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While Mexican music usually evokes images and sounds of mariachis and what's more widely identified as conjunto music in South Texas, rock music has enjoyed a good ride and a particular evolution south of the Rio Grand Valley.
Urban, pop and metal bands have enjoyed a strong following over the years. In the 80s, a commercialized rebirth took place in several Spanish speaking countries dubbed: “Rock en tu Idioma,” or “Rock in your own language,” which followed in the footsteps of the earlier “Rock en Español.”
In more recent years, punk, alternative and even country music have enriched the music in Mexico.
Here is a short list of Mexican bands that have enjoyed name recognition in Spanish speaking countries and even in others with strong Mexican communities like the U.S.