garage band


Definition of garage band

: an amateur rock band typically holding its rehearsals in a garage and usually having only a local audience

Examples of garage band in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the transition effort cratered, McGahn played one last gig that night with his garage band at a bar in Philadelphia. Walter M. Shaub Jr., The New York Review of Books, "Ransacking the Republic," 17 June 2020 And following a garage band grooving set, Kurt Cobain’s widow, Courtney Love, posted the sweetest note thanking Malone. Tanya Edwards,, "Courtney Love Had The Perfect Reaction To Post Malone Covering Nirvana In A Dress," 27 Apr. 2020 Nor should a garage band or struggling indie artists. Carolyn Said,, "Musicians say AB5 strikes sour note with gig-driven profession," 24 Feb. 2020 Omar spent his youth at backyard punk shows and is the bass player for Los Boulevards, a surf-rock garage band that performs in lucha libre masks. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Face-melting riffs and stomach-stuffing tortas are in Compton," 6 Mar. 2020 Singer for beloved garage band released the legendary album 'Teenage Head' in 1971. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Flamin' Groovies Singer Roy Loney Dies at 73," 16 Dec. 2019 Louisville Courier Journal Overmatched and yet overjoyed, the University of Louisville women’s basketball team absorbed a 97-54 thrashing by Team USA Sunday afternoon like a garage band fresh from a jam session with the Rolling Stones. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Team USA teaches master class to Louisville basketball, but also gives incredible memories," 2 Feb. 2020 The music industry worried that AB5 might mean that every time someone recorded an album or gave a concert — even the proverbial garage band — each backup vocalist, engineer, band member and more would need to be an employee. Carolyn Said,, "Employee or not? Business, freelancers consider gig-work future," 5 Oct. 2019 But as a teen living in DeSoto, Horn gravitated toward rock, wore punk-style bracelets, and sang Nirvana covers in a garage band. Dallas News, "If Dallas vocalist Jazzmeia Horn is the new star of jazz, then why is her career such a struggle?," 16 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of garage band

1972, in the meaning defined above

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“Garage band.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of garage band

: a group of people who play rock music together and typically practice in a garage

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