The definition of “punk” can be stretched a thousand different ways. What started out as a description of specific sound and musical aesthetic can now be applied to all sorts of different non-conformist attitudes. Primarily, though, it’s still used as a musical signifier of some sort.
Because of all the gray areas surrounding the definition of punk, a website has ridden to the rescue to settle any and all arguments. Exclaim points us to IsThisBandPunk.com. Go ahead and try it by clicking on my example below.