This may be an odd one but it has sparked a conversation between me & my friends and I would like a ruling from an outside party.

The term "punk rock" I assume is a common noun and would not be capitalized. But could it not be used in certain context in which it becomes a proper noun and therefore require capitalization? If so, could someone please give me an example or two of sentences in which it should be capitalized?

I thank you all in advance for any light that you can shed on this for me.

Chaz
LordChazThe term "punk rock" I assume is a common noun and would not be capitalized.
Correct.

LordChazBut could it not be used in certain context in which it becomes a proper noun and therefore require capitalization?
If Mr. and Mrs. Rock named a child of theirs Punk, its full name would be Punk Rock.

LordChazan example or two of sentences in which it should be capitalized?
Punk Rock is six feet tall. / Punk Rock likes swimming. / Punk Rock joined the army.

If Punk Rock were the name of a city, you would capitalize it. The population of Punk Rock is 12,517.

Other than these sorts of things, I don't see a way to make punk rock a proper noun.

CJ
Hi;

Welcome to the Forums!

You are right that genres of music (jazz, rock, blues,...) are not capitalized.

If it were in a title ( article, book, movie), then it would be capitalized.

It would also be capitalized as place name (this is one from Google)

Punk Rock

Prescott National Forest,

Humboldt, AZ 86322

We visited Punk Rock.