Definition of alterna-rock
: alternative rock … the music is melodic, experimental alterna-rock with some danceable touches. — Houston Chronicle, 6 Jan. 2010 alterna-rock tunes … a trio of unrepentant country fans whose alterna-rock approach doesn't imply ironic slacker detachment so much as a refusal to play by anybody's rules. — Mark Lepage, The Gazette (Montreal, Quebec), 19 Feb. 1994
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