Posted in music on November 11, 2013

Yellow Dogs at MHOW in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Yellow Dogs

This morning, it was reported that there was a shooting related to a Brooklyn/Iranian band, and it was speculated to be the Yellow Dogs. An official statement from the Yellow Dogs' manager (previously thought to be their "publicist") reads:

The shooter was not a former member of the band The Yellow Dogs, he was in another band from Iran and the two groups were acquaintances in the past. A personal conflict between the guys resulted in the dissolution of their relationship in 2012. The shooting resulted in the death of two of the members of the Yellow Dogs, Sourosh Farazmand (guitarist) and Arash Farazmand (drummer), along with a friend of theirs, fellow musician and author Ali Eskandarian. The shooter died from a self inflicted bullet wound on site. [via P4k]
UPDATE: Despite what the above message says, it seems Ali was also a member of Yellow Dogs. The killer's band has also been revealed.

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Comments (25)

"Iranian band"? I thought people from Iran refer to themselves as Persian?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 1:40 PM

Ah, glorious diversity...

Posted by A Non | November 11, 2013 1:42 PM

Ali Eskandarian. Guy's been around a long time. I did some work for him a while back. Sucks. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 1:43 PM

@1:34 this joke again

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 1:44 PM

Ali was a solo artist of note, on Judy Collins' Wildflower label. He's been gigging locally and regionally for years. Very sad news.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 1:47 PM

Too sad. Thoughts are with the families of the victims.

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

riP

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 2:23 PM

Religion of peace....

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 2:28 PM

Ali was participating to their shows, singing on a few tracks.
Anyway, sad and unnecessary losses of talented people.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 2:29 PM

Allah Akbar!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 2:48 PM

2:28, now that's stupid. How do you know they are Muslim? I know plenty of Persian Jews.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 3:05 PM

^ too many jews if you ask me

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 3:30 PM

"A personal conflict between the guys resulted in the dissolution of their relationship in 2012."

So why not elaborate on what the actual "personal conflict" was instead of glossing over the reason this piece of shit went on a fucking murder rampage?
It's relevance as the catalyst would explain where the animosity stemmed from instead of this fucking idiotic publicist double talk word play.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 3:36 PM

^wrong. that's irrelevant, dumbass. personal beef takes a second seat to life and death

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 4:45 PM

3:36pm How 'bout it's none of your fucking business and maybe the families/loved ones of the victims think that and want it kept private? Who the fuck are YOU to demand an elaboration? And who's to say whatever reason is the reason as we'll never know since the murderer killed himself and I'm only guessing didn't leave a suicide note or any pre-rampage/death message. So shut the fuck up and sit the fuck down.

Posted by D | November 11, 2013 8:34 PM

I have solid information that the "personal conflict" involved a business dispute over a chickpea plantation in Isfahan.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 9:25 PM

^ I was wondering where your played out hummus-joke has been.

I'm trolling big time but you have exactly two hours to go into great detail about EVERY brand of hummus out there and give us your educated guess as which one is the best and why.

Posted by D | November 11, 2013 9:32 PM

sabra lemon. no discussion.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2013 10:23 PM

Sabra lemon.

Thanks for showing the entire BV world that you don't know jack fucking shit about hummus cuz the best hummus is what Mamoun's uses. A falafel stand which has been around since 1971 can't be wrong.

Now you can stop making hummus jokes and injecting hummus in posts forever - goodbye.

Posted by D | November 11, 2013 11:57 PM

Oh BTW since anyone who goes to Mamoun's to buy hummus alone it is a brand there, albeit not labeled as such. I really meant to say the best hummus sold to the public.

Posted by D | November 12, 2013 12:13 AM

Country Crock makes the best hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2013 1:04 AM

the hummus amungus

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2013 11:50 AM

Why would you buy hummus?

Posted by Hummus Chef | December 9, 2013 3:12 PM

Had to pay my respects. Such a tragedy. RIP and much prayers to the families affected. Couldn't imagine the news of the family who lost two of their sons.

Posted by Rachel | February 28, 2014 5:01 AM

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