accident in 1985.
Mischief Brew Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2000-present An anarcho-folk punk band.
Los Miserables Chile   A left-wing political band, formed in the early 1990s, shortly after the demise of the military regime of Augusto Pinochet.
Misfits Lodi, New Jersey, USA 1977-83, 1995-present A pioneer of horror punk, whose career was cut short after original singer Glenn Danzig broke the band up in 1983. Twelve years later, the Misfits reformed without him.
Misspent Youth (band) Birmingham, UK 1975-1980 UK Glam Punk Rock
MK-Ultra Chicago, Illinois, USA 1993-2000  
The Mob Yeovil, Somerset, England, UK 1979-83  
Mob 47 Stockholm, Sweden 1982-87, 2005-present  
Moderat Likvidation Malmö, Sweden 1980-1985, 2007-present  
Modern Life Is War Marshalltown, Iowa, USA 2002-08  
Modern Warfare Long Beach, California, USA 1980-83  
Modey Lemon Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 1999-2010  
Mojiganga Medellín, Colombia 1995-present  
Mojo Nixon Danville, Virginia 1985-2004  
Mondo Generator Los Angeles, California USA 1997-present  
Monsula San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1988-93  
The Moondogs Northern Ireland, UK 1979-present  
Morning Again Lauderdale, Florida, USA 1995-1999 straight edge hardcore punk band
Morning Glory New York, New York, USA 2001-present  
Moskwa Poland 1983-91, 2001-present  
Moss Icon Annapolis, Maryland, USA 1986-91, 2005-present A pioneer of emo.
Motion City Soundtrack Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1997-present  
The Movielife New York City, New York, USA 1997-2003, 2010-11  
The Mr. T Experience Berkeley, California, USA 1985-present  
MU330 St. Louis, Missouri, USA 1988-2008  
Much the Same Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999-2007  
Mucky Pup Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA 1986-96, 2009-present  
Mudhoney Seattle, Washington, USA 1988-present Garage punk/Grunge band
The Muffs Los Angeles, California, USA 1991-present  
Murderdolls Hollywood, California, USA 2002-04, 2010-present  
The Murder Junkies New York City, New York, USA 1991-99, 2003-present  
Murphy's Law New York City, New York, USA 1983-present A hardcore punk band.
Mustard Plug Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA 1995-present An American ska punk band.
Mutiny Melbourne, Australia 1991-present  
MxPx Bremerton, Washington, USA 1992-present A Christian punk rock band consisting of three members, who were all born in 1976.
My Chemical Romance Newark, New Jersey, USA 2001-2013 A band whose music style consists of alternative rock, punk rock, pop punk and post hardcore.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Na Gathan Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK 2007-present  
Nailpin Belgium    
Naked Aggression Madison, Wisconsin, USA 1990-present  
Naked Raygun Chicago, Illinois, USA 1981-90, 2006-present  
Naked Violence Portland, Oregon, USA 1991-2004  
Napalm Death Birmingham, England, UK 1982-present Credited with founding grindcore, Napalm Death are widely known for their extreme music and for their influential hardcore and crust punk.
Nastasee Bergen County, New Jersey, USA 1996-98  
Nation of Ulysses Washington, D.C., USA 1988-92  
National Razor Baltimore, Maryland, USA 1998-present  
Nausea New York City, New York, USA 1985-92  
Neck London, England, UK 1994-present A London-Irish Celtic punk band.
Necros Maumee, Ohio, USA 1979-87  
The Need Olympia, Washington, USA 1996-2001  
The Needles Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 1998-present  
Negative Approach Detroit, Michigan, USA 1981-83, 2006-present A hardcore punk band.
Negative FX Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1981-82 A hardcore punk band.
Negative Trend San Francisco, California, USA 1977-79  
Negazione Turin, Italy 1983-92  
Nekromantix Copenhagen, Denmark 1989-present A psychobilly band whose bassist, Kim Nekroman, is guitarist for HorrorPops.
Nerf Herder Santa Barbara, California, USA 1994-2003, 2005-present An American pop punk band best known for playing the theme song for television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The Nerve Agents USA 1998-2002  
Nervous Gender Los Angeles, California, USA 1978-88, 1990-91, 2005-present One of the original innovators of "electropunk", and an early industrial group.
The Network USA 2003-05  
Neurosis Oakland, California, USA 1985-present began as a crust band, began incorporating other styles on later albums.
New Bomb Turks Columbus, Ohio, USA 1990-present A garage punk band.
New Found Glory Coral Springs, Florida, USA 1997-present  
New Regime Los Angeles, California, USA 1981-85 A hardcore punk band.
New Mexican Disaster Squad Orlando, Florida, USA 1999-2008  
New York Dolls New York City, New York, USA 1971-77, 2004-present A glam punk group that is often cited as one of the founding punk bands.
Nightmare Sonata Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 2003-present A Horror punk band with Voodoo influences.
The Nils Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1978-1994  
Nip Drivers Hawthorne, California, USA 1982-2000 Fast, hardcore SoCal punk.
The Nips London, England, UK 1976-81, 2008-present A punk rock band that incorporated elements of rockabilly, 60s garage rock, and power pop. The first band of The Pogues member Shane Macgowan. Also known as the Nipple Erectors.
No Comment North Hollywood, California, USA 1987-1993  
No Doubt Anaheim, California, USA 1986-2004, 2008-present A ska punk band that incorporated elements of reggae, dancehall and alternative rock.
No Innocent Victim San Diego, California, USA 1992-present  
Nomataras Buenos Aires, Argentina 1990-present  
No Torso Oslo, Norway 2003-09  
No Trigger Massachusetts, USA 2000-present  
No Use for a Name San Jose, California, USA 1987-present  
No Warning Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1998-2005  
NOFX Los Angeles, California, USA 1983-present A punk rock band that adds elements of ska and pop to their work; frontman Fat Mike is also the founder of their current label Fat Wreck Chords.
Noise Addict Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia 1992-95, 2009  
Noise By Numbers Chicago, Illinois, USA 2008-present  
Nomeansno Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1979-present A Canadian progressive punk band.
None More Black New Jersey, USA 2000-present  
Notsensibles Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK 1978-82, 1996, 2005-present  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Odorants Nurmo, Finland 1995-present  
Off! Los Angeles, California, USA 2009-present Supergroup formed by members of Circle Jerks, Rocket from the Crypt, Redd Kross and Burning Brides.
Off with Their Heads Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2002-present  
The Offspring Garden Grove, California, USA 1984-present A punk rock/skate punk band that has been very popular since the release of their 1994 classic, Smash.
Oi Polloi Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1981-present  
Old Man Markley Los Angeles, California, USA 2007-present Punk/Bluegrass Fat Wreck Chords
One Bad Pig Austin, Texas, USA 1985-present  
One-Eyed Doll Austin, Texas, USA 2008-present Goth-punk.
One Hit Wonder Long Beach, California, USA 1993-99  
One King Down Albany, New York, USA 1994-2002  
One Man Army San Francisco, California, USA 1996-2005  
One Shot Left Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada 1997-present  
One Way System Lancashire, England, UK 1979-86, 1995-present  
Only Crime USA 2003-present  
The Only Ones South London, England, UK 1976-82, 2007-present  
Operation Ivy Berkeley, California, USA 1987-89 A hardcore punk/ska punk band; Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman were in this band before they formed Rancid.
The Oppressed Cardiff, Wales, UK 1981-present  
Orange 9mm New York, New York, USA 1994-99  
The Orwells      
Osaka Popstar New York City, New York, USA 2006-present A punk rock supergroup with members of The Misfits and Black Flag with a major influence in anime.
Osker Los Angeles, California, USA 1998-2002 A punk rock trio fronted by Devon Williams, who released 2 albums on Epitaph Records before splitting up in 2002.
The Other San Francisco, California, USA 1995-1997 The band formed (with some members from Rich Kids on LSD [RKL]) as a power trio in 1995, released their first and only album in 1997.
Outbreak Maine, USA 2002-11  
The Outcasts Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 1977-85  
Over My Dead Body San Diego, California, USA 2001-03  
Oxymoron Germany 1992-present  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Pagans Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1977-1979, 1982-1983  
Pain Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA 1994-99 Energetic punk band that often made use of horn instruments.
Paint It Black Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2002-present  
Painted Thin Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1994-99  
Panda Monterrey, Nuevo León, México 1997-present  
Pankrti Ljubljana, Slovenia 1977-87, 1996, 2007-present Slovene punk rock band whose name means "The Bastards", the first punk band in Yugoslavia.
Panx Romana Athens, Greece 1982-present  
Paraf Rijeka, Croatia 1976-84  
Paramore Franklin, Tennessee, USA 2004-present  
Paranoid Visions Dublin, Republic of Ireland 1981-1992, 2006-present The Republic of Ireland's longest running punk band, releasing through their own label FOAD.
Parasites Livingston, New Jersey, USA 1986-present  
Partibrejkers Belgrade, Serbia 1982-present  
The Partisans Bridgend, Wales, UK 1978-1984, late 1990s-present  
Patti Smith Group New York City, New York, USA 1971-present  
The Peacocks Winterthur, Switzerland 1990-present  
Pegboy Chicago, Illinois, USA 1990-present An American punk band from Chicago.
Pekin?ka patka Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia 1978-81, 2008  
Penetration County Durham, England, UK 1976-1980, 2001-present  
Pennywise Hermosa Beach, California, USA 1988-present A punk rock band that has achieved some success since signing to their longtime home Epitaph in 1990.
Pere Ubu Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1975-82, 1987-present  
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät Helsinki, Finland, EU 2009-present A punk band, whose members have learning disabilities. The band participates in Eurovision Song Contest.
La Pestilencia Bogotá, Colombia 1986-present  
Peter Pan Speedrock Eindhoven, Netherlands 1997-present  
Peter and the Test Tube Babies Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK 1978-present An Oi! punk rock band, considered part of the punk pathetique subgenre.
Pg. 99 Sterling, Virginia, USA 1998-2003, 2011 Among the first screamo/emoviolence bands
Phinius Gage Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK 2001-2008 Melodic Hardcore/Fast Skate Punk band.
The Piass Sapporo, Japan 1990-95, 1998-present  
Picture Frame Seduction Haverfordwest, Wales 1982-87, 2003-present  
Pid?ama Porno Pozna?, Poland 1987-90, 1995-2007  
Pimpbot Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 2001-present  
Pinkerton Thugs Kennebunk, Maine 1994-2000, 2008-present  
Pink Lincolns Tampa, Florida, USA 1986-present  
Pinhead Gunpowder East Bay, California, USA 1990-present  
Pipedown Grass Valley, California, USA 1997-2005  
Pipes and Pints Prague, Czech Republic 2006-present A Celtic punk band.
Pissed Jeans Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA 2004-present  
Pitchblende Washington, D.C., USA 1991-95  
Pivit San Diego, California, USA 1994-2003 Late 90s melodic hardcore punk band.
Pixies Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1986-93, 2004-present  
The Plague London, England, UK 1976-1981, 2005-present  
Plasmatics New York City, New York, USA 1977-83, 1987 An early shock rock act in the punk scene.
The Plugz Los Angeles, California, USA 1977-84  
The Pogues Kings Cross, London, England, UK 1982-96, 2001-present  
Pointed Sticks Vancouver, British Columbia, USA 1978-81, 2006-present  
Point of No Return São Paulo, Brazil 1996-2006  
Point of Recognition San Bernardino, California, USA 1998-2002, 2007  
Poison Girls Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK 1976-87  
Poison Idea Portland, Oregon, USA 1980-93, 1998-present  
La Polla Records Salvatierra/Agurain, Basque Country, Spain 1979-2003 One of the most influential Spanish punk rock bands
Polysics Tokyo, Japan 1997-present  
Porcos Cegos Barueri, Brazil 1993-present  
Poslednie Tanki V Parizhe Saint-Petersburg, Russia 1996-present  
Post Regiment Warsaw, Poland 1986-2000  
Potshot Tokyo, Japan 1995-2005  
Pour Habit Long Beach, California, USA 2004-present  
Pridebowl Newport Beach, California, USA 1994-98, 2003-present  
Los Prisioneros San Miguel, Chile 1979-1991, 2001-2006  
The Professionals London, England, UK 1979-82  
Project X New York City, New York, USA 1987  
The Proletariat Fall River, Massachusetts, USA 1980-85  
Propagandhi Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada 1986-present An anarchist punk rock/thrash band.
Pro-Pain New York, New York, USA 1992-present  
Propeller Tallinn, Estonia 1980-present  
Proud Scum Auckland, New Zealand 1979-1981, 2008-present Covered by The Lemonheads
Public Disturbance Cardiff, Wales 1995-2000  
Pueblo Criminal Zurich, Switzerland 2006-present A Swiss ska-punk-band from Zurich with reggae and Latin music influences
Pulley Simi Valley, California, USA 1994-present  
Puncture London, England, UK 1976-78  
The Punkles Hamburg, Germany 1998-2006  
Punkreas Parabiago, Italy 1989-present  
Pussy Riot Moscow, Russia 2011-present  
Pygmy Lush Sterling, Virginia, USA 2004-present  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Quails San Francisco, California, USA 1999-2003  
The Queers Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA 1982-84, 1990-present A pop punk band influenced by the Ramones.
Quit Miami, Florida, USA 1988-90  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Rabble Auckland, New Zealand 2000-present  
Rabid Leicester, England, UK 1979-86  
Racetraitor Chicago, Illinois, USA 1996-99  
Radical Dance Faction Hungerford, Berkshire, England, UK 1986-?  
Radio Birdman Sydney, Australia 1974-78, 1996-2008  
The Radioactive Chicken Heads Santa Ana, California 1994-present A comedy punk band known for their heavy use of props and puppetry. Originally known as ska punk band Joe & the Chicken Heads until 2004.
Raimundos Brasília, Brazil 1987-1990, 1992-2001, 2001-present  
The Raincoats Crouch End, London, England, UK 1977-84, 1993-present  
Raised Fist Luleå, Sweden 1993-present A hardcore punk band that got its name from the lyrics of Rage Against the Machine's song "Know Your Enemy".
R.A.M.B.O. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1999-2007  
Ramones Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA 1974-96 A band that is often regarded as one of the first punk rock groups to come out of the United States.
Rancid Albany, California, USA 1991-present A punk rock/ska punk band that has been credited with reviving mainstream popular interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid-1990s. Band members have been involved in numerous other bands.
Random Hand Keighley, West Yorkshire, England, UK 2002-present  
Randy Hortlax, Sweden 1992-present  
Rashit Istanbul, Turkey 1993-present The first major Turkish punk rock band.
Ratos de Porão São Paulo, Brazil 1980-present A D-beat/crossover thrash band whose lead singer is João Gordo, a popular VJ for MTV Brasil.
Rattus Vilppula, Finland 1978-88, 2001-present  
Raw Power Reggio Emilia, Italy 1981-present An Italian hardcore punk/thrashcore band.
The Razors Namur, Belgium 1977-78  
Razors in the Night Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2009-present  
Reach the Sky Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1997-2003  
Reagan Youth Forest Hills, Queens, New York City, New York, USA 1980-88, 2006-present An American hardcore band that is known for their extreme satire of racism.
The Real McKenzies Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1992-present A Scottish-influenced Celtic punk band.
The Reatards Memphis, Tennessee, USA 1998-2005 The first project of musician Jay Reatard.
Redemption 87 East Bay, California, USA 1995-99  
Redd Kross Hawthorne, California, USA 1980-97, 2004-present  
Red Lights Flash Graz, Austria 1997-2010  
Reel Big Fish Huntington Beach, California, USA 1992-present A third-wave ska band
Refused Umeå, Sweden 1991-1998 A Swedish hardcore punk band.
Regents Washington, D.C., USA 2007-present  
Relient K Canton, Ohio, USA 1998-present A band that plays a blend of punk and power pop.
Rentokill Austria 1996-present  
Reset Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1993-present A punk rock/melodic hardcore band formed when members were only 13 years old. The original vocalist and drummer are now in Simple Plan.
Residual Kid Austin, Texas 2009-present A grunge/alternative rock band recently signed to Sire Records.
The Restarts London, England, UK 1995-present  
Resurgo Brno, Czech Republic, CZ 2008-present  
Re-Volts San Francisco, California, USA 2007-present  
The Rezillos Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1976-78, 2001-present  
RF7 California, USA 1979-present  
Rhino 39 Los Angeles, California, USA    
Ricanstruction New York, New York, USA 1990-2006  
Rich Kids on LSD Montecito, California, USA 1982-90, 1992-96, 1997-2006 A band associated with the "Nardcore" scene, whose career has been slowed down by members involved in their projects.
Ringworm Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1991-present  
RIOT 111 New Zealand 1981-84  
Riot/Clone West London, England, UK 1979-83, 1994-2005  
The Riptides Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1998-present  
Rise Against Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999-present A melodic hardcore/hardcore punk band that has been very popular since signing to a major label.
Rise and Fall Ghent, Belgium 2002-present  
Rites of Spring Washington, D.C., USA 1984-86 A Washington, D.C. hardcore emo band sometimes cited as the founders of "emotive hardcore".
The Rivals Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK 1976-81  
Riverboat Gamblers Denton, Texas, USA 1997-present  
River City High Richmond, Virginia, USA 1999-present  
Riverdales Chicago, Illinois, USA 1994-97, 2003, 2008-11  
Rocket from the Crypt San Diego, California, USA 1990-2005 A punk/rock and roll band whose name was inspired by the 70s band Rocket from the Tombs.
Rocket from the Tombs Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1974-75, 2003-present  
Roger Miret and The Disasters USA 1999-present  
Rollins Band Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA 1987-2003, 2007  
Rorschach New Jersey, USA 1989-93, 2009  
Rubella Ballet London, England, UK 1979-91, 2000-present  
Rudi Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 1975-83  
Rudimentary Peni England, UK 1981-present An anarcho-punk band.
The Rudiments East Bay, California, USA 1990-96 An American skacore band.
The Runaways Los Angeles, California, USA 1975-79 A teenage all-girl band that included a young Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
Rx Bandits Seal Beach, California, USA 1995-2011  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Los Saicos Lince District, Lima, Peru 1964-66 Considered by some people one of the first punk rock bands.
Saint Alvia Burlington, Ontario, Canada 2005-present A punk rock band with former members of Boys Night Out and Jersey.
The Sainte Catherines Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1999-present  
The Saints Brisbane, Australia 1974-present  
The Salads Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 1993-present  
Les Sales Majestés Paris, France 1992-present  
Sam Black Church Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1988-2000  
Samhain New Jersey, USA 1983-87, 1999 A short lived project formed by Glenn Danzig after the 1983 demise of The Misfits; the project changed its name to Danzig in 1987.
Samiam Berkeley, California, USA 1988-present  
Sarcastic Front Karviná, Czech Republic 1990-93  
Satanic Surfers Lund, Sweden 1989-2007  
Save Ferris Orange County, California, USA 1995-2002  
Saves the Day Princeton, New Jersey, USA 1994-present A band that played pop punk and Indie-punk in their early years.
The Scarred Anaheim, California, USA 2003-present  
Scaterd Few Burbank, California, USA 1983-85, 1989-95, 1997-98, 2001-02 A Christian punk band.
The Scenics Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1976-82, 2008-present  
The Schizo's Emmen, Netherlands 1985-88, 2008-present  
Scream Alexandria, Virginia, USA 1981-90, 2009-present  
The Screamers Los Angeles, California, USA 1975-81 Influential electropunk band, never released an album.
Screeching Weasel Chicago, Illinois, USA 1986-89, 1991-94, 1996-2001, 2004-present A satirical punk band.
Screw 32 Berkeley, California, USA 1992-97 An East Bay punk band.
Scuba Dice County Wexford, Republic of Ireland 2003-present  
Scum Norway 2002-present  
Seaweed Tacoma, Washington, USA 1989-2000, 2007-present  
Secret Crowds Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2008-present  
The Secretions Sacramento, California 1991-present  
The Sect Whittier, California 1981-1982  
Sedes Wroc?aw, Poland 1980-present  
Senior Discount Warren, Rhode Island, USA 2004-present  
Senses Fail Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA 2001-present A band that is primarily emo/screamo but also plays pop punk.
Set Your Goals Orinda, California, USA 2004-present A pop punk/melodic hardcore band.
Severed Head of State USA    
Sex Pistols London, England, UK 1975-78, 1996, 2002-03, 2007-present A pioneer of the English punk rock scene, who released the album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, which many of today's bands cite as their main influence.
Shaila Buenos Aires, Argentina 1994-present  
Shai Hulud Pompano Beach, Florida, USA 1995-present  
Sham 69 Hersham, Surrey, England, UK 1975-80, 1989-present A very influential Oi! band named after faded graffiti promoting the local football (soccer) team.
Sharks Royal Leamington Spa, England, UK 2007-present  
Shattered Faith California, USA 1978-present  
She Devils Argentina 1995-present  
Sheer Terror New York, New York, USA 1984-98, 2004, 2010  
Shelter New York, New York, USA 1991-2001, 2002-present  
Shonen Knife Osaka, Japan 1981-present All-female pop punk band. One of the first Japanese bands to become known in the United States.
Shook Ones Bellingham, Washington, USA 2004-present  
Short Stack Budgewoi, New South Wales, Australia 2005-present  
Sick of It All Queens, New York City, New York, USA 1986-present  
Side by Side New York City, New York, USA 1988  
Siege Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA 1983-85, 1991-92  
Siekiera Pu?awy, Poland 1984-1988  
The Sillies Detroit, Michigan, USA 1977-present  
Simple Plan Montréal, Québec, Canada 1999-present A punk rock band. Before Simple Plan it was called Reset.
Sin 34 Santa Monica, California, USA 1981-84, 2008-present one of few hardcore punk bands with a female singer.
Sin Dios Madrid, Spain 1988-2006  
Singer Vinger Estonia 1986-present  
Siouxsie and the Banshees London, England, UK 1976-96 A successful post-punk, and gothic rock band, considered to be one of the pioneers of goth fashion and influential to punk fashion
Sister George London, England, UK 1994-2008  
Sixer Richmond, Virginia, USA 1999-present  
Ska-P Madrid, Spain 1994-2005, 2008-present A Third-wave Ska Band
Skarface France 1991-present  
Skarhead New York, New York, USA    
Skankin' Pickle San Jose, California, USA 1989-96 A third-wave ska band
Skewbald/Grand Union Washington D.C., USA 1981-82 A short-lived hardcore punk band founded after Minor Threat had disbanded in 1981. Composed by Ian MacKaye, Jeff Nelson, Eddie Janney, and John Falls, the project was dissolved upon the reformation of Minor Threat in 1982.
The Skids Dunfermline, Scotland, UK 1977-82, 2007, 2009, 2010  
Skindred Newport, Wales, UK 1999-present A reggae punk metal band.
Skitsystem Göteborg, Sweden 1994-2007, 2009-present  
The Skitzos Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2004-08 A band with influences of raw 70s punk and straight up rock and roll.
Slapshot Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1985-present  
Slapstick Elgin, Illinois, USA 1993-96  
Slaughter & The Dogs Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, UK 1976-78, 1979-81, 1996-present  
Sleater-Kinney Olympia, Washington, USA 1994-2006 A riot grrrl indie rock group.
Sledgeback Seattle, Washington, USA 2004-present  
Sleepytime Trio Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA 1994-present  
The Slickee Boys Washington D.C., USA 1975-91  
Slightly Stoopid San Diego, California, USA 1995-present  
Slime Germany 1979-91  
The Slits London, England, UK 1976-82, 2005-10  
Sloppy Meateaters Rome, Georgia 1999-2007  
Sloppy Seconds Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 1985-present  
Slow Gherkin Santa Cruz, California, USA 1993-2002  
Sludgeworth Chicago, Illinois, USA 1989-92, 2007  
Smoke or Fire Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1998-present  
Smoking Popes Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA 1991-99, 2005-present  
Smut Peddlers Redondo Beach, California, USA 1993-present  
Snapcase Buffalo, New York, USA 1991-2005, 2007, 2010-present  
SNFU Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1981-89, 1991-2005, 2007-present  
Snot Santa Barbara, California, USA 1995-98, 2008  
Snuff London, England, UK 1986-present  
Social Distortion Orange County, California, USA 1978-85, 1986-present A band that is often regarded as one of the leading bands of the 1980s hardcore punk explosion.
Softball Tokyo, Japan 1999-2003  
Some Girls San Diego, California, USA 2002-07  
Sonic Boom Six Manchester, England, UK 2002-present A four-piece punk/reggae/hip-hop band.
Sonic's Rendezvous Band Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 1975-80  
Son of Sam Los Angeles, California, USA 2000-01, 2007-present  
Sore Throat Yorkshire, England, UK 1987-90  
Sort Sol Copenhagen, Denmark 1977-present  
The Soviettes Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2000-2006, 2010 A four-piece punk band with 3 girls and 1 guy.
Soziedad Alkoholika Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain 1988-present  
Spazz Redwood City, California, USA 1992-2000  
Special Duties Colchester, Essex, England, UK 1977-83, 1995-present  
The Specials Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK 1977-81, 2008-present A 2 Tone/ska band.
Spermbirds Kaiserslautern, Germany 1982-1988, 1990-present  
Spitboy San Francisco, California, USA 1990-95  
The Spits Seattle, Washington, USA    
Split Lip Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 1990-96, 2009  
Splodgenessabounds Keston, London, England, UK 1979-present An English Oi!/punk pathetique band notorious for their provocative live shows.
Squirrel Bait Louisville, Kentucky, USA 1983-88  
Squirtgun Lafayette, Indiana, USA 1993-98, 2001-04, 2008-present  
SS Japan 1977-present One of the first Japanese hardcore punk bands.
SSD Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1981-85 A hardcore punk band.
The Stalin Fukushima City, Japan 1980-85, 1987-88, 1989-93  
Stampin' Ground Cheltenham, England, UK 1995-2006  
Stance Punks Japan 1999-present  
The Star Club Nagoya, Japan 1977-present  
Star Fucking Hipsters New York City, New York, USA 2005-present  
State of Alert Washington D.C., USA 1980-81  
Stellar West Naperville, Illinois USA 2014-present  
Step Forward Umeå, Sweden 1989-91  
Stiff Little Fingers Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 1977-82, 1987-present A very influential Northern Irish punk band known for their single "Suspect Device".
The Stooges Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 1967-71, 1972-74, 2003-present  
Story Of The Year      
Straight Faced Huntington Beach, California, USA 1992-2001 American hardcore punk band signed to Epitaph Records and released 2 albums on that label.
The Stranglers Guildford, Surrey, England, UK 1974-present Influential and enduring English punk Band, with many hit singles, including "Grip", "Peaches", "Something Better Change", "No More Heroes" and "5 Minutes".
Stray from the Path New York, New York, USA 2001-present  
Street Dogs Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2002-present  
Streetlight Manifesto East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 2002-present A ska punk/alternative rock band with members from Catch 22.
Stretch Arm Strong Columbia, South Carolina, USA 1992-2010  
Strife Los Angeles, California, USA 1991-99, 2001-present  
Strike Anywhere Richmond, Virginia, USA 1999-present A pop punk/melodic hardcore band.
Strike Under Chicago, Illinois, USA 1979-81  
Strongarm Pompano Beach, Florida, USA 1993-97  
Strongarm and the Bullies Los Angeles, California, USA 1998-present  
Strung Out Simi Valley, California, USA 1989-present  
Subhumans Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1978-83, 2005-present  
Subhumans Wiltshire, England, UK 1980-87, 1998, 2004-present A hardcore anarcho-punk band.
Sublime Long Beach, California, USA 1988-96 A pioneer of ska punk, whose career was cut short following the death of singer/guitarist Bradley Nowell.
Sublime with Rome California, USA 2009-present  
Suburban Lawns Long Beach, California, USA 1978-83 Su Tissue is a Goddess!
Suburban Rhythm Long Beach, California, USA 1990-94  
Suburban Studs Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1976-78, 1996 One of the original British punk bands. Played at the infamous 100 Club gig.
Subway Sect London, England, UK 1976-80  
Suicide City New York, New York, USA 2005-present  
The Suicide Commandos Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1975-79  
The Suicide File Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2001-03  
The Suicide Machines Detroit, Michigan, USA 1991-2006 A punk band with and often fun lyrics and influences of ska.
Suicidal Tendencies Venice, California, USA 1981-95, 1997-present Began their career as a hardcore punk band. As soon as second guitarist Mike Clark joined them in 1987, they eventually became metal.
Sugarcult Santa Barbara, California, USA 1998-present A band that incorporates power pop and pop punk music.
The Sultans Of Ping FC Cork, Ireland 1988-1996, 2005-present Irish Punk Band
Sum 41 Ajax, Ontario, Canada 1996-present A Canadian punk rock band.
Super Heroines Los Angeles, California, USA 1981-88  
Superchick Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999--present An American Christian rock, pop punk band.
Superjoint Ritual USA 1993-2004  
Superman Is Dead Bali, Indonesia 1995-present An Indonesian Punk Rock band.
Supernova Costa Mesa, California, USA 1989-present  
The Survivors Brisbane, Australia 1976-1978 A Brisbane punk rock group with Sixties leanings
Sweet Empire Amsterdam, Netherlands 2008-present  
Swell Maps Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1972-80  
The Swellers Flint, Michigan 2002-present  
Swing Kids San Diego, California, USA 1994-97, 2009  
Swingin' Utters Santa Cruz, California, USA 1988-present An American punk/folk punk band.
Swiz Washington, D.C., USA 1987-90  
Sworn Enemy New York, New York, USA 1997-present Initially a hardcore punk band, the sound has changed to crossover thrash and metalcore on later albums
Symbol Six Los Angeles, California, USA 1980-present punk rock rock


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Taking Back Sunday Long Island, New York, USA 1999-present An American pop punk band best known for their album Louder Now in 2006.
Tales of Terror Sacramento, California, USA 1982-86 An American hardcore punk band often cited as a key inspiration for the grunge scene.
Tara Perdida Lisbon, Portugal 1995-present  
Tarakany! Moscow, Russia 1991-present  
Team Dresch Olympia, Washington, USA 1993-98, 2004-present  
Teenage Head Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 1975-present An early Canadian punk band, considered the "Canadian Ramones".
Teenage Bottlerocket Laramie, Wyoming, USA 2001-present A skate punk band with pop punk influences.
Teengenerate Tokyo, Japan 1993-1996 A Japanese garage punk band.
The Teen Idles Washington, D.C., USA 1979-80 A short lived American D.C. hardcore band and a leading band in the straight edge movement.
Teen Idols Nashville, Tennessee, USA 1992-2003, 2008-10  
Television New York City, New York, USA 1973-78, 1992-93, 2001-present An art punk band.
Ten Foot Pole Simi Valley, California, USA 1993-present  
Tenpole Tudor London, England, UK 1974-present A British rockabilly and punk group.
Ten Yard Fight Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1995-99  
Terrorgruppe Berlin, Germany 1993-2005  
Terveet Kädet Tornio, Finland 1980-present  
Tex & the Horseheads Los Angeles, California, USA 1980-86, 2007-present  
Þeyr Reykjavík, Iceland 1980-83, 2006 Theyr
Therapy? Belfast, Northern Ireland 1989-present  
The Things Dublin, Republic of Ireland 2001-2009 An Irish Punk Rock band inspired by the Cramps and the Misfits.
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb Pensacola, Florida, USA 1997-present An American folk punk band on Plan-It-X Records.
This Is Hell New York, New York, USA 2004-present  
The Thorns of Life New York, New York, USA 2008-09  
Thought Riot California, USA 1997-2007  
Three Dollar Bill Chicago, Illinois, USA 1998-present  
Thrice Irvine, California, USA 1998-present  
Throwdown Orange County, California, USA 1997-present  
The Thumbs Baltimore, Maryland, USA 1995-2002  
Thundering Asteroids! Portland, Oregon, USA 2009-present A nerd punk band.
Tiger Army Berkeley, California, USA 1995-present A psychobilly band.
Tijuana Sweetheart Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2005-12  
Tilt East Bay, California, USA 1992-2001  
Time Again Los Angeles, California, USA 2004-present An American street punk band that is heavily influenced by Rancid.
Title Fight Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA 2003-present  
Titus Andronicus Glen Rock, New Jersey, USA 2005-present Critically acclaimed punk/indie rock band.
The Toasters New York, New York, USA 1981-present  
Toe to Toe Sydney, Australia 1992-present  
Too Rude Hermosa Beach, California, USA    
Total Chaos Pomona Valley, California, USA 1989-present An American hardcore punk band.
Totalitär Hudiksvall, Sweden 1984-2000, 2006-present  
Die Toten Hosen Düsseldorf, Germany 1982-present A German punk band.
Touché Amoré Los Angeles, California, USA 2007-present  
The Tower of Dudes Prague, Czech Republic 2007-present  
Towers of London London, England, UK 2004-present  
Toxic Narcotic Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1989-present A DIY hardcore punk band.
Toxic Reasons Dayton, Ohio, USA 1979-present  
Toxic Waste Belfast, Northern Ireland 1981-1986 re-formed short tours Anarcho Punk
Toy Dolls Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, UK 1979-present  
Toys That Kill Los Angeles, California, USA 1999-present  
Tragedy Memphis, Tennessee, USA 2000-present  
Los Traidores Montevideo, Uruguay 1986-2003  
Transplants California, USA 1999-2003, 2004-06 A rapcore project made up by members of Rancid and Blink-182.
Trap Them Salem, New Hampshire, USA 2001-present An American band that blends Grindcore, crust punk and death metal.
Trashlight Vision USA 2004-07, 2011  
Trash Talk Sacramento, California, USA 2005-present  
The Trashwomen San Francisco, California, USA 1991-97, 2007-08  
Treble Charger Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada 1992-2006 A pop punk/alternative rock band.
Tribe 8 San Francisco, California, USA 1995-2005  
Tripface New York, New York, USA 1993-97  
T?i sestry Czech Republic    
Trophy Eyes Newcastle, Australia 2013-present A Pop Punk band.
T.S.O.L. Long Beach, California, USA 1979-present An American hardcore/horror punk band that later turned to glam metal. Initial stand for True Sounds of Liberty.
Tsunami Bomb Petaluma, California, USA 1998-2005  
The Tuberkuloited Estonia 1991-2007  
Tuesday Chicago, Illinois, USA 1996-98  
Turbonegro Oslo, Norway 1998, 2002-present A glam punk band that combines hard rock and punk rock into a style the band describes as "deathpunk".
Turning Point New Jersey, USA 1988-91  
Two Man Advantage Long Island, New York, USA 1997-present  
TZN Xenna Warsaw, Poland 1981-87  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
UFX Blackpool, England, UK 2000-present UK "junk rock" band.
U.K. Subs London, England, UK 1976-present A band part of the original punk rock movement in England during the late 70's.
The U-Men Seattle, Washington, USA 1981-88  
Unbroken San Diego, California, USA 1991-95, 2010  
The Undead New Milford, New Jersey, USA 1980-present An American horror punk band.
The Undertones Derry, Northern Ireland, UK 1976-83, 1999-present A punk rock and sometimes considered power pop or new wave band.
The Units San Francisco, California, USA 1978-84  
Unsane New York City, New York, USA 1988-2000, 2003-present  
The Unseen Hingham, Massachusetts, USA 1993-present An American street punk band.
Untouchables Washington, D.C., USA 1979-81  
Unwritten Law San Diego, California, USA 1990-present An American rock band.
Urban Waste New York, New York, USA 1981-84  
Urinals Los Angeles, California, USA 1978-present A punk rock band known for their minimalistic style in their lyrics, sometimes even referred to as "punk haiku".
U.S. Bombs Huntington Beach, California, USA 1993-present An American punk rock band.
The Used Orem, Utah, USA 2004-present  
Useless ID Haifa, Israel 1995-present The most successful Punk Rock band in Israel


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Vampire Lovers Brisbane, Australia 1982-1984, 1988-1990 A Brisbane punk rock group, which developed into a horror punk/heavy metal hybrid in their later period.
The Vandals Huntington Beach, California, USA 1980-present A hardcore punk band turned pop punk, well known for their use of humor and sarcasm.
The Varukers UK 1979-88, 1993-present A UK hardcore punk/anarcho-punk band.
Vatican Commandos Darien Connecticut, USA 1982-85 A hardcore punk band of which Moby was a member.
Vennaskond Tallinn, Estonia 1984-2006, 2007-present  
Venomous Concept New York, New York, USA 1989-present  
Verbal Abuse San Francisco, California, USA 1981-95, 2005-present A hardcore punk band.
Verse Providence, Rhode Island, USA 2003-09, 2011-present  
The Vibrators London, England 1976-present  
Vice Squad Bristol, England, UK 1978-85, 1997-present Female fronted punk rock band.
The Victims Perth, Australia 1977-79  
Victims of Circumstance Clearwater, Florida, USA 2007-present A punk-ska band known for blending pop-hooks with a unique style of ska.
The Viletones Toronto, Ontario, Canada    
The Vindictives Chicago, Illinois, USA 1991-96, 99  
The Virus Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1998-2004 A street punk band.
Virus Nine Medford, Oregon, USA 1996-2010  
Los Violadores Buenos Aires, Argentina 1981-92 An early Latino-American punk band, founded during Argentina's "El Proceso" military dictatorship.
Violent Delight St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK 2000-present  
Violent Femmes Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 1980-present A folk punk band consisting of three members.
Vision of Disorder Long Island, New York City, New York, USA 1992-2002, 2006, 2008-present  
Visaci Zamek Prag, CZECH REPUBLIC 1982-present  
Richard Hell and the Voidoids New York City, New York, USA 1976-79, 1982-84, 1990, 2000  
Voodoo Glow Skulls Riverside, California, USA 1988-present An American ska punk band.
Voorhees Durham, County Durham, England, UK 1990-2001  
Void Washington D.C., USA 1979-83  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Wall Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England, UK 1978-83, 2016  
The Waltons Isle of Wight, England    
Les Wampas Paris, France 1983-present A pop punk/psychobilly band that refers to their music as "Yé-yé punk".
Warzone Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA 1982-97  
Wasted Youth Los Angeles, California, USA 1981-88  
Wayne County & the Electric Chairs New York City, New York, USA    
Wavves Los Angeles, California, USA 2008-present A lo fi punk rock project started by Nathan Williams and also includes members from Jay Reatard's band.
WC Miastko, Poland 1981-present  
Wednesday 13 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 1992-present  
Wednesday Night Heroes Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1997-present  
The Weirdos Los Angeles, California, USA 1976-81, 1986, 1990, 2004-05  
Westbound Train Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2001-present  
Western Addiction San Francisco, California, USA 2003-06  
Weezer Los Angeles, California, USA 1992-present A band that started out playing pop punk, Alternative rock and then in 2010 indie pop.
The Wedding Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA 2003-present A christian punk band from Fayetteville, Arkansas.
White Flag Inland Empire, California, USA 1982-present  
The White Stripes Detroit, Michigan, USA 1997-2011  
White Trash Debutantes San Francisco, California, USA 1989-present  
Whole Wheat Bread Jacksonville, Florida, USA 2003-present An American pop punk/rapcore group who was toured with bands such as Big D and the Kids Table and The Aquabats.
The Wildhearts Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK 1989-97, 2001-05, 2006-10  
A Wilhelm Scream New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA 1996-present Formerly known as Smackin' Isaiah and Koen
The Wipers Portland, Oregon, USA 1977-2001  
Wire London, England, UK 1976-80, 1985-92, 1999-2004, 2006-present An influential band, especially in the development of the post-punk genre.
Wisdom In Chains Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 2002-present  
WIZO Sindelfingen, Germany 1985-2005  
w?ochaty Szczecin, Poland 1987-present  
Wolfbrigade Sweden 1995-2004, 2007-present  
The Wonder Years Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA 2005-present  
World Burns to Death Austin, Texas, USA 2000-present  
The World/Inferno Friendship Society Brooklyn, New York, USA 1996-present  
Wrangler Brutes Los Angeles, California, USA 2003-04  
The Wynona Riders East Bay, California, USA 1988-present  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
X Australia 1977-present  
X USA 1977-93, 2004-present  
xDISCIPLEx A.D. Erie, Pennsylvania, USA 1995-2004  
X!NK Belgium 2001-present  
X-Pistols California, USA 2010-present  
X-Pulsion Brussels, Belgium 1977-78  
X-Ray Spex London, England, UK 1976-79, 1991, 1995-96, 2008  


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Yeah Yeah Yeahs New York City, New York, USA 2000-present A garage punk/indie rock band.
Yellowcard Jacksonville, Florida, USA 1997-2008, 2010-present  
Yidcore Australia 2001-09  
You Me At Six Surrey, UK 2006-present  
Youngblood Brass Band Madison, Wisconsin, USA 1997-present  
Young Canadians Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1979-80  
The Young and the Useless New York, New York, USA 1980-84  
Young Werewolves Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2002-present  
Your Heart Breaks Bellingham, Washington, USA 1999-present A "collaborative music project"--with over 50 members in the lower 48 states--that plays a blend of indie rock, folk and punk, with electronic influence
Youth Brigade Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA 1980-present An American hardcore band consisting of three brothers.
Youth Brigade Washington, D.C., USA 1981  
Youth Defense League New York, New York, USA 1986-present  
Youth Gone Mad Los Angeles, California / New York, New York, USA 1980-present  
Youth in Asia UK    
Youth of Today New York City, New York, USA 1985-90 A straight edge New York/positive hardcore punk band.
The Yuppie Pricks Austin, Texas, USA 1999-present A comedy punk band that reverses the traditional "working class punk" ethos and instead flaunts their wealth and affluence, in a comical, over-the-top way.


Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Zbogom Brus Li Novi Sad, Vojvodina, Serbia 1992-2000, 2005-present  
Zebrahead La Habra, California, USA 1996-present A rapcore/ska punk band.
Zegota Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 1997-present  
Zeke Seattle, Washington, USA 1993-present  
Zemlu? Czech Republic, Brno, CZ 1986-present  
The Zeros Chula Vista, California, USA 1976-80  
The Zeros UK 1977  
Zero Boys Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 1979-86, 1990-93 A hardcore punk band.
Zikney Tzfat Tel Aviv, Israel 1990-96  
Zóna A Bratislava, Slovakia 1984-present  
Zounds Reading, Berkshire, England, UK 1977-82, 2001-present  


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