maybe it's just me but i never really considered flogging molly all that punk... obviously the elements are there but they incorporate a much more celtic folk influence than, say, dropkick murphys. i still love both bands but flogging molly's sound is a bit more eclectic.
i saw dropkicks and bad religion last weekend in toronto, mostly because of the former, but bad religion was still very good. while they arent exactly unique these days, you can here a lot of what they play copied by bands that came after them, so they got that goin for em
AFI. I know everyone's going to say "omg you are a sellout loser" but let me explain. AFI has done the goth thing, they've done the horror-punk thing, they've done the hardcore thing, they've done the pop-punk thing, they've done the emo thing, and they've done some straight up punk rock stuff.
Man does Jello really belt that one out.
I fricken love that tune.
Do you remember the hardcore band The Meatmen with classics such as Tooling For Anus, Pre Menstral Princess Blues, Buttocks, and We're The Meatmen And You Suck?
Earth to BikeGiftingMan. Come in BikeGiftingMan. None of these bands are punk.
Fair enough; I didn't want to make it too complex by saying something like post-punk counter-culture-ish bands that take a new interpretation on the direction that punk unfortunately went in the late 1990s.
Ah, I see Legionnaire just beat me to saying The Damned, one of the originals and I believe they are still going strong. Their sound has changed a bit over time but you can still tell its them when their songs get played. And to me at least, there isn't anyone out there who makes playing guitar in a punk band sound like so much fun as Captain Sensible. The only person who comes close is Warren Fitzgerald from The Vandals. Speaking of the Vandals, they my not have a unique sound but I don't think there is another band that takes the same approach that they have and does it so well. But then I'm hardly immersed in the world of punk at the moment so I may be off base here.