Mixing rockabilly with swing, rhythm and blues, this Southern California band has returned to the roots of rock and gave it a twist.

Recruiting Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos, this three-man band has released a fun and catchy album that brings to mind early Chuck Berry with a shot of '90s attitude.The music from the opening cut "Ticket Home" to the closing swank of "Ruby Lee," will hook the listeners and have them tapping toes to the songs' every nick and chuck.

An intrumental called "Re`Jive'inated" brings to mind blues, country and early New York underground psychedelia.

The Paladins will perform at the Bar & Gill, Thursday, Dec. 15.