second Ivan Julian benefit added with Matthew Sweet, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, Arto Lindsay & more
Former Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian was sadly diagnosed with cancer, and a benefit show was set up for him with his former bandmate Richard Hell, plus Debbie Harry, Lenny Kaye, The Dictators, Bush Tetras and more for May 4 at City Winery. That sold out, but Stereogum reports that a second one was added for May 7. This one features Matthew Sweet (who Ivan used to play with), Sonic Youth guitarists Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, no wave legend Arto Lindsay, The Dictators, Vernon Reid & Burnt Sugar Arkestra, and more TBA. Ticket info and the full lineup are reportedly being announced in about a week.