The Rock Stars
While other families have board game or movie night, Fernando Rabiela and his kids get ready to rock the faces off of Chicago music fans. Fernando, along with 14 year-old Evan, 13 year-old Sofia, and 11 year-old Cecilia are The Socialists
, a family band that covers The Smiths, The Ramones, and Morrissey and also performs their own songs. The Rabielas take turns on each instrument — everyone plays the guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and sings — and the whole family works on band image and social networking.
"If you think about family band, you don't really think 'good' and you definitely don't think 'cool,'" says Fernando. "We're not really dopey. We try and take our image and who we are seriously. It's definitely not a ‘Partridge family’ thing."