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Chicago Alternative Concerts

Thursday
15
November
2018
Chicago, IL
08:30 PM
44.00
44.00
Tuesday
20
November
2018
Chicago, IL
08:00 PM
105.00
105.00
Tuesday
20
November
2018
Wednesday
21
November
2018
Friday
23
November
2018
Friday
23
November
2018
Chicago, IL
08:00 PM
43.00
43.00
Saturday
24
November
2018
Saturday
24
November
2018
Chicago, IL
08:00 PM
100.00
100.00
Saturday
24
November
2018
Sunday
25
November
2018
Wednesday
28
November
2018
Chicago, IL
07:30 PM
42.00
42.00
Friday
30
November
2018
Friday
30
November
2018
Chicago, IL
09:00 PM
Friday
07
December
2018
Chicago, IL
08:00 PM
81.00
81.00
Saturday
08
December
2018
Chicago, IL
08:30 PM
Sunday
09
December
2018
Chicago, IL
07:00 PM
61.00
61.00
Monday
31
December
2018
Saturday
16
February
2019
Chicago, IL
08:00 PM
60.00
60.00
Friday
22
February
2019
Chicago, IL
08:00 PM
Saturday
23
February
2019
Chicago, IL
08:00 PM
Friday
08
March
2019
Chicago, IL
06:30 PM
Saturday
09
March
2019
Chicago, IL
06:30 PM

Alternative concerts are something that a lot of people do not really get or understand today. It becomes mainstream in the early 90’s and is simply known as alt-rock which makes it different from rock music. In Chicago, Illinois, there are a handful of on events this year and in 2019, however below are some of the concerts worth checking out

  1. Carbon Leaf – This is a Richmond, Virginia quintet that is widely known for their Celtic, alternative country and folk-infused indie rock music. The band members have changed over the year, however, the quality of their music has remained consistent ever since they started performing in the early 90s. Come July 2018 they will be at the City Winery.
  2. Pearl Jam – They are an American Rock group that started in Seattle, Washington in 1990. The band consists of Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Eddie Vedder, and Stone Gossard. Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL is where they will be found in July.
  3. Toad the Wet Sprocket – This very popular band started making music in 1986. The people in the band are Dean Dinning who is a bassist, Todd Nichols who is a guitarist, Glen Phillips who is both a guitarist and vocalists and finally Randy Guss who is a drummer. They have had plenty of success on the charts in the 90s with songs like “Good intentions”, “Fall down”, “ Walk on the ocean”, “something’s always wrong” and “All I want”
  4. The Bacon Brothers – This musical duo is comprised of Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon will be performing at the City Winery. The boys have to work as a band since 1995 and it is great to see them performing.
  5. The Pat McGee Band – Coming straight from Richmond, Virginia, this is a rock band led by frontman Pat McGee. The band released their debut album called “Shine” in 2000 and had hits such as “Rebecca” and “Runaway”.
  6. Edwin McCain – Known for his hit song called “I’ll Be” which came out in 1998 is an American musician and singer-songwriter. In 1999 he also found success with “I Could Not Ask for More” and has 5 albums to his name.
  7. Dirty Projectors – With 8 full albums under their belt, Dirty Projectors are an American indie rock band led by David Longstreth. The band has changed a lot since it was formed in 2002 and found plenty of success thanks to the contributions made my vocalist and guitarists Amber Coffman between 2007 to 2013.
  8. Okkervil Rivers – This rock band is from Austin Texas and is led by songwriter-singer Will Sheff. They started as a trio but just like many bands in this day and age, members have come and gone.
  9. Wye Oak – This well known Indie rock duo hail from Baltimore, Maryland and consist of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack. Their music is described in many quarters as indie folk or “earnest folk-influenced indie rock with touches of dream pop and noise”. They have been performing at music events for years and in July, they will be at the Thalia Hall


For a full listing of all upcoming concerts in Chicago this weekend and beyond including venues, dates, and tickets, check our site.

Best Upcoming Alternative Concerts in Chicago

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright will hold a concert in Chicago on Tuesday 20 November 2018 at Vic Theatre.
Tickets for $105.00

Born in 1973, Rufus Wainwright spent his earlier years shuttling between Canada and USA because of divorce of his parents. His musical talent and abilities come from his mother who was a multi-award winning Canadian folk singer. His critically acclaimed self-titled album Rufus Wainwright came out in...


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Smashing Pumpkins

Smashing Pumpkins will be performing a concert in Chicago on Friday 30 November 2018 at Aragon Ballroom.

It wouldn’t be farfetched to say that Smashing Pumpkins are one of the most iconic alternative rock band that have been playing since the late 80’s. Like most bands that have persisted for a long period of time, Smashing Pumpkins has undergone a change of members. The lead vocalist named...


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Daughtry

Daughtry will be performing a concert in Chicago on Friday 7 December 2018 at Copernicus Center.
Tickets for $81.00

The American rock band Daughtry was formed by Chris Daughtry. You may have known him as the finalist of American Idol season 5. If you want to see the band live this is your chance, a concert will be held by Daughtry in Chicago. Their debut self-titled album released in 2006 was an immediate succ...


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Eve6

Eve6 will be performing a concert in Chicago on Saturday 8 December 2018 at Metro Smart Bar.

Eve6 is a rock band formed in 1995 from southern California, US. The current members are Max Collins, Ben Hilzinger and Jon Siebels. If you want to see Eve6 in Chicago now is your chance, as the band is coming for a tour. Their debut self-titled album was released in 1998, which brought them inst...


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The Weepies

The Weepies will hold a concert in Chicago on Sunday 9 December 2018 at Park West.
Tickets for $61.00

The Weepies is an indie pop-folk duo from America consisting of married couple Deb Talan and Steve Tannen. Now you can get to see The Weepies in Chicago as they come to perform there. Talan and Tannen were both individual artists before the formation of the band who had respect for each other&rsq...


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Guided By Voices

Guided By Voices will hold a concert in Chicago on Monday 31 December 2018 at Bottom Lounge.

Guided by Voices (GBV) is an indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio that was formed in 1983. The band went through a lot of member changes, but the current members are Robert Pollard, Kevin March, Doug Gillard, Mark Shue and Bobby Bare, Jr. You can get to see Guided by Voices in Chicago as they come for ...


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