Wikipedia:WikiProject Punk music

WikiProject Punk music

About us[]

Welcome to the main page of the Punk music WikiProject. The project launched on April 2, 2006. Currently, we have 50 active members. Please see the discussion page for information on various project-related collaborations.

WikiProject Punk music was formed to foster the creation and encyclopedic improvement of punk rock-related articles, and to establish guidelines for those articles. Its members endeavor to produce a succinct, comprehensive, general, and authoritative reference on punk rock-related topics. The ultimate goal of the project is to have every article within its scope be at featured status. To participate, simply add your name to the participants section.

Recent changes in punk-related articles


Since punk music covers multiple branches of topics, the WikiProject is therefore a sub-project of numerous collaborations:

Sister projects[]

There are also a number of similar genre-oriented projects which we consider our "sister" projects:

Task forces[]

These are task forces dedicated to specific aspects of punk music such as individual artists, subgenres, etc. Some of these are WikiProjects in and of themselves, but their scope is so finely limited that we consider them child projects of WikiProject Punk music and work closely with them in much the same way that we do with task forces. If you would like to propose a new task force or work group, make your suggestion on the project talk page to see if other ors are interested.

If interested, please sign our participants section.

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Scope and goals[]

Mission statement[]

The goal of the Punk music Wikiproject is to organize, clean, and improve punk rock-related information within a format that fits Wikipedia's policies and guidelines to, ultimately, the level of quality stressed in the Featured Article and Featured List guidelines.


Currently, this WikiProject covers the following items:

  1. Anyone and anything affiliated with the genre of punk rock, including musicians, albums, songs, artists, record labels, subgenres, etc.
  2. Anything featured on the Punk rock portal.
  3. Anything located within a punk or punk-affiliated category, sub-category, list, article, stub, or template.

Goals and duties[]

Our goals and duties are as follows:

  1. Discussions and debates relating to the above items, including merges, citations, other references, image issues, splits, cleanup, formatting, and expansion.
  2. Reduce trivial information, speculation, point of view, and anything else that violates Wikipedia's core article policies.
  3. Monitoring all articles for violations of anything listed in the above two parts.
  4. Work toward making all punk rock-related articles and lists clean, organized, well-written, and accessible.
  5. Bring numerous articles to Good Article, Featured Article, and/or Featured List status.

Your role[]

We need the participation of Wikipedians and punk music fans alike. Here are some general guidelines to follow.

How to help[]

  1. Please sign your name below and introduce yourself in the monthly roll call section of the talk page.
  2. Take a look at recent discussions and the things to do page to see if your ideas have already been or need to be addressed.
  3. Get to know other users so that you can get a sense of the Project's attitude and each member's opinions on what should be merged, expanded, and so on. This will allow you to work better with the team, especially on major projects.
  4. Make sure you cite your sources, follow the project's guidelines in addition to style guidelines, and follow the discussions and agreements for the project.
  5. Look for text that seems biased (see WP:NPOV) and fix it.
  6. Be bold, but do not be reckless. See the above items and the section below for further information on what to do and what not to do.

How not to help[]

Do not:

  1. Insert un-cited and trivial information (see: WP:V and WP:TRIV).
  2. Revert war (adherence to the One Revert Rule is encouraged)
  3. Add original research, unsourced claims, speculation, point of view, excessive external links, vandalism, and patent nonsense.

Things to remember[]

  1. This is a general interest encyclopedia. Articles should be understandable and appeal to both casual readers and dedicated punk fans alike.
  2. Not every person, band, album, record label, etc. in existence deserves their/its own article. Article topics must demonstrate independent notability using citations to reliable third-party sources. Primary sources are important too, but they are not enough to support an encyclopedia article on their own.
  3. See: What Wikipedia is Not.
  4. Again, we stress: this project is mainly for cleanup, organization, enhancement, factual fixes, and so on. Trivial information is frowned upon.

If some of these items seem redundant, it only underscores what we all believe in as a group.

Open/major tasks[]

The following is a chart of our largest tasks. For a complete list, please see the things to do subpage, in addition to our talk page. See the opentask template at the top of the page for the priority tasks. Project members, this chart should feature "priority one" tasks!

Punk rock Portal[]

{{Portal|Punk rock}} Make sure to visit the Punk rock Portal. Also you can vote for the selected article of the week at Portal:Punk rock/Vote.


  • See the Wikipedia:WikiProject Punk music/index for a list of Punk music-related articles that do not require significant attention. Chances are, if an item doesn't belong on that list or isn't on there, it needs to be fixed (make a note on the things to do page and/or the discussion page).
  • Also remember that there is a Punk music barnstar that you can give out to deserving ors (and a userbox for those who are awarded the barnstar).
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If you have any questions just ask at the Punk music WikiProject.

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The current Punk music Collaboration of the month is
"Bikini Kill".

The next winner will be selected on May 1, 2009.
Last month's article was Blink-182
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Here is a list of Punk music Wikiproject members, together with some of their interests. To join the group simply add yourself to the list of participants, being sure to maintain alphabetical order.

  Name  Talk page   Special interests
Afddiary Talk Mostly interested in melodic hardcore, skate punk, and pop punk, especially from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s - but I can find something to like in all styles. Favorite punk bands include (but are definitely not limited to - and definitely not in order): Belvedere, The Distillers, The Gits, Randy, Only Crime, Bad Religion, Good Riddance, Propagandhi, Michael Monroe, Rise Against, Less Than Jake, The Offspring, and many, many more. I've created and heavily ed quite a few album pages, and I hope to help out more!
AKStraightedge Talk My musical tastes span from emo, ska, and pop punk to things such as psychobilly and horrorpunk, street, and even post-hardcore, crossover thrash, hardcore, and grindcore. Will work on creating and cleaning up pages for bands in those genres, and also do album and track listings when needed. Also will work to clean up and expand some of the punk ideology and subculture pages.
Alex 101 Talk Most of my work has been on many bands such as The Offspring, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Face to Face, D.I., Rancid and Pennywise. I've also created discography pages for some of those bands.
AnarcistPig Talk I do album covers. If you see an album article with no cover image, leave a link on my talk page.
Andrea662xx Talk
AndroidDrummer Talk I love punk rock music and have been listening to it for many years. Some of my favourite bands are The Adicts, some of Rise Against's earlier stuff, Anti-Flag and Rancid. I try to contribute to punk articles as much as I can.
AugustusAudax Talk If it's punk and it's after 1990, I love it. Green Day, Bad Religion, The Offspring, NOFX, etc.
Bagel7 Talk I love a great many punk bands, including but not limited to The Offspring, Bad Religion, AFI, Blink-182, and Green Day
Benzband Talk
Black60dragon Talk I love all kinds of rock from Hard Rock, to Metal, to Alternative but Punk Rock is my favorite. My favorite Punk Bands are Green Day, The Offspring, and Rise Against as well as others
Blaguymonkey Talk So I've decided to re-join. Anyways, love all kinds of punk except most modern punk. Love the early stuff like The Clash and the Ramones, the L.A. scene like Suicidal Tendencies and Black Flag, D.C. bands like Bad Brains and Minor Threat, Bay Area bands such as Dead Kennedys and Crimpshrine, among others. Currently I'm working on fixing up articles centered around the 924 Gilman Street scene, especially the late '80s stuff.
Blakemaster2000 Talk I love bands like Blink-182 and The Offspring.
Bobyllib Talk I enjoy old-school punk mostly, well... punk through new wave and then veering off into indie. Anything after about 1987 in terms of "punk" doesn't really interest me.
Brakoholic Talk Been actively listening to punk since 1993, and passively even longer. Fan of all varieties of music in general, but am a punk rocker at heart. Been actively involved in the punk scene since the mid 90s. Threw shows in the 90s, worked street teams in the 00s, wrote for webzines in the 00s/10s. I am a professional writer by trade so I originally started ing Wikipedia because seeing bad writing, typos and grammatical errors irks me, and being able to do something about them (unlike in most media) is a godsend. Only natural I would want to help with topics I care about, so here I am.
Chief Blackdawg Talk Main Founder of the World Wide PyratePunxPunk Promoter and punk community organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area as well the world wide underground punk community,has been active for over 25 years in punk culture. Started long ago hand drawing punk fliers Under his Artist name Marcus DaAnarchist and still to this day of no Lord 2013 still draws them up. Has opened or helped open many venues and vast knowledge of nor-cal punk rock.
Coolfoolcoolfool Talk Major listener of many styles of punk, like noise rock, emo, grindcore, etc. I mostly try to add as much information (and references) to band, label, and album pages.
Craftyanthropologist Talk Fan of '90s-early 2000s punk, pop-punk, and folk-punk, among others, but mostly obsessive fact-checker and copy or...I'll help out however I can.
CrowzRSA Talk Huge fan of the Ramones, been listening to them since 4th grade and playing their music on my Fender Mustang. Trying to add more information to everything in the band's scope, already expanded Ramones, Leave Home, and Rocket to Russia.
Derek R Bullamore Talk Mainly original UK punksters, like The Damned, The Clash, X-Ray Spex, The Stranglers, GBH, The Only Ones, Buzzcocks, The Adverts, Wreckless Eric; and post punk/new wave such as The Jam, The Boomtown Rats and errr Dr. Feelgood - probably shifted to pub rock here - what the hell "it's all rock and roll to me" !
DanTorresROCKS Talk
Doktor Wilhelm Talk
Drowninginlimbo Talk Interested in No Wave and Post-Punk
EdGl Talk Christian punk and associated bands such as MxPx, Slick Shoes, and Craig's Brother
Failureatdeath Talk I enjoy many genres of music, Punk Rock is my favorite.
Fork me Talk British punk, 1970's punk, Oi, hostory of punk, started Suburban Studs article. Have worked as a DJ in punk clubs and as a live promoter. Know some UK punk bands personally.
Fylbecatulous Talk I notice much article work needs done and I shall also be a watchcat for maintaining article stability and quality
Gaohoyt Talk Southern California punk, late 70s to mid 80s.
Gimme danger Talk copy ing rocks
Gongshow Talk Very much into 70s-early 90s punk (and post-punk); occasionally pages of newer punk bands as well
Grande Talk I'm a huge fan of Bad Religion.
Guerillero Talk I work mainly with straight edge and hardcore punk. I am a big fan of sourcing things.
Hbee10202 Talk
Hdbaker32 Talk
Hoponpop69 Talk I've spent lots of time working on Screeching Weasel, Ramones, and Green Day pages. I contribute and clean up many articles about U.S. punk bands of the 90s and 00s.
I Am A Sandwich Talk I pages of all kinds including music pages. I work on all kinds of punk related pages, I'm a musician myself, and I have a very wide taste in music.
Icelandic Hurricane Talk
IllaZilla Talk I mostly articles related to bands from southern California, in all periods of punk. Right now I'm doing a major overhaul of this project to try to get it moving more and give it a lot more tools to work with.
JanderVK Talk Punk (77, Street, Oi, Crust etc.), Post-Punk, Goth/Death Rock etc. etc. Will work on anything Punk related except Pop.
Jauma2368 Talk Expert in Chicago Punk bands, as well as some DC and East Coast early 80's. Happy to help in whatever way I can...there is just not enough Chicago bands represented on Wikipedia.
Jeyradan Talk Classic punk (1970s onward), obscure British and Canadian punk/ska/post-punk, and so on. Also on WikiProject: The Clash.
JmarGWSS241 Talk
Joseph507357 Talk
longestview Talk Mainly interested in classic punk (pre-2000s etc.)
Maimai009 Talk I like all sorts of punks: Pop Punk (NOFX, Blink-182, Chixdiggit!), Hardcore Punk (Rise Against, Good Riddance), Death Punk (Turbonegro) and also some weird old stuff like Dead Kennedys or Nomeansno.
Markco1 Talk I work on a lot of the early punk bands and Venues, cleaning up articles and keeping them up to date and all that. I tend to stick to Boston bands but do work on other stuff as well.
Martarius Talk
Mashaunix Talk I'm familiar with many forms of punk and hardcore as well as related alternative and metal styles.
Michig Talk mainly interested in earlier (pre-1985) UK punk, discographies. Not remotely interested in Green Day, emo, etc.
MirrorFreak Talk Music is Music to me.
Natt the Hatt Talk I like it all. Street punk, pop punk, skate, ska, hardcore..."good tunes is good tunes." I'm mostly a small /clean up guy, but every now and then I'll take on a bigger job. Band history is my main interest.
Netherzone Talk Women in punk rock. (New article start)
NeutronTaste Talk Crust punk, post-punk, goth. Prefix all the aforementioned with "proto-", just so we don't leave out any pioneers.
Odetosleep Talk My music taste ranges from pop punk (Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance) to plain-old pop.
OliverTwisted Talk Swimming against the stream of anti-punk rock bias on CSD and AfD discussions. Non-mainstream does not mean non-notable. I'm going to look around a bit, before making major contributions.
PetrusMatthaeus Talk Anything to do with straight edge punk and straight edge culture. Obsessed with Government Issue, Minor Threat, One Life Crew, and Vegan Reich.
Phil Northing Talk UK punk, old & new, anarcho
Pjoef Talk
Ragged sail Talk Completely Obsessed with Irish and Celtic Punk
ReverendG Talk Can not promise a lot, but I'll do what I can.
RBpunk Talk I love all genres of punk but my favorite is NOFX
Rmrichey Talk Punk rocker since '79. All things punk.
Rocker10000 Talk
Robman94 Talk Grew up listening to the Sex Pistols and the rest of the class of '77 punk bands in London. Am currently trying to document the current (or recent) crop of punk bands, like Noise By Numbers, The Soviettes, etc.
SanePsychotic Talk I'll contribute wherever I can.
ScarTissueBloodBlister Talk
Seduisant Talk 70s mostly and slightly 80s; can help with Stooges, Ramones, Television, NY Dolls, Hell/Voidoids, MC5, Modern Lovers, Joy Division, Heartbreakers, Shirts, Dictators, TuffDarts, Pistols, etc. Minor in garage bands.
Sgnaf Talk Interested in screamo, mathcore, and hardcore primarily. SxE forever.
SickofTalk Talk I'm really big on 80's Punk Rock and other related things such as zines, videos, clubs/venues and skateboarding from that era. Anything between 1980 to 1989 is where you'll see most of my s but I do work on a bit of 70's and early 90's articles, as well. From regular Punk Rock to purist Punky-Hardcore (yes, even after 1986) to Thrashy Crossover to Gilman Street is what I like to listen to. Absolutely no NYHC or Youth Crew, though! Don't really listen to any newer music so you won't really see me any articles dealing with that stuff. You can probably guess where I get my username from. Some of my favorite bands would be: Circle Jerks, Minor Threat, Adrenalin O.D., Screeching Weasel, Crimpshrine, Buzzcocks, Isocracy, The Lookouts, The Clash, Operation Ivy, Bad Religion, Suicidal Tendencies, Sex Pistols, Descendents, Life Sentence and, of course, The Ramones.
Silverskylines Talk I'm getting into the old-school 70's/80's hardcore and avant-garde punk outfit. I can do a lot for 2000's hardcore/melodic hardcore bands: Underoath, Rise Against, etc. Basically, whatever the hell comes to mind.
SkaterLife Talk Mainly the mainstream bands nowadays such as, Pierce the Veil or Bring me the Horizon
SteveStrummer Talk Punk rock and garage, 1960s-1990s.
Teamsleep Talk Mathcore, melodic hardcore, first-wave metalcore such as Converge, Poison the Well and Starkweather, post-hardcore, straight edge ideology, pretty much anything.
Terminus777 Talk Any pop punk, or punk rock bands
Thehistorian17 Talk I love anything punk rock. I enjoy the academic study of punk rock as well as the DIY component, zine culture, and the concept of "space" in the punk community.
TheRealGrantma Talk I just like punk rock ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
TheSpecialUser Talk I'm suffering from excessive addiction to Green Day so aim at improving articles related to them. I actually don't like ing any music related article if it is not related to Green Day, so in short, crazy regarding GD ;) and have improved many things regarding it so far including GAs and DYKs.
The Young Skeptic Talk I'm primarily interested in hardcore.
Timmeh Talk I am currently focusing mainly on Rise Against related articles, but I can help wherever needed.
Tuxlie Talk From Punk Rock, through Ska, Rude Boy, Oi! and then New Wave, Alternative, Indie and everything in between
Wall Screamer Talk I'm more interested in hardcore, both modern and classic. I also like giving importance assessments and re-assessments.
Wesborden Talk Folk Punk WesleyDodds Talk
Wick3dd Talk Just another dirty ol crusty kid. My interests are primarily in crust, grind, hardcore, power violence, and all extreme forms of punk. I'll help out wherever when I can.
WTGDMan1986 Talk cop-style ing (arresting vandals)
Yozzer66 Talk Mainly original UK punksters
Xsxex Talk You know it, I'll be working on the pop punk railroad, all the live-long day...
Zazaban Talk
ManneredMan Talk Listener to pop-punk, punk rock and skate punk of all eras. Hardcore blink-182 fan, late 80s/early-mid-late 90s skate punk/punk rock fan/defender. Major or in latin punk bands such as Panda (band)
Massimoimpulse Talk Listener to italian punk rock and hard core from the early 80s to now.
Inactive/former members

The following ors are no longer active in WikiProject Punk music.
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