Ivan JulianIvan JulianDuring 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 concerts to help support Ivan’s battle with cancer.  He is facing a long journey of treatment, out of pocket medical and cost of living expenses, which includes keeping being able to keep his recording studio until he can return to work.

The May 4 show sold out in hours: featuring Richard Hell, MC Deborah Harry, Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar (Living Colour),  Ian Hunter, Lenny Kaye & Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith Group, house band)  The Dictators NYC, Garland Jeffreys, Willie Nile, The Bush Tetras and special guests.

On May 7 Richard Hell, Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo (co-founders of Sonic Youth), Matthew Sweet, Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar (Living Colour), Tony Shanahan (Patti Smith Group, house band) THE DICTATORS NYC, Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo), Arto Lindsay (DNA), James Sclavunos (Nick Cave, Grinderman, Sonic Youth, The Cramps); with MC Lydia Lunch, the voice of New York’s underground and special guests.


This show will sell out fast. Click to purchase tickets.


3 thoughts on “A special benefit concert for Ivan Julian

  1. I love you Ivan..N pray for you.i was very disappointed upset even when I saw Mathew sweet n you not playing lead…I stood in front f you at Mathews treees show in Dallas Texas…Girlfriend your….Maybe best show I ever saw thankyou

  2. You blew us all away…When u played divine intervention…I can still see you sweating and tearing it up….God I miss that..But at least I was there n experienced what rock is all about you put it back in me that night..I never forget..thx

  3. I was at that show at Trees as well. That put Ivan on the map for me. That show really kicked ass. So have been looking for a recording on and off for years. It was that memorable. Sorry to hear about his cancer but he’ll beat it. Modern medicine is truely a miricle. Damn that boy can play. Get well.

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