Archive for December, 2009

Dar Williams at Southpaw in Brooklyn-NYC 12/27/09

December 28th, 2009 by Planet Chocko

Dar Williams came out with guns blazing through brooklyn on her ubiquitous southpaw stance & delivered a heavy hitting set with a hippie inspired knockout performance at Southpaw’s in the Park slope section of Brooklyn on the Sunday after xmas of 2009! It’s always a great pleasure watching Dar perform with her amazing melodies while […]

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Cage at B.B.King’s NYC with Tame One

December 24th, 2009 by planetchocko

Me and Mr. C just made it on time to see Tame One of The Artifacts at the late show in Times Square on December 18. The Newark born emcee took command of the crowd with his complex rhyme patterns and dope, classic style on the microphone. It was so easy to see why this […]

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“Art of the Samurai:Japanese Arms & Armor 1156-1868 Exhibition” @ the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC

December 21st, 2009 by Planet Chocko

For the avid fans of the Samurai, there is an exhibition called the “Art of the Samurai” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City running until January 10,2010. The exhibit contains a massive exhibit of samurai hardware from the period of 1156-1868. That covers a tremendous time period in history including the […]

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Bigger Princess and Kate Ferencz at 1087 Brooklyn NYC

December 18th, 2009 by planetchocko

1087 Broadway is an awesome d.i.y. feminist space in Brooklyn that has been throwing some really rad events lately. On December 15, Kate Ferencz and Bigger Princess came back after touring all around the country. ACLU Benefit, a dude with a deep baritone voice and a guitar started the night. He’s a total downer, but […]

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Nick Johnson to the Yankees?!

December 18th, 2009 by Planet Chocko

Heard some rumblings last night that the New York Yankees are close to signing a 1 year deal with their former prospect & Yankee hand, Nick Johnson. I was a big proponent of Nick Johnson when he was coming up through the ranks in the minors with the Yankees playing for the Columbus Clippers, but […]

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Xian Famous Foods *Grand Opening* in Chinatown,NYC!

December 17th, 2009 by Planet Chocko

Calling all Planet Chocko martians, aliens, & other forms of life that enjoy good cheap ass food! I’m happy to announce that ‘Xian Famous Foods’ is opening up a branch in Manhattan’s Chinatown in NYC @ 88 Forsyth St ! Their grand opening is this Saturday, December 19th! Xian is located on the western part […]

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Natural Elements at Fat Beats NYC

December 17th, 2009 by planetchocko

Natural Elements (A-Butta, L-Swift and Mr. Voodoo) came through Fat Beats (406 6th Ave. between 8th and 9th Streets in New York City) on Dec. 15 to celebrate the release of “1999: 10 Year Anniversary” an album that should have come out a decade ago. In the mid-nineties A-Butta, L-Swift and Mr. Voodoo formed Natural […]

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Bess Rogers @ Rockwood Music Hall – NYC 11.28.09

December 16th, 2009 by Planet Chocko

Strong Island’s own, Bess Rogers performed at the Rockwood Music hall in lower manhattan on November 28th, 2009 @ Allison Weiss’s record release party. It was a cause for celebration @ Rockwood Music Hall with 3 really great acts performing including Allison Weiss, Bess Rogers, & Greg Holden. Bess Rogers mesmerized the crowd with her […]

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5 Pointz in Queens, NYC

December 15th, 2009 by planetchocko

5 Pointz located in Long Island City, NYC…the Institute of Higher Burnin. photos by chocko

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Vivian Girls at Death By Audio w/ Yellow Fever and Happy Birthday

December 15th, 2009 by planetchocko

The show at Death By Audio on Dec. 12 was a fuzzed out, lo-fi spectacular with the newly signed to Sub Pop Records, Happy Birthday starting things off. The band features Kyle Thomas (King Tuff), Chris Weisman and Ruth Garbus. You may recognize Kyle from his other bands such as Witch (with J. Mascis of […]

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Paulie “the magic man” Malignaggi vs Juan “the baby bull” Diaz in CHITOWN on 12/12/09

December 13th, 2009 by Planet Chocko

Planet Brooklyn’s own, Paulie “The Magic man” Malignaggi successfully revenged his JR Welterweight bout (140lbs) against Juan “the baby bull” Diaz in ChiTown on 12/12/09 by unanimous decision. The 1st fight in August between these 2 combatants led to a controversial win going to the Baby Bull. This sequel on 12/12 was well worth the […]

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T-Model Ford at powerHouse Arena 12.10.09

December 12th, 2009 by planetchocko

After waking up from a nap, I checked my twitter account and saw that T-Model Ford was performing in Brooklyn for free. T-Model Ford is an 80-something year old (nobody really knows his real age)quintessential blues musician from Mississippi who got a pacemaker put in about 2 years ago and continues to play. I had […]

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