September show announcement

August 31st, 2007

Once again we find ourselves about a week away from another Afroskull live extravaganza. We’ll be back home at the Parkside Lounge next Friday, 9/7 and we want YOU to join us. The band has been sounding better then ever lately and we want all our friends and fans to come bask in the glory of the funk!

AFROSKULL live at the Parkside Lounge
Friday 9/7, 8pm
317 E. Houston St. (corner of Attorney St.)
NYC

And mark your calendars folks, because we are proud to announce the two-part Afroskull 10th Anniversary Party, coming to New Orleans and New York City in October! It was a strange October day in 1997 when a band called Afroskull took it to the stage for the first time. Naturally, we were shut down after playing only one song because the sound man thought he wasn’t getting paid that night … at any rate – New Yorkers can come party with us at the Parkside Lounge on 10/12. And New Orleanians, we’re bringing the whole enchilada down to the Maple Leaf on 10/20, complete with special guest bassist (and Afroskull founding member) Funky Dollar Bill Richards! So come join us this October as we celebrate a full decade of super-heavy monster funk!

Gig Alert – Afroskull @ the Ace of Clubs, NYC

August 10th, 2007

The next Afroskull show is less than a week away, and it’s going to be a good one. We’ll be at the Ace of Clubs next Wednesday, 8/15, at 9pm – this is our only show for the month of August, and we’ve got the whole night to ourselves. We’re back to full strength with our main man Jeff Pierce returning on trumpet and Bearded John locking down the low end on bass. So it’s gonna be all killer and no filler – we might even drop a couple of JBs covers on you, just to keep you on your toes. Aww, yeah.

AFROSKULL Live @ ACE OF CLUBS
9 Great Jones St. (corner of Lafayette), downstairs from the Acme
NYC
Wednesday, 8/15, 9pm

Gig Alert – Two Boots Brooklyn

July 10th, 2007

This Friday night Afroskull will funk up Two Boots Brooklyn in Park Slope at long last! Our first scheduled gig at Two Boots was snowed out over the winter, but we’re pretty sure that won’t be a problem this week. We’ll be joined by a couple of special guests this time around. Bearded Jon has gone into seclusion to prepare for the bar exam, so we have recruited special guest bassist Brian Anderson, best known for his excellent work with Raisin Hill. We’ll also be welcoming back Jason Marshall to the horn section. You might have heard and seen some of Jason’s work on baritone sax with Roy Hargrove and the Mingus Big Band, among many others. Also, In case you don’t already know, Two Boots has great Italian and Cajun food too. So come and join us this Friday for a loose funky set in Brooklyn!

AFROSKULL LIVE @ TWO BOOTS BROOKLYN
514 2nd St.- Park Slope – Brooklyn (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Friday, July 13th – 10pm

Gig Alert – Bowery Poetry Club on Thursday

March 27th, 2007

Join your friendly neighborhood Afroskull for our debut at the Bowery Poetry Club!  Don’t let the name fool you, this will not be a poetry slam (although if you ask politely perhaps we’ll read a poem or two in between songs).  This WILL however, as you may be guessing, be a funk-rock slam – featuring master slammer (and bassist) Bearded Jon Stonbely.  We’ll be hitting the stage at 10pm, and will be followed by our old friends Wounded Buffalo Theory, who will also kick out the jams proper.  That’s this Thursday, March 29th, at 10pm

AFROSKULL LIVE AT BOWERY POETRY CLUB
Thursday, March 29th – 10pm
308 Bowery (across the street from CBGB)

Third annual Mardi Gras throwdown @ Parkside

February 14th, 2007

This Friday, it’s the third annual Afroskull Mardi Gras Throwdown at the Parkside Lounge. Join us for a nice long butchering of our original material and a couple of New Orleans classics. We’ll warm you up real good after a cold week and get you launched into the best weekend of the year – Mardi Gras!

First gig of 2007

January 18th, 2007

We’re back to announce our first live gig of 2007! Join us for a solid hour of horn-laden funk and rock next Saturday (1/27) – 10pm at the Ace of Clubs in Manhattan. We’ll have our old friend Bearded John Stonbely along for the ride as we stretch out for the first time in ’07. Take a look at our calendar for other upcoming shows around NY!

Final show of 2006

October 11th, 2006

Hello once again Afroskull fans. We are returning to the Parkside Lounge this Friday night, 10/13/06, at 8:30pm for another colossal set of the new super-heavy monster funk. After the show we will be locking ourselves in the studio until our new album is completely finished – making this the last Afroskull gig of the year. So come on down to the Parkside and get yourself one last fix of the ‘Skull in 2006!

AFROSKULL LIVE AT THE PARKSIDE LOUNGE
Friday, 10/13/06, 8:30pm
317 E. Houston St. at Attorney St., NYC
(F or V train to 2nd Ave., then walk east to Attorney St.)

New song on MySpace / September show

September 5th, 2006

Now available for your listening enjoyment at myspace.com/afroskull“Band Soup”, the creepy prog-funk masterpiece composed by Bill Richards back in our New Orleans days. This was a studio demo we did one weekend in 2004. Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

We’ll be bringing the wrecking crew back to the Parkside Lounge on September 15th, a Friday night as usual. And, as you may have heard, the production of our next CD is in progess. Help make the process go by faster by coming out to the show! We’ll see you this Friday…

AFROSKULL live at the Parkside Lounge
Friday, September 15th, 2006 – 8pm
317 E. Houston St.
NYC

July Update

July 24th, 2006

The recording of the next Afroskull CD is finally underway. After a brief six-year delay, we have been hunkered down in the studio this month, laying down the foundation of our next serving of monster funk. Come celebrate this long-awaited development with us on Friday, July 28th, on our home turf: the fabulous Parkside Lounge.

AFROSKULL live at the Parkside Lounge
Friday, July 28, 2006 – 8pm
317 E. Houston St.
NYC

AFROSKULL VS. THE WILD KOBA II

June 8th, 2006

Coming this Friday – it’s the sequel to the all-time classic funk duel –

AFROSKULL VS. THE WILD KOBA II

The ultimate groove-rock ensemble, Afroskull, will gather together once more to do battle with the diabolical multi-instrumentalist prog-rock fiend, Dr. David Kobayashi, better known as THE WILD KOBA.  Our last meeting produced a no-holds-barred evening of scorched earth funk.  This time we are upping the ante with the WORLD PREMIERE of Bill Richards’ tour de force composition “Band Soup,” a lost classic from the Afroskull New Orleans era.  The indestructable funky force meets the immovable rockin’ object:  Afroskull vs. the Wild Koba!

AFROSKULL VS. THE WILD KOBA II
Friday, June 9, 2006 – 8pm @ the Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (corner of Attorney St.) New York City