Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn’

Crate Diggers: WFMU Record Fair is Happening This Weekend!

April 28th, 2017 by chocko

Drop all your plans and get down to the 2017 WFMU Record Fair this weekend (April 28-30) located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin Street. Get ready to dig through crates and boxes of records, CDs and DVDs so start limbering up those fingers and get your scrawny legs ready to […]

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Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES performed at Baby’s All Right

November 4th, 2016 by chocko

Lauren Mayberry at Baby’s All Right, November 3, 2016 Last month, UK synthpop band CHVRCHES played their biggest NYC show at Radio City Music Hall. Last night, Chvrches lead singer and recent NYC resident Lauren Mayberry played a considerably smaller stage as the musical guest of the comedy show “Heart Of Darkness” at Baby’s All […]

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Large Professor played Rough Trade NYC

June 10th, 2015 by chocko

The Legendary Hip Hop Producer and MC, Large Professor was in the house at Rough Trade NYC for the release of his latest album re:living. The performance space at Rough Trade slowly filled up early in the evening while Large Pro waited for some late guests to arrive to the venue. The new album played […]

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Savages played Saint Vitus

January 31st, 2015 by chocko

Savages at Saint Vitus 01-17-15 UK post punk band Savages wrap up their 9 show New York City residency with a sold out show tonight at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Planet Chocko was in the house for their first show at Saint Vitus which usually hosts metal shows. The all female band played a […]

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Bumblefoot and Sharkmuffin played Two Boots (Park Slope)

December 8th, 2014 by chocko

Bumblefoot at Two Boots Last month, Two Boots pizzeria opened a new location at 284 5th Ave. in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Cajun-themed pizza joint celebrated their grand opening with a night of free food, booze and live music by guitarist extraordinaire, Bumblefoot and Brooklyn all female band, Sharkmuffin. I walked through the doors and […]

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Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art 2

September 3rd, 2014 by chocko

All the photos below were taken recently in the neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn, NYC. Some of the photos were taken near Morgan Ave. and around Troutman Street and Saint Nicholas Ave, a one of a kind outdoor gallery also known as The Bushwick Collective. It’s so simple to get to via subway…take the L […]

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Bushwick Graffiti and Street Art

January 2nd, 2014 by chocko

All the photos below were taken recently in the neighborhood of Bushwick in Brooklyn, NYC. Some of the photos were taken around Waterbury Street but most of them were taken around Troutman Street and Saint Nicholas Ave, an awesome outdoor gallery also known as The Bushwick Collective. It’s really easy to get to via subway…take […]

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Comic Arts Brooklyn 2013

January 1st, 2014 by chocko

Last November, Desert Island presented the first annual Comic Arts Brooklyn which looked and felt a lot like last years now defunct Brooklyn Comics And Graphics Festival. The event which celebrates indie comic books, art and self publishing took place at the usual spot, Mt. Carmel Church in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Both floors were packed with […]

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Comic Arts Brooklyn is happening today!

November 9th, 2013 by chocko

Come on down to Comic Arts Brooklyn, the FREE annual festival of comics and cartoon art presented by Desert Island which happens in a couple hours on Saturday November 9 from 11 AM to 7 PM. It all goes down in Brooklyn, NYC at Mt. Carmel Church and the Knitting Factory. Click HERE for a […]

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Smoke Signal #16 Release Party at The Newsstand

July 2nd, 2013 by chocko

Marcellus Hall, James Romberger and Josh Bayer at The Newsstand The fine folks at Smoke Signal, a free quarterly comics anthology, recently celebrated it’s 16th issue last Friday at an awesome event at The Newsstand. The Newsstand is a diy subterranean pop-up shop located at the Metropolitan Avenue station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The place got […]

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Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013

May 30th, 2013 by chocko

The second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest, the biggest self-publishing expo in NYC celebrating zines and DIY publications happened last month. More than 80 writers and artists crammed into all of Public Assembly in Williamsburg. In the front of the venue there was an outdoor pop-up library and lots of passersby peeking in with a “what […]

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Slick Rick played Brooklyn Bowl

February 3rd, 2013 by chocko

Slick Rick performed at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City last month a couple of days before his birthday. The celebration performance featured all the hits from The Ruler’s career that dates back to the Golden Era of Hip Hop in the 80’s. When his debut album The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick came out […]

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