Archive for June, 2012

Northside Festival 2012

June 29th, 2012 by chocko

The Northside Festival is a Brooklyn celebration of music, art, film and entrepreneurship. On the first 2 days of the festival there was a trade show at the warehouse on Kent Ave. and N. 5th Street featuring young start-ups and new innovative companies. I always like to pick up freebies at those type of events. […]

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30th Annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island

June 26th, 2012 by Mr. C

The 30th Anniversary of the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island — Brooklyn’s own naughty and nautical themed mardi gras happened last Saturday. It was also The Cyclone’s 85th year of existence! Happy B-day to Brooklyn’s historic wooden roller coaster! We’ve been going to this offbeat event on and and off since the mid 1990s and […]

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Rakim played Joe’s Pub NYC

June 21st, 2012 by chocko

The legendary RAKIM, played Joe’s Pub in Downtown Manhattan on Tuesday, June 12 as in a rare one-off show sponsored by Reebok Classics. When Eric B. and Rakim’s Paid In Full album came out, that rocked my world. It sounded unique, the beats and cuts on it were superb and Rakim’s lyrical flow was and […]

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REEWIND: Planet Chocko Zine

June 14th, 2012 by Mr. C

Just a few more dusty nuggets from the past including evidence of the planet chocko paparazzi hound hustling & bustling about also, some more capsule music reviews by chocko. Notice the thumbnail size photo of THE PRISTEENS playing at Coney Island High! We really miss the Pristeens & Coney Island High!

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12th Annual Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival – Eldridge Street

June 13th, 2012 by Mr. C

(corner of Canal & Eldridge Streets) I can always tell the summer season is just around the corner when two of my favorite block parties come a knockin’ to NYCs door, the BIG APPLE BARBECUE Block Party and the EGG ROLLS AND EGG CREAMS Block Party! It is no coincidence that both of these festivals […]

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The Swaggerin’ Growlers played Tompkins Square Park NYC

June 12th, 2012 by chocko

The 5th Annual BIKE NOISE Show went down in Tompkins Square Park in the Lower East Side NYC a couple of weekends ago on May 27. The show celebrated bike punks, the right to assemble and free punk rock music! Do we lose some of our punk cred if we drove a car to the […]

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10th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party!

June 11th, 2012 by Mr. C

The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party came, conquered, and then drifted into the hog smoked gotham sunset this past weekend but not without creating some kind of slow cooked-carnivore frenzy! About 17 BBQ pit masters from all over the U.S. converged into Madison Square Park in NYC on friday night to setup for the weekend […]

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ACTION BOYS (2008)

June 8th, 2012 by Mr. C

————————————————————————————————————— Director: Jeong Byeong-gil Stars: Kwon Gui Duck,Kwak Jin-seok,Sin Sung-il,Jeong Sye-jin,Kwon Moon-cheol,Byung-gil Genre: Korean documentary on stuntmen —————————————————————————————————————- I’ve been anxious to get my hands on this film ever since I found out that some of the subjects in this documentary on stuntmen have worked in two of my favorite Korean movies: CITY OF VIOLENCE […]

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CBGB Festival — July 5-8th in NYC — *Music*Film*Conference*Drink

June 7th, 2012 by Mr. C

The Legendary club at 335 Bowery by Bleeker street no longer exists, but the new owner of the brand – CBGB’s is throwing down a music and film festival from July 5-8th across many venues in NYC with the possibility of opening up a CBGB’s at a new location. We’re not sure how we feel […]

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DIRTY HANDS: The Art & Crimes of David Choe

June 7th, 2012 by chocko

Director: Harry Kim Genre: Documentary This documentary is about a passionate Korean-American artist named David Choe who travels the world, gets paid to be a fool and creates art inspired by graffiti, comic books and porn. Choe’s friend, Harry Kim, documented him for eight years to create a portrait of the artist while capturing his […]

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REEWIND – Planet Chocko

June 7th, 2012 by Mr. C

On this throwback thursday from Planet Chocko Zine circa 1997, we flashback to some capsule movie & music reviews + some wounded heart poems + the WE WILL FALL: IGGY POP Tribute CD signing at Tower Records including guests – The Misfits, Joey Ramone, D-Generation, Lenny Kaye, Lunachicks, Blanks 77, & Joan Jett + a […]

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ULTIMATE CHRISTIAN WRESTLING (2010) – playing at Korean American Film Festival in NYC – June 8th & 10th

June 2nd, 2012 by Mr. C

——————————————————————————————————————– Director: Jae-Ho Chang and Tara Autovino Stars: Modern Day Warrior (Rob Adonis), God’s Property (Billy Jack), Custodial Crippler (Justin Dirt) Genre: Documentary – wrestling, religion ——————————————————————————————————————– The thought of preaching christian faith through the ranks of professional wrestling may seem like a foreign idea but the more and more I thought about it, this […]

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