This map of punk is based on an approximation of the London Underground in 2013. It is amended from the
HTML/CSS/jQuery map developed by John Galantini.
His source code is available on Github.
The map is based on my own tastes in punk and does not pretend to be a definitive categorisation of punk.
Lines are primarily based on sub-genre groupings with the exception of the Genre Definers (aka Circle) line as should
Where possible bands have been linked thematically but this has not always been possible due to intersections with other lines.
This line primarily American Hardcore (bands active between 1980-1986 in line with Steven Blush's American Hardcore: A Tribal History).
The exception to this is the north-western branch (the Edgware branch of the London Underground map) which includes straightedge bands internationally and outside of this limited time period.
A shortened version of the Hammersmith & City Line found on the tube map in 2013. As the name suggests this shows my particular favourites of the genre starting from the north-east genre originators Discharge.
The north-eastern end of the line is primarily anarchist hardcore moving towards skatecore as it makes its way in a south-western direction. The most south western
end of the line is focussed on New York Hardcore (NYHC). The north western end of the line moves from NYHC towards industrial hardcore into crack rock steady.
The north-western part of the line highlights modern left-wing and anarchist Oi! moving increasingly towards traditional Oi! which forms the horizonatal line that
runs through the centre of the map. As the line moves to the north-east there is a fcous on streetpunk with a circular offshoot for hardcore streetpunk.
The northern end of the line is 90s and 90s-influenced poppunk as a reminder of the days when the Warped Tour was good. At the south-eastern end of the line are bands
more influenced by hardcore and associated to the 924 Gilman Street scene.
Punk Rock/Melodic Hardcore
The most complicated route in the map due to the number of offshoots. the north-western end is something of a hot-potch of various off-shoots inf;uenced by the likes of
the Sex Pistols, Stiff Little Fingers and the Ruts. Beyond the genre definers the western end has two southern off-shoots with different types of melodic hardcore with a
clutch of bands that link these. Further along the western edge the melodic hardcore hardcore part of the line meets traditional hardcore.
The line starts from the south-eastern end with the Specials movin to the west and and the north through Bad Brains fusing it with hardcore and reggae to the 90s
3rd wave explosion and beyond