There are many types of punk genres in music. Most of them promote individual freedom, have anti-dullness, anti-mainstream, anti-establishment and anti-commercial messages. Many are not suitable for young listeners, such as crust punk. There are also some punks such as Peace punk which promotes anti-war and peace. Here is a list of different types of punk genres.

Punk Rock
Punk rock is a music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s. Rooted in 1960s garage rock, punk bands rejected the perceived excesses of mainstream 1970s rock. Typical punk rock instrumentation includes one or two electric guitars, an electric bass, and a drum kit, along with vocals. Songs tend to be shorter than those of other popular genres. Punk songs were played at fast, “breakneck” tempos, an approach influenced by The Ramones.

Art Punk
Art punk is a subgenre of punk in the 1970s in which artists go beyond the genre’s rudimentary garage rock and are considered more sophisticated than their peers. Art punk music is free-spirited.

Britpunk
The first distinct music scene to claim the punk label appeared in New York City between 1974 and 1976. Around the same time or soon afterward, a punk scene developed in London. Punk is generally regarded as a defining moment in British cultural history and Britpunk is British Punk.


Folk Punk
Folk punk (known in its early days as rogue folk) is a fusion of folk music and punk rock. It was popularized in the early 1980s by the Pogues in Britain, and by Violent Femmes in the United States. 

Crust Punk
Crust punk (also known as crust or stenchcore) is a form of music influenced by English punk rock and extreme metal. The style, which evolved in the early-1980s in England, often has songs with dark and pessimistic lyrics that linger on political and social ills. (not for young listeners)

Hardcore Punk
Hardcore punk is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s. It is generally faster, harder, and more aggressive than other forms of punk rock.

Steampunk
Steampunk music has a unique musical style that blends in with the world of the future that never was, a soundtrack to a universe of retrocentric technology that invokes the feeling of living in the perfect Steampunk environment. Bands often mod their equipments to resemble Victorian and Neo-Victorian steampunk equivalents.

Afro-punk
Afropunk is underground music by African Americans and is comparable to the early hip hop movement of the 1980s. The Afropunk Music Festival was founded in 2005 by James Spooner and Matthew Morgan.

Garage Punk
Garage rock is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced a series of subsequent revivals.

Glam Punk
Glam punk is a term used retrospectively to describe a short lived trend for bands which produced a form of proto-punk that incorporated elements of glam rock, initially in the early to mid-1970s. Acts included New York Dolls and Harlots of 42nd Street.

Peace Punk
A punk that does not fight or does not like violence. It promotes peace.

Street Punk
Street punk is an urban working class-based subgenre of hardcore punk, partly as a rebellion against the perceived artistic pretensions of the first wave of British punk.

Dance Punk
Dance-punk is a post-punk genre that emerged in the late 1970s, and is closely associated with the post-disco and new wave movements.

Pop Punk
Pop punk (also known as punkpop) is a rock music genre that combines elements of punk rock with elements of pop music and power pop.

Punk Jazz

Punk Metal