Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Show Preview: Ivan & Alyosha @ Soda Bar Friday December 13, 2013

Ivan & Alyosha
Named after a pair of brothers from Russian author Dostoevsky, Seattle folk pop quartet Ivan & Alyosha are returning to San Diego this Friday. Formed back in 2007 by Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary, the band evolved into its present day lineup featuring Tim's brother Pete and Tim Kim. I first witnessed their energetic live performance in Los Angeles about four years ago when they opened for The Low Anthem. I sensed this was a band that was going to be around for a while. After spending much of their time on the road building a fan base has really paid off for the group. After releasing a series of EP's, Ivan & Alyosha's first full length record came out earlier this year. Appropriately titled All the Times We Had, the album is a great collection of heartfelt songs which accurately represent the long journey the band has traveled. These are songs which are so instantly accessible, easy to sing along to or simply just kick back and enjoy.

If you haven't had the opportunity to see Ivan & Alyosha live (their most recent SD appearance was as opener for Brandi Carlile at Humphrey's), be sure to catch them this Friday at Soda Bar. This is the perfect band to see during the holidays, as their songs are so upbeat and full of life. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

Watch a video of Be Your Man by Ivan & Alyosha below.

Watch a video of Running For Cover by Ivan & Alyosha below.

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