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Anime and Manga
- In Tamako Market, Tamako's father was in one with Kunio, the current owner of the music cafe when he was a teenager. He even wrote a song for his future wife.
- In this fanfic of the 101 Dalmatians TV series, the main pups form their own rock band. This fanfic later inspired a few fan arts and other fan works.
- The My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfic, "Rock N Roll Equestrian Style'', is about the main 6 forming a rock band to perform at Canterlot.
- There are several fan arts of the main 6 as a rock band, but this one matches the positions the main 6 have in the fanfic mentioned above, which seems to appropriately match their personalities (according to most user comments).
- Marty McFly's band The Pinheads in Back to the Future, which auditions for the school dance.
Audition Judge: Hold it, fellas. I'm afraid you're just too darn loud.
- That judge? Huey Lewis in a cameo.
- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure has the main duo's band Wyld Stallyns.
- The Australian movie Garage Days is about a band like this.
- In Freaky Friday (2003), Anna's band practices down in the garage and don't get a real break until the Wango Tango auditions.
- Scott Pilgrim's band Sex Bob-omb
- In Soul Music, there's Insanity/The Whom/The Surruptitious Fabric/The Blots/And Supporting Bands. Due to an absence of cars (and hence of garages), they reherse in Crash's dad's stables.
- In the Tim Dorsey novel Florida Roadkill, there's a Satanic Rock band that practices in a storage unit. They're so bad that they have to practice with the door closed because of noise complaints from the nearby airport.
Live Action TV
- In Rita Rocks, Rita, a harried but Happily Married mother, finds a creative outlet in a garage band with her neighbor, her best friend, and her daughter's boyfriend.
- The Partridge Family started out this way in their show.
- Matt from Lizzie McGuire started a garage band once for a subplot.
- Degrassi has had at least one active garage band among the main characters in every version of the franchise since 1987.
- The George Lopez Show has an episode where George's son Max joins such a band as he is learning to play guitar.
- The freaks had one in Freaks and Geeks, before it fell apart.
- Ed Grundy's band Dross in The Archers.
- Deathmøle in Questionable Content.
- Grojband naturally uses this trope. Because "groj" sounds like "garage."
- South Park: the Lords of the Underworld. They only become popular when they become Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld.
- There's also Moop. In the same episode, Faith+1 starts out this way before getting popular.
- Jimmy Neutron has an episode where Jimmy & Co. try to start a band for a talent show.
- Family Guy has Chris starting a metal garage band in one episode.
- In another episode, Peter and his buddies form a rock band, but things don't go so well at their first gig when they find out they don't know any songs.
- In Gumby Adventures, Gumby and his friends have a rock band of their own. They practice in their barn.
- American Dad! has Steve and his friends starting a band in one episode.
- The titular characters of Beavis And Butthead started a garage band in one episode, despite only knowing how to play air guitar. They named their band "Metallica" and caused a huge riot when they didn't show up to a gig, where hundreds of people awaited the band of the same name.
- Duane's garage band SCÄB (note the Heävy Mëtal Ümlaut) in Home Movies. They even do a rock opera based on Franz Kafka.
- Brendon and his pals start a band in "Guitarmageddon", but they put more energy into coming up with band names than on their music.
- Darkwing Duck: In the episode "A Revolution in Home Appliances," Gosalyn, Honker, and Tank start a garage band of sorts.
- The Bremen Avenue Experience takes the animal characters from the Fairy Tale "The Bremen Town Musicians" and re-imagines them as a modern day Funny Animal Garage Band.
- Doug had an episode about this, apropriately titled, "Doug's Garage Band".
- Kick Buttowski had the episode "Garage Banned" where Brad and his gang practised to win the Battle of the Bands, leaving Kick and Gunther to practice elsewhere.
- In the ChalkZone music video segment "All Day Jam", Rudy, Penny, and Snap perform as one.