List of punk rock bands, L–Z

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This is a list of notable punk rock bands (letters L through Z). The bands listed have played some type of punk music at some point in their career, although they may have also played other styles. Bands who played in a style that influenced early punk rock—such as garage rock and protopunk—but never played punk rock themselves, should not be on this list. Bands who created a new genre that was influenced by (but is not a subgenre of) punk rock—such as alternative rock, crossover thrash, grunge, metalcore, New Wave, and post-punk—but never played punk rock, should not be listed either.

L[edit]

Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
L7 United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1985–2001
Lagwagon United States Goleta, California, USA 1990–present A pop punk band discovered by NOFX frontman Fat Mike, who signed them to his label Fat Wreck Chords.
La Rock & Punk Spain Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Esp 2015–present A punk rock band.
Lard United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1989–2000 A hardcore punk/industrial band formed by Jello Biafra.
Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards United States 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 Australia Perth, Western Australia, Australia 1996–2003
Latex Generation United States New York City, New York, USA 1990-99
Latterman United States Huntington Station, New York, USA 2000–07
The Lawrence Arms United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999–present A punk rock trio.
Leatherface United Kingdom Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, UK 1988–present
Leathermouth United States New Jersey, USA 2007–present A hardcore punk side-project of Frank Iero, guitarist of My Chemical Romance.
Lemuria United States Buffalo, New York, USA 2004–present
Letter Kills United States California, USA 2002–06
Le Shok United States Long Beach, California, USA 1997–2001
Le Tigre United States New York City, New York, USA 1998–2008 An electroclash/dance-punk band formed by Kathleen Hanna.
Left Alone United States Wilmington, California, USA 1996–present A street punk band with a considerable influence from Rancid.
The Leftovers Australia Brisbane, Australia 1976–1979, 1983 A Brisbane punk rock group
The Leftovers United States Portland, Maine, USA 2002–present
Leftöver Crack United States New York City, New York, USA 2000–present A political crust punk band with members of ska punk band Choking Victim
Legal Weapon United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1981–present Hardcore band with female vocals.
The Lemonheads United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1986-97, 2005–present
Less Than Jake United States Gainesville, Florida, USA 1992–present An American ska punk band.
Lesser of Two United States Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA 1989–2002
Let's Go Bowling United States Fresno, California, USA 1986–present
Life After Life United States San Francisco, California, USA 1993-98
Life's Blood United States New York, New York, USA 1987-89
Lifetime United States New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1990–97, 2005–present
Limp United States San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1996–2002
Limp Wrist United States Albany, New York, USA 1998–present A hardcore/queercore band.
Link 80 United States San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1994–2002 An American skacore group who's lead singer, Nick Traina committed suicide.
Litmus Green United States California, USA 1991-2011
LiveonRelease Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2000–03 An all female pop punk band.
The Living End Australia Melbourne, Australia 1994–present
Living with Lions Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2006–present
Lobotomia Brazil São Paulo, Brazil 1984-92, 2005–present
Lockjaw United Kingdom England, UK 1977-78
The Locust United States 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 Japan 1989–present
London United Kingdom London, England, UK 1976–78
London PX United Kingdom London, England, UK 1979–82, 2007–present
London SS United Kingdom London, England, UK 1975–76
Long Beach Dub Allstars United States Long Beach, California, USA 1997–2002
Long Beach Shortbus United States Long Beach, California, USA 2002-07
Look Back and Laugh United States Oakland, California, USA 2004-07
Love Equals Death United States Petaluma, California,USA 2003–2009
Love You to Death Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1999–present A Canadian powerpop pop punk band formerly known as The Pettit Project
The Loved Ones United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2003–present
The Low Budgets United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2000-08
Lower Class Brats United States Austin, Texas, USA 1995–present An American punk rock band highly influenced by the movie A Clockwork Orange.
Ludichrist United States New York, New York, USA 1984-89
Ludwig von 88 France Paris, France 1983–99
The Lurkers United Kingdom Uxbridge, West London, England, UK 1976–79, 1982–84, 1987–94, 1996–present

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Mad Caddies United States Solvang, California, USA 1995–present
Mad Sin Germany Germany 1987–present
Mad Virgins Belgium Brussels, Belgium 1977–present
Magnapop United States United States 1989–1997, 2002–present Alternative rock/pop punk group who charted the singles "Slowly, Slowly" and "Open the Door"
Make Do and Mend United States West Hartford, Connecticut, USA 2006–present
Malice United Kingdom Crawley, Sussex, England, UK 1976
Malignus Youth United States Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA 1987–94, 1999–2001
Man Alive Israel Jerusalem, Israel 1999–present
Manic Hispanic United States Orange County, California, USA 1992–present
Man Is the Bastard United States Claremont, California, USA 1990-97
Mano Negra France Paris, France 1987-95
Masters of the Backside United Kingdom England, UK
Masters of the Obvious United States New Orleans, Louisiana, USA 1981–present
Matanza Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1996–present
Matchbook Romance United States Poughkeepsie, New York, USA 1997–2007, 2009–Present
Math the Band United States Providence, Rhode Island, US 2001-present Chiptune-based synthpunk band.
Nomataras Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 1990-present
The Matches United States Oakland, California, USA 1997–present An ex-ska indie punk band.
The Max Levine Ensemble United States Washington, D.C., USA 2000–present A DIY pop punk band from D.C. who are on Plan-It-X Records.
Maxeen United States Los Angeles, California, USA 2003–present
Maximillian Colby United States Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA 1990-95
Maximum the Hormone Japan Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan 1998–present Play a mix of hardcore punk and nu metal.
Mayday Parade United States Tallahassee, Florida, USA 2006–present An emo pop punk band from Florida
MC5 United States Detroit, Michigan, USA famous for its original lineup who helped lay the foundations for punk in the late '60s and early '70s.
mclusky United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales, UK 1996–2005
MDC United States 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 United States California, USA 1995–present A cover band fronted by NOFX's Fat Mike.
Mealticket United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1991-97
The Meatmen United States Lansing, Michigan, USA 1980–97, 2008–present
Meat Puppets United States 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 United Kingdom Farnborough, Hampshire, England, UK 1987–1996
The Mekons United Kingdom Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK 1977–present
The Men United States New York City, New York, USA 2008–present
The Mentors United States Seattle, Washington, USA 1976–97, 2000–present
The Members United Kingdom Camberley, Surrey, England, UK 1976–83
The Menzingers United StatesPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 2006–Present
Métal Urbain France Paris, France 1976–80, 2003–present
Merauder United States New York, New York, USA 1990–present
Mere Dead Men United Kingdom UK 1986–present
Mest United States Blue Island, Illinois, USA 1995–2006, 2008
The Methadones United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1993, 1999–2010
M.I.A. United States Orange County, California, USA 1982–88
Middle Class United States Santa Ana, California, USA 1976–82
Midtown United States New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 1999–2004
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1985–88, 1989–2003, 2007–present An American ska-core band who had a big hit in the mid-90's, "The Impression That I Get".
Miles Away Australia Perth, Australia 2002–present
Mill a h-Uile Rud United States Seattle, Washington, USA 2003–present
Millencolin Sweden Örebro, Sweden 1992–present
Million Dead United Kingdom London, England, UK 2001–05 British hardcore punk band that spawned folk punk artist, Frank Turner.
Mindless Self Indulgence United States New York City, New York, USA 1995–present A band that incorporates various genres of rock, including industrial rock, shock rock, and synthpunk.
Mindsnare Australia Melbourne, Australia 1993–present
Mink DeVille United States 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 United States Washington, D.C., USA 1980–83 An influential hardcore punk band formed by Ian MacKaye before he formed Fugazi in 1987.
The Minutemen United States 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 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2000–present An anarcho-folk punk band.
Los Miserables Chile Chile A left-wing political band, formed in the early 1990s, shortly after the demise of the military regime of Augusto Pinochet.
Misfits United States 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.
MK-Ultra United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1993-2000
The Mob United Kingdom Yeovil, Somerset, England, UK 1979–83
Mob 47 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 1982–87, 2005–present
Moderat Likvidation Sweden Malmö, Sweden 1980–1985, 2007–present
Modern Life Is War United States Marshalltown, Iowa, USA 2002-08
Modern Warfare United States Long Beach, California, USA 1980–83
Modey Lemon United States Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 1999-2010
Mojiganga Colombia Medellín, Colombia 1995–present
Mojo Nixon United States Danville, Virginia 1985-2004
Mondo Generator United States Los Angeles, California USA 1997–present
Monsula United States San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA 1988-93
The Moondogs United Kingdom Northern Ireland, UK 1979–present
Morning Glory United States New York, New York, USA 2001–present
Moss Icon United States Annapolis, Maryland, USA 1986–91, 2005–present A pioneer of emo.
Moskwa Poland Poland 1983–91, 2001–present
Motion City Soundtrack United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1997–present
The Movielife United States New York City, New York, USA 1997–2003, 2010-11
The Mr. T Experience United States Berkeley, California, USA 1985–present
MU330 United States St. Louis, Missouri, USA 1988–2008
Much the Same United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999–2007
Mucky Pup United States Bergenfield, New Jersey, USA 1986-96, 2009–present
Mudhoney United States Seattle, Washington, USA 1988–present Garage punk/Grunge band
The Muffs United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1991–present
Murderdolls United States Hollywood, California, USA 2002-04, 2010–present
The Murder Junkies United States New York City, New York, USA 1991-99, 2003–present
Murphy's Law United States New York City, New York, USA 1983–present A hardcore punk band.
Mustard Plug United States Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA 1995–present An American ska punk band.
Mutiny Australia Melbourne, Australia 1991–present
MxPx United States Bremerton, Washington, USA 1992–present A Christian punk rock band consisting of three members, who were all born in 1976.
My Chemical Romance United States Jersey City, New Jersey, USA 2001–2013

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Na Gathan United Kingdom Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK 2007–present
Nailpin Belgium Belgium
Naked Aggression United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA 1990–present
Naked Raygun United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1981–90, 2006–present
Naked Violence United States Portland, Oregon, USA 1991–2004
Napalm Death United Kingdom 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 United States Bergen County, New Jersey, USA 1996-98
Nation of Ulysses United States Washington, D.C., USA 1988–92
National Razor United States Baltimore, Maryland, USA 1998–present
Nausea United States New York City, New York, USA 1985-92
Neck United Kingdom London, England, UK 1994–present A London-Irish Celtic punk band.
Necros United States Maumee, Ohio, USA 1979-87
The Need United States Olympia, Washington, USA 1996–2001
The Needles United Kingdom Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 1998–present
Negative Approach United States Detroit, Michigan, USA 1981–83, 2006–present A hardcore punk band.
Negative FX United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1981-82 A hardcore punk band.
Negative Trend United States San Francisco, California, USA 1977-79
Negazione Italy Turin, Italy 1983–92
Nekromantix Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 1989–present A psychobilly band whose bassist, Kim Nekroman, is guitarist for HorrorPops.
Nerf Herder United States 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 United States USA 1998–2002
Nervous Gender United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1978–88, 1990–91, 2005–present One of the original innovators of "synthpunk", and an early industrial group.
The Network United States USA 2003-05
Neurosis United States Oakland, California, USA 1985–present began as a crust band, began incorporating other styles on later albums.
New Found Glory United States Coral Springs, Florida, USA 1997–present
New Regime United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1981-85 A hardcore punk band.
New Mexican Disaster Squad United States Orlando, Florida, USA 1999–2008
New York Dolls United States 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 United States Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. 2003–Present A Horror Punk band with Voodoo influences.
The Nils Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1978–1994
Nip Drivers United States Hawthorne, California, USA 1982–2000 Fast, hardcore SoCal punk.
The Nips United Kingdom 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 United States North Hollywood, California, USA 1987–1993
No Doubt United States Anaheim, California, USA 1986–2004, 2008–present A ska punk band that incorporated elements of pop, reggae, dancehall and alternative rock.
No Idea New Zealand Levin and Christchurch, New Zealand 1983–1987 A New Zealand punk and Oi! band best known for their video Rugger Bugger.
No Innocent Victim United States San Diego, California, USA 1992–present
No Torso Norway Oslo, Norway 2003-09
No Trigger United States Massachusetts, USA 2000–present
No Use for a Name United States San Jose, California, USA 1987–present
No Warning Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1998–2005
NOFX United States 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 Australia Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia 1992–95, 2009
Noise By Numbers United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 2008–present
Nomeansno Canada Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 1979–present A Canadian progressive punk band. Also members of the band The Hanson Brothers.
None More Black United States New Jersey, USA 2000–present
Notsensibles United Kingdom Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK 1978–82, 1996, 2005–present

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Odorants Finland Nurmo, Finland 1995–present
Off! United States 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 United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2002–present
The Offspring United States 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 United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1981–present
Old Man Markley United States Los Angeles, California, USA 2007–present
One Bad Pig United States Austin, Texas, USA 1985–present
One-Eyed Doll United States Austin, Texas, USA 2008–present Goth-punk.
One Hit Wonder United States Long Beach, California, USA 1993-99
One King Down United States Albany, New York, USA 1994–2002
One Man Army United States San Francisco, California, USA 1996–2005
One Shot Left Canada Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada 1997–present
One Way System United Kingdom Lancashire, England, UK 1979–86, 1995–present
Only Crime United States USA 2003–present
The Only Ones United Kingdom South London, England, UK 1976–82, 2007–present
Operation Ivy United States 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 United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales, UK 1981–present
Orange 9mm United States New York, New York, USA 1994-99
Orlík Czech Republic Czech Republic 1988-91
Osaka Popstar United States 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.
Outbreak United States Maine, USA 2002-11
The Outcasts United Kingdom Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 1977–85
Over My Dead Body United States San Diego, California, USA 2001-03
Oxymoron Germany Germany 1992–present

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

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

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Rabble New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand 2000–present
Rabid United Kingdom Leicester, England, UK 1979–86
Racetraitor United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1996-99
Radical Dance Faction United Kingdom Hungerford, Berkshire, England, UK 1986-?
Radio Birdman Australia Sydney, Australia 1974-78, 1996–2008
Raimundos Brazil Brasília, Brazil 1987-90, 1992-2001, 2001-present
The Raincoats United Kingdom Crouch End, London, England, UK 1977-84, 1993–present
Raised Fist Sweden 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. United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1999–2007
Ramones United States 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 United States 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 United Kingdom Keighley, West Yorkshire, England, UK 2002–present
Randy Sweden Hortlax, Sweden 1992–present
Rashit Turkey Istanbul, Turkey 1993–present The first major Turkish punk rock band.
Ratos de Porão Brazil São Paulo, Brazil 1980–present A D-beat/crossover thrash band whose lead singer is João Gordo, a popular VJ for MTV Brasil.
Rattus Finland Vilppula, Finland 1978-88, 2001–present
Raw Power Italy Reggio Emilia, Italy 1981–present An Italian hardcore punk/thrashcore band.
The Razors Belgium Namur, Belgium 1977-78
Razors in the Night United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2009–present
Reach the Sky United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1997–2003
Reagan Youth United States 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 Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1992–present A Scottish-influenced Celtic punk band.
The Reatards United States Memphis, Tennessee, USA 1998-2005 The first project of musician Jay Reatard.
Redemption 87 United States East Bay, California, USA 1995-99
Redd Kross United States Hawthorne, California, USA 1980-97, 2004–present
Red Lights Flash Austria Graz, Austria 1997–2010
Reel Big Fish United States Huntington Beach, California, USA 1992–present A third-wave ska band
Refused Sweden Umeå, Sweden 1991–1998 A Swedish hardcore punk band.
Regents United States Washington, D.C., USA 2007–present
Relient K United States Canton, Ohio, USA 1998–present A band that plays a blend of punk and power pop.
Remembering Never United States Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA 2000–present
Rentokill Austria Austria 1996–present
Reset Canada 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.
The Restarts United Kingdom London, England, UK 1995–present
Revenge 88 Belgium Ostend, Belgium 1981
Re-Volts United States San Francisco, California, USA 2007–present
The Rezillos United Kingdom Edinburgh, Scotland, UK 1976–78, 2001–present
RF7 United States California, USA 1979–present
Rhino 39 United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Ricanstruction United States New York, New York, USA 1990–2006
Rich Kids on LSD United States 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 United States Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1991–present
RIOT 111 New Zealand New Zealand 1981-84
Riot/Clone United Kingdom West London, England, UK 1979-83
The Riptides Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 1998–present
Rise Against United States 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 Belgium Ghent, Belgium 2002–present
Rites of Spring United States Washington, D.C., USA 1984–86 A Washington, D.C. hardcore emo band sometimes cited as the founders of "emotive hardcore".
The Rivals United Kingdom Ramsgate, Kent, England, UK 1976-81
Riverboat Gamblers United States Denton, Texas, USA 1997–present
River City High United States Richmond, Virginia, USA 1999–present
Riverdales United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1994–97, 2003, 2008–11
Rocket from the Crypt United States 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 United States Cleveland, Ohio, USA 1974–75, 2003–present
Roger Miret and the Disasters United States USA 1999–present
Rollins Band United States Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA 1987–2003, 2007
Rorschach United States New Jersey, USA 1989-93, 2009
Rubella Ballet United Kingdom London, England, UK 1979-91, 2000–present
Rudi United Kingdom Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 1975-83
Rudimentary Peni United Kingdom England, UK 1981–present An anarcho-punk band.
The Rudiments United StatesEast Bay, California, USA 1990–96 An American skacore band.
The Runaways United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1975–79 A teenage all-girl band that included a young Joan Jett and Lita Ford.
The Ruts United Kingdom London, England, UK 1977-80, 2007
Rx Bandits United States Seal Beach, California, USA 1995–2011

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Los Saicos Peru Lima, Peru 1964-66 Considered by some people one of the first punk rock bands.
Saint Alvia Canada Burlington, Ontario, Canada 2005–present A punk rock band with former members of Boys Night Out and Jersey.
The Sainte Catherines Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 1999–present
The Saints Australia Brisbane, Australia 1974–present
The Salads Canada Newmarket, Ontario, Canada 1993–present
Les Sales Majestés France Paris, France 1992–present
Sam Black Church United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1988-2000
Samhain United States 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 United States Berkeley, California, USA 1988–present
Sarcastic Front Czech Republic Karviná, Czech Republic 1990-93
Satanic Surfers Sweden Lund, Sweden 1989–2007
Save Ferris United States Orange County, California, USA 1995–2002
Saves the Day United States Princeton, New Jersey, USA 1994–present A band that played pop punk and Indie-punk in their early years.
The Scarred United States Anaheim, California, USA 2003–present
Scaterd Few United States Burbank, California, USA 1983–85, 1989–95, 1997–98, 2001–02 A Christian punk band.
The Scenics Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1976–82, 2008–present
The Schizo's Netherlands Emmen, Netherlands 1985-88, 2008–present
Scrape United States Scottsdale, Arizona, USA 1994-99
Scream United States Alexandria, Virginia, USA 1981-90, 2009–present
The Screamers United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1975-81 Influential synthpunk band, never released an album.
Screeching Weasel United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1986–89, 1991–94, 1996–2001, 2004–present A satirical punk band.
Screw 32 United States Berkeley, California, USA 1992–97 An East Bay punk band.
Scuba Dice Republic of Ireland County Wexford, Republic of Ireland 2003–present
Scum Norway Norway 2002–present
Seaweed United States Tacoma, Washington, USA 1989–2000, 2007–present
Secret Crowds United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 2008–present
The Secret Syde United States Long Branch, New Jersey, USA 1983–1985, 2000, 2002, 2009
The Secretions United States Sacramento, California 1991-present
Sedes Poland Wrocław, Poland 1980–present
Senior Discount United States Warren, Rhode Island, USA 2004–present
Senses Fail United States Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA 2001–present A band that is primarily emo/screamo but also plays pop punk.
Set Your Goals United States Orinda, California, USA 2004–present A pop punk/melodic hardcore band.
Superchick United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1999—present An American Christian rock, pop punk band.
Severed Head of State United States USA
Sex Pistols United Kingdom 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 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 1994–present
Shai Hulud United States Pompano Beach, Florida, USA 1995–present
Sham 69 United Kingdom Hersham, Surrey, England, UK 1975–80, 1989–present A very influential Oi! band named after faded graffiti promoting the local football (soccer) team.
Sharks United Kingdom Royal Leamington Spa, England, UK 2007–present
Shattered Faith United States California, USA 1978–present
She Devils Argentina Argentina 1995–present
Sheer Terror United States New York, New York, USA 1984-98, 2004, 2010
Shelter United States New York, New York, USA 1991–2001, 2002–present
Shonen Knife Japan Osaka, Japan 1981–present All-female pop punk band. One of the first Japanese bands to become known in the United States.
Shook Ones United States Bellingham, Washington, USA 2004–present
Short Stack Australia Budgewoi, New South Wales, Australia 2005–present
Sick of It All United States Queens, New York City, New York, USA 1986–present
Side by Side United States New York City, New York, USA 1988
Siege United States Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA 1983-85, 1991-92
Siekiera Poland Puławy, Poland 1984–1988
Simple Plan Canada Montréal, Québec, Canada 1999–present A punk rock band. Before Simple Plan it was called Reset.
Sin 34 United States Santa Monica, California, USA 1981–84, 2008–present one of few hardcore punk bands with a female singer.
Sin Dios Spain Madrid, Spain 1988–2006
Singer Vinger Estonia Estonia 1986–present
Siouxsie and the Banshees United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom London, England, UK 1994–2008
Sixer United States Richmond, Virginia, USA 1999–present
Ska-P Spain Madrid, Spain 1994–2005, 2008–present A Third-wave Ska Band
Skarface France France 1991–present
Skarhead United States New York, New York, USA
Skankin' Pickle United States San Jose, California, USA 1989-96 A Third-wave Ska Band
Skewbald / Grand Union United States Washington, D.C., USA 1981
Skrewdriver United Kingdom Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK 1976–93 A neo-Nazi white power skinhead band. Originally were Oi!
The Skids United Kingdom Dunfermline, Scotland, UK 1977–82, 2007, 2009, 2010
Skindred United Kingdom Newport, Wales, UK 1999–present A reggae punk metal band.
Skitsystem Sweden Göteborg, Sweden 1994–2007, 2009–present
The Skitzos Canada Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2004–08 A band with influences of raw 70s punk and straight up rock and roll.
Slapshot United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1985–present
Slapstick United States Elgin, Illinois, USA 1993-96
Slaughter & The Dogs United Kingdom Wythenshawe, Manchester, England, UK 1976–78, 1979–81, 1996–present
Sleater-Kinney United States Olympia, Washington, USA 1994–2006 A riot grrrl indie rock group.
Sledgeback United States Seattle, Washington, USA 2004–present
Sleepytime Trio United States Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA 1994–present
The Slickee Boys United States Washington, D.C., USA 1975-91
Slightly Stoopid United States San Diego, California, USA 1995–present
Slime Germany Germany 1979-91
The Slits United Kingdom London, England, UK 1976–82, 2005–10
Sloppy Seconds United States Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 1985–present
Slow Gherkin United States Santa Cruz, California, USA 1993–2002
Sludgeworth United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1989-92, 2007
Smoke or Fire United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1998–present
Smoking Popes United States Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA 1991-99, 2005–present
Smut Peddlers United States Redondo Beach, California, USA 1993–present
Snapcase United States Buffalo, New York, USA 1991–2005, 2007, 2010–present
SNFU Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1981–89, 1991–2005, 2007–present
Snot United States Santa Barbara, California, USA 1995-98, 2008
Snuff United Kingdom London, England, UK 1986–present
Social Distortion United States 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 Japan Tokyo, Japan 1999–2003
Some Girls United States San Diego, California, USA 2002-07
Sonic Boom Six United Kingdom Manchester, England, UK 2002–present A four-piece punk/reggae/hip-hop band.
Sonic's Rendezvous Band United States Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 1975-80
Son of Sam United States Los Angeles, California, USA 200-01, 2007 – present
Sore Throat United Kingdom Yorkshire, England, UK 1987-90
Sort Sol Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 1977–present
The Soviettes United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 2000–2006, 2010 A four-piece punk band with 3 girls and 1 guy.
Soziedad Alkoholika Spain Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain 1988–present
Spazz United States Redwood City, California, USA 1992–2000
Special Duties United Kingdom Colchester, Essex, England, UK 1977-83, 1995–present
The Specials United Kingdom Coventry, West Midlands, England, UK 1977–81, 2008–present A 2 Tone/ska band.
Spermbirds Germany Kaiserslautern, Germany 1982–1988, 1990–present
Spitboy United States San Francisco, California, USA 1990-95
The Spits United States Seattle, Washington, USA
Split Lip United States Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 1990-96, 2009
Splodgenessabounds United Kingdom Keston, London, England, UK 1979–present An English Oi!/punk pathetique band notorious for their provocative live shows.
The Squids United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1989-2005
Squirrel Bait United States Louisville, Kentucky, USA 1983-88
Squirtgun United States Lafayette, Indiana, USA 1993–98, 2001–04, 2008–present
SS Japan Japan 1977–present One of the first Japanese hardcore punk bands.
SSD United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 1981–85 A hardcore punk band.
Stagebeast Belgium Belgium
The Stalin Japan Fukushima City, Japan 1980–85, 1987–88, 1989–93
Stampin' Ground United Kingdom Cheltenham, England, UK 1995–2006
Stance Punks Japan Japan 1999–present
The Star Club Japan Nagoya, Japan 1977–present
Star Fucking Hipsters United States New York City, New York, USA 2005–present
State of Alert United States Washington, D.C., USA 1980-81
Step Forward Sweden Umeå, Sweden 1989-91
Stiff Little Fingers United Kingdom Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 1977–82, 1987–present A very influential Northern Irish punk band known for their single "Suspect Device".
The Stooges United States Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 1967–71, 1972–74, 2003–present
The Stranglers United Kingdom 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 United States New York, New York, USA 2001–present
Street Dogs United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2002–present
Streetlight Manifesto United States East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA 2002–present A ska punk/alternative rock band with members from Catch 22.
Stretch Arm Strong United States Columbia, South Carolina, USA 1992–2010
Strife United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1991-99, 2001–present
Strike Anywhere United States Richmond, Virginia, USA 1999–present A pop punk/melodic hardcore band.
Strike Under United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1979-81
Strongarm United States Pompano Beach, Florida, USA 1993-97
Strongarm and the Bullies United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1998–present
Strung Out United States Simi Valley, California, USA 1989–present
Subhumans Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1978–83, 2005–present
Subhumans United Kingdom Wiltshire, England, UK 1980–87, 1998, 2004–present A hardcore anarcho-punk band.
Sublime United States 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 United States California, USA 2009–present
Suburban Lawns United States Long Beach, California, USA 1978-83
Suburban Rhythm United States Long Beach, California, USA 1990-94
Suburban Studs United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1976-78, 1996 One of the original British punk bands. Played at the infamous 100 Club gig.
Subway Sect United Kingdom London, England, UK 1976-80
Suicide City United States New York, New York, USA 2005–present
The Suicide Commandos United States Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA 1975-79
The Suicide File United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2001-03
The Suicide Machines United States Detroit, Michigan, USA 1991–2006 A punk band with and often fun lyrics and influences of ska.
Suicidal Tendencies United States 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 United States Santa Barbara, California, USA 1998–present A band that incorporates power pop and pop punk music.
Sum 41 Canada Ajax, Ontario, Canada 1996–present A Canadian punk rock band.
Super Heroines United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1981-88
Superjoint Ritual United States USA 1993–2004
Superman Is Dead Indonesia Bali, Indonesia 1995–present An Indonesian Punk Rock band.
Supernova United States Costa Mesa, California, USA 1989–present
The Survivors Australia Brisbane, Australia 1976–1978 A Brisbane punk rock group with Sixties leanings
Sweet Empire Netherlands Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2008–present
Swell Maps United Kingdom Birmingham, West Midlands, England, UK 1972-80
The Swellers United States Flint, Michigan 2002-present
Swing Kids United States San Diego, California, USA 1994-97, 2009
Swingin' Utters United States Santa Cruz, California, USA 1988–present An American punk/folk punk band.
Swiz United States Washington, D.C., USA 1987-90
Sworn Enemy United States New York, New York, USA 1997–present Initially a hardcore punk band, the sound has changed to crossover thrash and metalcore on later albums

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

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
UFX United Kingdom Blackpool, England, UK 2000–present UK "junk rock" band.
U.K. Subs United Kingdom London, England, UK 1976–present A band part of the original punk rock movement in England during the late 70's.
The U-Men United States Seattle, Washington, USA 1981–88
Unbroken United States San Diego, California, USA 1991-95, 2010
The Undead United States New Milford, New Jersey, USA 1980–present An American horror punk band.
Undeclinable Netherlands 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands 1992–2009
The Undertones United Kingdom Derry, Northern Ireland, UK 1976–83, 1999–present A punk rock and sometimes considered power pop or New Wave band.
Union 13 United States East Los Angeles, California, USA 1992–present A hardcore punk band who incorporate elements of their Central American background in their music.
The Units United States San Francisco, California, USA 1978–84
Unsane United States New York City, New York, USA 1988–2000, 2003–present
The Unseen United States Hingham, Massachusetts, USA 1993–present An American street punk band.
Untouchables United States Washington, D.C., USA 1979-81
Unwritten Law United States San Diego, California, USA 1990–present An American rock band.
Urban Waste United States New York, New York, USA 1981-84
Urinals United States 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 United States Huntington Beach, California, USA 1993–present An American punk rock band.
Useless ID Israel Haifa, Israel 1995–present The most successful Punk Rock band in Israel

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Vampire Lovers Australia 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 United States Huntington Beach, California, USA 1980–present A punk band turned pop punk, well known for their use of humor and sarcasm.
The Varukers United Kingdom UK 1979–88, 1993–present A UK hardcore punk/anarcho-punk band.
Vatican Commandos United States Darien Connecticut, USA 1982–85 A hardcore punk band of which Moby was a member.
Vennaskond Estonia Tallinn, Estonia 1984–2006, 2007–present
Venomous Concept United States New York, New York, USA 1989–present
Verbal Abuse United States San Francisco, California, USA 1981–95, 2005–present A hardcore punk band.
Verse United States Providence, Rhode Island, USA 2003-09, 2011 – present
The Vibrators United Kingdom London, England 1976–present
Vice Squad United Kingdom Bristol, England, UK 1978–85, 1997–present Female fronted punk rock band.
The Victims Australia Perth, Australia 1977–79
Victims of Circumstance United States Clearwater, Florida, USA 2007–Present A punk-ska band known for blending pop-hooks with a unique style of ska.
The Viletones Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Vindictives United States Chicago, Illinois, USA 1991-96, 99
The Virus United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 1998–2004 A street punk band.
Virus Nine United States Medford, Oregon, USA 1996-2010
Los Violadores Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 1981–92 An early Latino-American punk band, founded during Argentina's "El Proceso" military dictatorship.
Violent Delight United Kingdom St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK 2000–present
Violent Femmes United States Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA 1980–present A folk punk band consisting of three members. Although still active, they had not released any new material since 2000.
Vision of Disorder United States Long Island, New York City, New York, USA 1992–2002, 2006, 2008–present
Richard Hell and the Voidoids United States New York City, New York, USA 1976–79, 1982–84, 1990, 2000
Le Volume Était Au Maximum Canada Montreal, Quebec, Canada 2000–present
Voodoo Glow Skulls United States Riverside, California, USA 1988–present An American ska punk band.
Voorhees United Kingdom Durham, County Durham, England, UK 1990–2001
Void United States Washington, D.C., USA 1979-83

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
The Wall United Kingdom Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, England, UK 1978–83
The Waltons United Kingdom Isle of Wight, England
Les Wampas France Paris, France 1983–present A pop punk/psychobilly band that refers to their music as "Yé-yé punk".
Warzone United States Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA 1982-97
Wasted Youth United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1981-88
Wayne County & the Electric Chairs United States New York City, New York, USA
Wavves United States 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 Poland Miastko, Poland 1981–present
Wednesday 13 United States Charlotte, North Carolina, USA 1992–present
Wednesday Night Heroes Canada Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 1997–present
The Weirdos United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1976–81, 1986, 1990, 2004–05
Westbound Train United States Boston, Massachusetts, USA 2001–present
Western Addiction United States San Francisco, California, USA 2003-06
Weezer United States Los Angeles, California, USA 1992–present A band that started out playing pop punk, Alternative rock and then in 2010 indie pop.
The Wedding United States Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA 2003–present A christian punk band from Fayetteville, Arkansas.
White Cross United States Richmond, Virginia, USA 1980-84
White Flag United States Inland Empire, California, USA 1982–present
The White Stripes United States Detroit, Michigan, USA 1997–2011
White Trash Debutantes United States San Francisco, California, USA 1989–present
Whole Wheat Bread United States 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 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK 1989–97, 2001–05, 2006–10
A Wilhelm Scream United States New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA 1996–present Formerly known as Smackin' Isaiah and Koen
The Wipers United States Portland, Oregon, USA 1977–2001
Wire United Kingdom 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 United States Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA 2002–present
WIZO Germany Sindelfingen, Germany 1985–2005
włochaty Poland Szczecin, Poland 1987–present
Wolfbrigade Sweden Sweden 1995–2004, 2007–present
The Wonder Years United States Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA 2005–present
World Burns to Death United States Austin, Texas, USA 2000–present
The World/Inferno Friendship Society United States Brooklyn, New York, USA 1996–present
Wrangler Brutes United States Los Angeles, California, USA 2003-04
The Wynona Riders United States East Bay, California, USA 1988–present

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Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
X Australia Australia 1997–present
X United States USA 1977–93, 2004–present
xDISCIPLEx A.D. United States Erie, Pennsylvania, USA 1995–2004
X!NK Belgium Belgium 2001–present
X-Pistols United States California, USA 2010–present
X-Pulsion Belgium Brussels, Belgium 1977-78
X-Ray Spex United Kingdom London, England, UK 1976–79, 1991, 1995–96, 2008 A punk band that featured Poly Styrene on vocals and Lora Logic on saxophone.

Y[edit]

Band name Origin Years active Brief summary
Yeah Yeah Yeahs United States New York City, New York, USA 2000–present
Yellowcard United States Jacksonville, Florida, USA 1997–2008, 2010–present
Yidcore Australia Australia 2001-09
You Me At Six United Kingdom Surrey, UK 2006–present
Youngblood Brass Band United States Madison, Wisconsin, USA 1997–present
Young Canadians Canada Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 1979–80
The Young and the Useless United States New York, New York, USA 1980-84
Young Werewolves United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 2002–present
Your Heart Breaks United States 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 United States Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA 1980–present An American hardcore band consisting of three brothers.
Youth Brigade United States Washington, D.C., USA 1981
Youth Defense League United States New York, New York, USA 1986–present
Youth Gone Mad United States Los Angeles, California / New York, New York, USA 1980–present
Youth in Asia United Kingdom UK
Youth of Today United States New York City, New York, USA 1985–90 A straight edge New York/positive hardcore punk band.
The Yuppie Pricks United States 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.

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