Archive for August, 2012


August 31st, 2012 by Mr. C

The Independents, a horror punk/ska band were one of our favorite acts to rise out of the east village punk music scene in the late 1990s most notably playing at clubs like The Continental, Coney Island High, and Brownies. Being from the dirty planet of NJ, Chocko and I also saw the Independents perform at […]

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Detournement : Signs of the Times – art exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery

August 28th, 2012 by Mr. C

———————————————————————————————————————— Being the slackers that we are, we made it to the last day of the Detournement : Signs of the Times art exhibit. Thanks to @mondocurry for forcing the action. I had no idea that last Saturday was the end of the run. The Signs of the Times is a group exhibition that celebrates […]

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Curtis Salgado + Joanne Shaw Taylor at the Blues BBQ

August 27th, 2012 by Mr. C

(All photos & videos by mr c except the Annie Lennox performance) I eventually stumbled into the Blues BBQ Festival on Pier 84 last Saturday which was a stones throw away from the U.S.S. Intrepid if you are a major league pitcher that is. Earlier in the day, my mind was double pumping in the […]

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Printed Matter, Inc. hosted the Opening of the Bootleg T-Shirt Show

August 21st, 2012 by chocko

Last Saturday was the first time Chocko and Mr. C stepped into Printed Matter, Inc. in NYC and it was pretty mind blowing to see so many self published books and ‘zines by artists and writers from all over the globe. Printed Matter also hosts events such as readings, classes and art shows. We stepped […]

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Punch played ABC No Rio and Death By Audio

August 16th, 2012 by chocko

It was a weekend of Punch in NYC when the San Francisco based hardcore punk band played ABC No Rio in the Lower East Side (08/04) and Death By Audio in Brooklyn (08/05). Last time I saw the band play around these parts, lead singer Meghan O’Neil was hopping around due to a broken foot […]

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We are ALL Private DANNY CHEN

August 13th, 2012 by Mr. C

A rally was held at Columbus Park in Chinatown last Saturday to show support for the family of 19 year old Private Danny Chen who took his own life after being hazed and subjected to racial slurs by his superiors while on duty in Afghanistan. This gathering at Columbus Park was also in protest to […]

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REEWIND: An interview with Stockyard Stoics

August 9th, 2012 by Mr. C

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Kimmo Pohjonen & Helsinki Nelson: Accordion Wrestling

August 9th, 2012 by Mr. C

I wasn’t sure what I was witnessing at first glance with the Finnish Accordion Wrestling performance at Damrosch Park on the grounds of Lincoln Center but the show ended up being quite a unique & pleasant spectacle to the eyes and ears! This hybrid theatrical performance – part music, wrestling, art, & dance was headed […]

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August 7th, 2012 by chocko

This year, Chocko participated in The Sketchbook Project, a global art project that involves drawing and doodling in sketchbooks and having your work exhibited across thousands of miles to different cities in North America and eventually finding its home to be displayed at the Brooklyn Art Library. Here are some samples from Chocko’s sketchbook and […]

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Chio-Tian Taiwanese Folk Drumming at Summer Streets NYC – Foley Square

August 6th, 2012 by Mr. C

(Photos and videos by mr c) (drum team getting ready for a performance with Channel 2 news before show) I had missed the Chio-Tian Taiwanese Folk Drumming and Arts Troupe perform at Hearst Plaza in Lincoln Center (U.S. premiere) last Friday but fortunately little chinese elves had told me that this dynamic drum team was […]

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murals from POW WOW Hawaii 2012 — Kakaako street art

August 3rd, 2012 by Mr. C

——————————————————————————————————————— Aloha, my fellow ninjas and mutants – a Planet Chocko friend and co-conspirator on many NYC events & beyond – MONDOCURRY is reporting live from our great state of Hawaii. He traded in his chuck taylor’s for a pair of flip-flops (at least for the summer) and is combing the streets of Honolulu in […]

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Punk Island 2012

August 2nd, 2012 by chocko

Last June, The Planet Chocko Kaiju Crew landed on Punk Island via the free weekend ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park. Punk Island is a free day-long, multi-stage festival of punk rock music on Governor’s Island in NYC. Big up to ABC No Rio’s HC/Punk Collective for organizing this year’s fun event. Dumbo-Chocko accidentally deleted all […]

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