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Concert Tickets by Genre

Music is a term so broad and all-encompassing it requires genre classifications. While some genres, like black metal and shoe-gazer, are relatively unknown by mainstream audiences, the most notable classifications of music include alternative, classic rock, country, dance/electronic, hard rock and metal, hip-hop, indie rock, jazz, pop, and R&B.

“Alternative” is a catch-all term used to describe the newest forms of rock music, which have not been around long enough to acquire specific names. Simply speaking, alternative music is an alternate choice to what is being played on the Top-40 radio stations. “Classic Rock” is the term given to most music produced during the 1970s and 1980s. “Country” is a style of music that has its roots in Western cowboy folk music and is one of the most popular genres of music in America. “Jazz” originated in the 20th century throughout the Southern United States.

While most music can be classified under jazz, pop, rap or R&B, genres like indie rock, dance/electronic and hard rock and metal cater to a more specific type of music. Bands who produce music under independent music labels are described as “indie rock,” “dance/electronic” music can be heard in clubs throughout the world, and hard rock and metal are ideal for fans of thick and massive sounds created with highly amplified distortions.