Posts Tagged ‘review’

JLT played Highline Ballroom NYC

December 6th, 2016 by chocko

Joe Lynn Turner rocked the stage at Highline Ballroom recently along with a band that featured Craig Goldy (Dio/Budgie) on guitar. Just some quick history on the legendary JLT for those not familiar with the hard rock singer from Hackensack, New Jersey: his first band Filet of Soul featured J.T. Taylor who would later join […]

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Wizard World Comic Con 2016

August 25th, 2016 by chocko

After a few short stops on the Blue Line from O’Hare International Airport, Chocko and his sibling tag team partner Young Gunner, found themselves at Wizard World Comic Con Chicago. On a Saturday, probably their busiest day but easy to navigate compared to the huge beast of a Con out in San Diego and the […]

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Film Review: I AM THOR (Documentary)

November 19th, 2015 by chocko

Back in the prehistoric times of the 70’s and 80’s, a Heavy Metal God like no other stepped on the scene. Jon Mikl Thor appeared to have been chiseled from stone or perhaps leapt from a Frank Frazetta painting…on stage he was a hulking figure fronting the band THOR with a long cape and bulging […]

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Nina Diaz (Girl In A Coma) played Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2

November 5th, 2015 by chocko

After taking a break from singing and playing guitar in the San Antonio band, Girl In A Coma, Nina Diaz played a ton of solo shows in her home state and began recording solo material. Last month, Nina finally took her show to some NYC area shows which included Brooklyn’s Living Room and Rockwood Music […]

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Brian Wilson and Rodriguez played PNC Bank Arts Center

July 8th, 2015 by chocko

Brian Wilson at PNC Bank Arts Center Rodriguez Rodriguez played an excellent set opening up for Brian Wilson at PNC Bank Arts Center at Holmdel, New Jersey last week. If you don’t know who Rodriguez is, stop what you’re doing right now and go see the documentary Searching For Sugar Man. You can thank me […]

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G.B.H. and Total Chaos played Gramercy Theatre

June 24th, 2015 by chocko

G.B.H. at Gramercy Theatre Total Chaos at Gramercy Theatre UK street punk vets, GBH stopped by Gramercy Theatre in NYC which marked their 35th show and 5th country on their most recent tour. Fellow punk rockers from California, Total Chaos opened up the show which featured lots of new tunes from their new album, World […]

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Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York June 11-21

June 12th, 2015 by chocko

3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets (Marc Silver) The Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York will be screening movies from June 11-21 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center. The film festival focuses on films that deal with social injustices and human rights violations. It is a film festival in its […]

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Fear FestEvil After Party featured Exodus, Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Special Guests

August 3rd, 2014 by chocko

Exodus/Kirk Hammett and Rob Trujillo I was super lucky to be in San Diego last weekend for The Comic-Con because I got to go to Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil After Party. The show started late at a downtown club on F Street called F6ix. The thrash metal band EXODUS started the evening dedicating their […]

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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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Sound City Players played Hammerstein Ballroom

February 19th, 2013 by chocko

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins Dave Grohl recently made his directorial debut with his excellent documentary SOUND CITY, a movie about the legendary ‘dumpy’ Los Angeles recording studio that produced a ton of great albums by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Cheap Trick, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Metallica and Nirvana. Grohl along with members of […]

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Toy Fair 2013

February 12th, 2013 by chocko

The Toy Fair in NYC is in full swing, bringing together exhibitors, toy makers, buyers and media all wandering the Jacob Javits Convention Center searching for the next big thing in the world of toys and games. The huge foldout map handed to me at the press table read “If You Can Imagine It You […]

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