History: The term came from the title of the band Pteradon's song, Urban Pirate Style. Originally, the song is a satire of self indulgent punk rockers who otherwise would have neglected the scene, however, this title was adopted and attributed to bands which have a firm DIY punk rock background, but may appear to fit more into the hipster/indie rock scene. Examples include, Pteradon, Joyce Manor, and Mane Horse, just to name a few.
In the plural sense, a band of urban pirates may go and steal things because they are bored, not just because it makes them feel good.
Kyle: Me too.
Sarah: Me too.
John: Let's go steal something!
All: Okay! *Urban pirates get up and leave their dwelling to plunder a street sign, rum, or whatever else may look appealing to them at the time*
matt: "URBAN PIRATE!"
allison: "what! THERE"
mike: "Arrgg me heartie!"
allison: "Check for an eyepatch!"
*all*: "URBAN PIRATE!"