Archive for June, 2011

Punk Island 2011

June 28th, 2011 by chocko

Mongrel Bitch This guy is a circle pit all-star The Furiousity On June 19, 2011 Governor’s Island became host to Punk Island, an annual event in NYC which features multiple stages and a ton of punk and hardcore bands. Admission was free and so was the ferry to and from Manhattan. Chocko and the Crew […]

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The Great Chase (1975)

June 23rd, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Norifumi Suzuki Actors: Etsuko Shihomi,Masashi Ishibashi Genre: revenge, modern martials arts action One of my favorite kickass chicks from the 1970’s, Etsuko Shihomi who is known for her roles with Sonny Chiba in the Sister Street fighter series, plays a champion race car driver who also doubles as a James Bond like undercover agent […]

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Quotes of the day!

June 23rd, 2011 by Mr. C

I was perusing through a few kung fu film blogs that I read on a daily basis and came across an interesting post by KUNG FU FRIDAYS via HKMDB Daily News & HK Magazine who provided a quote from the great Anthony Wong describing the city that he lives in! You can check out the […]

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2011 Mermaid Parade at Coney Island U.S.A.

June 21st, 2011 by chocko

Last weekend marked the 29th Annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island in Brooklyn. The parade on Surf Ave. and the Boardwalk is a tribute to the long forgotten Mardi Gras celebration which took place in Coney Island from 1903 to 1954. The parade of mermaids, pirates, freaks, antique cars and ocean creatures marks the beginning […]

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Eddie Vedder US Tour 2011 Night One: Providence, Rhode Island

June 16th, 2011 by chocko

Glen Hansard of The Frames and The Swell Season started last night’s show playing a thirty minute set of songs at the beautiful and majestic, Providence Performing Arts Center. Glen seemed very grateful to be playing for everyone and a told a touching story about how he received phone calls from Eddie Vedder following last […]

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Blood and Bone screening/Q&A at the Museum of the Moving Image

June 13th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Ben Ramsey Actor: Michael Jai White, Dante Basco, Julian Sands, and Eamonn Walker Genre: Martial arts, action Trailer of film courtesy of mmabigfan@youtube The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens plays host to an ongoing martial arts movie program called Fist and Sword. Last week they screened BLOOD AND BONE with the […]

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11th annual Egg Roll and Egg Cream Festival on the lower east side

June 13th, 2011 by Mr. C

The 11th annual egg roll and egg cream festival kicked off last sunday at the Eldridge Street Synagogue (Museum at Eldridge street) of lower manhattan! This is a special day set aside to celebrate Chinese & Jewish cultures as both ethnicities have lived, worked, & enjoyed each others company in this area where lower east […]

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Big Apple BBQ Block Party at Madison Square Park!

June 12th, 2011 by Mr. C

The BBQ fiend team at Planet Chocko descended on the 9th annual Big Apple BBQ block party this past weekend! Top pitmasters from 18 restaurants brought their smoke, spice, & everything nice including their respective OINK’s, MOO’s, & CLUCK’s! We tried 6 different bbq plates out of the 18 in the lineup which included Ed […]

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The Melvins were at Cotton Candy Machine

June 8th, 2011 by chocko

The Melvins were all present yesterday at Tara McPherson’s art boutique, Cotton Candy Machine. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn – Cotton Candy Machine quickly got packed with eager fans of the O.G.’s of Grunge looking to get stuff signed and to meet the band. The new Melvins poster designed by McPherson might have been another reason […]

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Dennis Coffey performed at the Bell House on 6/4!

June 6th, 2011 by Mr. C

The planet chocko martians had the privilege to stroll into the Bell House in brooklyn looking like Fred & Lamont Sanford from the show, Sanford & Son to witness guitarist, DENNIS COFFEY bring the funk just like he did in the 1970’s! He was one of the original members of the Funk Brothers studio band […]

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NAS performed at Gansevoort Plaza

June 3rd, 2011 by chocko

Queensbridge Hip Hop Artist, Nas performed a short set yesterday at Gansevoort Plaza in New York City. DJ Envy was on the turntables and hyped up the afternoon crowd in the fancy meatpacking district. Bacardi organized the “Like It Live, Like It Together” Kick-Off Event which included juggling bartenders behind makeshift bars on top of […]

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The Street Stops Here (2010 sports documentary)

June 3rd, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Kevin Shaw Genre: sports documentary (high school basketball) Long before New Jersey was being outfitted with a guinea tee & gold chain as prescribed by mainstream pop tv with some of those outrageous reality shows like the Jersey shore, Jerseylicious, Cake Boss, The Housewives of NJ, & other EYE-talian american mafioso digs such as […]

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