Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander took to the stage at a concert in New York on Tuesday (19Nov13) to pay tribute to two members of The Yellow Dogs, who were murdered earlier this month (Nov13). Guitarist Soroush Farazmand and his brother, drummer Arash, were killed in a shootout at the Brooklyn home they shared with a third victim last week (11Nov13). Suspect Raefe Ahkbar opened fire before turning his gun on himself.
Alexander met the band members after watching a documentary about their back story.
He tells NME.com, "What's so tragic is that they came to America to be safe. For them to be murdered - in Brooklyn of all places - is just beyond comprehension. I commend that band so much - they put themselves on the line for rock n' roll, they were incredibly brave kids, and their deaths are just totally tragic. I wish more bands were as brave as The Yellow Dogs."
Nada Surf, Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio and Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic also performed at the tribute concert on Monday night (18Nov13).
The Yellow Dogs formed in 2006 and moved from Tehran, Iran to Brooklyn, New York in 2010. Siavash Karampour and Koory Mirzeai are the only two surviving members of the group.
The slain members of cult New York band The Yellow Dogs are to be remembered at a special concert in Brooklyn on Monday (18Nov13). Guitarist Soroush Farazmand and his brother, drummer Arash, were killed in a shootout at the Brooklyn home they shared with a third victim last week (11Nov13). Suspect Raefe Ahkbar opened fire before turning his gun on himself.
The concert, billed as The Show for The Yellow Dogs, will benefit the families of the deceased.
The line-up for the Brooklyn Bowl gig will include sets by Nada Surf, Dirty Fences and TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone.
In honor of the 10th annivesary of one of the greatest teen TV shows ever created (thank you, Josh Schwartz), we're taking a moment to remember one of the most unqiue and memorable parts about The O.C. — the music.
Call us nostalgic, but we often find ourselves listening to the "O.C. Mixes" today... It may be 2013, but these now classic tunes will always bring back the best memories of Ryan, Marissa, Seth, and Summer.
Phantom Planet, "California" - Opening Credits
Alexi Murdoch, "Orange Sky" - Season 1, Episode 11
Nada Surf, "If You Leave" - Season 1, Episode 21
Imogen Heap, "Hide & Seek" - Season 2, Episode 24
Youth Group, "Forever Young" - Season 3, Episode 4
Finley Quaye, "Dice" - Season 1, Episode 14
Brian Adams, "Wonderwall" Season 1, Episode 19
(our personal favorite....)
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