Posted in music on November 11, 2013

(via ABC-7)
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A musician furious over being thrown out of a rock band extracted bloody revenge in an early morning attack in Brooklyn Monday -- using a military-style rifle to fatally shoot three people believed to be bandmates, wound another person and then take his own life, law enforcement sources said.

The triple-homicide took place at 318 Maujer St., a Bushwick building where at least some members of the band are believed to live.

The killer, brandishing a Century Sporter .308-caliber semi-automatic weapon with a 20-round magazine, showed up around midnight and opened fire on a person standing outside.
That person was wounded.

Then he stormed into the building and kept firing off round after round...

...The band is made up of Iranians who have been in the country for a while and were seeking asylum here, law enforcement sources.

A neighbor, who identified himself only as Frank, said the building has been hosting boisterous parties.

"During the summer it was ongoing, really loud parties with the street blocked off by gypsy cabs,'' he said.

"It was the usual hipster rave scene.'' [NY Post]

Speculation after the story first broke and has since been confirmed by The New York Times that the band in question was Brooklyn/Iranian band the Yellow Dogs who we recently called "constants in the NYC indie circuit". We last caught them with !!! at the end of last year at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

UPDATE (1:44 PM): Yellow Dogs' manager has released a statement that says the assailant was not in Yellow Dogs but in another Iranian band, and that two of the three victims were in Yellow Dogs:   Sourosh Farazmand (guitarist) and Arash Farazmand (drummer), along with a friend of theirs, fellow musician and author Ali Eskandaria.

UPDATE 2: Actually all three killed may be in Yellow Dogs as originally reported, and the killer was in their sister band The Free Keys.

An ABC news report video is below as is a 2009 interview CNN did with Yellow Dogs on the underground Iran rock scene.

Our thoughts go to the victims' friends and families.

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the yellow dogs CNN interview


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Comments (65)

9:51 yeah, this site is anonymous and you can have fun and talk shit, but when something as horrific as this happens; at least have some respect and grow the fuck up you pathetic spineless piece of shit.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:53 AM

9:51, A+

Shut it down. It's not getting any better than that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:54 AM

too much reverb will make you violently act out.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:55 AM

lol @ hipster rave scene

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:56 AM


The Yellow Dogs were great people, thoughtful and geninue guys who just loved to write and
play music and enjoy life.

they went to great lengths to be able to leave Iran and come to American to play their music. This is tragic I am very sad

Posted by Peter Agoston | November 11, 2013 9:59 AM

Seriously Brooklyn Vegan you should refrain from posting SERIOUS news because people are idiots and will ruin it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:02 AM

they dead

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:03 AM

I have to say, the new Eminem is golden!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:04 AM

very metal

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:06 AM

Harley Flanagan has nothing on this guy

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:08 AM

Who cares? Lou Reed is dead.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:08 AM

never let trolls upset you. they live for headlines like this. show the band respect and mourn elsewhere, these comments are reserved for idiots

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:10 AM

This is very sad news. Fortunately, the new Eminem will get us through the day.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:12 AM

Way too sad. RIP OBASH

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:14 AM

Sounds like this guy really wanted more cowbell, but his band was not willing to give it to him.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:14 AM

Hipster rave scene will never die. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:14 AM

Obviously no one understands the use of humor to lighten up a situation. You cry and mourn over the sociopath band guy that killed his ex-band members but don't give a second thought for a soldier that dies to protect your freedom or the child that was abused and beaten to death by her alcoholic parents. STFU and deal with it. It's the internet. Go to church and light a candle you bleeding heart assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:17 AM

10:17 Nailed it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:19 AM

I wonder what Eminem will say about this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:20 AM

I play in a shitty anonymous Metal band. I have thought of killing my bandmates, but my religion will not allow this kind of behavior.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:26 AM

The only thing 10:17 nailed is being a douchebag conservative.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:26 AM

Actually I'm not a conservative at all. Just stating facts.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

.... you douchebag.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:29 AM

Happy Birthday 10:28!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:30 AM

The whole thing started over a plate of sour hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:31 AM

10.26: you muslim?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:37 AM

storm clouds are raging all around my door

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:46 AM

So baby make just like K-Fed and let yourself go, let yourself go

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:47 AM

Didn't you know? Recognizing any deaths that happen in vain other than this one makes you a conservative.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:59 AM

10:59: no, but lines like this sure do

"Go to church and light a candle you bleeding heart assholes."

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:08 AM

Eminem fan = pathetic loser.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:10 AM

the NY Post story is straight trolling. The NY Times article is considerably more serious and respectful.

terrible story. this was just a block from Shea Stadium. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:11 AM

I farted and shit myself.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:12 AM

10:59: no, but lines like this sure do
"Go to church and light a candle you bleeding heart assholes."

Some people don't understand dismissive sarcasm.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:19 AM

I'm new to the thread but also assumed 10:17 is a conservative cunt. Here's why: the whole comment paints him as an insensitive asshole, and acting like a tough guy insensitive asshole is something I associate with conservative internet comments. More damning is the use of the term "bleeding heart" for people he/she dislikes, which is pretty much exclusive to conservative assholes.

I live down the block but am out of town reading this. Very sad news, sorry to everyone affected.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:20 AM

wow I was at the !!! show they played, that's crazy, what a shame

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:21 AM

"the whole comment paints him as an insensitive asshole"...

So you don't think the murder of a child beaten by his alcoholic parents is just as, if not more, tragic as this? He is right on point if you ask me. And bleeding heart doesn't always apply to liberals.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:29 AM

Cocaines a hellavu drug.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:32 AM

brooklyn you are shit

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:33 AM

Death always brings out the best of the BV followers.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:33 AM

Bill Ward attempted this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:37 AM

Liberals are the most douchey people around. Conversations are nonexistent because subjectivity is objectivity to most of them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:39 AM

A+ = this thread

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:42 AM

*expected witty comment that is a blanket statement and promotes indifference"

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 11:54 AM

12:04 Spot on.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:11 PM

A friend of mine who was close to them is saying the murderer was not in the band. That part is only sensational journalism. Please get your facts straight

Posted by CheckYourFacts | November 11, 2013 12:11 PM

12:04 and 12:11 are correct!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:19 PM

Regardless of how jaded you are, it’s fucked up to joke around about this.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:25 PM

this is so sad:(

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:31 PM

i like music!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 12:59 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 1:07 PM

i'm not seeing the most controversial comments on this thread. where are they?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 1:59 PM

This comment section is disgusting. I knew you guys were bad, but this is just low. What's wrong with you?

Posted by Will | November 11, 2013 4:23 PM

@ 10:17

That soldier _chose_ to "die for my freedom" (?). These people didn't.

Posted by chill bill | November 11, 2013 7:06 PM

Isn't it ironic folks? The one poster who is reviled and called the ruin of BV comments (me) is coming into this thread to tell everyone this thread is Exhibit A why all posters should be registered and shame on those making light of this horrendous act of violence. I would be the first one to register - I already post by a username and am the ONLY one who does this.

This is a horrendous story and people are making light of it. Keep it classy, BV commenters, keep it classy. You fucking pieces of shit.

Posted by D | November 11, 2013 8:11 PM

D, you might be the one poster who is reviled but keep in mind you're also the only poster who posts a screename consistently. I imagine if everyone here did, there would be a lot of reviled posters.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 8:26 PM

^ Bullshit.

Posted by D | November 11, 2013 8:29 PM

BTW I'm not complaining that I am reviled I love it but the point I was getting at and am making here was for all I post I never, ever stoop so low as making fun of murdered people, and it's ironic that it's anonymous wastes of space who are being the classless idiots.

Posted by D | November 11, 2013 8:55 PM

^Sanctimonious fuck^ always on a pedestal.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 10:31 AM

The conservative hipsters who post here = pulling a Vincent Gallo performative, look-at-me type act. Ooh, you're so profound. You're totally teaching us about ourselves. Fucking wannabes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 11:06 AM

This band is shit. Good riddance.

Posted by D | November 12, 2013 11:08 AM

too much reverb will make you violently act out.

Posted by making money online | December 22, 2013 5:25 AM

Nothing is more Rock n Roll than murder.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2014 10:10 PM

Man, too bad I became aware of this band in such horrific circumstances. They really remind me a lot of Firehose (if you skate, imagine the song Brave Captain playing while Natas Kaupas spins around on a fire hydrant).

Best regards to their friends and family.

Posted by Penelope | February 28, 2014 4:21 AM

I cannot believe that one of the own band members killed himself and the rest of his best friends for just some music equipment. They have so much going for them and even one of their song came out in a movie. Why so a senseless tragedy to such a good band. One of them got twisted and forgot the American Dream. 

Posted by Baxtron | October 25, 2014 5:37 PM

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