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Afroskull is back at the Bowl w/ Big Sam’s Funky Nation – Friday, Feb. 24th

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

We have picked up another last minute gig here in NYC. Catch us tomorrow night at 8pm at Brooklyn Bowl, opening for Big Sam’s Funky Nation. So psyched to be sharing a bill with our old friend Big Sam! Come on down for the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk!

Last minute gig alert – Friday, Feb. 3 at Brooklyn Bowl

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Join us for a super-secret-surprise show this Friday night! We will be making our debut at Brooklyn Bowl, opening for the amazing Soul Rebels brass band from New Orleans. The ‘Skull rocks the Bowl at 8pm. Click here for tickets.

re-return of Afroskull

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

We’re back! (Did we even go somewhere?) A little older, a bit wiser and one louder. That’s right, Afroskull returns! Jason is out of traction (we have rebuilt him…we have the technology) and he’s got a funky itch to scratch.

So pack a bag, siphon some gas and get on down to get down at the Bowery Poetry Club! Tell a friend and bring your sister, freak funk flies again!

Afroskull Live @ The Bowery Poetry Club
Saturday, November 19, 2011

Followed by: The Great Apes, 12am

Skullsound Music Presents: The Outer Borough Brass Band

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Hello everybody. Afroskull is taking a little vacation right now, but we’ll be back in a few months. Until then, please check out our new alter-ego, The Outer Borough Brass Band, playing some of the traditional New Orleans brass band repertoire. The OBBB is led by Afroskull’s Joe Scatassa (on sousaphone!), along with a rotating cast of characters that includes Afroskull’s Justin Flynn, Jeff Pierce, Jason Isaac, Matt Iselin and Seth Moutal. It’s a great new band – if you’re in New York City, check ’em out!

More info here:

Afroskull & BuzzUniverse – 3/18 at the Bowery Poetry Club

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Our next show at the Bowery Poetry Club is coming up quickly, and it will be a bit different. Our drummer Jason is out of commission with a broken arm, but we are pleased to welcome special guest drummer Dylan Fusillo (known for his work with Antibalas and many others) who will keep things nice and funky. Afroskull hits at 10pm, followed by two sets from our good friends BuzzUniverse!

Afroskull & BuzzUniverse, live at the Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, NYC
Friday, March 18th 2011


And by the way, happy Mardi Gras! Come on down and celebrate Mardi Gras in NYC with a new ‘Skull side project, the Outer Borough Brass Band! Including Afroskull’s Joe Scatassa (Sousaphone), Scott Bourgeois, Jeff Pierce, and Matt Iselin along with drummer Dave Berger. This inaugural show will feature an all Mardi Gras brass band set. Get there early for Mad Larry (feat. former members of the Bogmen) The party starts at 7:30pm.

The Outer Borough Brass Band
live at the Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston Street, NYC
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

We’re back! First show of 2011

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Happy New Year, fine friends of the funk. The holidays are behind us, our resolutions are in tatters…and our hiatus is over! That’s right, we’ll be kicking it up as we pick it up right where we left off at the Bitter End. So strap on your boogie boots, mind the slush puddles, and chase away those deep and dark mid-winter blues at our first gig of 2011. See ya there!

Afroskull @ The Bitter End
Friday 1/28
147 Bleecker Street (btwn Thompson and LaGuardia)
New York City

Invite your friends!

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.

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!