May 20th, 2016
On Friday, July 1st, Afroskull literally takes the party UNDER the streets! We’re bringing the monster prog-funk to The Lively, a unique new live music venue in NYC’s meatpacking district.
Afroskull’s first set of 2016 begins at 8:30pm, and we’ll be followed by Beninghove’s Hangmen, a “creeptastic surf-noir” group featuring some of John Zorn’s co-conspirators. Our own set will feature the classic Afroskull NYC rhythm section of Joe Scatassa (guitar), Matt Iselin (keys), Bearded Jon Stonbely (bass) and Jason Isaac (drums) along with the latest incarnation of the Horns of Doom. You don’t want to miss this great night of heavy music!
July 7th, 2015
What’s this, two shows in a single calendar year? Can it be true??? Yes, Afroskull fans, it’s true. We’re back for more funk and frivolity at Fontana’s, 10pm on July 31st. Come early for dumplings, stay late for the funk.
March 18th, 2015
Join us Friday, April 10th for a NOLA-themed night at the Rock Shop as Afroskull unleashes the monster funk for the first time in nearly a year. The show also features the groovy Americana sounds of Brooklyn’s own The Sometime Boys, along with the pop-influenced rock of Little Maker direct from New Orleans.
Advance tickets are available from Ticketfly for only $10! goo.gl/0cNWEL
8pm – Little Maker
9pm – The Sometime Boys
10:30pm – Afroskull
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.
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!!!
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.