Violence has also sometimes appeared in the punk subculture, but has been opposed by some subsets of the subculture, such as the pacifist strain anarcho-punk. Punks often form a local scene, which can have as few as half a dozen members in a small town, or as many as thousands of in a major city. A typical punk scene is made up of punk and hardcore bands, fans who attend concerts, protests, and other events, zine publishers, reviewers, and other writers, visual artists illustrating zines, and creating posters and album covers, show promoters, and people who work at music venues or independent record labels.
Squatting plays a role in many punk communities, providing shelter and other forms of support. Squats in abandoned or condemned housing, and communal " punk houses " often provide bands a place to stay while they are touring. There are some punk communes , such as Essex's Dial House. The Internet has been playing an increasingly large role in punk, specifically in the form of virtual communities and file sharing programs for trading music files. In the punk and hardcore subcultures, members of the scene are often evaluated in terms of the authenticity of their commitment to the values or philosophies of the scene, which may range from political beliefs to lifestyle practices.
In the punk subculture, the epithet poseur or "poser" is used to describe "a person who habitually pretends to be something [they are] not. While this perceived inauthenticity is viewed with scorn and contempt by members of the subculture, the definition of the term and to whom it should be applied is subjective.
An article in Drowned in Sound argues that s-era " hardcore is the true spirit of punk", because "after all the poseurs and fashionistas [moved on] to the next trend of skinny pink ties with New Romantic haircuts, singing wimpy lyrics", the punk scene consisted only of people "completely dedicated to the DIY ethics".
In the discussion of authenticity it is necessary to recognize the origins of punk music. Proto-punk bands came out of garage-rock during the late s. Usually white working-class boys are credited for pioneering the genre, however there were many women and people of color who contributed to the original punk sound and aesthetic. Because the original subculture meant to challenge everything about the mainstream, usually in shocking ways, the "punk" that people usually picture became inauthentic once it was brought to the mainstream; "'Inauthentic' punk is a commercialized and debased form of an original 'street' form of punk" Sabin, This is the paradox of punk; as a subculture it must always be evolving in order to stay out of the mainstream.
Punk Girls written by Liz Ham is a photo-book featuring portraits of Australian women in the punk subculture, and it was published in by Manuscript Daily. Glam rockers such as T. Rex , the New York Dolls and David Bowie had big influences on protopunk , early punk rock, and the crossover subgenre later called glam punk.
Particularly, David Bowie himself supported the neophyte punk bands of this time, and he later said after punk somewhat fell out of fashion, "I think it's a crying shame that the category has dissipated its importance. Malcolm McLaren played roles in introducing both punk and hip hop to the United Kingdom. Town Concrete , The Transplants and Refused. The skinhead subculture of the United Kingdom in the late s — which had almost disappeared in the early s — was revived in the late s, partly because of the influence of punk rock, especially the Oi!
Conversely, ska and reggae , popular among traditionalist skinheads , has influenced several punk musicians. Punks and skinheads have had both antagonistic and friendly relationships, depending on the social circumstances, time period and geographic location. The punk and heavy metal subcultures have shared some similarities since punk's inception. The early s protopunk scene had an influence on the development of heavy metal. Alice Cooper was a forerunner of the fashion and music of both the punk and metal subcultures.
Genres such as metalcore , grindcore and crossover thrash were greatly influenced by punk rock and heavy metal. The new wave of British heavy metal influenced the UK 82 -style of bands like Discharge , and hardcore was a primary influence on thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Slayer. The early s grunge subculture was a fusion of punk anti-fashion ideals and metal-influenced guitar sounds.
However, hardcore punk and grunge developed in part as reactions against the heavy metal music that was popular during the s. In punk's heyday, punks faced harassment and attacks from the general public and from members of other subcultures. In the s in the UK, punks were sometimes involved in brawls with Teddy Boys , greasers , bikers , mods and members of other subcultures.
There was also considerable enmity between Positive punks known today as goths and the glamorously dressed New Romantics. In the late s, punks were known to have had confrontations with hippies due to the contrasting ideologies and backlash of the hippie culture. Many punks were often critical of Crass for their involvement in the hippie movement.
Like Crass, Jello Biafra was influenced by the hippie movement and cited the yippies as a key influence on his political activism and thinking, though he did write songs critical of hippies.
The industrial and rivethead subcultures have had several ties to punk, in terms of music, fashion and attitude. Power pop music as defined by groups such as Badfinger , Cheap Trick , The Knack , and The Romantics emerged in mostly the same time-frame and geographical area as punk rock, and they shared a great deal musically in terms of playing short songs loud and fast while trying to emphasize catchy feelings.
More melodic and pop-influenced punk music have also often been wrapped alongside power pop bands under the general " new wave music " label. The punk subculture has spread to many countries around the world. The fluidity of musical expression in particular makes it an ideal medium for this cross-cultural interpretation. In Mexico, punk culture is primarily a phenomenon among middle and lower class youth, many of whom were first exposed to punk music through travel to England.
Oral nicknames are a distinguishing feature of Mexican punk, where the tradition of oral culture has influenced the development of nicknames for almost all Mexican punks. Patches are widely used as an inexpensive way to alter clothing and express identity. Though English language bands like the Dead Kennedys are well known in Mexico, punks there prefer Spanish-language music or covers translated into Spanish.
The slam dance style common in the California punk scene of the early s is in the s very popular. Performance practices reflect socio-economic circumstances of Mexican punks.
Called tocadas , shows are generally held in public spaces like basketball courts or community centers instead of places of business like bars and restaurants, as is more common in the United States and Europe. They usually take place in the afternoon and end early to accommodate the three or four hours it takes many punks to return home by public transit. Mexican punk groups rarely release vinyl or CD recordings, preferring cassettes.
Though Mexican punk itself does not have an explicit political agenda, Mexican punks have been active in the Zapatista , Anarcho-punk ,  and Anti-globalisation movements. The anti-establishment punk sub-culture has appealed to Russians for decades, with punk media, fashion, and albums becoming enormously popular underground items in the late s onwards. Musically, the sound of punk rock became a clear protest against the disco influenced, heavily electronic official Soviet regime songs.
The government suppressed punks and ruthlessly censored their music. The founder of Russian punk is considered to be Yegor Letov with his band Grazhdanskaya Oborona , which started performing in the early s. Letov also invented a word chanted by punk fans during concerts, Hoi a mixture of the Oi! In the late s Sektor Gaza formed, reaching cult status.
They created a genre called " Kolkhoz punk", which mixed elements from village life into punk music. Another cult band which started a few years later was Korol i Shut , introducing horror punk , using costumes and lyrics in the form of tales and fables. Korol i Shut became one of the best selling and most highly regarded bands in the history of russian Rock. More recent expressions of punk sub-culture in Russia have included the formation of the feminist protest punk rock group Pussy Riot , which formed in With lyrical themes including feminism, LGBT rights and opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin , along with the playing of unauthorised guerilla performances , Pussy Riot has gained notoriety, which has led to the incarceration of some of the group's members.
The trial and sentencing of Pussy Riot's members has led to significant criticism, particularly in the West, including by Amnesty International. Punk arrived slowly in South Africa during the s when waves of British tradesman welcomed by the then- apartheid government brought cultural influences like the popular British music magazine NME ,  sold in South Africa six weeks after publication.
South African punk developed separately in Johannesburg , Durban , and Cape Town and relied on live performances in townships and streets as the multi-racial composition of bands and fan bases challenged the legal and social conventions of the apartheid regime.
Political participation is foundational to punk subculture in South Africa. During the apartheid regime, punk was second only to Rock music in its importance to multi-racial interactions in South Africa. Police harassment was common and the government often censored explicitly political lyrics. Johannesburg based band National Wake was routinely censored and even banned for songs like "International News," which challenged the South African government's refusal to acknowledge the racial and political conflict in the country.
In post-apartheid South Africa, punk has attracted a greater number of white middle-class males than the more diverse makeup of the subculture during the apartheid era. Thabo Mbeki 's African Renaissance movement has complicated the position of white South Africans in contemporary society.
Punk provides young white men the opportunity to explore and express their minority identity. Post-apartheid punk subculture continues to be active in South African politics, organising a festival called Punks Against Racism at Thrashers Statepark in Pretoria.
Rather than the sense of despondency and fatalism that characterised s British punk subculture, the politically engaged South African scene is more positive about the future of South Africa. In Peru punk traces its roots to the band Los Saicos , a Lima group that played the unique blend of garage and break dance music that would later be labeled punk as early as the s.
The early activity of Los Saicos has led many to claim that punk originated in Lima instead of the UK, as it typically assumed. Throughout the s, the band was completely forgotten. Years later, a plaque that declares "here the global punk-rock movement was born" was placed at the corner of Miguel Iglesias and Julio C.
Tello Streets in Lima. By the s the punk scene in Peru was highly active. Peruvian punks call themselves subtes and appropriate the subversive implications of the English term "underground" through the Spanish term subterraneo literally, subterranean. The current scene relies on digital distribution and assumes similar anti-establishment practices. The origins of punk rock in Brazil go back to the late s, as in most other countries mainly under the influence of the Sex Pistols , The Clash and The Ramones.
Brazilian punk emerged in part from the ideals of the musician Douglas Viscaino, who, imbued with the pioneering ideas and unity of young people that fought against the Brazilian military regime, formed a band of protest called: Restos de Nada Remnants of Nothing.
Their musicians already had their punk ideals before Then came AI-5 and N. Before punk proper bands emerged, two relatively famous glam and hard rock bands, Joelho de Porco literally "pig knee" and Made in Brazil, used elements of the punk aesthetic around or , and were called punk bands by the media without really playing punk rock music or defining themselves as such.
In the late s, punk rock faced harsh criticism in Indonesia 's province of Aceh. Punk rock is seen as a threat to Islamic values and, according to authorities, conflicts with Shariah law. The emergence of punk rock in Canada followed roughly the timelines of both the UK and the US, and was at first confined to Canada's largest cities.
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