Nada Surf, !!! to Play Yellow Dogs Benefit Show
Brooklyn Bowl event also features TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone, a DJ set from Interpol's Paul Banks, and more
Tonight in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a lengthy bill of musicians will pay tribute to the Yellow Dogs, the Brooklyn-based, Iranian-bred band who lost two members and a frequent collaborator to a tragic shooting last week.
Brooklyn Bowl will host performances from 12 bands and solo artists, as well as DJ sets from 10 others. Leading the band lineup are long-running power poppers Nada Surf, TV On The Radio's Kyp Malone, the Clean's Hamish Kilgour, and Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple. DJs sets will come from Interpol's Paul Banks, Vito & Druzzi from the Rapture, the Men, !!!, Sinkane, and DS from Midnight Juggernauts.
Tickets, available here, range between $15 and $30. Proceeds go towards the families of the three casualties and the medical bills of survivor Sasan Sadeghpourosko.
Gunman Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie, a member of the Free Keys, another Brooklyn-based Iranian band, shot and killed Yellow Keys members Arash and Soroush Farazmand, along with their roommate Ali Eskandarian, during the early hours of Monday, Nov. 11. Rafie then committed suicide on the rooftop of his victims' apartment building.
"For now, it's impossible to even manage a future without our friends, and no explanation can make sense or begin to justify what has happened in our lives," surviving members Siavash Karampour and Koory Mirzeai said in a statement last week. "To say we are heartbroken does not come close. These are they darkest hours of our lives. We are in shock, awe, blinded with rage and paralyzed with grief."