Another funky Friday at the Parkside Lounge – August 27th, 8pm

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

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!

our first gig at the Mercury Lounge

May 24th, 2010

Please join Afroskull for our first ever show at the Mercury Lounge.  We’ll be in there for an early set (music starts at 8pm sharp) on Saturday, June 12th, so grab some dinner and then come rock out with Afroskull on Houston Street!  And stick around for our good friends OTiS at 9pm.

5/14 show canceled

May 10th, 2010

Sadly, our show at the Bowery Poetry Club this Friday has been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control.  We’ll be back next month for our first ever show at the Mercury Lounge on June 12th!  Our good friends OTiS will be playing too.

Some Kind of Jam 5 – Saturday April 24th

April 12th, 2010

We’ll be rocking a late night set at Some Kind of Jam 5. Join us for our first festival performance since 2003! We’re playing Saturday night, April 24th at midnight.

Jibberjazz Presents:

April 23-25, 2010
Schuylkill Haven, PA
(20 miles NW of Reading)
22 Bands
3 Stages
Outdoor & Indoor
A full weekend of camping & music
$40 Presale tix


Conducted by Matt Butler
Featuring: Todd Stoops (RAQ), Rodney Holmes (Steve Kimock Band), Mark Diomede (Juggling Suns), and Mark Sterling (Jazzam).
The Horse Flies
The Mantras
Hot Day At The Zoo
The Macpodz
The Big Dirty
Mad Sweet Pangs
Trouble City All-Stars
Flux Capacitor
Anthony Fiumano & The Medicine Chest
And the Moneynotes
Mystery Fyre
Displaced Peoples
Terry Dame & Electric Junkyard Gamelan
Mike Miz
Kyle Morgan
Nina Scarcia
Erik from Baltimore
Matt Nichols
Will Bowers

SOME KIND OF JAM 5 will be a full weekend music & camping festival featuring 22 bands, 3 stages, late-night indoor jams, numerous solo-artists, kids activities, light shows, fire performances, food & craft vendors and more.

Join us for a weekend of camping and music in a hassle-free, BYOB environment. Our new venue is a beautiful 60 acre property outside Schuylkill Haven, PA. The site features plenty of room for camping, permanent restrooms & showers, indoor & outdoor stages, nature trails, PA approved trout fishing waters, and electricity access for RV’s. As always, a wide array of musical styles will be featured including: Jam, Funk, Folk, Bluegrass, Blues, Rock & Roll, Reggae, Americana and more.

Presale tickets will be just $40 and include a full weekend of camping & music. Patrons may camp with their vehicles and each stage is in close proximity to the camping area.

STRANGERS HELPING STRANGERS will be conducting a non-perishable food drive, so please help contribute to those in need. As always, GROOVIN LUMENS will be providing psychedelic lighting for the masses.

Back to the Bowery

March 27th, 2010

We’re back at the Bowery Poetry Club on April 9th for another great set of our patented SuperFunk.  We’ll be joined by the ol’ “Horns of Doom” (Jeff Pierce, Justin Flynn and Rafi Malkiel) and Superman Seth on percussion.  The band never sounds better than when we’re at the BPC, so don’t miss it!

Afroskull live at the Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, NYC
Friday, April 9, 2010 – 8pm

In other news:

Sullivan Hall – Feb. 26

January 28th, 2010

We’re back at Sullivan Hall in late February for the first time in a couple of years and we are extremely psyched to be playing at one of the city’s premiere venues for funky music.  We’re part of a great night of music on Feb. 26th that also includes Colour Reporter, Otis (it’s their CD release party) and Ben Ruttenburg. We’ll scheduled to do our thing at 9:30pm.  The band is absolutely on fire lately, so don’t miss it!  Tickets are already available at TicketWeb.


  • If you missed our live set on WFMU a couple of weeks ago, you can stream it from Irene’s playlist page.
  • Our long-awaited return to the festival stage is coming on April 24th, when we drop a midnight set at Some Kind of Jam 5 in Schuylkill Haven, PA.  SKOJ gets bigger every year and we are excited to be a part of it.
  • And don’t forget, To Obscurity and Beyond is now available from our own online store, as well as several of our favorite online music retailers.

Two live sets comin’ up this week

January 16th, 2010

Join us for two monster sets of Afroskull music this week, courtesy of WFMU radio and the Parkside Lounge.

First up, our first ever live radio performance!  Tune in to WFMU at 4pm on Monday as we join host Irene Trudel for a full hour of live Afroskull from WFMU’s studios in Jersey City.  Stream it at or tune in to 91.1FM in the NYC area.

Then on Friday 1/22, we’re back at our home base in New York City, the Parkside Lounge.  We’ll hit the stage a little after 8pm for another set that will knock you the funk out.

Afroskull live @ Bowery Poetry Club

December 12th, 2009

Afroskull - Live @ Bowery Poetry Club 12-18-2009Afroskull returns to the Bowery Poetry Club for the first time since 2007. Join us at this great sounding venue for a night of funk and jams starting at 10:30pm – this is our last show of 2009!  We’re up first with a nice long set featuring Bearded Jon Stonbely on bass and our razor-sharp horn section, followed by our new friends Nite Club and Fikus.  See you there!

To Obscurity and Beyond – now available

November 8th, 2009

toobscurityandbeyond_webThanks to everyone for coming out and making some noise at our CD release party last night! It was truly awesome.

We are pleased to inform you that the new CD is now available! To Obscurity and Beyond features nine mind-blowing Afroskull originals. Jazz legend Ronnie Cuber joins an expanded horn section to breathe fire into Joe Scatassa’s high-wire horn arrangements while the rest of the band pours on the gasoline. To Obscurity and Beyond is the culmination of four years worth of writing and recording specifically designed to melt your face!

The wait is finally over. Order your copy today!