Updated: check out our list of the top 10 alternative rock bands of 2020!
Whether you like infectious guitar riffs or wry lyrics, the best alternative rock bands of 2019 have it all. The 2019 class of alt-rockers includes veteran acts, newcomers, and everyone in between. Some of the best alternative rock bands of 2019 have massive tours on the calendar while others are releasing highly anticipated new albums.
Everyone from Cage the Elephant to Pixies to Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are making an epic splash in 2019. Living legends like Beck and Weezer are also leaving their marks on the year with tours in North America and beyond.
Why You So Crazy (The Dandy Warhols), Seeing Other People (Foxygen), and a new record from Sleater-Kinney are just a few examples of awesome new albums from alt-rockers. Which alt-rock band do you think will own 2019? Vote your favorite 2019 alternative rockers up to the top of this list and add any artists we may have missed.
Albums: Thank You, Happy Birthday, Cage the Elephant, Melophobia, Ain't No Rest for the WickedCage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006.... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Kid A, OK Computer, The Bends, In Rainbows, AmnesiacRadiohead are an English rock band formed in Abingdon-on-Thames in 1985. The band consists of... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, Favourite Worst Nightmare, Humbug, Suck It and SeeArctic Monkeys is an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 2002. The group consists of Alex... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Californication, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Stadium Arcadium, Mother's Milk, By the WayRed Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Sam’s Town, Hot Fuss, Day & Age, Mr Brightside, Battle BornThe Killers are an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2001 by members Brandon... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Origin of Symmetry, Absolution, The 2nd Law, Black Holes and Revelations, The ResistanceMuse are an English rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The band consists of... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Wasting Light, The Colour and the Shape, Foo Fighters, One by One, There Is Nothing Left to LoseFoo Fighters is an American rock band, formed in Seattle in 1994. It was founded by Nirvana... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Rubber Factory, Attack & Release, Brothers, El Camino, The Big Come UpThe Black Keys is an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Pinkerton, Weezer, Weezer, Weezer, RaditudeWeezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1992. Since 2001, the... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Innerspeaker, Lonerism, Tame Impala, Solitude Is Bliss, Sundown SyndromeTame Impala is the psychedelic recording project of Kevin Parker, from Perth, Australia, and... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Oceania, Gish, AdoreThe Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) are an American alternative rock band from... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Bad Blood, No One’s Here to Sleep, Remixed, Overjoyed, Bad BloodBastille are an English indie rock band formed in 2010. They began as a solo project by... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Vampire Weekend, Contra, Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend, Mansard RoofVampire Weekend is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 2006. They are... more on Wikipedia
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Albums: Songs for the Deaf, Rated R, Lullabies to Paralyze, Queens of the Stone Age, ...Like ClockworkQueens of the Stone Age is an American rock band formed in 1996 in Palm Desert, California.... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Dirt, Alice in Chains, Facelift, Jar of Flies, Black Gives Way to BlueAlice in Chains (often abbreviated as AIC) is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington,... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Night Visions, Continued Silence EP, Night Visions Live, It's Time, It's Time RemixesImagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Imagine Dragons' lineup... more on Wikipedia
Albums: A Fever You Can't Sweat Out, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, Vices & Virtues, Pretty. Odd.Panic! at the Disco is an American pop rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 by... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Doolittle, Surfer Rosa, Bossanova, Trompe le Monde, Come On PilgrimThe Pixies are an American rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. The group... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Broken Boy Soldiers, Consolers of the Lonely, Steady, as She Goes, Zane Lowe BBC SessionThe Raconteurs, also known as The Saboteurs in Australia, are an American rock supergroup that... more on Wikipedia
Albums: An Awesome Wave, iTunes Session, Tessellate (Remixes), Dissolve Me (Remixes), Summer Remixalt-J is an English indie rock band formed in 2007 in Leeds, England, by Gwil Sainsbury, Joe... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Swoon, Carnavas, Neck of the Woods, Future Foe Scenarios, Well Thought Out TwinklesSilversun Pickups is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles that was formed in... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Odelay, Sea Change, Mutations, Guero, Mellow GoldBeck Hansen (born July 8, 1970), known mononymously as Beck, is an American singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Garbage, Version 2.0, Not Your Kind of People, Bleed Like Me, beautifulgarbageGarbage is an American rock band formed in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1993. The band consists of... more on Wikipedia
Albums: Funeral, The Suburbs, Neon Bible, Reflektor, Christmas AlbumArcade Fire is a Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and... more on Wikipedia