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California Punk Rock Bands List

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Updated January 13, 2020 14.1k views 336 items

List of California punk rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as punk rock solo artists from California are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great California music that you've never heard before. The punk rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in California. If you think the best California punk rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists here include everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to P!nk.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular punk rock bands from California?" and "Which punk rock bands started in California?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Green Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Avenged Sevenfold is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Blink-182 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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The Offspring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Suicidal Tendencies is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Dead Kennedys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Rancid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Bad Religion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Black Flag is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Social Distortion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Flogging Molly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Cold War Kids is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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NOFX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Hole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Buckcherry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Descendents is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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AFI is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Pennywise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Sugar Ray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Tim Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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No Age is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List
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Slightly Stoopid is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list California Punk Rock Bands List