Top 10 Modern Punk Bands

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21 McFly
22 Lifetime
23 Against Me!

A great band that creates classic punk rock in a modern world, along with its own twist of unique music sound. Good job guys!

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24 Chevelle Chevelle Chevelle is an American rock band that formed in 1995 in the Chicago suburb of Grayslake, Illinois. The band was originally composed of brothers: Pete Loeffler, Sam Loeffler and Joe Loeffler.
25 Social DIstortion Social DIstortion Social Distortion is an American punk rock band formed in 1978 in Fullerton, California. The band currently consists of Mike Ness, Jonny Wickersham, Brent Harding, David Hidalgo, Jr., and David Kalish.

Wow. Can't believe I have to scroll this far to find Social Distortion.

They're like one of the best punk band

Also, Blink 182 and 5 Seconds of Summer ain't no punk

When I heard story of my life I went out bought every social distortion album they put out. My favorite band. They should be in the top five.

1991 - Story of My life... It still rings true. If you haven't listened to it, then please do.

Modern? Great rock and roll band! not punk!

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26 Rancid

A classic street punk band with a ska twist that helped revive punk in the 90s and are one of the most famous punk bands to still be signed to an independent record label. And best of all, they still manage to retain their original fan base. They make some songs that come straight from streets and hardships of Tim Armstrong.

27 Anti-Flag Anti-Flag

Anti Flag is honestly my favorite punk band. The activism and the political punk attitude is beautiful. And I used to be very elitist, I would only listen to the sex pistols and I would call all modern "punk bands" metal. But anti flag opened up my mind. Saw them live with rancid

The best Punk Rock Band today. They are exactly what Punk is about: standing up to corrupt authority, corrupt government, and the flawed justice system. Saw them live with Less Than Jake and immediately checked out more of their music, and still listen to them this day.

Besides rise against and bad religion they are one of the few punk bands that stuck with the true punk sound and message that is synonymous with classic punk bands like the clash ramones sex pistols and dead kennedys

They are pure punk rock.
Political satirism, fast upbeat rhythm, epic guitar solo.


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28 AFI

Answer That and Stay Fashionable.

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29 Streetlight Manifesto

Greatest ska punk band of all time. This band needs way more recognition.

One of the greatest punk bands of all time, definitely the best to emerge in the 2000s.

A lot of these bands aren't all that modern (I mean Bad Religion has been making music since the 80s.)

And a large portion of the rest are just glorified pop bands (paramore, sum 41, panic! at the disco... etc)

Streetlight manifesto however, is both modern and more importantly their punk.

30 The Story So Far

This band is unique in their thrashing rhythm, and catchy intros. Not to mention a vocalist that belts well put together words to a girl that did him dirty. This band is rising to the top!

31 Panic! At The Disco Panic! At The Disco Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich.

I can't believe that they aren't number 1...

32 Less Than Jake

These guys are probably the best ska punk band there is. Some good ska punk tunes with a pop punk flare.

33 Sleeping with Sirens Sleeping with Sirens Sleeping with Sirens is an American Rock band from Orlando Florida. The band formed in 2009. SWS lead singer is Kellin Quinn

Why is this so low down the list?

All I have to say is...we are the strays🤘🏻

34 Zebrahead

Easily the greatest band on earth, not just punk, I could sit and listen to their music 24/7 without getting bored

35 The Maine
36 Bowling For Soup Bowling For Soup Bowling for Soup is an American rock band originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1994. The band consists of Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, and Gary Wiseman.

Way more punk than some of the bands above them on this list

37 Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys Dead Kennedys are an American hardcore punk band formed in San Francisco, California in 1978. The band was one of the first American hardcore bands to make a significant impact in the United Kingdom.

Quite literally the most spectacular Punk Rock band of all time. Jello is a very good songwriter, and he conveys his music better than any of these poser Punks.

Every other band on this list needs to pull out a pen paper and take notes. Dead Kennedys is number 1.

I love this band, and I'm a little angry fakes like 5sos rank above them

Put out 2 of the Greatest Albums of ALL TIME Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables and Frankenchrist

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38 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Can I please kiss pete wentz? I don't care what you think as long as it's about me... song reference

Their older stuff is great

They first got me into the punk rock bands...

FOB is amazing! I expecially love their song Jet Pack Blues

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39 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

I can see why they really aren't on this list, but any BVB fan can tell you, they are more then just rock, they are LIFE! 🤘🏻

40 Mindless Self Indulgence

Best band ever! I love their music, their style, and their lyrics! They're just amazing, and no band can ever rise to their epic level!

Awesome band would recommend to anyone!

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