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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 alt by buying some tickets now.

Alternative Music Events Near You

Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
MECU Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 6:00 PM
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Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
800 tickets left!
Aug 22, 2019
Thu 5:30 PM
800 tickets left!
Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
155 tickets left!
Aug 22, 2019
Thu 6:00 PM
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Aug 22, 2019
Thu 7:30 PM
126 tickets left!
Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
Aug 22, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
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Aug 23, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Black Cat - DC - Washington, DC
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Aug 23, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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MECU Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 7:00 PM
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The Anthem - D.C. - Washington, DC
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Aug 24, 2019
Sat 8:00 PM
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Warner Theatre - DC - Washington, DC
366 tickets left!
Aug 25, 2019
Sun 7:00 PM
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The Anthem - D.C. - Washington, DC
66 tickets left!
Aug 25, 2019
Sun 8:00 PM
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The Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
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Aug 25, 2019
Sun 9:00 PM
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DC9 Night Club - Washington, DC
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Aug 29, 2019
Thu 7:30 PM
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Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
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Aug 29, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
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Aug 30, 2019
Fri 9:00 PM
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Birchmere Music Hall - Alexandria, VA
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Aug 31, 2019
Sat 7:30 PM
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The Fillmore Silver Spring - Silver Spring, MD
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Aug 31, 2019
Sat 8:00 PM
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Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
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Sep 1, 2019
Sun 8:30 PM
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Main Stage at MilkBoy ArtHouse - College Park, MD
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Sep 4, 2019
Wed 7:00 PM
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The Metro Gallery - Baltimore, MD
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Sep 4, 2019
Wed 8:30 PM
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Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
1167 tickets left!
Sep 5, 2019
Thu 7:30 PM
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The Anthem - D.C. - Washington, DC
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Sep 5, 2019
Thu 8:00 PM
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The Anthem - D.C. - Washington, DC
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Sep 6, 2019
Fri 8:00 PM
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Gypsy Sally's - Washington, DC
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Sep 6, 2019
Fri 8:30 PM
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Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
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Sep 7, 2019
Sat 6:30 PM
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9:30 Club - Washington, DC
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Sep 7, 2019
Sat 8:00 PM
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Black Cat - DC - Washington, DC
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Sep 7, 2019
Sat 8:00 PM
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9:30 Club - Washington, DC
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Sep 8, 2019
Sun 7:00 PM
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Ottobar - Baltimore, MD
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Sep 10, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
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All Alternative Music Events

Aug 20, 2019
Tue 5:00 PM
Harpos - Detroit, MI
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 6:00 PM
PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 6:00 PM
House Of Blues - Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 6:00 PM
USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 6:00 PM
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Noblesville, IN
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 6:30 PM
20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
Saint Andrews Hall - Detroit - Detroit, MI
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
PNC Music Pavilion - Charlotte - Charlotte, NC
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park - Atlanta, GA
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:00 PM
El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:30 PM
Township Auditorium - Columbia, SC
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 7:30 PM
Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
The Rooftop at Pier 17 - New York, NY
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
Music Hall At Valley Bar - Phoenix, AZ
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
College Street Music Hall - New Haven, CT
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
The Stache at The Intersection - Grand Rapids, MI
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
Exit In - Nashville, TN
Aug 20, 2019
Tue 8:00 PM
Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO
Aug 21, 2019
Wed TBD
Ogden Amphitheater - Ogden, UT
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 5:00 PM
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Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA
108 tickets left!
Aug 21, 2019
Wed 5:30 PM
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Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 6:00 PM
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MECU Pavilion - Baltimore, MD
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 6:00 PM
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RDS Arena - Dublin, DN
Aug 21, 2019
Wed 6:00 PM
BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 6:00 PM
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Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Tinley Park - Tinley Park, IL
119 tickets left!
Aug 21, 2019
Wed 6:30 PM
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Purgatory Stage at Masquerade - GA - Atlanta, GA
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Aug 21, 2019
Wed 7:00 PM
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