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An Interview with Rebelmatic

September 28th, 2017 by chocko

Rebelmatic (Creature, Ray Reed, Alkatraz and Karnage) photo by Ricky Powell It has been a busy year for New York City’s hard rocking Rebelmatic. They played Punk Island and for the second time, the AFROPUNK Festival. You can catch them on television…they were recent musical guests on The Chris Gethard Show and featured performers on […]

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Chiller Theatre 25th Anniversary

February 29th, 2016 by chocko

Looking at my Gucci, it’s about that time. Chiller Theatre Expo will be coming at you live from April 22 – 24 at Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. The guests appearances this time around include Alice Cooper, Weird Al Yankovic, Meat Loaf, Tara Reid plus loads more including a CHiPS reunion, a What’s Happening!! […]

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An Interview with Dasic Fernandez

September 3rd, 2014 by chocko

I was wandering the Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn recently with Ariela of the blog Vegan In The Big Apple and Joey Teacups. While checking out some of the street art in the neighborhood and taking photos, we came across the Chilean born artist, Danic Fernandez who just finished an amazing mural that will hopefully be […]

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Q&A: Director Ron Morales on His Film GRACELAND

May 6th, 2013 by chocko

GRACELAND is a gritty Filipino thriller that pulls no punches and will open the viewer’s eyes to a near hopeless, poverty stricken world infested with crime, corruption and violence. In the film, Marlon (Arnold Reyes) must find a way to rescue his daughter Elvie (Ella Guevara) who becomes a victim of mistaken identity in a […]

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March 30th, 2013 by chocko

“Brute Force” (2012), trailer Director: Ben Steinbauer We first met Brute Force a.k.a. Stephen Friedland after a short documentary about him a couple months ago at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, NYC. The short doc focused on the artist who came to the brink of stardom in the late 60’s with his Apple Records song “King […]

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August 31st, 2012 by Mr. C

The Independents, a horror punk/ska band were one of our favorite acts to rise out of the east village punk music scene in the late 1990s most notably playing at clubs like The Continental, Coney Island High, and Brownies. Being from the dirty planet of NJ, Chocko and I also saw the Independents perform at […]

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REEWIND: An interview with Stockyard Stoics

August 9th, 2012 by Mr. C

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An Interview with Ray Sumser

July 21st, 2012 by chocko

Ryan Sumser and Characternity (photos by chocko) I was doing my San Diego Comic Con shuffle and was walking across the pedestrian bridge connecting PETCO Park and the Convention Center when I randomly stumbled upon an artist at work. The piece he was working on blew me away…it was huge, ambitious and featured nearly 3000 […]

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July 12th, 2012 by Mr. C

—————————————————————————————————————- To get everyone in the mood for the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival which runs from July 9-14 , we went back to the Planet Chocko labs to dig out an interview we had with The Rhyme Inspector – PERCEE P! The Rhyme Inspector was known to shatter the concrete pavement outside of FAT BEATS […]

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Throwback Thursdays: Planet Chocko Issue 3 – Fall/Winter 1997

May 30th, 2012 by Mr. C

Let’s take this muthership back – way back to the fall of 1997 to issue 3 of Planet Chocko when we chit chatted with our favorite live action anime girl – APOLLO SMILE. By the way, Apollo Smile can sing, dance, and kick your ass, too! And not necessarily in that order! We also had […]

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Night Birds

November 1st, 2011 by chocko

2011 has been a busy year for East Coast’s Night Birds. They played a ton of shows including a European tour and released their killer 7″ featuring their tribute to sleazy films titled “Midnight Movies”, an album titled Fresh Kills Vol. 1 featuring all their vinyl recordings since 2009 and the brand spankin’ new album […]

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spotlight: film fan depot

July 13th, 2011 by Mr. C

We had a chance to speak with Dolores, a big fan of asian films for quite some time now. I met her at last years NY Asian Film Festival at one of the Sammo Hung screenings and bumped into her again at the SELL OUT screening at the NYAFF this year. She was also one […]

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