Near-mythical rockabilly band The Stray Cats formed in 1979 but they’re clearly children of the ’50s, both in spirit and musical stylings. Brian Setzer, Slim Jim Phantom and Lee Rocker, the core trio, have been the very definition of on-again-off-again since they first took a hiatus in ’84, but they’ve found the time to record a full 10 studio albums. The self-titled debut, which includes classics such as “Rock This Town” and “Stray Cat Strut,” might contain all the crowd faves, but last year’s 40 is no late cash grab. These guys have got plenty of other things going on, so they only get the Cats back together when they’re really feeling it. Which they are. Eagles of Death Metal also play.
The Stray Cats play with Eagles of Death Metal at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28 at the Greek Theatre.