Punk rock isn’t just music; for some, it’s a way of life. But punk rock’s anti-establishment, non-conformity ethos often manifests itself in ways that are decidedly not punk. Instead of symbolizing freedom and rebellion, mohawks and tattoos become little more than a uniform. And in a day in which punk rock looks less and less like the Clash and Black Flag, and more like DNCE, it’s hard not to wonder whether punk is dead. But punk is very much alive, and it’s found in all the wrong places.

Punk or Not is the fever dream of Matt Horner, a PR student at McMaster’s CCE. You can contact him through the blog or on Twitter.