October 17th, 2012
15 years later, the monster rages on in New York City. Join us for two sets of jams and surprises as we kick off Halloween weekend and celebrate a decade and a half of funkin’ it up. Featuring special guest vocalists Joe Trombino from the Great Apes, Craig Schoenbaum from OTiS and Angel Eduardo from Blue Food!
AND… as if two long and funky sets and special guests aren’t enough to get you in the Halloween spirit, we are pleased to announce our first (and perhaps last) costume contest! Fully funded by an eccentric recluse who believes ‘you have to spend money to lose money’, we will be offering cash prizes to the best and most creative you’ve got. ($100 Grand Prize + more!!)
15 Years of Monster Funk!!
August 4th, 2012
It has been 15 years since Afroskull, the original monsterfunksters, first took it to the stage in uptown New Orleans. Come celebrate this milestone with us back where it all started, at the world famous Maple Leaf Bar. Founding members Joe Scatassa, Bill Richards and Jason Isaac will be joined by a few of their most fiendishly funky friends to bring you two sets jam packed with a decade and a half’s worth of progressive funk-rock.
Were the Mayans right? Could THIS be the end? Find out October 6th at the Maple Leaf!
May 25th, 2012
Sorry folks, Afroskull is laying low for a while. We’ll be back to play a show or two in the fall. Until then, please check out some other projects from Afroskull members old and new:
- The Outer Borough Brass Band
- Smith & 9th Ward
- The Great Apes
- Brassft Punk
- The Wild Koba
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!
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.
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
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: http://www.outerborobrass.com/
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
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
147 Bleecker Street (btwn Thompson and LaGuardia)
New York City
Invite your friends!
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.