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

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 at Krewe du Vieux!

January 31st, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Afroskull will be playing a surprise late-night set at the Krewe du Vieux Ball in New Orleans! Catch us late in the evening on Saturday, February 15th at the Trash Palace on Elysian Fields following a super-jam with Ivan Neville and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux. The party’s theme this year is “Where the Vile Things Are,” so naturally they thought of us. Afroskull fans of New Orleans, your Mardi Gras season just got a little heavier. Come funk with us at Krewe du Vieux!!!

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Afroskull’s 15th Anniversary Celebration Part 2 – NYC + costume contest!

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!!

Afroskull’s 15th Anniversary Celebration – October 6th at the Maple Leaf in New Orleans

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!

We’re taking it easy …

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
- OTiS
- Brassft Punk
- The Wild Koba

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

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

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

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
10pm

Followed by: The Great Apes, 12am

Skullsound Music Presents: The Outer Borough Brass Band

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/

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

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
10pm

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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
9:30pm