Ivan Julian

A special benefit concert for Ivan Julian

During most of the nineties Ivan Julian recorded and toured the world with Matthew as lead guitarist, earning him three Gold Record Awards. A special set of benefit shows will be held at City Winery NYC for Ivan Julian. Ivan Julian Fund  The history of CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, No Wave, and the foreground of punk/rock ‘n roll come together for a pair of… Read more →

Matthew Sweet

Interview: Blast Echo

Matthew was interviewed last month by BlastEcho while hard at work on putting together is Kickstarter-backed release. Through the course of the conversation over several days, Matthew had a tiny accident but he kept the conversation about the new record, reflections on life/love/music, and other contemplations, going. The tentatively titled Tomorrow Forever, is due out this summer. Sweet not only provides a… Read more →

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Interview: Radio Titans podcast

Matthew recently appeared on the Radio Titans podcast with host Carl Kozlowski, who proclaims the interview as “one of his best interviews in his almost 20-year career.” One of my two favorite rock songwriters of all time is Matthew Sweet (the other is Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum). Ever since his CD “Girlfriend” blew my mind back in ’92, I’ve been… Read more →

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Interview: Cleveland Scene

In a recent interview with the Cleveland Scene website, Matthew talks about the pressures of making a record, moving back to Nebraska and its influence on his music, including his 2014 Kickstarter project. He will be at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, OH on July 15. For tickets, visit www.musicboxcle.com Click here to read the interview. Read more →