by BBG

Mike Yaniro, in happier times

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...


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


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

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

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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