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Dr. Demento at Forbidden Planet

February 4th, 2018 by chocko

Forbidden Planet in New York City was jam packed recently with demented fans of Dr. Demento and punk rock music. The album release and in-store signing event was for the brand new album titled “Covered In Punk” which features punk rock versions of popular songs closely associated with the Dr. Demento radio show. The show […]

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Handsome Dick Manitoba and The Soul Punk Kings played The Bowery Electric

January 14th, 2018 by chocko

Handsome Dick Manitoba, lead singer of The Dictators recently played The Bowery Electric on the Eve of New Year’s Eve. Manitoba performed with his new band The Soul Punk Kings and played songs by The Dictators and debuted a couple new songs from a new upcoming solo album. At the age of 63, Manitoba sang […]

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Coming Soon: Metal Allegiance 2

December 28th, 2017 by chocko

Mark Menghi at Gramercy Theatre in NYC (April 2016) The all-star heavy metal collective, Metal Allegiance have recently announced that their second album will be released in 2018. Bassist Mark Menghi along with the core members of the group Dave Ellefson (Megadeth), Alex Skolnick (Testament) and Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs) will also be taking the […]

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L.A.M.F. at The Bowery Electric

December 7th, 2017 by chocko

40th Anniversary of L.A.M.F. at The Bowery Electric November 29, 2017 Walter Lure formed a justice league lineup of punk rockers to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the album, L.A.M.F. by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers. L.A.M.F. (Like A Mother F*cker) was a classic album that featured Walter Lure (lead guitar, vocals), Billy Rath (bass […]

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Chiller Theatre Halloween 2017

November 10th, 2017 by chocko

Hey you stinky zombies, ugly nuns and mummies! Chiller Theatre time came once again..the spooktacular expo for fans of horror, sci-fi and everything else in between. We hope you hobbled out of your musty basements, hopped out of your crypts, and made it out to Parsippany, New Jersey to buy some monster movies, memorabilia and […]

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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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Roger Miret + Stigma at Generation Records

September 27th, 2017 by chocko

A couple weeks ago, Roger Miret, lead singer of Agnostic Front and one of the pioneers of New York Hardcore made an appearance at Generation Records in NYC to promote his memoir My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory . The book is about Miret’s life and story from coming to America straight outta […]

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L7: Pretend We’re Dead at DOC NYC

August 27th, 2017 by chocko

L7: Pretend We’re Dead documentary made its World Premiere at last year’s DOC NYC. The movie is the story of the all female punk, grunge, rock and roll band L7. Told mostly from their perspective with their own home footage, viewers are immersed into the van and on the road from the formation of the […]

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New York Renaissance Faire: 40th Anniversary Season

August 11th, 2017 by chocko

Huzzah! A couple of days ago marked the first weekend of the 40th Anniversary season of the New York Renaissance Faire. It’s a magical place where you feel like you stepped out of a time machine and ended up in a shire where wizards, knights, pirates and sweet singing sirens roam about. Be sure to […]

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DR. OCTAGON played IRVING PLAZA

June 23rd, 2017 by chocko

The Dr. Octagon Experience Tour recently wrapped up at NYC’s Irving Plaza. The tour celebrated the 1996 underground smash from outer space, the album titled Dr. Octagonecologyst. DJ Herbert Holler from the Freedom Party NYC shows, opened up the evening with a 45 minute set of real hip hop…heavy on the old school east coast […]

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Crate Diggers: WFMU Record Fair is Happening This Weekend!

April 28th, 2017 by chocko

Drop all your plans and get down to the 2017 WFMU Record Fair this weekend (April 28-30) located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin Street. Get ready to dig through crates and boxes of records, CDs and DVDs so start limbering up those fingers and get your scrawny legs ready to […]

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Doyle played Gramercy Theatre

April 26th, 2017 by chocko

Doyle recently brought the horror business to Gramercy Theatre which I believe is his first NYC show since last year’s Misftis reunions at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago. Doyle’s band, simply named Doyle features the following lineup: DOYLE WOLFGANG VON FRANKENSTEIN-Guitar, ALEX STORY-Vocals, BRANDON PERTZBORN-Drums and BRANDON STRATE-Bass. Watching Doyle stomp around the stage […]

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