Posted in music | tour dates on December 2, 2009

by BBG

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Mike Yaniro, in happier times
arluck

As you all may or may not know, a dear friend of mine named Michael Yaniro was a victim of violent robbery in the Ridgewood area of Queens (NYC). He was savagely beaten beyond recognition, and now he's got a long road ahead of him with many surgeries. To add insult to his injuries, he has no medical insurance!

A brief description of his injuries: His right eye socket needs surgery as there is a bone protruding into it... so it needs to be repaired to restore his ability to move the eye. (He has had this surgery, and will need more work in the future). He has a fractured jaw and nose which will require surgery to repair, as well as multiple broken bones in his face. Pieces of titanium metal is to be inserted in his face to support the bones.

His girlfriend Abby is trying to get him Emergency Medicaid, but that is really tough to get approved, and its doubtful whether or not it will be rewarded. That is why this fundraiser was started. Its not registered as non-profit organization (so if you're looking for a tax break, this is not the time and place for it), but as a way to possibly raise a little money to help him through his crisis. [Julie Finley]

Twin Stumps recently released a new killer LP on Dais Records. It's what turned me on to the damaged, caustic noise rock (in a Clockcleaner, Drunkdriver, Brainbombs sense) band. Soon after, their bassist Mike Yaniro was viciously attacked. Since then a groundswell of support from the underground has surfaced, including a few benefit shows. The latest show is scheduled for Dec 4th (Friday) at Death By Audio, where Pink Reason, Sightings, York Factory Complaint (featuring Genesis P-orridge), and White Suns are all on the bill.

If you can't make it on Friday, head to the Mike Yaniro site to see how you can help, or pick up a copy of the Twin Stumps LP (recommended!) here. Get back to rockin soon!

Pink Reason and White Suns tour dates, the show flyer, and a ton of videos are below...

arluck

Twin Stumps | NYC @ Market Hotel | Apr 17 2009 | Scar

Twin Stumps Live in Bushwick (02/21/09)

Sightings - "Perforated" at Cake Shop on Nov 9 2007

PINK REASON - "DOWN ON ME"

York Factory Complaint (live @ Shea Stadium BK 10/17/09)

WHITE SUNS - 2009, 2010 TOUR DATES
Dec 4 2009 MIKE YANIRO BENEFIT @ DBA w/ sightings, york factory complaint (f. genesis p-orridge) & pink reason brooklyn, New York
Dec 11 2009 Zradio FEAR THE FAT MAN party @ 941 theater w/ form a log, dick neff, unicorn hardon, more philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 19 2009 tommy's tavern w/ pop. 1280, hot guts & chickens brooklyn, New York
Jan 6 2010 death by audio w/ diet cokeheads brooklyn, New York

PINK REASON - 2009, 2010 TOUR DATES
Dec 4 2009 MIKE YANIRO BENEFIT @ DBA w/ sightings, york factory complaint (f. genesis p-orridge) & white suns brooklyn, New York
Jan 9 2010 Estudio Elefante w/ La Banda's & Watch Out Santiago
Jan 15 2010 Loreto w/ La Hell Gang Santiago
Jan 23 2010 Club Velvet w/ Trancemission, The Ganjas & Perrosky Santiago
Jan 29 2010 Estudio Elefante w/ Vapourboat Santiago

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Comments (35)

Damn, be careful out there kids.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 2:15 PM

Yikes. That's seriously scary. Guy gets his head caved in for a phone and 10 bucks. Hang in there buddy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 2:21 PM

What is the story behind the beating?
Was he just jumped and then the shit kicked out of him?

That is so sad and so frightening that people would do that to someone.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 2:30 PM

fight back out there.

and yes this is shitty. emergency medicaid can take a while to approve and obviously is mostly based on a patient's income and/or ability to pay.

seriously though, fight back like you wanna kill your attacker or run really, really fast and away.

be careful out there....

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 3:10 PM

when you fight back isn't this what usually happens? punks usually travel in packs
either don't walk around in late hours, walk with company, or when all else fails just give them what they want cuz it's not worth ur life or bothering with insurance (just in general not this particular case cuz i don't know what happened)

but fight back is just fucking dumb unless you have a crow bar in ur back pocket

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 3:18 PM

poor kid. I wish him the best.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 3:58 PM

fighting back is what may save your life. people will beat you/kill you even after they have their shit. you are a pussy. plus does this guy look like he would fight back? jesus. i hope more of this shit happens to more douche bags in new york. grow some balls, i'd rather die than eat through a tube and be fucked up for the rest of my life. no offense to this guy though. keep playin on those iphones after dark in queens, kiddies.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 4:14 PM

hey, dude. this guy's life has been fucked with. no one is going to read your fucking words of the wise and next time they're approached by someone and think, "man! that 4:14 on brooklynvegan sure was right!" just chill with the snarky bullshit -- this is about someone who has experienced an extremely fucked-up, defining, intense moment in his life that he may never overcome. could've been you. could've been anyone, but it was that dude. i don't even know that dude, but really? you absolutely HAVE to insert your dumb opinion here? stop.

Posted by cj | December 2, 2009 4:35 PM

"keep playin on those iphones after dark in queens, kiddies"

Seriously? When did Queens become the new Bronx? Maybe in the movies or something, but Queens is not that bad. Bad areas? Sure, but all boroughs have bad areas.

But the larger message of being aware of your surroundings applies everywhere and anytime.

Sucks and good luck with the financial aid and recovery.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 4:37 PM

don't move to black neighborhoods. ever.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 4:59 PM

^^ why's it gotta be a black neighborhood?

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 5:02 PM

The US is a fucked up, violent place period. People are fucking crazy. Random violence is pretty much the norm. Welcome to The Modern US.

Beyond that, heart goes out to this kid.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 5:12 PM

your fucking hearts won't help him,

visit the website/donate/do something if you really care....

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 5:20 PM

4:14, Mike was jumped by an unnamed amount of attackers, something that could happen in any neighborhood in any borough, and all you can muster is "boo-hoo hipster learn to fight"?

fuck off.

Posted by monsoonseason | December 2, 2009 6:07 PM

December 2, 2009 4:59 PM : Besides the fact that you are a racist, you are obviously an idiot as well. Ridgewood is mostly old Italians, Polish and Latinos.

December 2, 2009 5:12 PM : Seriously shut the fuck up. The majority of the planet is much more dangerous than the U.S. We don't know how good we have it here. This type of thing can happen anywhere. I hope he recovers fully.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 6:36 PM

oh good, intelligent discourse.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 8:57 PM

mugged? more like MEHged.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 10:12 PM

4:14, you sound like a kid who's never really seen the rough shit. I bet you're some phony little tough guy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 2:37 AM

Seriously? When did Queens become the new Bronx? Maybe in the movies or something, but Queens is not that bad. Bad areas? Sure, but all boroughs have bad areas.

But the larger message of being aware of your surroundings applies everywhere and anytime.

Sucks and good luck with the financial aid and recovery.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2009 4:37 PM

Just a polite reply but a lot of Ridgwewood\Bushwick and yes thats in Brooklyn, and Maspeth,Jackson Heights,Corona, Woodhaven, Woodside and parts of Sunnyside can be bad in Queens without a doubt. Oh and LIC by the Queensboro bridege is something to really be aware of which will creep up on those idiot yuppies in Gantry park.

Back to the main topic though I wish the guy a good recovery and feel bad for him. People should do a fund raiser cause if he already didnt have any insurance assistance its going to be difficult. Thats what people do in other states and no one makes any dumb snarky comments about that humane kind thing to do.

Sometimes being very alert wont even save your ass when people have this intention to start with.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 2:39 AM

My 2:39 AM comment
Oh excuse me there is a fund raiser obviously.
My point was that he will need more than just one show for that horrendous hospital bill. I will go to that show Friday.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 2:56 AM

this fucking country is so violent. the most violent country by far amongst it's citizens.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 8:38 AM

the one thing a person should be paying for if he can afford anything at all is his health insurance.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 9:34 AM

I don't understand how a group of people cam attack an innocent guy walking down the street. It's beyond .e/

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 10:42 AM

^me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 11:35 AM

carry a gun, folks. simple as that.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 12:06 PM

It was a hate crime.

But nobody wants it be, right?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 12:10 PM

If mike was black and it was 3 white guys it would be called to court and an act of racism. This too was racism.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 2:44 PM

Brooklyn Vegan: truly a den of faggots.

14/88

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 2:49 PM

Brooklyn Vegan: truly a den of faggots.

14/88

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 2:49 PM

Macho homophobic loser who need not post here.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2009 5:02 PM

Well it's about time Genesis P-Orridge finally invested in some worthwhile plastic surgery. Hope this kid recovers well.

Posted by danger.fellini | December 20, 2009 7:54 PM

Poor Guy. I hope people will join and watch the benefit show. And hopefully the guys who did it to him will go to jail.

Posted by soakaway | May 9, 2010 2:15 PM

Pink Reason and White Suns are a really nice surprise. I've listened the youtube embed videos and I was impressed by what can do these guys. Thank you !

Posted by reviewguy | December 14, 2010 6:14 PM

Islam is a religion of peace

Posted by منتديات | February 24, 2011 5:46 AM

It's really bad to know Michael Yaniro was a victim of violent robbery in NYC.

Posted by tao fellowship | March 16, 2011 4:04 AM

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