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Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

Afroskull’s February Parkside Lounge Show named a staff pick: Some of you may be aware of a fabulous website called the Internet Archive, which contains among other things a tremendous stash of free live concert recordings. We put two shows up there a while back, and they’ve gotten some great reviews from users, and last week one of our shows was listed as the #2 pick by the Archive’s staff! Rock! If you haven’t checked it out yet, head over to , search for Afroskull and download or stream one of our shows.

Our 2/4/2005 show has been downloaded 3311 times as of December!

click here to check it out

GIG ALERT – Dec 2005

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005

GIG ALERT: Afroskull goes live at the Parkside Lounge in New York City on Friday, December 9th, complete with bombastic horn section. We’re cooking up a couple of new surprises for your listening pleasure.

Friday, December 9th, 8pm
317 E. Houston St. (corner of Attorney St.)

Relief show for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic

Monday, October 17th, 2005

Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Parkside Lounge last week.  We raised about $200 for the Red Cross – a veritable drop in the bucket, but still, every little bit helps.

Please join us on 10/21 as we headline Rocking Liberally at the Tank in NYC ( 208 West 37th Street ).  The event is sort of an offshoot of “Drinking Liberally,” which is a monthly bar party for those durned liberul elitists.  All proceeds are going towards the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, a great organization that helps out New Orleans musicians even in the best of times (including a few past and present Afroskull members).  They are continuing to do great work in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

The night will begin around 8pm with Laughing Liberally (stand-up comedy), followed by Mike Blaxill of Gladshot at 9:30 and your favorite funk/rock orchestra, Afroskull at 11pm.  The event’s sponsors include Drinking Liberally, Music for America, Democracy for NYC, Cosmopolity, Citizen Action NY, New Democratic Majority, ACT NY, Billionaires for Bush, and Greene Dragon.

So it’s gonna be a funky good time, y’all.  But if you can’t make it and would still like to donate to the NOMC, here’s some info:

Send donations to:

NOMC Emergency Fund
funds will be distributed by:

SW LA Area Health Education Center Foundation, Inc.
103 Independence Blvd.
Lafayette, LA 70506
desk: 337-989-0001
fax: 337-989-1401

The New Orleans Musicians Clinic is determined to keep Louisiana Music Alive!  We want to relocate our New Orleans musicians into the Lafayette/ Acadiana community where they can remain a life force! But most of them have lost everything… we must help them rebuild their lives.  They can’t access any of their NOMC accounts. They desperately need money to fund these efforts.

Again, thanks.  We’ll see you at the Tank on 10/21.



Katrina relief show

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

This Friday we’re back at the Parkside Lounge for a very special show. This will be a fundraiser for the Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund, and we might even bring a couple of old friends from New Orleans along for the ride. So come on down to the Parkside and help out New Orleans, with some real New Orleans funk (by way of NYC, of course) with your old friends, AFROSKULL.

Afroskull @ Parkside Lounge
Friday, 9/30, 8pm
317 E. Houston St. (corner of Attorney St.)

p.s. we’ll be doing another fundraiser next month for the New Orleans Musicians Clinic – stay tuned for more details

Hurricane Katrina

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

As you’ve no doubt heard, the city of New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast region was recently devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Our band was formed in New Orleans; it was our home for many years and we are so torn up over this … to all of our friends and fans in New Orleans and the rest of the coast, we hope this message finds you safe and sound. Please check in with us when you can.

We are relieved to report that former Afroskull bassist Bill Richards and his wife Whitney are safe in Austin, TX. Trumpeter Nick Volz is on tour in Colorado with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Former ‘Skull keyboardist Magic Earl Scioneaux is also accounted for, in Atlanta.

For our New York fans: our next gig at the Parkside Lounge, on Friday, September 30th, will be a benefit show for the Red Cross’s hurricane relief effort. We will probably be involved with other fundraisers; stay tuned for details. We are also making arrangements to have all sales of our CD through go to the Red Cross. But we want to encourage everyone out there to donate some time or money to the relief effort, whether you come to our show or not. is a good place to start.

Hang in there New Orleans! The Funk shall rise again!

with love from your friends,


Gig Alert – July 2005

Monday, July 11th, 2005

::: Friday July 15th, 8pm: The Parkside Lounge,
::: 317 E. Houston St., NYC

We’re Back! Actually, we never left – and we’ve got a belated Parkside show for you this week: Friday the 15th @ 8pm.

It’s summer- it’s hot and extremely funky outside, so come on out and rock with the ‘Skull. The Parkside Lounge is located at the corner of E. Houston and Attorney St. on the Lower East Side.

Parkside on Friday

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

It’s a new month, which means Afroskull returns to the Parkside Lounge this Friday night. The band is super-tight after a weekend spent in the recording studio, so come on down to the Lower East Side and get it on!

FRIDAY 6/3/05
Afroskull @ The Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St., NYC 8

In the Internet Archive…

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Check out two of our recent Parkside Lounge shows at! These shows have been getting great reviews from Archive users. Just point your browser to and search for Afroskull, then download till you can’t take anymore.

Double Gig Alert!

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

Get psyched people – this weekend brings you two chances to get down with Afroskull.

Friday, May 6th, 8pm: The Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St., NYC

First off, we’re getting back into the groove for the first Friday of the month at the Parkside Lounge, located at the corner of E. Houston and Attorney Street on the Lower East Side.

Saturday, May 7th 9:30pm: Mexicali Blues, 1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, NJ

On Saturday, we take the Afroskull Taco Loco 2005 tour to Mexicali Blues in Teaneck, NJ, where we’ll be opening for the Grateful Dead tribute band Wigjam (featuring Afroskull’s Matt Iselin on keyboards). Mexicali Blues accepts dinner reservations if you wish to have a giant taco feast before our show. ¡ Llame para reservaciones de cena ! 201-833-0011

Back in the studio?

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

What’s this? That’s right, we’re finally heading into the studio at the end of the month to start our next recording project! Stay tuned for details.