garage band


Definition of garage band 

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

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Newer Fall Out Boy fans may not prefer the grungier, more garage band-like sound that the band had in their early days. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Every Fall Out Boy Album, Ranked: Critic's Take," 19 Jan. 2018 Mourning Dayze may be the oldest garage band in Wisconsin, but its members don't play to fill arenas, travel the world or make hit records, The Wisconsin State Journal reported. Barry Adams,, "Wisconsin garage band going strong after more than 50 years," 18 May 2018 With a Loving Eye at the Harbor History Museum in Gig Harbor, Wash. Nov. 18, 2017 - April 29, 2018 Known for her photographs of Pacific Northwest punk garage bands, Jini Dellaccio’s candid portraits have been used on numerous album covers. Sarah Maiellano, USA TODAY, "The best museum exhibits in the U.S. this winter," 2 Jan. 2018 Everyone from The Weeknd to your local neighborhood garage band is lining up to get onstage, while millions of fans worldwide buy tickets to see collections of artists play at events like Panorama, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. Raisa Bruner, Time, "The 19 Best Summer Music Festivals of 2018," 27 Apr. 2018 Joe also played the drums for a local garage band of would-be rockers, Duke and the Esoterics, which for the past 30 years, has performed at many fundraisers., "Joseph Musumeci," 24 Apr. 2018 Former Republican congressman Chris Cox of California, who co-authored the 1998 federal law, says even South Dakota's law would apply to an out-of-state garage band with 200 downloads in the state. Richard Wolf, USA TODAY, "States, online sellers bring sales tax fight to Supreme Court in case that could affect millions," 16 Apr. 2018 The boys in garage band Mourning Dayze were easy to spot in conservative Whitewater with their shaggy hair, mod clothes and a 1957 Cadillac hearse that took them to gigs across Wisconsin and beyond. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Wisconsin garage band formed by teens in 1965 is still rockin' and looking back," 30 Mar. 2018 This Nashville trio heads up a lineup of indie and garage bands with fuzzy, mid-tempo rock songs that combine contemporary indie rock with a nostalgic underground punk aesthetic reminiscent of K Records or Kill Rock Stars circa 1998. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "8 buzzworthy concerts coming to Charlotte in the next week | Charlotte Observer," 28 Mar. 2018

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1972, in the meaning defined above

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

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