Archive for 2010

2011 – The Bitter End is only the beginning

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

We’re taking a little break right now, but 2011 is right around the corner and the ‘Skull will be back in action before you know it. Join us at the Bitter End on January 28th for another great set of super-funk. More details coming soon.

the Bitter End – Friday night

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

We’re closing out our 2010 schedule with a bang – our first gig at The Bitter End! Join us for a great night of music at one of NYC’s legendary venues, with opening sets by The Defending Champions and more.

We’re taking a couple of months off after this show so catch us while you can!

Afroskull at the Bitter End
Friday, 11/5 @ 11:30pm
147 Bleecker Street, NYC

Afroskull ROCKS New Orleans – October 23rd

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

THE BEAST IS BACK! The original monsterfunkers return home for the first New Orleans Afroskull appearance since 2007! Join us at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar on October 23rd for an awesome merging of the classic New York AND New Orleans Afroskull lineups. We are super psyched to welcome back Matt Barone on keyboards for the first time in seven years! Along with Funky Dollar Bill on bass, and one of our fiercest horn sections ever, this show will be huge!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Joe Scatassa – guitar
Bill Richards – bass and vocals
Matt Barone – keyboards
Jason Isaac – drums
Seth Moutal – percussion
Jeff Pierce – trumpet
Michael Jenner – sax
Rick Trolsen – trombone
with special guest The Madd Wikkid and more!

In other news:

  • November marks one year since the release of To Obscurity and Beyond.  It’s been a great year filled with plenty of shows, awesome reviews, radio airplay and, best of all, new fans.  Thanks to everyone who has been a part of it!  We’ll be closing out the year with our last show of 2010, appropriately enough at the Bitter End in NYC.  Join us at 11:30pm on Friday, November 5th.
  • The latest review of To Obscurity and Beyond is a keeper.  Check it out at the ProgArchives.
  • We got a great recording of a recent show at the Bowery Poetry Club.  Stream it or download for free at the Live Music Archive.
  • Eyewitnesses are reporting that two of our songs were used in another episode of Man V. Food on the Travel Channel.  Listen carefully to hear the ‘Skull in MvF’s recently-aired Knoxville episode (among many others).
  • Don’t waste your vote this election season. Vote for Afroskull in the 250!

FREE SHOW at Bowery Poetry Club this Saturday

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Another last minute addition to the schedule – a free Saturday night show at one of our favorite haunts, the Bowery Poetry Club. Join us for two sets of our finest funk starting at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm with DJ Cochon de Lait spinning before, after and in between sets.

And if for some crazy reason you can’t join us in person, you can watch the show online at

9/24: free late show @ Rockwood Music Hall

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Up next on the ‘Skull schedule: a free late-night show at Rockwood Music Hall on Friday night, September 24th. We’ll be going on around midnight following a set by Jamie Masefield’s Jazz Mandolin Project. We’re very psyched to be part of such a great bill at one of NYC’s best venues. And did we mention our set is free?

And for our New Orleans fans, don’t forget we’ve got one monster of a show coming up at the Maple Leaf on October 23rd.

Another funky Friday at the Parkside Lounge – August 27th, 8pm

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

We’re back at our home away from home, the Parkside Lounge on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, on Friday August 27th at 8pm. We’ve got Bearded Jon back on bass and special guest Aya Miso on keyboards. We always have a blast at the Parkside so don’t miss it!

And stay tuned because we have some very cool shows coming up in the fall, including a free late show at Rockwood Music Hall on September 24th, and our first gig in New Orleans since 2007, on October 23rd at the Maple Leaf.  We’ll be announcing some more soon, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for all the latest and greatest.

Live at the Bowery Poetry Club with special guest BILL RICHARDS – Saturday, July 24th

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Join us for another great night of epic funk-rock jams! Blue Food starts the night off at 10pm with their unique brand of math funk. Next up, hot off the release of their new CD, OTiS brings their soulful sound to the stage at 11pm. Then at midnight, Afroskull returns for a long set of our patented superfunk with a special guest all the way from New Orleans – Afroskull founding member Bill Richards on bass! Bill will tackle the band’s current repertoire with ease, and we’ll be sure to bring back a couple of B-Funk classics from our New Orleans days.

Saturday night, July 24th @ midnight
Live at the Bowery Poetry Club – 308 Bowery, NYC
with our good friends Blue Food (10pm) and OTiS (11pm)

And if you can’t be there in person, watch it live on the web at!

our first gig at the Mercury Lounge

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Please join Afroskull for our first ever show at the Mercury Lounge.  We’ll be in there for an early set (music starts at 8pm sharp) on Saturday, June 12th, so grab some dinner and then come rock out with Afroskull on Houston Street!  And stick around for our good friends OTiS at 9pm.

5/14 show canceled

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Sadly, our show at the Bowery Poetry Club this Friday has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.  We’ll be back next month for our first ever show at the Mercury Lounge on June 12th!  Our good friends OTiS will be playing too.

Some Kind of Jam 5 – Saturday April 24th

Monday, April 12th, 2010

We’ll be rocking a late night set at Some Kind of Jam 5. Join us for our first festival performance since 2003! We’re playing Saturday night, April 24th at midnight.

Jibberjazz Presents:

April 23-25, 2010
Schuylkill Haven, PA
(20 miles NW of Reading)
22 Bands
3 Stages
Outdoor & Indoor
A full weekend of camping & music
$40 Presale tix


Conducted by Matt Butler
Featuring: Todd Stoops (RAQ), Rodney Holmes (Steve Kimock Band), Mark Diomede (Juggling Suns), and Mark Sterling (Jazzam).
The Horse Flies
The Mantras
Hot Day At The Zoo
The Macpodz
The Big Dirty
Mad Sweet Pangs
Trouble City All-Stars
Flux Capacitor
Anthony Fiumano & The Medicine Chest
And the Moneynotes
Mystery Fyre
Displaced Peoples
Terry Dame & Electric Junkyard Gamelan
Mike Miz
Kyle Morgan
Nina Scarcia
Erik from Baltimore
Matt Nichols
Will Bowers

SOME KIND OF JAM 5 will be a full weekend music & camping festival featuring 22 bands, 3 stages, late-night indoor jams, numerous solo-artists, kids activities, light shows, fire performances, food & craft vendors and more.

Join us for a weekend of camping and music in a hassle-free, BYOB environment. Our new venue is a beautiful 60 acre property outside Schuylkill Haven, PA. The site features plenty of room for camping, permanent restrooms & showers, indoor & outdoor stages, nature trails, PA approved trout fishing waters, and electricity access for RV’s. As always, a wide array of musical styles will be featured including: Jam, Funk, Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Americana and more.

Presale tickets will be just $40 and include a full weekend of camping & music. Patrons may camp with their vehicles and each stage is in close proximity to the camping area.

STRANGERS HELPING STRANGERS will be conducting a non-perishable food drive, so please help contribute to those in need. As always, GROOVIN LUMENS will be providing psychedelic lighting for the masses.