Archive for November, 2011

Ronnie Spector at south street seaport–christmas tree lighting

November 27th, 2011 by Mr. C

Probably more parts scrooge than festive usually, we landed the planet chocko mothership on the cobblestone streets of cannon’s walk by South Street Seaport to celebrate the OTHER more diminutive christmas tree lighting in NYC. The main attraction that really drew us in was the performance by the legendary Ronnie Spector (The Ronettes), NYC—East Harlem’s […]

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Kicksville Confidential

November 23rd, 2011 by chocko

This new comic book features true torrid tales by Billy Miller and art by Avi Spivak. The book starts with the story of how Billy, a Brooklyn record dealer, met Miriam Linna, an avid record collector and The Cramps first drummer. The two really hit it off and eventually started Kicks magazine and then in […]

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High on Crack Street: Lost lives in Lowell

November 23rd, 2011 by Mr. C

Revisiting this documentary shadowing 3 lost souls with a harrowing crack addiction in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1993 just put a whole new perspective on Thanksgiving day for me. High on Crack Street would follow Brenda, Boo Boo, & Dick Eklund (former pro boxer & older brother of “Irish” Micky Ward) for 18 months up & […]

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The Last Fight (1983) — friday night fights at the movies!

November 18th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Fred Williamson Stars: Ruben Blades, Willie Colon, Fred Williamson, Don King, Nereida Mercado, Darlanne Fluegel, Joe Spinell, Tony Sirico Genre: boxing drama Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, former NFL football player from the 1960’s directed and starred in this entertaining nuyorican-barrio piece playing the role of Jessie Crowder–private investigator & ex-cop! This was a fun […]

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Lady Pink — Evolution

November 14th, 2011 by Mr. C

“Lady Pink’s unique personal vision has been communicated throughout her evolution from subway writer to fine artist.” —Woodward Gallery While hovering our UFO on the lower east “chinese” side of manhattan, our radars honed into an art gallery that displayed the works by one of our favorite graffiti artists in the N-Y, Lady Pink. Planet […]

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Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears — friday night fights at the movies!

November 11th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Mike Todd Stars: Joe Frazier, Marvis Frazier Genre: Boxing documentary It was a very sad & bittersweet feeling when we screened this documentary at IFC Theater just a day after the passing of the great Smokin’ Joe. However, it was also a tremendous way to commemorate and appreciate this boxing legend and more importantly […]

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Crosby, Nash and Sweat

November 10th, 2011 by chocko

Last Tuesday, Keith Sweat was at J&R Musicworld in Downtown NYC to celebrate the release of his new album ‘Til The Morning. The Harlem born singer has been in the game since the 80’s ushering in the new jack swing era and continuing on to a successful soul and R&B career along with being a […]

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The Incredible Hulk #1

November 7th, 2011 by chocko

It looks like Marvel Comics are starting some of their books at square one, but don’t be mistaken-it’s not a reboot! The Incredible Hulk #1 features writing by Jason Aaron and art by the legend Marc Silvestri! We find the Hulk as a bearded and introspective outsider living in the subterranean world beneath the Earth’s […]

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planet chocko zine from the vaults!

November 5th, 2011 by Mr. C

I was cleaning up some skeletons in the closet and low & behold, I found some dusty archives of planet chocko in zine format from 1997! Chocko was the martian behind the excellent artwork on the front and back covers but, you do see a trail of bon bons left by mr c on my […]

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Pictoplasma NYC

November 4th, 2011 by chocko

Pictoplasma NYC-The Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art rolls through New York City November 3-6, 2011 with a variety of exhibitions and installations to check out all around town. Most of the art happenings are in downtown NYC and Chelsea but be sure to hop on a subway and check out what’s going on […]

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The Real Rocky — friday night fights at the movies!

November 4th, 2011 by Mr. C

Director: Jeff Reuerzeig Starring: Chuck Wepner Genre: boxing documentary ESPN 30/30 films churned out another righteous & entertaining documentary called The Real Rocky which chronicled the boxing life story of Northern New Jersey’s own, the Bayonne bleeder — Chuck Wepner and his battle to get some recognition and royalties from the Rocky movie franchise. Sylvester […]

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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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