All Time Low and Dashboard Confessional would be some of the better known acts in today's Alternative scene.
Alternative acts have one thing in common and that is, more often than not, they have very little in common with each other. Alternative acts tend to be more unique and individual, delighting audiences with something new that they may never have seen or heard before. In terms of music, the likes of Depeche Mode or Jake Bugg can rarely be categorised as pop, dance or one of the other music genres or sub-genres out there. Outside of music, a sand artist or an act involving a talented dog may struggle to find a term under which to market their show, and so the use of alternative had become popular for those entertainers who have yet to become a genre. The alternative scene is all-encompassing and all-welcoming.