We’re proud to announce that so far the Plowboy-Fauntleroys Singles for Ivan Julian have raised over $6000! And it didn’t take long for Ivan’s brethren of pals to heed the call to action. Ivan’s music resume reads like the history of punk and rock ‘n roll and the packed rosters at the upcoming City Winery NYC May 4 & 7 represent. Good friend and fellow Voidoids bandmate Richard Hell joined the first responders with this letter below, and next with the offer to perform for the first time since retiring from music, all on Ivan’s behalf. Richard Hell will play both shows, adding May 7 with a very special guest.
A MESSAGE FROM RICHARD HELL
I’ve known Ivan since he was 21, in spring 1976 (40 years ago), when Bob Quine and Marc Bell and I were auditioning people to become Quine’s Voidoid co-guitarist. Bob was so impressed by Ivan’s chops, he copped the slot on the spot. He’s only gotten better, year after year, as a player and all around monster of goodness, and that’s the truth. I love him. It’s horrible that he has to suffer some terribly painful, life-threatening illness, and have it ravage him financially as well. American barbarism. What’s left are his friends, admirers, and sympathizers. Please contribute to his fund if you possibly can. gofund.me/IvanJulianFund
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 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 and special guest, 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. Some tickets still available: http://bit.ly/1UxGGbp
Backed by a world-class, history-packed house band of pals including: James Mastro (Ian Hunter, music director, guitar) & Nicholas Tremulis (guitar, music director, 5/4), Vinny DeNunzio (The Feelies, percussion) Al Maddy (Joey Ramone, Jesse Malin, keyboards, guitar) Steve Goulding (Mekons, drums).
Historical nights of music that will provide much needed funds for cost of living, out of pocket medical.
The new singles are available at full resolution (full bit rate) download with 100% of the profits going to Ivan; with special incentives for CD and vinyl releases of their debut EP as well. Using the drop down below, choose from several options to own the Ivan Julian Benefit Singles “Wait For Me” b/w “All The Way Down (In The City Of Angels)” with 100% of the profits going to Ivan. Starting at $5.00. Click on each for a description, each level offers something different. And, If you don’t already own a copy, you can add The Fauntleroys’ debut EP Below The Pink Pony on CD, Vinyl, or both to your order and receive even more extra goodies.
Read more about Ivan’s place in music history below. We assure you, every dollar makes a difference, all proceeds go to Ivan and we thank you. And, eye on the prize: adding CANCER FREE to Ivan’s resume, he’s got a lot more music to make! #TeamIvan
If you wish to donate immediately without purchasing music, click here!