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Alternatives to Rock

“Hey, how was the band last night?”
“They rocked.”

There are so few alternatives to “rock” as a descriptive verb. Even talented banjo players very much rock. There has to be some alternatives though, slang can’t last forever, no matter how popular and ubiquitous.

Here are some possible alternatives to rock, as suggested by my thesarus, and in context:

<ol>
    <li>That band billowed!</li>
    <li>Oh man, they quaked!</li>
    <li>That show just vibrated!</li>
    <li>That guitar player reels.</li>
    <li>Careen On!</li>
</ol>