Askultura's Superpunks: "Politicans Say 'F#$% the Public,' I Say 'Anarchy and Legalize Weed'"

Photo by Raul Ospina
Ascolta is Italian for listen, and that's exactly what local punk crew Askultura want you to do.

"Listen to the culture," says the band's founder Andrew, a Lakota Nation warrior poet. He and his nine cohorts -- two chicks, six dudes, and a beast named Captain on the washboard -- are releasing a new album of tribal hooligan sounds called Ten Strong Superpunk Skarantella Reggae Rumba Fury.

They love Jagermeister, wild parties, and Miami. And they plan to prove it with their album release party at Churchill's Pub on November 3. Here's what we know so far.

See also:
-Askultura on Society: "We're Saying Fake Artifical People Stank, and We Skank"
-Askultura's Kickstarter: Support Ten Strong Superpunk Skarantella Reggae Rumba Fury!

Crossfade: How'd you come up with the name of the band?
Andrew: I drank just the right amount.

Where and how did you record the new album?
Live, with a couple overdubs, at the Transportation Workers Union Hall. All ten of us, and the guys from APL Studio.

Photo by Raul Ospina

You're a nomad, right?
My first time in Miami was for the FTAA [Free Trade Area of the Americas] protest in 2004. We came down with masks and grappling hooks, ready for action.

When did the band start?
December 2009. I had a broken ankle and no mike stand. So I wrapped the cord around my chest.

You play all over the state. Do you take the whole band on the road every time?
People have jobs. So sometimes, we can't. But when it's just four of us, it gets real punk rock. Real kulturato.

You have a job in real life?
I'm studying to be an acupuncturist, but music is first and foremost. My girlfriend has put up with a lot of shit.


Give thanks, right?
Our conga guy is a santero. I call him Zio, but his name is Tio. He's a Babalao.

You gonna hit the road and tour soon?
We wanna bring out some Latino flavor to France, Oklahoma, New York, London, Italy. We're taking this show on the road, first stop, New Orleans.

What's another goal?
We really want a Jaegermeister sponsorship. Love that stuff.

Location Info


Churchill's Pub

5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

Category: Music

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"We really want a Jaegermeister sponsorship. Love that stuff.

I say, "Anarchy..."


How do you say Hypocrite in Lakota?

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