garage band

noun

: 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 David was in a garage band Sabrina’s dad, too, has a background in performing — though, not at the level that the chart-topping singer pursued. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 As punk rock grew in popularity in the early 1980s, compilations of 1960s garage bands helped fans discover the music’s DIY roots. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 17 Jan. 2024 The other cool thing about Austin was everybody had a garage band or music project, but nobody was in a cover band. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 5 Jan. 2024 The extremely SoCal video — featuring garage band practice, drives with the top down, skate sessions and house parties — finds the singer fantasizing about his bandmate’s girlfriend, played by D’Amelio. Sadie Bell, Peoplemag, 23 Sep. 2023 With little support available from a government level, the band has taken it upon themselves to organize tours for their peers, such as the indie rock trio Sobs from Singapore and the Manila garage band Ourselves the Elves. Max Pilley, Spin, 22 Sep. 2023 Who wanted though to still have that rock and roll, garage band kind of feel. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 20 Apr. 2023 Van Morrison has been playing Dylan songs going all the way back to his days as the frontman of the Sixties garage band Them. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 16 June 2023 Live music from the Gin Blossoms and Montell Jordan, rather than the first garage band willing to play four hours for $150. Detroit Free Press, 30 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of garage band was in 1972

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“Garage band.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garage%20band. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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