When we think about the term "alternative," words like "different" and "unusual" pop's-up in our minds, these two words capture the essence of Alternative music perfectly. Because at its core Alternative Music can be described as a genre other than or different from the mainstream music trends.
Having a lot of influences besides pop and rock, it is hard to pinpoint the signature sound of this genre. However, the lack of a solid identity has allowed this genre to expand and express itself in a wide variety of sound styles. Keep reading to learn more about Alternative music concerts.
Currently, the term "Alternative music" is used in the music industry to label songs that are not for the mainstream audience. Distorted melodies, prominent guitar usage, controversial lyrics, and socially relevant themes are some of the superior qualities of Alternative music. Evolving from the 1980s underground music scene of Europe and the US, the rough and rebellious sound of that time is still strongly present in this genre.
Alternative music can also be called Alternative Rock, College Rock, Experimental Rock, Goth Rock, Indie, Indie Rock, Progressive Rock, Shoegaze, or Steampunk. And with the utmost respect, global music fans travel worldwide to witness famed artists from this genre.
Now that we have a good idea of what to expect from this genre, here are some recommendations of famous Alternative music artists and venues.
"iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Presented by Capital One" is one of the biggest Alternative Rock concerts to happen in a long while. Which is an absolute treat for all Indie Rock lovers, featuring huge names such as Coldplay, Kings of Leon, All Time Low, Twenty-One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Willow, and more. This concert is held at "The Forum", a spacious Indoor arena in Inglewood, California.
"Shaky Knees Music Festival" features an explosive lineup. The headliners are Green Day and Death Cab for Cutie and talents such as Gang of Youths and CHVRCHES. Hosted at the 17.37-acre Central Park in Atlanta, Georgia, ample food and beverage options are available to help you stay charged up throughout the day.
This is just a brief taste of what the USA Alternative Rock scene has to offer. Check our detailed list containing all the upcoming Alternative music concerts available near you.