Pancho Villa’s Skull is a duo comprised of brothers Tino and Rolando Ybarra that tap their heritage to influence the band’s punk-mariachi styling.
Tino started out as a solo singer/songwriter on acoustic guitar, forging a furious blend of punk-tempo riffs to the traditional style of Mariachi, which he encountered on family trips to Mexico. His brother, Rolando, was initially the audio engineer for Tino’s first releases, but he wound up joining the band a few years ago adding percussion and backing vocals. The brothers came to 101.9 WDET’s studios to chat with CultureShift’s Jeff Milo about the storytelling roots that Mariachi, as folk music, shares with punk.
Click on the player above to hear CultureShift’s Jeff Milo interview Pancho Villa’s Skull.
Pancho Villa’s Skull will be performing at BASH FEST 2019, an anti-racist show at Trumbullplex in Woodbridge on Saturday, July 13. $10 suggested donation.