|Technically, MOST bands post 1995 aren't considered punk rock music, because it began to break out into the mainstream quite shortly afterwards. Any bands formed afterwards are normally pop-punk, popular-emo, hardcore or post-hardcore. And again, anything that becomes popular is NOT considered punk in status, but still in Musical style, unless they completely change in affect to the mainstream (AKA: Green Day). And, in the context of school society, punks were treated just about as well as lesbians and queers are treated (HAHA! Screw the homosexuals!). You probably will see a bunch of posers at the Warped Tour, considering a bunch of mainstream bands that aren't even punk are there (Like My Chemical Romance, Good Charlotte, and SLipknot);recently, alot of TRUE punks are normal people, they don't have the style, but to the way the word punk has been emphasized in today's youth culture it's been pushed to just being a "talk, but no action" type of thing. I mean really, have you every seen some yuppie girl in a Billibong shirt with dyed hair wearing a tie want purposely to knock over a bunch of junk and embarrass herself in public? I don't think so.
THE TRUE MEANING OF "PUNK" IN THE ERA OF 2000-NOW ARE:
*They don't skate (since that in the 'in thing')
*They play in the school band (since that is not cool)
*They are outcasts or geeky
*They are very skilled in art
*They listen to old music (Beatles, some classic punk bands, swing music, classical, alot of old stuff)
*They are normally outcasts since they are accused of being psychotic or too odd to be cool (they pick their nose in class, they bring their homework in plastic bags sealed with superglue, etc.)
*They get good grades (since that is not cool anymore)
*and they are treated like trash by alot of posers and preps (like getting food dumped on, being pushed into lockers, getting their bags stolen and whatnot)
Unfortunately, that's what the meaning of true punk has been rendered to.
The artificial meaning of punk in this era is:
*You have to like bands with guys that have alot of tattoos and piercings.
*You must dye your hair
*You must shop at Pac Sun, Hot Topic, or Claire's
*You must be popular
*You must hate your life
*Any bands that have guitars are punk (Slipknot is a f***ing mainstream rock band you idiots and so is Green Day!)
*Merging emo is punk
*Having to resent Hilary Duff, Ashlee Simpson, and Avril Lavnige (who the heck cares)
*Any emos, metalheads, or posers are considered punk
*They worship Bam Margera, Tony Hawk, Billie Joe Armstrong, Joel Madden, etc.
Yes this does sound sad, but that's what happened to punk as time went on. And in case any of these posers haven't noticed, most of the original punk dudes are old 60 year old fat guys.
PS: I am NOT punk, goth, or emo; I just research alot.