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Recap


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Recap




+ LAND of METAL +

Tuesday May 10th 2016 at Saint Vitus 
1120 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn New York

LAND of Metal was an evening celebrating the art of local metal maniac Michael Pellew and DUMBO’s LAND Studio & Gallery —The League Education & Treatment Center's unique nonprofit day habilitation program that teaches life skills to adult artists from across the neurological spectrum. On the eve of Pellew’s birthday, LAND of Metal provided one truly Awesome dude with his first concert — in one of New York City's best venues, Saint Vitus

Natur, defenders of true metal, melted our faces off with a special live set. DJs Brandon Stosuy (Pitchfork), Kim Kelly (Noisey), journalist Fred Pessaro, and JD Samson (Le Tigre, Men) spun punk & metal classics throughout the night. A raffle hosted by Laina Dawes featured prizes from Ace Hotel PittsburghAce Hotel New YorkVinyl Me, PleaseAtlas EffectsCody HoytTamara SantibañezAllan TannenbaumMake Skateboards and LAND Gallery.

Working cooperatively with LAND’s Sophia Cosmadopoulos and Matt Murphy, LAND of Metal was produced by Ben Sisto and Duncan Rich.

While the event has passed, you can still donate to LAND online.

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About Michael


About Michael


+ ABOUT MICHAEL PELLEW +


Pellew's drawings and sculptures are humorous ruminations on pop culture. His playful line quality and imaginative cultural observations are simple and succinct. With one pass of his hand he can depict joy, humor and clever character. His subject matter is NYC trains and buses, fashion design, “punk funk freaks from the East Village and around the Tri-State area”, and pop portraits of favorite singers and performers. His characters capture a direct sense of style and spontaneity. Pellew’s studio practice is based out of LAND Gallery, a program for artists with dual diagnosis (developmental disabilities and mental illness).

landgallery.org/michael-pellew

 

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About LAND


About LAND


+ ABOUT LAND +

LAND studio is a unique nonprofit day habilitation program that teaches life skills through the modality of art. LAND (League Artists Natural Design) was founded in 2005 by the League Education and Treatment Center (LETC) and serves as both studio and gallery for 16 adult artists with developmental disabilities. At LAND, artists develop their skills in a nurturing environment, while their work is marketed to the community in a vibrant and inclusive manner. LAND artists work with painters, sculptors, fiber artists, animators, designers and others who value creative collaboration. LETC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and internationally recognized agency for evaluation, treatment and education of children and adults with disabilities.

landgallery.org/mission

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Natur


Natur


+ NATUR (Live) +

Joey Baloney, The Mexicutioner, Dino Destroyer and Tooth are on a mission to destroy false metal. Worshiping at the altar of Seventies and Eighties heavy metal gods, Natur combine the dynamic riffing of early Mercyful Fate, epic arrangements of Seventies-Judas Priest and Manilla Road, the ingenious and quirky storytelling of Roky Erickson and the attitude of classic Motörhead. 

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DJ & Host Bios


DJ & Host Bios


+ LAINA DAWES +

Laina Dawes (raffle host) is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 2012). A music and cultural journalist, her writings can be found on Cuepoint / Medium, MTV Iggy, Refinery 29, SPIN, Wondering Sound, MySpace, Decibel and other print and online publications.

+ JD SAMSON +


JD SAMSON (dj set) IS ONE OF NYC’S MOST ENDURING CREATIVE FORCES. SINCE FIRST CAPTURING THE PUBLIC’S ATTENTION IN THE EARLY 2000’S AS A MEMBER OF THE PIONEERING FEMINIST ELECTRO-POP BAND LE TIGRE, SAMSON HAS GONE ON TO WORK IN ALMOST EVERY CONCEIVABLE MEDIUM AND WITH PARTNERS RANGING FROM URSULA MAYER TO PUSSY RIOT. HER CONSTANT DEDICATION TO POSI VIBES HAS ALSO LEAD TO HER RECURRING NYC PARTIES —PAT AND SCISSOR SUNDAYS— BEING BELOVED NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS.

+ BRANDON STOSUY +


Brandon Stosuy (dj set) is the Director of Editorial Operations at Pitchfork. He is a Music Curator at MoMA PS1 and the Broad Museum in Los Angeles, and curates Pitchfork's showcases and events, along with the annual Basilica Soundscape festival in Hudson and the ongoing Tinnitus music series. He has a children's book, Music Is...., forthcoming on Simon & Schuster in October 2016. He lives in Brooklyn, with his wife and two children.

+ FRED PESSARO +

Fred pessaro (dj set) has been an editor in Chief, writer, DJ, and photographer in various incarnations for as far back as he cares to remember. You've seen his work via NPR, the New York Times, Decibel, VICE, Terrorizer, BrooklynVegan, Time Out, MetalSucks, InvisibleOranges, East Village Radio, Village Voice, and FUSE. you have DEFINITELY seen him at a lot of shows.
 

+ KIM KELLY +

 KIM Kelly'S (Noisey) writing on heavy metal and SURROUNDING cultureS has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Rolling Stone, NPR, the Daily Telegraph, the Chicago Reader, Pitchfork, Kerrang, the Village Voice, Fader, Spin, the Quietus, the Wire, and too many others to count. She's worked as a publicist, a promoter, a touring merchandiser, and a museum docent. She lives for black metal, black tea, and Black Sabbath.

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Footer Thanks


Footer Thanks




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Thank You MICHAEL PELLEW, MATT MURPHEY, SOPHIA Cosmadopoulos, DAVID CASTILLO & SAINT VITUS, NATUR, BRANDON STOSUY, JD SAMSON, FRED PESSARO, LAINA DAWES, KIM KELLY, MAKE SKATEBOARDS, CODY HOYT, TAMARA santibanez, ALAN TANNENBAUM, SEVERAN JOHNSON AND VINYL ME PLEASE, ERIC SHEPPARD AND ATLAS EFFECTS, JAN ROZENVELD AND AARON CLARK AND ACE HOTEL, MARIA PORCARO AND HANDSOME JIM CARROL AND SCOTT IAN, siouxz & MAGNUM PR

SOME PHOTOS HERE TAKEN BY BEN, SOME WE BORROWED FROM FRIENDS' SOCIAL MEDIA / ALL (C) THEIR ORIGINAL AUTHORS