The origins of rock in Uruguay can be traced back to the 1950's. During the 1960's, and just as it happened in the rest of the world, rock became very popular in Uruguay, and the first local rock bands such as Los Shakers and Los Mockers appeared.
During the 1980's, the Uruguayan rock had a new boom with bands such as Traidores, and Los Estomagos. During the 1990's, Uruguay started having more native rock bands, such as Buitres Despues de la Una or El Cuarteto de Nos, and since the 2000's several great bands such as La Vela Puerca, La Teja Pride, La Abuela Coca, and No Te Va Gustar have been making Uruguayan rock become renown around the world.
The Uruguayan rock is characterized by often showing the influence of other typical Uruguayan music styles such as candombe, milonga or murga. This causes the rock of Uruguay to be quite unique and have a proper style.