Can’t-Miss Indie Bands Coming to a Town Near You Soon

It’s week 300 of a seemingly endless January, but end-of-winter/spring tours are already underway.

Here at BTRtoday, we know it’s hard to keep up with all the cool bands coming in and out of the scene. It’s even harder to keep track of chances to catch them live. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than becoming obsessed with a band and finding out they just played your town last week.

Good news. We’re making it easy for you. Below are BTRtoday’s favorite bands that are playing a town near you very soon. Use a pen to put these dates into your itinerary, not a pencil.


This solo musician mixes country twang with indie rock. Every one of their shows is an art piece.

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East Coast ~ Can’t wait to see ya out there in the springtime. Hoping for some bowling in Detroit, Bagels in Brooklyn and some cherry blossoms by the time we’re in DC 🌸 Tix on sale now👌🏼

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The Nude Party

If you miss a show with these wild mountain boys then you’re missing the party of your life.

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The neon rainbow shines bright and the open road beckons. Getting back to it in March with a whole new albums worth of tunes. We’ve been working long hours in the lab to create this new record and we can’t wait to share it with you. Hope you have a blessed evening. Poster by @great_indoors

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Frances Quinlan

This will be the first solo tour from the frontwoman of Philly indie rockers Hop Along. You’re basically watching history in the making.

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Hey y’all, tickets are on sale now for some west coast solo shows I’ll be playing in 2020–I am also very happy to announce that my brilliant friend Mary Lattimore (@maryoverthere) will be joining me on this run. Her music is beautiful and I can’t wait to perform with her in some lovely intimate venues. See you out there xo FQ

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The Paranoyds with Spendtime Palace

This L.A.-based quartet rocks harder than anyone you’ve ever seen, so be prepared to sweat.

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We got less than two weeks til the Noyds come to your town on the “Global Warming Tour” 🥶 We’ve got some good news and bad news for ya. The bad news is that @therealsurfbort will sadly be unable to join us on this tour, but the GOOD news is our new buds @spendtime.palace will be co-headlining with us! It might be cold but we’re bringin the HEAT 🔥 swoop your tickets at the link in bio! ❄️ • Pro tip: On the “Global Warming Tour” we’ll be donating $1 of every merch purchase towards aiding the bushfires in Australia ❤️

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Thick with Mean Jeans and The Chats

This lineup is epic. Thick, Mean Jeans and The Chats are great on their own, but are going to be insane together. It’s the ultimate show for any garage, pop-punk, stoner rock fan.

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Diet Cig with Sad13 and Thinlips

If you need a place to sing along to moody lyrics and dance your sadness away to upbeat indie rock, this show is for you.

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💦 NEW SONG ALERT 💦 you can listen to our single Night Terrors all over the place today, link in bio!! we’re also going on tour with @sad13 and @thinlips this spring, tickets on sale this friday 🌟 feels real good to be back babyyyy 😛😛😛 single art by @dessybaeva photo by @emdubin . . May 02 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade May 04 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin May 05 – Manchester, UK @ YES May 06 – London, UK @ Camden Assembly May 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer # ^ May 15 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat # ^ May 16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg # ^ May 18 – Providence, RI @ The Met # ^ May 20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair # ^ May 21 – Montreal, QC @ Le Ritz # ^ May 22 – Ottawa, ON @ 27 Club # ^ May 23 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground # ^ May 24 – London, ON @ Rum Runners # ^ May 26 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx # ^ May 27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall # ^ May 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line # ^ May 29 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill # ^ May 30 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar # ^ June 02 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar # ^ June 03 – Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle # ^ June 04 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell Room # ^ June 05 – Durham, NC @ Motorco # June 06 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern # # = @sad13 ^ = @thinlips

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Tennis with Molly Burch

This lineup plays sad-indie tunes with songs about life’s bullshit. Everybody can relate so bring all your friends when they come to your town.

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Spent some time annotating—and correcting lyrics that I can only assume were transcribed by a robot 🤷‍♀️—for @genius —track listing and lyrics for Swimmer are all there. Tour starts next month! San Diego is close to selling out, NYC and Toronto are close behind. Link in bio for tix, album per-order, etc… photo by @lucaventer

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If you were a misfit growing up then you have to catch this Swedish punk band and incite a riot with them.

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~ World Tour Pt. 1 ~ some changes made 🎸 !! Venue in Atlanta is 529 !! 🎸 photo @elineroverdatter

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The Buttertones with The Reverend Horton Heat

This will be the catchiest night of your life. You’ll need to see these guys over and over again.

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Hittin the road, hope to see you out there —————— Design by @jestersgaame

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The Growlers

Even if you’ve seen The Growlers before, this tour is a must-see. They took a new direction on their last album and it’s made for a fresh and new show.

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Summer Tour, Part 1, tickets ON SALE NOW at Complete list of Natural Affair 2020 tour dates 🔻 1/30 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV 1/31 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV LOW TICKET ALERT 2/1 Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV LOW TICKET ALERT 2/05 Mojo Club, Hamburg, Germany 2/06 Beatpol, Dresden, Germany 2/07 Astra, Berlin, Germany VERY LOW TICKET ALERT 2/08 Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany 2/10 Muffathalle, Munich, Germany 2/11 Kraufleuten, Zurich, Switzerland 2/12 Magnolia, Milan, Italy VERY LOW TICKET ALERT 2/13 Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland 2/15 Gibson, Frankfurt, Germany 2/17 Le Trianon, Parise, France 2/18 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NL 2/19 Aeronef, Lille, France 2/21 Roundhouse, London, UK 2/22 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK VERY LOW TICKET ALERT 2/23 SWG3, Glasgow, UK VERY LOW TICKET ALERT 2/25 Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland SOLD OUT 3/6 Soma, San Diego, CA LOW TICKET ALERT 3/7 M3F, Phoenix, AZ 3/8 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX 3/9 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM SOLD OUT 3/11 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO 3/12 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO 3/13 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT 3/14 Cargo, Reno, NV 3/16 Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo, CA LOW TICKET ALERT 3/18 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA VERY LOW TICKET ALERT 3/19 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA 3/20 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA LOW TICKET ALERT 3/21 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA LOW TICKET ALERT 3/25 City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA 3/26 City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA 3/27 City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA SOLD OUT 5/1 Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, Mexico LOW TICKET ALERT 5/3 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA 6/3 Cain’s Ballroom,Tulsa, OK 6/4 Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City, OK 6/5 Stubbs, Austin, TX 6/8 The Ready Room, St. Louis, MO 6/9 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH 6/10 Mr. Smalls Theater, Pittsburgh, PA 6/13 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN 6/15 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC 6/16 The NorVa, Norfolk, VA 6/18 Webster Hall, NYC, NY 6/19 Webster Hall, NYC, NY 6/20 Royale, Boston, MA Poster art and design @_nanut

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Porches’ music is perfect to get introspective with and lose yourself while swaying to the sweet melodies.

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coming to say hiii to you🦋can’t wait! tickets on sale now ❤️

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The ladies in Habibi make music that’ll make you want to fall in love or overthrow the government. There’s no in-between.

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Hitting the road soon and bringing new record “anywhere but here”! (And yes we all like to sit in the front seat together) check tour dates near you! Photos by lovely @baileeer With @rudy_de_anda 02.24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Lunchbox 02.25 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar 02.27 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Wayfarer 02.28 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge 02.29 – SF, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (Noise Pop Fest) 03.01 – Sacramento, CA @ Starlet Room 03.02 – Arcata, CA @ Goat Tavern 03.04 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios 03.05 – Walla Walla, WA @ Billsville West 03.06 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza 03.07 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret Detroit, 3/12 Chicago, 3/13 and Columbus 3/14 just added!

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Soccer Mommy

Soccer Mommy is a Nashville-indie sweetheart. With her intimate vibes, you’ll feel like her new BFF at her show.

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icymi: i announced a couple big tours yesterday. presale for north america begins at 10am local today! sign up for the show you are interested in on by 9:30am for the code. ⁣ ⁣ general onsale for all north america and europe shows this friday, nov 22 at 10am local.

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Real Estate

The pioneering indie rock band just released a new album and their live show feels fresher than ever.

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