Archive for March, 2012

Grimes played The Church

March 26th, 2012 by chocko

Montreal’s Claire Boucher aka Grimes played a show in the basement of the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia last Thursday in support of her 3rd album titled Visions which is a totally fun record if you like catchy, haunting cyborg electro-pop. I don’t normally make the roughly 2 hour trek to Philly but I just […]

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March 21st, 2012 by Mr. C

Director: Ernesto Diaz Espinoza Fight Choreographer: Marko Zaror Stars: Marko Zaror, Celine Reymond, Alejandro Castillo, Luis Alarcon, Juan Pablo Aliaga, Miguel Angel De Luca, John Francis Meany Genre: Martial Arts/action/thriller Mandrill is a fun filled martial arts – action flick set in Atlantic City – Lima, Peru directed by Ernesto Diaz Espinoza from Chile. I […]

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Zigtebra, Joey Molinaro, Dead//Beat and Cauldron played ABC No Rio

March 20th, 2012 by chocko

(from top to bottom: Zigtebra, Joey Molinaro, Dead//Beat and Cauldron) Last Saturday, Chocko bum rushed the lower east side to see what was going on at ABC No Rio, the “collectively run center for art and activism.” Most Saturday afternoons, they hold a hardcore matinee where you can check out a bunch of punk bands […]

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March 18th, 2012 by Mr. C

Director: Gareth Evans Stars: Iko Uwais,Joe Taslim,Donny Alamsyah,Yayan Ruhian,Pierre Gruno,Tegar Setrya,Ray Sahetapy Genre: modern action “Fatality” – “Finish him!” – “aDamn” – “Yeaaah” as well as other rebel yells, and hand clapping filled the theater at Cinema Village last Wednesday with the screening of Indonesian film, THE RAID with the director – Gareth Evans in […]

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Razika played The Glasslands Gallery

March 13th, 2012 by chocko

I got to the show last night at Glasslands in Williamsburg, Brooklyn a little late and a tad shook up, thanks to the wacko walking in the middle lane of the FDR in a black hoodie and backpack. I know the sidewalks can get a little crowded at times, but c’mon now. I caught the […]

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Bowery Graffiti and Street Art

March 13th, 2012 by chocko

Chocko was hovering around the Bowery last week and noticed some changes in the scenery. It was a surprise to see the completed RETNA mural on the corner of Bowery and Houston Street. At first look, it appears to be ancient script or Hieroglyphics-meets-gang-graffiti in dripping red and blue paint. What does it all mean? […]

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Red Horse played William Paterson University (Shea Center for Performing Arts)

March 13th, 2012 by Mr. C

(John Gorka,Eliza Gilkyson,Lucy Kaplansky – photo by chocko) The folk trio of Lucy Kaplansky, John Gorka, and Eliza Gilkyson better known as Red Horse folked the freak out of NJ with their wonderful harmonies when they played at William Paterson University (Shea Center for Performing Arts) last Saturday. As Red Horse, each band member performed […]

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TIGRESSES (1977) – Korean Blogathon edition

March 9th, 2012 by Mr. C

Director: Chan Lit-Ban Stars: Shang Kwan Lin Fong,Gam Ching-Lan,Kin Young-In, Kuen Yat-Chui, Chui Sing-Gwai, Chui Joi-Giu, Chiu Shing-Gau, Gam Chi-Ying, Chiu Chun, Lam Hoi-Lam, Chui Fung, Hung Wan Ching, Kim Wang-Kuk. Genre: martial arts-revenge Another fun South Korean produced old school martial arts flick is coming at ya’ with a deadly kickass chick leading the […]

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THE ARMLESS SWORDSMAN (1969) : Korean Blogathon edition

March 7th, 2012 by Mr. C

Director: Lim Won-Sick Stars: O Yeong-Il, Kim Ji-Su, Kim Chang-Sook, Choi Gyeong-Ok Genre: period piece martial arts Talk about “Love Will Tear Us Apart” – literally! — which is the theme of the Japan Society’s most recent and ongoing film series mingling Japanese and Korean movie titles about Love that manifests itself in a more […]

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MISS, PLEASE BE PATIENT (1981) : Korean Blogathon edition

March 6th, 2012 by Mr. C

Director: Lee Hyung-Pyo Stars: Kim Tai Chung, Jeong Yun-Hui, Seo Yeong-Ran,Ahn So-Young Genre: action, comedy “He looked like Bruce Lee and he was as fast as the wind.” Miss, Please be Patient was my first dip into Korean martial arts cinema from the 1980’s and it was a fun toe-tap into the K-pool at that! […]

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street art in money makin manhattan

March 4th, 2012 by Mr. C

Just a few tags that I ran across while combing the streets today enroute to the Japan Society for the “Love Will Tear Us Apart” movie program. Some pieces include the Num Pang mural inside this Cambodian sandwich shop on 41st street by the Tuff City Crew and artwork by the Roxx Cru on the […]

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Ghostface Killah – DJ Premier: Duel of the Iron Fists mixtape

March 2nd, 2012 by Mr. C

Throw your WU’s in the air–Buck-buck-Buck! Gho..Gho..Gho..stface Killah is back in the lab again with his latest martial arts Shaolin-Wutang-Killer Bee mixtape collaboration with DJ Premier!! GhostFace shows that he still got the funky, funky killah kung fu cuts and verses with the help of the Grandmaster of beat making on the 1’s and 2’s […]

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