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Rockabilly DF: The Rebel Cats!

Rebel Cats, live at the Monumento a la Revolución, June 8, 2013. (Photo: Darren Popik)

The Rebel Cats, live at the Monumento a la Revolución, June 8, 2013. (Photo: Darren Popik)

By Darren M. Popik

Every now and then, I make a surprising — and bitchin’ — discovery in Mexico City.

This is one of them.

It’s about a rockabilly band called the Rebel Cats.

An American band, you might wonder? Nope — they’re from good old Mexico City of all places.

Lalobilly, on bass. (Photo: Darren Popik)

Lalobilly, on bass. (Photo: Darren Popik)

In fact, watching the Rebel Cats live is like traveling back to the late 1950s, to the early years of Rock and Roll (or to the early 1980’s rockabilly revival, lead by bands like the Stray Cats). They’ve got the unique energy of that era, which is hard to find in the music scene these days.

Vincent Van Rock, and his boss Gretsch guitar. (Photo: Darren Popik)

Vincent Van Rock, and his boss Gretsch guitar. (Photo: Darren Popik)

Think pompadours, cool sunglasses, Gretsch guitars, and the old stand-up bass.

The Rebel Cats were formed in 2005 by guitarist Vincent Van Rock, his son Vince Monster on drums and lead vocals, and Lalobilly on bass.

Vince Monster on drums and lead vocals. (Photo: Darren Popik)

Vince Monster on drums and lead vocals. (Photo: Darren Popik)

The photos and video here are from their show at the Monumento a la Revolución, which took place Saturday, June 8th.

So keep your eyes out for these cool cats here in the D.F. They put on a great show!

Twitter: @darrenchannel

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