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ALTERNATIVE MUSIC CONCERTS: Tour, Schedule, Tickets and more...


In simple terms, alternative refers to another possibility. When it comes to alternative music, alternative usually means a possibility beyond the mainstream choices. One of those catch-all genres, it can manifest in tons of different sounds. To learn more about alternative music and concerts in the genre, keep reading...

Alternative music—besides for being something “other” in the music world—is derived from several key genres: rock, punk, post-punk, heavy metal, punk rock and new wave. Some subgenres, such as alternative country, work other genres or inspirations into the mix, too. What gives alternative music a distinctive quality is that its melodies are distorted, its lyrics are subversive or controversial, and its audience is smaller. This is the type of music that springs up in underground venues, such as basements, garages, and other private, pulled together spaces. In its purest form, it is created by free-thinking, independent artists. Alternative music may also be called something like alternative rock, college rock, experimental rock, goth rock, indie, indie rock, progressive rock, shoegaze, or steampunk.

Long before alt was a marketing term or media management buzzword, alternative was used to describe new, developing sounds that were contrary to traditions and norms in other genres. In fact, it signified a type of counter-culture, almost as if in protest. Many consider this history of alternative music to be based on 1980s and 1990s countercultures, taking off in Europe before storming the United States in the punk era. Others pinpoint 1965 to its inception, when the Velvet Underground, MC5, and Captain Beefhart started creating novel sounds, in New York City, Detroit, and California, respectively.

Today, alternative is used broadly by labels to categorize anything that is not mainstream or designed for mass appeal. When searching for alternative music, groups that will surface include R.E.M., The Pixies, Nirvana, The Cult, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Radiohead, Soundgarden, Weezer, Sonic Youth, The Smiths, Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, Arctic Monkeys, Fall Out Boy, Foo Fighters, The Replacements, The Killers, The Black Keys, Husker Du, No Doubt, The Strokes, System of a Down, and Siouxsie and the Banshees.

Regardless of your preferred persuasion of alternative music, there are a variety of artists, albums, songs and concerts within alternative to have your pick. There is something powerful and moving about seeing alternative music performed live. Musicians are unrestrained, creating something clamored together, of-the-moment, commenting on modern life. Even more watered-down adaptations of alternative are fascinating to listen to, capturing the musical style, even if the philosophical approach differs from alternative’s original incarnations in the music scene. Venture out and find your niche in the realm of alternative by buying some tickets now.

Alternative Music Events Near You

Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
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Apr 1, 2020
Wed 7:30 PM
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The Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
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Apr 1, 2020
Wed 8:00 PM
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The Hamilton - Washington, DC
Apr 2, 2020
Thu 7:30 PM
DC9 Night Club - Washington, DC
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Apr 2, 2020
Thu 8:00 PM
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Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, VA
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Apr 3, 2020
Fri 7:30 PM
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Rams Head On Stage - Annapolis, MD
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Apr 3, 2020
Fri 8:00 PM
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Pearl Street Warehouse - Washington, DC
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Apr 3, 2020
Fri 8:00 PM
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The Groove Music Hall - Dominion Raceway & Entertainment - Woodford, VA
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Apr 4, 2020
Sat 7:00 PM
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Sixth & I Synagogue - Washington, DC
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Apr 5, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
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Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, VA
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Apr 6, 2020
Mon 7:30 PM
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Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe - Washington, DC
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Apr 7, 2020
Tue 8:00 PM
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Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
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Apr 7, 2020
Tue 8:00 PM
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Black Cat - DC - Washington, DC
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Apr 9, 2020
Thu 7:30 PM
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Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
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Apr 9, 2020
Thu 7:30 PM
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The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
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Apr 9, 2020
Thu 7:30 PM
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State Theatre - VA - Falls Church, VA
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Apr 10, 2020
Fri 7:00 PM
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Black Cat - DC - Washington, DC
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Apr 10, 2020
Fri 8:00 PM
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Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe - Washington, DC
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Apr 11, 2020
Sat 8:00 PM
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Black Cat - DC - Washington, DC
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Apr 11, 2020
Sat 8:00 PM
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Union Stage - DC - Washington, DC
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Apr 11, 2020
Sat 9:00 PM
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Rock And Roll Hotel - Washington, DC
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Apr 14, 2020
Tue 8:00 PM
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DC9 Night Club - Washington, DC
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Apr 15, 2020
Wed 8:00 PM
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Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
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Apr 15, 2020
Wed 8:00 PM
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Union Stage - DC - Washington, DC
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Apr 16, 2020
Thu 8:00 PM
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U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
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Apr 18, 2020
Sat 7:00 PM
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DC9 Night Club - Washington, DC
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Apr 18, 2020
Sat 7:30 PM
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Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
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Apr 18, 2020
Sat 9:00 PM
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Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
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Apr 19, 2020
Sun 8:00 PM
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Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe - Washington, DC
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Apr 20, 2020
Mon 8:00 PM
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U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
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Apr 21, 2020
Tue 7:00 PM
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The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
City Winery - Boston - Boston, MA
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
Mahall's - Lakewood, OH
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
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Underground at Detroit Institute of Musical Arts - Detroit, MI
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
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The Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
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Trees - Dallas, TX
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
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Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:00 PM
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:30 PM
529 - Atlanta, GA
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 7:30 PM
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The Hall at Elsewhere - Brooklyn, NY
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 8:00 PM
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The Chapel - San Francisco, CA
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 8:00 PM
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Johnny Brenda's - Philadelphia, PA
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 8:00 PM
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Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 8:00 PM
Cafe Nine - New Haven, CT
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 8:30 PM
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 9:00 PM
Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 9:00 PM
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Canyon Club - CA - Agoura Hills, CA
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 9:00 PM
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Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
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Mar 29, 2020
Sun 9:00 PM
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Clock-Out Lounge - Seattle, WA
Mar 29, 2020
Sun 9:00 PM
Sonia - Cambridge, MA
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Mar 30, 2020
Mon 7:00 PM
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Come and Take It Live - Austin, TX
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Mar 30, 2020
Mon 7:00 PM
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The Venue - Vancouver - Vancouver, BC
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Mar 30, 2020
Mon 7:00 PM
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Moon Room at The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
Mar 30, 2020
Mon 7:00 PM
The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
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Mar 30, 2020
Mon 8:00 PM
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Schubas - Chicago, IL
Mar 30, 2020
Mon 8:00 PM
The New Parish - Oakland - Oakland, CA
Mar 30, 2020
Mon 8:00 PM
Echo - Los Angeles, CA
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Mar 30, 2020
Mon 8:00 PM
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Rex Theater - Pittsburgh, PA
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Mar 30, 2020
Mon 8:00 PM
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The Waiting Room Lounge - NE - Omaha, NE
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Mar 30, 2020
Mon 8:00 PM
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Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
Mar 30, 2020
Mon 8:30 PM
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