New Orleans band Afroskull played Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia' and 'King Kong' in their 1998/99 live set.
Their 2002 live set included 'Magic Fingers' and 'My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama' (Frank Zappa).
plus a horn section, called "the horns of doom":
November 2002 Dan Asher replaced Bill Richards on bass.
|afroskull: monster for the masses
(2000, cd, usa, snr 2000)
|various artists: boozoo hoodoo! the songs of boozoo
(2003, cd, usa, ??) – feat. afroskull: ‘marksville slide’
2005/01/07 concert 'Parkside Lounge', New York, NY, usa
From: Ryan Davenport (email@example.com)
A New Orleans band named Afroskull (http://www.afroskull.com) plays "Peaches En Regalia" and "Magic Fingers" in their live sets, according to reviews on their web site. I've found "Magic Fingers" on Napster.
Scatassa - guitar, vocals
Bill Richards - bass, lead vocals
Jason Isaac - drums
Matt Barone - keyboards
They usually play with a horn section as well, but those guys aren't listed as being "core members" of the band.
"It's New Orleans funk with a New York attitude. Conjuring the slumbering ghosts of Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and Charles Mingus, Afroskull explodes, as the Crescent City's most dynamic funk monster. Afroskull sends its audience reeling with its intricate arrangements, screaming horns, mind-boggling polyrhythms, booty shaking funk grooves and snarling solos from every band member. Afroskull send college hippies, faithful jazz cats and headbanging rockers alike, off packing to the trauma unit with its hardcore electric "monster" funk."
from: Jason Isaac <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Afroskull - Listing update
Hi, Jason from Afroskull here. I found our page at
United-Mutations.com, and I want to
give you an update you on our Zappa history.
We're a New Orleans funk band, and we're moving to New York full-time this summer. There have been several Zappa tunes in the Afroskull live set. The current sets usually include 'Magic Fingers' and 'My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama', and we used to perform 'Peaches En Regalia' and 'King Kong' live in 1998/99. An MP3 of Magic Fingers used to be available on Napster.
Our website is at www.afroskull.com.
Thanks very much - keep up the good work!
(Afroskull's funky drummer)
AFROSKULL NEWS 7/4/02
Welcome to Afroskull version 2.0 - your favorite funk/rock ensemble has a new hometown and a new lease on life, as some of the funkiest sounds from down yonder in New Orleans invade the Big Apple. In case you haven't heard, Afroskull has relocated to New York City, and is now getting set to kick off a busy (but somewhat less rigorous) tour schedule in the Northeast. Check out the CALENDAR page at Afroskull.com or Jambase.com for the complete list of performances. The band will kick out the jams without a horn section for now, with Matt, Bill, Joe and Jason delivering set after set of streamlined super-heavy funk. Folks in New Orleans can read more about the move in the St. Rock column in the July 2002 issue of Offbeat.
July Afroskull shows:
Thursday, 7/11 - The Nines, Ithaca NY (Urban Horse Thieves open)
Friday, 7/12 - Tobacco Road, New York NY (set starts at 12:30am)
Saturday, 7/13 - Da Funky Phish, Bay Shore NY (The Skofflaws from NYC open)
Friday, 7/19 - Red Square, Burlington VT
Saturday, 7/20 - The Chameleon Club, Lancaster PA
Other Afroskull news:
· You can now order Afroskull t-shirts from Afroskull.com
· Down in New Orleans, they've wrapped up the recording of the Boozoo Chavis tribute CD, featuring Afroskull with Mark Mullins, the Iguanas, Tab Benoit, Poncho Chavis and the Magic Sounds and many others. No release date has been announced as of yet, but the mixing and editing and such is just about done, so keep your eyes peeled for it.
Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002
Subject: BIG Afroskull News
Hello once again, fellow funkateers. Greetings and salutations from your favorite funk/rock orchestra. There's been a lot going on with us that we just have to tell you about. There have been some major changes in the band over the past couple of months, and we have a pair of shows in the near future which will feature Afroskull appearing with some funk legends.
First of all, the shows:
Wednesday, November 27th, at Tobacco Road in NYC: Afroskull appearing with THE WOO WARRIORS FEATURING GEORGE CLINTON.
Friday, December 6th, also at Tobacco Road: Afroskull appearing with jazz/funk guitar pioneer Melvin Sparks.
Tobacco Road hasn't posted ticket info for these shows yet, but check out their site at www.tobaccord.com for information as it becomes available. And of course, keep an eye on Afroskull.com too.
Now, as for the changes in the band ... those of you who were at our last couple of shows got to see the slammin' new Horns of Doom, featuring Jagon Eldridge on sax and Dan The Man on trumpet. We're also pleased to welcome our new northeast-based bassist, Dan Asher to the band. Dan is taking over for Bill "B-Funk" Richards, who had an incredible run with us, but is now locked into some things down in New Orleans. Dan's first gig with us will be the George Clinton show mentioned above.
Did I mention we're opening for George Clinton?
Stay funky, folks. We'll see you at the shows.
-- Jason from Afroskull
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002
Hello again Afroskull compadres. Many people have
asked us to let you know as soon as tickets become available for our show with
The Woo Warriors and George Clinton at Tobacco Road. So here it is:
tickets are now available!
Go to Tobacco Road's website (www.tobaccord.com) and click on "buy tickets" on the left side of the page. Or if you'd prefer to skip the middleman, go to ticketweb.com and search for Afroskull.
For those who didn't read it the first two times, the show is Wednesday, November 27th at Tobacco Road in New York City. Tickets are $40.
Hope you can all make it!
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 5:43 AM
Afroskull & Melvin Sparks - this Friday
Hey folks, Afroskull is scheduled to appear with another major figure in funk music this weekend, and this time we mean it. We will be opening for Melvin Sparks this Friday, 12/6 at Tobacco Road in NYC.
For those of you who don't know, Melvin Sparks is a major figure of the "soul jazz" era from the 60s and 70s. In addition to his work as a leader, he appeared as the guitarist on dozens of albums as a sideman with some major figures in jazz, including some of the funkiest albums by Sonny Stitt, Lou Donaldson, Lonnie Smith, George Benson, Idris Muhammad, Hank Crawford, Jack McDuff, and many others. We are very psyched to be playing with him.
So once again, AFROSKULL appearing with MELVIN SPARKS, 12/6 at Tobacco Road - 41st St. and 9th Ave. in New York City. Hope you can all join us as we tear the roof off once again.
news from afroskull - 2003/01/30:Subject: Afroskull FRIDAY 1/31
Greetings once again Afroskull fans. Apparently our
next gig was omitted from our last email update. So here is the list of
our next few gigs (again), this time beginning with Friday night.
Friday 1/31: Le Bar Bat - NYC - 311 W. 57th St. @ 8th Ave.
Saturday 2/8: Da Funky Phish - Bay Shore, Long Island
Friday 2/14: The Elbow Room - NYC - 144 Bleecker St. - THE VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE featuring Afroskull and The Corporation (bring a date)
Saturday 2/15: Union Square Lounge - Merrick, Long Island
The band is really sounding hot lately, so come on down and let your favorite funk/rock orchestra drop the bomb on ya.
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003
once again, friends of the funk. Happy Mardi Gras! Hope all our
friends down in New Orleans are living it up right now...
Afroskull has a couple of shows in Manhattan coming up over the next two weeks that you need to be at.
Friday, 3/7 - Tobacco Road - 41st St. and 9th Ave, NYC - 10pm
Afroskull returns to Tobacco Road after a three-month hiatus, and we intend to groove that place down to its foundations...
Saturday, 3/15 - Parkside Lounge - 317 E. Houston Street @ Attorney St. - 12 midnight
This will be our first gig at the Parkside Lounge, as part of a big lineup of funk, rock and hip-hop (bet you can't guess which one we are). The lineup is as follows:
A MOMENT OF CLARITY 9PM-9:45
PHOENIX & THE SHADOW 10PM-10:45
The CORPORATION 11PM-11:45
Hope you can make it to one or both shows. Remember, check out Afroskull.com for mp3s, to order t-shirts and CDs, and for the latest Afroskull gig information.
NO FUNK, NO PEACE
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2003
Greetings and salutations once again from Afroskull.
ROCKIN' AT THE ROAD
Get yourself a fistful of funk at Tobacco Road, Saturday June 7th, as
Afroskull appears with Psychedelic Breakfast. We'll be unleashing some new tunes and bringing back some old favorites too. Our set begins at 10pm. Psychedelic Breakfast is a touring jamband of some reknown; you can find out more about them at www.psychedelicbreakfast.com. Tickets are $12 at the door, or $10 in advance from www.tobaccord.com.
BOOGIE FOR BOOZOO
At long last, the Boozoo Chavis tribute CD has been released! You may
remember us mentioning that we recorded a track for this CD over a year ago in New Orleans. Well, "Boozoo Hoodoo! The Songs Of Boozoo Chavis" is finally out, and our recording of "Marksville Slide" has been getting pretty good reviews in New Orleans. The CD also features recordings of Boozoo's songs by Beausoleil, The Iguanas, Marcia Ball, The New Orleans Klezmer All Stars, Buckwheat Zydeco and many others. All the proceeds from this CD go to Boozoo's family, and if that's not enough incentive to buy it, then keep in mind that this is also your chance to hear Afroskull play some zydeco. Sort of. You can order the CD from LouisianaMusicFactory.com.
It's Zappadelic y'all!
Sent: Sunday, September 8, 2003
Greetings once again funk fans. Afroskull will be playing a very
special show this Thursday night, 9/11/2003. The show is at the Parkside
Lounge in Manhattan, and all proceeds from Afroskull's set will be donated to
the Paul J. Battaglia Memorial Scholarship Fund. (Paul was a friend of
Afroskull who worked in the World Trade Center.) The show starts at 9pm,
and we will be asking for a donation of $10.
This will obviously be a difficult day for many of us, but the funk will see us through. Like George Clinton said, "the funk not only moves, it can remove." We hope you'll come down to the Parkside Lounge and join us for a night of funky music, good vibes and friendly faces.
Once again, master trombonist Clark Gayton will be appearing with his band following Afroskull at 10:30. Clark's performance and recording credits include the Mingus Big Band, Sting, Prince, Stevie Wonder and many others. Check out www.clarkgayton.com for more info.
317 E. Houston St. between Ave. B and C
Sent: Sunday, October 02, 2003
"Where y'at funkateers! Afroskull will be bringing the rock to
NYC, Utica and Syracuse this weekend, plus we've got some other cool news to
tell you about. First the gigs, then the news.
THURSDAY, 10/2 - Tribeca Rock Club, 16 Warren St, NYC - opening for Sam Kininger from Soulive and Lettuce
FRIDAY 10/3 - The Electric Company, Utica NY - opening for FUZZ And the Gratuitous Sextet
SATURDAY 10/4 - Darwin's, Syracuse NY - two sets of Afroskull Madness!
FUNKIN' FOR PAUL
First of all, thanks to all who came out to our last show at the Parkside Lounge. We raised $350 for the Paul J. Battaglia Memorial Scholarship Fund at Binghamton University. (Thanks to the Wild Koba and the staff of Gourmet Magazine for their help as well). The show got mentioned on MTV.com and Jambase.com, among other sites.
JASON AND SETH IN DRUM MAGAZINE
Everyone knows Afroskull's drummers make a lot of noise, but now they're making noise among other drummers. Afroskull's drummer Jason Isaac and percussionist Seth Moutal and their four sentences of collected drum wisdom are featured in the latest issue of DRUM Magazine! It's DRUM's special jamband issue with profiles of about 90 different drummers, including Seth and Jason.
MONSTER FOR THE MASSES DOES IT AGAIN
Three years after its release, our CD "Monster for the Masses" is still getting great reviews - the latest comes from the progressive rock site Sea of Tranquility (www.SeaOfTranquility.org). On a related note, we are finally going back into the studio. We'll be the band for an NYU studio recording class this semester. We're going to lay down our new favorite song, "The Curse." It might magically appear on Afroskull.com in the near future - we'll keep you posted.
May the funk be with you!
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Subject: Afroskull Mailing List 11/12/03
AFROSKULL RETURNS TO THE PARKSIDE LOUNGE
Once again Afroskull will rock the Parkside Lounge (317 E.Houston) in Manhattan down to its foundations. We'll be playing at 9pm on Thursday 11/13 and Thursday 12/11. We have the honor of opening both of these shows for Clark Gayton of the Mingus Big Band. With his own group Clark plays some wicked tuba - it's a reggae/ska/dub type of project. Afroskull kicks it at 9pm, followed by Clark Gayton at 10:30.
JOIN THE AFROSKULL STREET TEAM!
That's right, Uncle Afroskull wants you! We are now looking for a few good people to help us out with publicity for our shows starting with the New York City area. Basically, we need some folks who are willing to hang up posters (where legal...) and pass out flyers at certain select shows in Manhattan. Naturally, we can hook you up with all sorts of Afroskull goodies in return. If you're interested, contact email@example.com
"THE CURSE" NEARS COMPLETION (SORT OF)
Well, it was completed. As you may remember, we have been tracking a demo of our new song "The Curse" at NYU as part of a class project. As it turns out some rocket scientist got into the studio and used our master tape to align the tape heads on another machine (or something to that effect)!! Unfortunately, this left numerous gaping holes in our recording and basically put twelve hours of session work in the crapper.
'Cursed' or not, we are still going to mix and patch up whatever is left of the recording. We'll post it to the website as soon as we get it -- although I would suggest listening at your own risk...
In the meantime, if you're itching for some new Afroskull music please check out the new live mp3 of "Zero Hour" at http://www.afroskull.com/sounds.htm and let us know what you think.
New York/New Orleans Superfunk
Subject: Afroskull Mailing List 1/23/03
Greetings and salutations to all. After a brief hiatus, AFROSKULL is back to kick out the jams in 2004. We're going to be playing at lots of new venues in the near future, including a couple of gigs just around the corner:
Mark your Calendars!
Thursday 2/5 - The Lion's Den - 214 Sullivan St. - NYC -
This is our first gig in about two months, and our first gig in two years without horns. Expect a stripped-down heavy sound as Afroskull is transformed into a lean, mean funk-rock machine! Also note that this is our first gig at the Lion's Den. We want to get everybody out to this one so we can show them that we mean business.
Wednesday 2/18 - Hogs N' Heffers - 1st Ave. and 96th St.
- NYC - 10:00pm
Join Afroskull as we bring the noise to the upper east side for the first time.
Saturday 2/21 - The Red Zone - 79-56 Metropolitan Ave -
Queens - 11:15pm
Afroskull's first gig ever in Queens, a borough that can always use some more funk...
Also, we'll be returning to our monthly Parkside Lounge shows in March. Stay tuned for more details.
NYC STREET TEAM
As usual, Uncle Afroskull wants you! We are still collecting emails for our NYC street team. We need some more folks who are willing to hand out and / or drop off fliers at certain select shows and venues in Manhattan. Naturally, we can hook you up with all sorts of Afroskull goodies in return. If you're interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks to those who have already responded, we will be contacting you soon!
Sent: February 29, 2004
The month of March is bringing you a double dose of
AFROSKULL VS. THE WILD KOBA
Friday, March 5th - 8pm - The Parkside Lounge - corner of E. Houston and Attorney
Two primal forces of nature collide at the Parkside Lounge!!! Afroskull's keyboardist Matt Iselin will be out of town for our return to the Parkside Lounge, so we have decided to overcompensate for that loss with a dose of classic over-the-top Afroskull excess. David Kobayashi (a.k.a. the Wild Koba), best known for his work with The Corporation and the St. Francis Prep Freshman Concert Band, will be joining us for a musical DUEL TO THE DEATH.
Our usual set of musical acrobatics will be augmented with some special cover tunes and a one-time only appearance by the new HORNS FROM HELL as we find out what the Wild Koba is made of. COULD THIS BE THE END FOR WILD KOBA? OR HAS AFROSKULL MET ITS MATCH? Find out at the Parkside Lounge.
AFROSKULL HEADLINES THE LION'S DEN
Friday, March 12th - 11:30pm - The Lion's Den - 214 E. Sullivan St.
The ultimate funk/rock orchestra takes it to the stage at the Lion's Den!
Afroskull will be back at full strength for our first headlining set at the Lion's Den. Join us for an extended set of funk/rock sludge starting at 11:30pm. This is an 18-and-up show so bring your little sister too. ;-)
And coming soon:
3/19 - The Pourhouse (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
4/2 - The Parkside Lounge
Sent: May 06, 2004
Afroskull returns to the Parkside Lounge this Friday night,
5/7/04, for another slammin' set of grooves you can use. The set starts at
8pm, cover is $5. Come on down and join us as we answer the question posed
in that old Funkadelic song: "Who says a funk band can't play
The Parkside Lounge - 5/7/04 - 8pm
317 E. Houston St. (corner of Houston and Attorney)
New York City
From: "Afroskull Mailing List"
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004
Subject: Afroskull News and Gig Alert -
-AFROSKULL AT THE PARKSIDE LOUNGE - Friday 6/4/04 - 8pm
-AFROSKULL FEATURED ON THE RANDI RHODES SHOW
-MONSTER FOR THE MASSES NOW AVAILABLE ON I-TUNES
-NEW ORLEANS - BRACE YOURSELVES.
Greetings and salutations once again from your favorite merry band of funk/rock marauders. We've got our monthly spot at the Parkside Lounge this weekend, and a couple of news nuggets to tell you about too.
AFROSKULL AT THE PARKSIDE LOUNGE - 6/4/04 - 8pm
That's this Friday night, folks! Come on down to the Parkside at the corner of Houston and Attorney in NYC and move to the groove. We're here the first Friday of every month, and every month gets a little better. The cover is only $5, and it's going to a good cause - the Afroskull RV Repair Fund - paying off unnecessary debts since 2001. :-)
AFROSKULL FEATURED ON THE RANDI RHODES SHOW
Randi Rhodes, the goddess of talk radio, is the afternoon drive host on the new Air America Radio network (www.airamericaradio.com), which just happens to be where Afroskull's drummer works. One thing led to another, and before we knew it Randi was gushing praise for Afroskull on the air while featuring "Kill Whitey" from our CD Monster for the Masses. For those who haven't heard, Air America is a new progressive talk radio network heard on eleven radio stations (including 1190AM in New York), XM and Sirius satellite radio, and is the number one provider of talk radio content on the internet.
In the hour after Randi mentioned us we got a big spike in website visits! Thanks Randi! Check out our Sounds page (http://www.afroskull.com/sounds.htm) to hear a clip of what happened.
MONSTER FOR THE MASSES NOW AVAILABLE ON I-TUNES
Unfortunately you can't download individual tracks. But you can get MONSTER FOR THE MASSES in its entirety at Apple's I-Tunes music store, thanks to CD Baby.
NEW ORLEANS - BRACE YOURSELVES.
Afroskull returns to New Orleans - Saturday, August 7the at the Maple Leaf. More details to come next month. Awww, yeah.
From: "Afroskull Mailing List"
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2004
Happy Independence Day, funk fans. If you really want
to see some fireworks this weekend, come catch Afroskull live at two of the
coolest bars in New York:
Friday 7/2: Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St., 8pm
Saturday 7/3: Freddy's Bar and Backroom, corner of Dean St. and 6th Ave. in Brooklyn, 11pm.
RETURN OF THE SON OF AFROSKULL - IN NEW ORLEANS!
Afroskull returns to New Orleans on Saturday, August 7th, for two long and rockin' sets at the Maple Leaf. Former bassist and lead vocalist Bill Richards will be joining us, as well as two of our favorite horn players, Johnny Fashion (aka Nick Voltz from Johnny Sketch and the DirtyNotes) and Steve Miller Da Killer. We'll be laying some new songs on the New Orleans crowd for the first time, and some old and seldom heard favorites will be making a comeback. It's going to be a great night at the Maple Leaf.
AFROSKULL NOW THE OFFICIAL BAND OF THE RANDI RHODES SHOW
You might recall us mentioning that Air America's excellent radio goddess, Randi Rhodes, discovered Afroskull last month and was using our music on her show. Well, Randi proved that she is indeed a woman of the people by catching Afroskull live at the Parkside Lounge last month, and shortly thereafter we were named the OFFICIAL band of the Randi Rhodes Show. In a related development, the Randi Rhodes Show is now the official talk show of Afroskull! Check out some photos of the last Parkside gig on Randi's webpage, http://www.therandirhodesshow.com .
AFROSKULL FEATURED ON THE RHAPSODY MUSIC SERVICE
For a day or two last week, our CD "Monster for the Masses" was featured right at the top of the home page of Rhapsody. Rhapsody is a subscription music service run by RealNetworks. Subscribers can stream high-quality audio of just about any album out there. And last week, those subscribers were checking out Afroskull. Somebody at Rhapsody also wrote a great mini-review of the CD: "Monster For The Masses sounds like the urban spiritual ancestor to Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein." At first, Afroskull's Godzilla - inspired funk monster spreads terrorific carnage in the city, but soon the crowds are cheering on its destructive exploits. Listen to funk that searches out and destroys." Awesome!
From: "Afroskull Mailing List"
Sent: August 13, 2004
GIG ALERT: LION'S DEN, THIS FRIDAY 8/13
Afroskull is back in New York City and we are poised to rock the Lion's Den (214 Sullivan St. btwn. Bleeker & w.3rd)! We'll be there Friday night with two other excellent bands. Two bands preceding us at 8:30 pm will be Wounded Buffalo Theory (featuring Silent Jay from the Randi Rhodes Show on drums). Afroskull hits at 10:30 pm, followed by John Ginty (keyboardist from Robert Randolph and the Family Band) takes the stage (or whatever is left of it) at midnight. Oh and by the way, we're bringing a new horn section with us.
THANK YOU NEW ORLEANS!!!
To all who came out to see us last weekend at the Maple Leaf: thank you!!! It was one of the best shows we have ever played and hopefully we'll do it all over again pretty soon. Extra special thanks to bassist Bill Richards and the Horns of Doom for being such a bunch of bad mofos!
NEW OFFICIAL AFROSKULL BOOTLEG AND T-SHIRTS!
Yes, it's a new merch bonanza in Afroskullville these days. First of all, we have finally mixed and mastered the live recording of our tribute to Black Sabbath! AFROSKULL DOES BLACK SABBATH - LIVE AT THE MERMAID LOUNGE will be available only at shows for now, but trust us, it's worth coming down to one of the shows to pick one up. For now, they're only $5. Also, we've got some cool new T-shirts for you, with the "Flying Fists of Funk" logo. Again, only available at the shows for now. The CD and t-shirts will be available through Afroskull.com very soon.
Saturday 8/28: Tazza Cafe, Providence RI (spread the word!)
Sunday 8/29: The Unity Ball - a Bands Against Bush event in NYC
Friday 9/3: The Parkside Lounge, NYC
Peace and funk!
From: "Afroskull Mailing List"
Sent: August 25, 2004
SATURDAY: AFROSKULL IN PROVIDENCE
Afroskull brings it to Providence, Rhode Island, this Saturday night, 8/28, for a nice long night of funk/rock madness. We'll be at the Tazza Cafe at 10pm. It's only a half-hour ride from Boston so let's see if we can get a little Boston posse together for this show. http://www.tazzacaffe.com/
SUNDAY: AFROSKULL AT THE UNITY BALL
With the Republicans coming to town, venues all over New York are getting ready to pump up the volume with musical protests, and we're doing our part to rock the RNC! We'll be appearing at the UNITY BALL, a fundraiser for StillWeRise.org . It's happening at Downtime, 251 W. 30th Street (between 7th and 8th Ave). The event starts at 8pm; our set is at 9pm. The lineup of bands also includes The Song Corporation, Spielerfrau, and Kervin, plus spoken word, DJs, dozens of speakers including FUREE, ACTUpNYC, Billionaires for Bush and more. We are not quite sure what to expect from this gig - it's very close to Madison Square Garden, and there will almost certainly be protests all over the city throughout the day. So this could be a wild one.
Coming up soon:
Friday 2004/09/03 - Parkside Lounge, NYC
Thursday 2004/09/09 - Freddy's Bar and Backroom, Brooklyn
(fundraiser for the Paul Battaglia Memorial Scholarship Fund)
Friday 2004/09/24 - Cafe 111, Brooklyn
And don't forget, the new Afroskull "Flying Fists of Funk" t-shirts and the official AFROSKULL DOES BLACK SABBATH bootleg are now available at all Afroskull shows. They'll be available from Afroskull.com very soon, we promise!
From the Afroskull newsletter 2004/09/02
Greetings and salutations once again, funk fans! Thanks to all who attended the Unity Ball. It was an amazing event!
As of this writing New York is swarming with Republicans and protestors. But on Friday we get our city back - so join AFROSKULL at the Parkside Lounge to celebrate! We're back in our monthly spot at the Parkside this Friday, 9/3. Show starts at 8pm; cover is $5. The Parkside Lounge is on the corner of E. Houston and Attorney on the Lower East Side.
Also, please join us next week at the Backroom in Park Slope, Brooklyn, for the second annual concert for the Paul Battaglia Memorial Scholarship Fund. It'll be next Thursday, 9/9. We'll send out another update next week with more details.
T-SHIRTS!!! GET YOUR AFROSKULL T-SHIRTS!!!
The brand new Afroskull "Flying Fists of Funk" t-shirts are now available at Afroskull.com. They're available in cactus green or heather grey for the ladies. Go get yours now and let the funk fly!
peace and grease,
From the Afroskull newsletter 2004/09/08
Join AFROSKULL this Thursday, September 9th, for a very special gig. It's our second annual benefit show for the Paul Battaglia Memorial Scholarship Fund. Paul was a friend of Afroskull who we lost in the 9/11 attacks. He worked for Marsh and McLennan on the 100th floor of the World Trade Center, and he was a great guy!
The show begins at 9pm on Thursday night at the Backroom - 485 Dean St. (corner of Dean and 6th Avenue) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. If you need directions check out Freddysbackroom.com. There's no cover at the Backroom but we will be asking for a suggested donation of $10 for the scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded yearly to a student at Paul's alma mater, Binghamton University.
If you want to know more about Paul, there is a great tribute page at www.pauljbattaglia.com. Please come down and join us as we harness the funk to pay tribute to one of the good guys. If you would like to contribute to the scholarship fund but can't make it to the show, mail your check to:
Binghamton University Foundation
PO Box 6005
Binghamton, NY 13902-6005
Attn: Account # 1064950
Please make sure that any contributions made in Paul's memory are acknowledged as such, so that they are directly deposited to the account set up in his memory.
Peace and Grease,
From the Afroskull newsletter 2004/10/04
HALLOWEEN GIG ALERT
It's gonna be one whale of an Afroskull show on Sunday, October 31st. We will be joining our good friends WOUNDED BUFFALO THEORY (http://www.woundedbuffalotheory.net) at the Baggot Inn in the West Village. The Skull opens up at around 8:00, and the Buffalo brings out their own brand of "apocolypse rock" shortly thereafter. This is a special show for several reasons: Special guest keyboardist Scott Chasolen from Ulu (http://www.ulu.net) ! Also, Chester White (http://www.chesterwhite.com) of Chester White and his Orchestra will lend his vocal chords to some special Halloween covers. Oh, and let's not forget to mention that the HORNS are back!
Expect many jams, lots of alcohol, some very special songs,
and many freaks from the nearby Halloween parade.
The cover is $5, making it the best deal in town, without a doubt.
The Baggot Inn (http://www.baggotinn.com) is at 82 W. 3rd Street between Thompson and Sullivan.
OTHER AFROSKULL NEWS
Our officially liscenced bootleg: AFROSKULL DOES BLACK SABBATH (with horns) live @ The Mermaid Lounge, will be available for purchase from our website very soon - so stay tuned.
Afroskull has been selected for the Disc Makers' Independent Music World Series "Heavy Hitters" CD ROM Compilation. We made the cut as one of the top 16 out of more than 1,000 bands! It won't be commercially available, but ya gotta admit that this is pretty cool.
The Afroskull FLYING FISTS OF FUNK t-shirts are now available at Afroskull.com. They look pretty slick, so please surf on in and pick one up.