David Ensminger is a trained folklorist, punk historian, English Instructor, musician, and writer. His work has appeared in Thirsty Ear, Magyar Taraj, Artcore, Trust, Maximum Rock'n'Roll, M/C Journal, Journal of Popular Music Studies, and Houston Press, among others. Visual Vitriol, his book covering punk street art and subcultures, is forthcoming from the Univ. Of Miss in Spring 2011.
Punk rock gives voice to the hardest of times. As punk is a wide-ranging umbrella genre saturated with numerous subcultures, styles, aesthetics, and attitudes, making a list is more like trying to super-glue together a ripped and torn fanzine. But try, we must.