Top 20 Punk Bands From Southern California

  1. 1.
    Bad Religion
    (Los Angeles)
  2. 2.
    NOFX
    (Fairfax Ghetto Boys. Originally, Los Angeles/Beverly Hills)
  3. 3.
    Pennywise
    (Hermosa Beach)
  4. 4.
    Strung Out
    (Simi Valley)
  5. 5.
    The Offspring
    (Huntington Beach)
  6. 6.
    Descendants
    (Manhattan Beach)
  7. 7.
    Black Flag
    (Hermosa Beach)
  8. 8.
    Adolescents
    (Fullerton)
  9. 9.
    Circle Jerks
    (Los Angeles)
  10. 10.
    Lagwagon
    (Goleta)
  11. 11.
    The Vandals
    (Huntington Beach)
  12. 12.
    Social Distortion
    (Fullerton)
  13. 13.
    Sublime
    (Yes, they count as a punk band - fuck you) (Long Beach)
  14. 14.
    Suicidal Tendencies
    (Venice)
  15. 15.
    Face to Face
    (Victorville)
  16. 16.
    Flogging Molly
    (Los Angeles)
  17. 17.
    Guttermouth
    (Huntington Beach)
  18. 18.
    Blink 182
    (Poway)
  19. 19.
    Ten Foot Pole
    (Simi Valley)
  20. 20.
    Unwritten Law
    (Poway)
  21. 21.
    Honorable mentions: RKL, Minutemen, X, Pulley, TSOL, Goldfinger, The Mad Caddies, Ignite, Off!, All, Germs, Black Pacific, The Ataris, Death by Stereo, Avenged Sevenfold (early stuff), Thrice (early stuff), Osker, Deviates, Old Man Markley, Pour Habit