Archive for May, 2012

Adventures of an Autograph Hound Part Deux

May 31st, 2012 by chocko

One of my favorite French street artists, Fafi made an appearance at The Hole Shop (312 Bowery) in New York last week for a signing of her new graphic novel from Rizzoli titled The Carmine Vault. There were also prints for sale, along with a limited edition tote bag for $25. Fafi signed and sketched […]

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OFF! played The Bell House

May 31st, 2012 by chocko

OFF! played a last minute show with The Bronx at the Bell House in Brooklyn, NYC last night. It was a day after they played the Bowery Ballroom and the show was easy on the wallet…FREE! All you had to do was show up and pick up a wristband to get you in. Chocko had […]

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Throwback Thursdays: Planet Chocko Issue 3 – Fall/Winter 1997

May 30th, 2012 by Mr. C

Let’s take this muthership back – way back to the fall of 1997 to issue 3 of Planet Chocko when we chit chatted with our favorite live action anime girl – APOLLO SMILE. By the way, Apollo Smile can sing, dance, and kick your ass, too! And not necessarily in that order! We also had […]

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east village and lower east side street art + graffiti

May 26th, 2012 by chocko

Chocko took the photos above at Second Ave. and Houston St. in NYC. Beware of the gaping hellmouth the size of Illinois behind the fence. This Eviar piece is near the old Mars Bar location on 1st St. and 2nd Ave. Music Machine by Sonni is located at Artist Alley behind the original location of […]

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The Planet Chocko Zine skeletons — October & November 1997

May 25th, 2012 by Mr. C

About once a week or maybe even more – depending on if we have to run the TPS reports at the Office Space or shrink wrap the pallets in the warehouse, we’re gonna drop a few Kaity Tong updates from our dusty & crusty planet chocko vaults. This week Chocko gave us the 411 on […]

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KILLER SWAG: Posters from After Dark Action!

May 25th, 2012 by Mr. C

I just wanted to drop a big AFTER DARK ACTION elbow and HI-FIVE to the guys and gals at After Dark Films for sending us some killer promotional posters signed by the cast members of the recently released films including sigs from Cung Le from DRAGON EYES, the beautiful – Yvette Yates from EL GRINGO, […]

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REEWIND: The 43rd Chamber

May 25th, 2012 by Mr. C

Just came about some old flyers from one of our favorite kung fu video stores (VHS format) from the late 1980’s and 1990’s on 43rd street not too far from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC – The one and only – THE 43rd CHAMBER. They had an awesome stock of classic kung fu […]

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The Great GoogaMooga 2012

May 24th, 2012 by chocko

The Great GoogaMooga (An Amusement Park of Food & Drink) weekend happened last week in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Shout out to Joey Teacups for hooking me up with a ticket for Saturday! Yeah, I know you’ve all heard about the “disaster” that was Googa…spotty cellphone service, waiting on a line for 45 minutes for a […]

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Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver

May 22nd, 2012 by Mr. C

While still on the pedestrian bridge tip after recently visiting the Walkway over the Hudson in New York State, we figured we might as well add some photos of a more death defying and cooler bridge that the Planet Chocko freaks have quivered across in February of 2009 while in Vancouver for a Broken Social […]

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Walkway over the Hudson

May 21st, 2012 by Mr. C

The Walkway over the Hudson is a 1.28 mile pedestrian bridge that crosses over the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Highland, NY. This bridge was converted from an abandoned railroad crossing over to this pedestrian bikeway-walkway-Historic Park which opened in October of 2009. The smooth walk over the Hudson is not overly exciting nor challenging, […]

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May 17th, 2012 by chocko

Going to Chiller Theatre is a tradition here at Planet Chocko. It is the place to be for horror and sci-fi enthusiasts, b-movie fans, and collectors of the macabre. Chiller happens twice a year in Parsippany, New Jersey. Mr. C and Chocko stopped by the Spring Extravaganza last April to see some of our favorite […]

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POLIÇA played Maxwell’s

May 15th, 2012 by chocko

The Minneapolis four piece Polica (pronounced with a ‘soft C’) played a SOLD OUT show last Sunday at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey. The band consists of 2 drummers (Drew Christopherson and Ben Ivascu), a bass player (Chris Bierden) and the lead singer, Channy Leneagh who is beautiful and has an amazing and powerful voice. […]

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