A genre of music that has hard, fast, and rough music and lyrics that attack the popular culture and government. Very anti-establishment. Famous true punk bands are The Clash, Ramones, The Sex Pistols, Black Flag, and The Buzzcocks. Newer punk bands, most famous Green Day and Bowling for Soup, have a lighter tone, but is still considered punk over other music.
Pop-punk is a genre that combines the same types of lyrics and combines it with softer and lighter music. Blink-182, Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, and Sum 41 are this genres pioneers and famous bands.
Generally, punk rock is one of the biggest categories of rock music but has never been fully considered mainstream since its creation in the 70s in the U.S. and England. 924 Gilman Street in the East Bay is a famous club where many underground bands play.
The Clash is a famous punk rock band. currently, the most famous punk band is probably Green Day.