November 17, 2013


Memorial Concert for the Yellow Dogs Planned for Monday

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Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic

Members of Brooklyn's tightknit musical community are banning together to host a fundraising memorial concert for the slain members of the band the Yellow Dogs, which formed in Iran.

Brooklyn Vegan is reporting that a number of influential musicians will be playing the concert, which will raise money for the families of brothers Soroush and Arash Farazmand (members of the Yellow Dogs) and musician Ali Eskandarian.

The men were killed in a tragic attack by fellow Iranian musician, Ali Akbar Mohammadi Raffi, early last Monday morning.

Raffi reportedly gunned down the musicians, who were his former friends, with a semi-automatic assault rifle before running to the roof of the East Williamsburg building the band shared, where he fatally shot himself.

Monday's event will be held at Brooklyn Bowl and will feature performances by TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone, Interpol's Paul Banks, Vito & Druzzi from the Rapture, Nada Surf and many more.

Tickets range from $15 to $30. In addition to the families of the deceased musicians, profits will also help with the hospital bills for Sasan Sadeghpourosko—another musician wounded during the attacks, and to the two remaining members of the band.

Tickets to the memorial may be purchased here.