A benefit and memorial concert for The Yellow Dogs will be held at Brooklyn Bowl on Monday, November 18th. It’ll feature performances from Nada Surf, TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, and Here We Go Magic’s Luke Temple, as well as DJ sets by The Rapture, The Men, Jonathan Toubin, !!!, and more.
On Monday, two members of the Iran-bred, Brooklyn-based indie band, along with their friend, were shot and killed. The gunman, Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie ‘Rafi’, was a one-time member of The Yellow Dogs’ sister band Free Keys, but was dismissed from the band last year.
Proceeds from the concert will go to the families of the deceased band members, the hospital bills of Sasan Sadeghpourosko, who was wounded in the shooting, and the two surviving members of Yellow Dogs.
Sad days for the Brooklyn music scene.
Remember those bad old days when scalpers screwed LCD Soundsystem fans and Pearl Jam even tried to sue Ticketmaster? Seems all like ancient history, right? Well, looks like things haven’t changed all that much after all, as evidenced by what just happened with Arcade Fire’s upcoming shows in Brooklyn.
About one minute after tickets went on sale today at noon for the October 18th and 19th gigs at 299 Meserole Street in Brooklyn, they were sold out. Fans who had pre-ordered the album got in on advanced sales yesterday, but anyone hoping to snag tickets today were likely out of luck. Unless, of course, you were a soulless scalper.
As Complex points out, 120 available tickets for the Friday show are already going for $175 to $2,000 on Stubhub, with 103 up for Saturday at $199 to $1,500 (as of this posting). See for yourself:
The band is going by the moniker The Reflektors for the gigs, in recognition of their upcoming fourth album. But the only thing these shows are reflecting right now is how greedy some people can be, and how much fun they can suck right out of what should be a really special show. Hopefully these jackasses don’t try to mess with Arcade Fire-featuring Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit show, because that’d just be a low blow.
Sunday 8/4/2013 – 7:00 PM
Sunday night in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Beck stuck to the tried and the true. With no new album to promote, the chameleonic singer-songwriter played a hits-heavy set, relying on his own natural charisma and road-tested showmanship. We were there to capture all the funky good times, which also included an opening performance from Adam Green and Binki Shapiro.
Beck – Loser
Prospect Park Bandshell (Celebrate Brooklyn)
Prospect Park West & 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215