Posts Tagged ‘hardcore punk’

An Interview with Rebelmatic

September 28th, 2017 by chocko

Rebelmatic (Creature, Ray Reed, Alkatraz and Karnage) photo by Ricky Powell It has been a busy year for New York City’s hard rocking Rebelmatic. They played Punk Island and for the second time, the AFROPUNK Festival. You can catch them on television…they were recent musical guests on The Chris Gethard Show and featured performers on […]

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Skuz + Led To The Grave + Ubasute played ABC No Rio

September 7th, 2015 by chocko

SKUZ at ABC No Rio A couple days ago, New Jersey’s SKUZ and Ubasute played on the same bill as Boston thrashers Led To The Grave at the Hardcore Matinee at ABC No Rio. I missed the openers but made it just in time to see Ubasute ripping it up in the legendary venue situated […]

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A look back at Punk Island 2013

June 20th, 2014 by chocko

Here is a super duper late review of last year’s Punk Island which moved from Governor’s Island to its present location at the Staten Island Pier. I am typing this on the eve of Punk Island 2014 which should be a blast! See you in a few short hours at Pier 1 right off the […]

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Fucked Up played Bowery Ballroom

June 8th, 2014 by chocko

Fucked Up at Bowery Ballroom (photos by chocko) Big Ups at Bowery Ballroom Fucked Up crushed and pulverized in NYC, playing a Sold Out Bowery Ballroom on Friday (6/6), with openers In School and Big Ups. I regret walking into the venue late and missing In School but I did hear that the all female […]

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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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Tompkins Square Park Riot Reunion

August 14th, 2011 by chocko

Triangle Fire Wombat In Combat Hammerbrain Last weekend marked the infamous 1988 Tompkins Square Riots where NYPD’s worst swarmed in on a downtown park, enforcing a midnight curfew that didn’t exist…clubbing away at the homeless park residents and bystanders that stood in the way. Tompkins Square park became a warzone and police brutality ran rampant. […]

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Punk Island 2011

June 28th, 2011 by chocko

Mongrel Bitch This guy is a circle pit all-star The Furiousity On June 19, 2011 Governor’s Island became host to Punk Island, an annual event in NYC which features multiple stages and a ton of punk and hardcore bands. Admission was free and so was the ferry to and from Manhattan. Chocko and the Crew […]

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Tragedy played Europa w/ Citizens Arrest, Teargas and Night Birds

June 1st, 2011 by chocko

TRAGEDY CITIZENS ARREST TEARGAS NIGHT BIRDS Starting off last night’s punk rock invasion of Greenpoint, Brooklyn was Night Birds…a band that features former members of the Ergs! and Hunchback and sounds like they’re inspired by surfer music and old school Cali punk bands like Dead Kennedys and Black Flag. These guys were full of energy […]

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Tear It Up played Europa

April 21st, 2011 by chocko

Last month the original lineup of NJ’s legendary DIY hardcore punk group, Tear It Up, played to a packed house at Europa in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Paul, Andy, Doug, Matt and Dave had not played a show together since 2003 and to see them on stage for the first of two reunion shows was something I […]

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