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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

Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Tally Ho Theater - Leesburg, VA
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Dec 7, 2019
Sat 7:00 PM
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U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
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Dec 7, 2019
Sat 7:00 PM
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Union Stage - DC - Washington, DC
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Dec 8, 2019
Sun 7:30 PM
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Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 8, 2019
Sun 8:00 PM
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Sixth & I Synagogue - Washington, DC
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Dec 8, 2019
Sun 8:00 PM
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Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 10, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
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Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, VA
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Dec 11, 2019
Wed 7:30 PM
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Main Stage at MilkBoy ArtHouse - College Park, MD
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Dec 12, 2019
Thu 7:30 PM
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Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
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Dec 12, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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Lincoln Theatre - DC - Washington, DC
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Dec 13, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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City Winery - Washington DC - Washington, DC
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Dec 15, 2019
Sun 7:30 PM
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DC9 Night Club - Washington, DC
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Dec 15, 2019
Sun 8:00 PM
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The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
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Dec 18, 2019
Wed 7:00 PM
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9:30 Club - Washington, DC
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Dec 18, 2019
Wed 7:00 PM
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U Street Music Hall - Washington, DC
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Dec 19, 2019
Thu 7:00 PM
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9:30 Club - Washington, DC
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Dec 19, 2019
Thu 7:00 PM
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Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
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Dec 26, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 29, 2019
Sun 9:00 PM
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9:30 Club - Washington, DC
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Dec 30, 2019
Mon 7:00 PM
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Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 30, 2019
Mon 8:00 PM
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Tally Ho Theater - Leesburg, VA
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Dec 31, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
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Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
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Dec 31, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
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9:30 Club - Washington, DC
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Dec 31, 2019
Tue 9:00 PM
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Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, VA
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Jan 3, 2020
Fri 7:30 PM
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Echostage - Washington, DC
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Jan 4, 2020
Sat 9:00 PM
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City Winery - Washington DC - Washington, DC
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Jan 5, 2020
Sun 7:30 PM
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Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, VA
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Jan 9, 2020
Thu 7:30 PM
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Union Stage - DC - Washington, DC
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Jan 10, 2020
Fri 7:00 PM
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The Shelter at Saint Andrews Hall - Detroit, MI
Dec 6, 2019
Fri 6:00 PM
Garden Grove Amphitheatre - Garden Grove, CA
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 6:15 PM
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The Rock Box - TX - San Antonio, TX
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 6:30 PM
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Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY
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The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
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Dec 6, 2019
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Rec Room - Buffalo - Buffalo, NY
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The Chelsea - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 6:30 PM
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Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:00 PM
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Heaven Stage at Masquerade - GA - Atlanta, GA
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:00 PM
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The Irenic - San Diego, CA
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:00 PM
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Chameleon Club - Lancaster, PA
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Fri 7:00 PM
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House Of Blues - San Diego - San Diego, CA
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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Sidestage at SOMA - San Diego, CA
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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North Charleston Coliseum - North Charleston, SC
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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Metro Chicago - Chicago, IL
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 7:30 PM
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United Palace Theatre - New York, NY
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Dec 6, 2019
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The Showroom at Turning Stone Resort & Casino - Verona, NY
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Dec 6, 2019
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House Of Blues - New Orleans - New Orleans, LA
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Dec 6, 2019
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Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY
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Rams Head Live - Baltimore, MD
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Mezzanine - CA - San Francisco, CA
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Fun House at Mr Small's - Pittsburgh, PA
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Infinity Hall - Norfolk - Norfolk, CT
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Dec 6, 2019
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Shank Hall - Milwaukee, WI
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Regent Theatre - CA - Los Angeles, CA
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Brooklyn Bowl - NY - Brooklyn, NY
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
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Fillmore Auditorium - Colorado - Denver, CO
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Dec 6, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
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