November 16, 2013 16:08

The Rapture, The Men, Interpol's Paul Banks and more to appear at The Yellow Dogs memorial concert

The concert will also raise money for the deceased's families and surviving members of the New York based band

The Rapture, The Men, Interpol's Paul Banks and more to appear at The Yellow Dogs memorial concert

Photo: Facebook/Yellow Dogs

The Rapture, The Men and Interpol's Paul Banks are amongst those set to appear at a memorial concert for New York based Iranian band The Yellow Dogs on Monday at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday (November 18), Brooklyn Vegan reports.

Two members of the group were killed this week (November 11) alongside an author/musician friend before the gunman committed suicide. The three Iranian-expatriate musicians were killed by fellow artist Ali Akbar Mahammadi Rafie, who later turned the gun on himself.

Gun shots were heard early on Monday (November 11) as Rafie climbed from the roof of their East Williamsburg apartment in Brooklyn onto a third-floor terrace, where he opened fire through a window, killing 35-year-old musician Ali Eskandarian, police said. The Yellow Dogs drummer Arash Farazmand, 28, was found dead on the same level of the apartment. His brother, the band's guitarist Soroush Farazmand, 27, was using his laptop in bed when he was shot. The two other band members of The Yellow Dogs were not at the flat at the time of the killing.

Another tenant, Sasan Sadeghpourosko was reportedly hit in the arm as Rafie and a former bandmate from a group called the Free Keys struggled over the gun. Rafie then picked up bullets that had fallen out of the gun before he went to the roof and shot himself in the head. The rifle was found next to Rafie's body, police said. Investigators are currently looking into whether a guitar case found near the scene was used to carry the assault rifle in the attack.

The memorial concert will eature performances from TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone, The Clean's Hamish Kilgour, Luke Temple, Nada Surf, Helado Negro and more, whilst the likes of Paul Banks, Vito & Druzzi (the Rapture), the Men, DJ Jonathan Toubin, !!!, Sinkane will provide DJ sets.

All proceeds raised at the concert will go to the families of the deceased as well as Siavash 'Obash' Karampour and Koory Mirzeai, the surviving members of The Yellow Dogs, and towards the hospital bills of Sasan Sadeghpourosko. Tickets are priced between $15-30 and available here.

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