alt-rocker noun

Examples of alt-rock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is a riveting suite of pop operettas mixing R&B melodies with alt-rock riffs, voice-note recordings, phone-notification pings, and anxious ad libs, all stitched together in Gray’s sprawling self-productions. Madison Bloom, Pitchfork, 29 Mar. 2024 Last year’s final quarter featured a ‘90s alt-rock gathering with members of Barenaked Ladies, Toad the Wet Sprocket, the Gin Blossoms and Sister Hazel. Julie Seabaugh, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Scottish alt-rock act the Jesus and Mary Chain could snag a career-best with Glasgow Eyes. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 26 Mar. 2024 On Saturday afternoon, that was Birthday Girl, an unsigned Brooklyn alt-rock band that has the elements of downtown cool nailed. Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rolling Stone, 17 Mar. 2024 Wallows — the alt-rock trio of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters and Cole Preston — will embark on the biggest global tour of their career starting later this summer. Thania Garcia, Variety, 11 Mar. 2024 That lifelong friendship and collaboration is the subject of the documentary Omar and Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird, which uses self-shot footage from over the years to depict their rise from the underground to alt-rock fame. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 6 Mar. 2024 Opening acts include alt-rock legends the Breeders, whose 1993 classic Last Splash was released 10 years before Rodrigo was born, PinkPantheress, Chappell Roan and Remi Wolf. Rodrigo is offering a limited quantity of Silver Star seats for $20 each night. Spin Staff, SPIN, 24 Feb. 2024 Growing up in San Diego, our local alt-rock radio station, 91X, graced listeners with a dose of Bob Marley’s music every weekday at around 4:20 p.m. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 20 Feb. 2024

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Word History


by shortening

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alt-rock was in 1982

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“Alt-rock.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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