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
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

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


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

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

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.

the Bitter End – Friday night

November 2nd, 2010

We’re closing out our 2010 schedule with a bang – our first gig at The Bitter End! Join us for a great night of music at one of NYC’s legendary venues, with opening sets by The Defending Champions and more.

We’re taking a couple of months off after this show so catch us while you can!

Afroskull at the Bitter End
Friday, 11/5 @ 11:30pm
147 Bleecker Street, NYC

Afroskull ROCKS New Orleans – October 23rd

October 3rd, 2010

THE BEAST IS BACK! The original monsterfunkers return home for the first New Orleans Afroskull appearance since 2007! Join us at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar on October 23rd for an awesome merging of the classic New York AND New Orleans Afroskull lineups. We are super psyched to welcome back Matt Barone on keyboards for the first time in seven years! Along with Funky Dollar Bill on bass, and one of our fiercest horn sections ever, this show will be huge!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Joe Scatassa – guitar
Bill Richards – bass and vocals
Matt Barone – keyboards
Jason Isaac – drums
Seth Moutal – percussion
Jeff Pierce – trumpet
Michael Jenner – sax
Rick Trolsen – trombone
with special guest The Madd Wikkid and more!

In other news:

  • November marks one year since the release of To Obscurity and Beyond.  It’s been a great year filled with plenty of shows, awesome reviews, radio airplay and, best of all, new fans.  Thanks to everyone who has been a part of it!  We’ll be closing out the year with our last show of 2010, appropriately enough at the Bitter End in NYC.  Join us at 11:30pm on Friday, November 5th.
  • The latest review of To Obscurity and Beyond is a keeper.  Check it out at the ProgArchives.
  • We got a great recording of a recent show at the Bowery Poetry Club.  Stream it or download for free at the Live Music Archive.
  • Eyewitnesses are reporting that two of our songs were used in another episode of Man V. Food on the Travel Channel.  Listen carefully to hear the ‘Skull in MvF’s recently-aired Knoxville episode (among many others).
  • Don’t waste your vote this election season. Vote for Afroskull in the Jambands.com 250!