Punk Indie New Wave Posters
|Punk is a sub-genre of Rock that is widely known for its anti-establishment lyrics paired with fast, short, and aggressive instrumentation. Punk Rock blasted its way into the Rock scene in the 70's with help from UK bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Punk Rock rapidly spread to the United States with the introduction of bands such as The Dead Kennedy's and The Misfits and more recently, Pennywise and The Vandals.
Indie Rock, better known as Independent Rock, is a subculture all its own. Indie bands are named so for being sponsored by independent rather than major record labels. Indie music has a more "Garage Band" feel, but is just as popular as contemporary rock. Bands on the forefront of the Indie movement include Interpol, The Libertines and Franz Ferdinand.
New Wave is a sub-genre of Punk Rock music that was popularized in the late 1970's to early 1980's. New Wave has musical styles rooted in ska and funk, utilizing keyboards which separates it from being Punk Rock. Bands that are considered to be New Wave include Blondie, David Bowie and the English Beat.|