Posts Tagged ‘punk’

L7: Pretend We’re Dead at DOC NYC

August 27th, 2017 by chocko

L7: Pretend We’re Dead documentary made its World Premiere at last year’s DOC NYC. The movie is the story of the all female punk, grunge, rock and roll band L7. Told mostly from their perspective with their own home footage, viewers are immersed into the van and on the road from the formation of the […]

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Memorial Day Punk Show 2016

June 4th, 2016 by chocko

Spike Polite of Sewage NYC at Tompkins Square Park May 29, 2016 Hey ladies and germs! It’s that time of year again and there’s nothing like a free punk show at Tompkins Square Park in The Lower East Side, NYC. I look forward to them every year. This particular edition, The Memorial Day Punk Show […]

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Hey! Ho! Let’s Go to The Queens Museum

April 29th, 2016 by chocko

The Planet Chocko goon squad hopped in our flying saucer and landed in Queens to check out the opening day of the exhibition, Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk at the Queens Museum. By the time we got to the doors, the fire department had come in to limit the amount […]

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The Undead played Tompkins Square Park in The Lower East Side NYC

December 1st, 2015 by chocko

Bobby Steele and Diana Steele of THE UNDEAD at Tompkins Square Park A couple weeks ago at Tompkins Square Park in the Lower East Side, The Shadow organized a free show a day after Halloween with a bunch of punk bands kicking out the jams. The show began with The Butchers Punk Rock (Italy) playing […]

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Dead Kennedys played Irving Plaza

July 7th, 2014 by chocko

Dead Kennedys at Irving Plaza Is this Joan Jett and Slash…no, it’s Tibbie X and Paul Cripple of Reagan Youth! A couple weeks ago, I went to see two legendary punk bands, Dead Kennedys and Reagan Youth play Irving Plaza in New York City. Burning Streets from Boston, MA opened up the evening. I walked […]

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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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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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Deathcycle played The Acheron

February 26th, 2013 by chocko

Deathcycle, an old school hardcore punk band who called it quits in 2009 after about 6 years in existence, revved up the engines to ride once again at the Bushwick, Brooklyn show space, The Acheron in January with the also reunited Catharsis. Deathcycle played a handful of reunion shows after disbanding but to hear they […]

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Paul Baribeau and Jason Anderson played Stardust Video & Coffee

February 3rd, 2013 by chocko

PAUL BARIBEAU at Stardust Video & Coffee (Orlando) 01.27.13 JASON ANDERSON at Stardust Video & Coffee (Orlando) 01.27.13 Another recent excursion to sunny Florida was coming to a close and on a Sunday night after nearly a week bouncing around all the Disney and Universal theme parks I decided to catch a local show in […]

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Social Distortion played Roseland Ballroom NYC

December 8th, 2012 by chocko

MIKE NESS of SOCIAL DISTORTION Legendary Southern California punks SOCIAL DISTORTION rocked the Roseland Ballroom on October 26th. Touring in support of their latest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, Mike Ness (looking like a gangster from the 1930’s) and the crew played new and old songs including Machine Gun Blues, I Was Wrong and […]

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REEWIND: An interview with THE INDEPENDENTS

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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