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Live at Fontana’s, NYC – June 25, 2014

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Hey NYC – Let’s make some noise in June! Afroskull is back for a rockin’ set at Fontana’s on Wednesday, June 25th. Click here to purchase tickets.

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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!!!

AFROSKULL @ THE MAPLE LEAF
Saturday, October 23, 2010
with:
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 Jambands.com 250!

Sullivan Hall – Feb. 26

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

We’re back at Sullivan Hall in late February for the first time in a couple of years and we are extremely psyched to be playing at one of the city’s premiere venues for funky music.  We’re part of a great night of music on Feb. 26th that also includes Colour Reporter, Otis (it’s their CD release party) and Ben Ruttenburg. We’ll scheduled to do our thing at 9:30pm.  The band is absolutely on fire lately, so don’t miss it!  Tickets are already available at TicketWeb.

Also:

  • If you missed our live set on WFMU a couple of weeks ago, you can stream it from Irene’s playlist page.
  • Our long-awaited return to the festival stage is coming on April 24th, when we drop a midnight set at Some Kind of Jam 5 in Schuylkill Haven, PA.  SKOJ gets bigger every year and we are excited to be a part of it.
  • And don’t forget, To Obscurity and Beyond is now available from our own online store, as well as several of our favorite online music retailers.

To Obscurity and Beyond – now available

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

toobscurityandbeyond_webThanks to everyone for coming out and making some noise at our CD release party last night! It was truly awesome.

We are pleased to inform you that the new CD is now available! To Obscurity and Beyond features nine mind-blowing Afroskull originals. Jazz legend Ronnie Cuber joins an expanded horn section to breathe fire into Joe Scatassa’s high-wire horn arrangements while the rest of the band pours on the gasoline. To Obscurity and Beyond is the culmination of four years worth of writing and recording specifically designed to melt your face!

The wait is finally over. Order your copy today!

The CD is done! Celebrate with us on November 7th!

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

toobscurityandbeyond_webUPDATE:  We’re still updating our new web store. Stop back here tomorrow (Sunday November 8th) to order the new album directly from Afroskull.com.

Friends and fans of Afroskull – if you have followed the band over the past few years you are no doubt familiar with the saga of the mythical new CD.  Well we are proud to announce that the disc is finally finished!  To Obscurity and Beyond, our first CD of new music in nine years, will be released on November 7th!

The new album features nine mind-blowing Afroskull originals. Jazz legend Ronnie Cuber joins an expanded horn section to breathe fire into Joe Scatassa’s high-wire horn arrangements while the rest of the band pours on the gasoline. To Obscurity and Beyond is the culmination of four years worth of writing and recording specifically designed to melt your face!

Join us for the CD release party on Saturday, November 7th, at Ace of Clubs in New York City.  Come down early for great sets from our friends Wounded Buffalo Theory (8:30pm) and Blue Food (9:30pm) before Afroskull blows the roof off.  We’ll be doing two epic sets, including the new CD in its entirety, with a special five-piece horn section and special guests.  THIS is the Afroskull show you have been waiting for.

TO OBSCURITY AND BEYOND
The new CD from Afroskull
Available at Afroskull.com starting November 7th, 2009

CD RELEASE PARTY
Saturday, November 7th, 10:30pm
@ Ace of Clubs – 9 Great Jones St., NYC
Also appearing:  Wounded Buffalo Theory (8:30) and Blue Food (9:30)

To Obscurity and Beyond – coming soon

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

We are pleased to announce the completion and imminent release of our first album in nine years, “To Obscurity and Beyond.”

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Two big September shows

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Greetings once again Afroskull fans.  We’ve got two big shows coming up this month.

First up, this Saturday night (9/12) we’re live at Union Hall in Brooklyn.  It’s our first show in Brooklyn in a long time and our first gig ever at Union Hall, one of the borough’s best venues.  We’re the first band on a great bill that also includes Buffalo Killers, the Scott Metzger Band and the Nate Wilson Group.  Plus we’ll be joined by a special guest on bass: our old pal from New Orleans, Matty Williams! The funk starts at 8pm.

Next up on Friday 9/18 is a special benefit show for the Parkside Lounge, our home-base for the past few years. The club has fallen on hard times and needs our help! We’ll be joined by a couple of special guests: The Wild Koba on keyboards and guitar, and Bearded Jon Stonbely on the bass! Come out on September 18th to support the Parkside Lounge and your favorite purveyors of monster funk, AFROSKULL.  Show time once again is 8pm.

We’ll see you in September, as the old song says.  And then get ready for some Afroskull news in the next couple of weeks that we have ALL been waiting for …

a few photos from the last Parkside show

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Thanks to all who came out to the Parkside Lounge a couple of weeks back.  We’ll be back there on Friday, September 18th.  More details about that and more will be coming soon.  In the meantime check out Greg Aiello’s photos from our most recent gig.

Afroskull Returns to the Stage – July 24th, 2009

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

We’re back from our little siesta and ready to get down.  Join Afroskull at the Parkside Lounge in New York City on July 24th for a full set of the super-heavy funk.  We’ll have Bearded Jon on bass, Superman Seth on percussion and the full horn section along for the ride.

AFROSKULL live at the Parkside Lounge

317 E. Houston St. @ Attorney St., NYC

Friday, July 24th 2009 – 8pm

Live at the Parkside Lounge – Jan 09

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

People of the funk, get ready. Afroskull is back. This friday night at our second home, the Parkside Lounge, the monster uglyfunk party commences. In the spirit of musical acrobatics, we’re dusting off a few oldies but goodies that we haven’t attempted in a few years, plus covers by Rush and Funkadelic. We’ll be joined by guest vocalists Isaac Davy Aronson and Donny Dykowski too. So if you’re dealing with the post-holiday blues, there is no better place to soak in some live music and adult beverages than at Parkside this friday night!

see you there!

AFROSKULL live at the Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (at Attorney St.), NYC
Friday, 1/9/09 8pm


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