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Updated List of Jewish Punk Bands

Update (8/19/10): Here is the 2010 version of the List of Jewish Punk Bands.

Below is an updated list of the Jewish punk bands I’ve written about along with a link to an article or blog post in which each is mentioned. The original list was posted on December 31, and this revised version incorporates bands mentioned in my January 15, June 30, and July 3 posts.

The categorization is somewhat arbitrary. The last three categories shouldn’t be thought of as comprehensive.

Punk Bands With a Significant Jewish Focus/Identity

Klezmer/Folk Bands With a Punk Edge

Similar bands include the Klezmatics, Charming Hostess, Charming Hostess Big Band, and Kletka Red.

Punk Bands From Israel

To learn more about the Israeli punk scene, check out Liz Nord’s documentary Jericho’s Echo: Punk Rock in the Holy Land.

Punk Bands With Jewish Members

To learn more about Jews’ involvement in punk rock, read Steven Lee Beeber’s The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s: A Secret History of Jewish Punk.


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