During punk’s formative era in the 1980s, Boston became known as a center of a more aggressive, harder-edged version of the hardcore punk that was becoming popular in Los Angeles. Today, the punk scene has expanded to include both poppier and more experimental punk artists, but followers of the traditional scene can still be found in large supply.Artists Representative of the Scene:
- The Acro-Brats (2002-pres.): Pop-punk group whose music has been featured on Guitar Hero and Rock Band.
- Bane (1995-pres.): Prolific hardcore group whose songs promote tolerance.
- Dropkick Murphys (1996-pres.): Irish punk group that incorporates Celtic folk music into their songs.
- The Hope Conspiracy (1999-pres): Heavy hardcore group, reformed in 2006 after a two-year hiaturs.
- The Unseen (1993-pres.): Catchier band channeling street punk artists of the 1980s.