Snag Tickets To These Indie/Alternative Concerts This Fall
While pop music is, well, popular for a reason, there are other genres that are equally as deserving of attention. Two of these genres that receive far fewer accolades than they should are indie and alternative. Luckily, a slew of artists and bands are playing in New York City this fall – and we’re just a short Metro-North ride away. Get a sampling of what these exceptional, up-and-coming acts have to offer by snagging tickets to one, or all, of these concerts this fall.
COIN - Oct. 15 Show at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY
There’s been a buzz about indie-pop group COIN ever since their 2016 release “Talk Too Much” propelled the band into the spotlight. Now garnering over two million monthly listeners on Spotify, the band is making a stop on their upcoming tour in New York City to share their energetic beats and earworm lyrics with the city that never sleeps. In a recent interview with Billboard, COIN’s Chase Lawrence shared that the music they recently released is “much more personal to all of us than it has ever been.” He continued to say, “It’s real – not like superficial love problems, but real anxieties and things we’ve all worked through as a band in the past year, goal-oriented or relationship-oriented. It’s the chapter of us finally being honest with our fans and ourselves for the first time really ever.” Fun, fresh, and a little quirky, COIN songs tell the story of growing pains (quite literally - they released a song called ‘Growing Pains’), the grips of nostalgia, the complexities of relationships and more - all wrapped up in the form of a neat little package: a poppy indie tune with upbeat undertones and an infectious energy you’d struggle to find elsewhere.
City and Colour - Oct. 24 Show at Webster Hall, Oct. 25 Show at The Town Hall both in New York, NY
Dallas Green, whose stage name is ‘City and Colour’ (think about it) is doing big things. The alternative rock singer is releasing a long-awaited new album on Oct. 4 and touring this autumn to accompany its release. Green has a rare talent: his voice is vulnerable and raw yet soothing and stable. His music touches on a myriad of topics - from the state of the world, to interpersonal relationships and beyond. A night at a Dallas Green show promises exceptional vocals, thought-provoking lyrics, and a dose of Green’s honest, unadulterated commentary on the songs and beyond, which you can preview by listening to his 2018 acoustic release ‘Guide Me Back Home (Live).”
Maggie Rogers - Oct. 1, Oct. 2 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY
Maggie Rogers is the artist to watch right now. The 25-year-old former New York University student became wildly popular after her song ‘Alaska’ went viral in 2016. Of course, it took years of work to allow Rogers to reach this level of success - though she admitted in an early 2019 interview with The New York Times that many people have got her story wrong. “Part of success is having a good story, and as a journalist I totally understand,” Rogers told the Times. “But it meant that my many, many years of focus and hard work got kind of prepackaged into a Cinderella story. I’m super grateful that it happened, but it left me feeling like I never got to be a full human in the experience.” Rogers sings about introspection, growth, relationships, and beyond on her album “Heard It In A Past Life.” Prepare to leave this concert feeling empowered – and maybe seeking change, transcendence, and -.
Bombay Bicycle Club - Oct. 7, Oct. 8 at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY
This indie-rock quartet creates versatile, catchy, and easy-listening music. Originally from London, England, the group is touring ‘across the pond’ in the States this fall. Consequently, you can catch their act on Oct. 7 or 8 in Brooklyn, NY. Their most popular tunes,“Always Been Like This” and “Luna,” capture exactly why their fans love this band: because of their larger themes and sonically enjoyable music. This is your chance to hear their most recent music before they drop their upcoming album in January 2020 entitled “Everything Else Has Gone Wrong.” It is “...an album for anyone who’s ever turned to music in a time of crisis, whether personal or political,” according to the band’s Facebook page. “It’s about the solace one can get from listening to music or playing music when everything else in your life or the world has gone wrong. It’s about finding kernels of hope and renewal in dire situations.”