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.
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