Ivan & Alyosha
plus Matrimony / The Falls
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013 8:30 PM EST
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha is Tim Wilson (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Ryan Carbary (guitars, piano and vocals), Tim Kim (electric guitar and vocals) and Tim’s brother Pete Wilson (bass and vocals), plus a revolving assortment of friends—has spent much of the past two years making friends and fans with their high-energy tunes. Ivan & Alyosha have opened for the Aimee Mann, Brandi Carlile, the Low Anthem, Rosie Thomas and John Vanderslice. Since early in its existence, the group has been embraced enthusiastically by alternative radio, performing multiple on-air sessions for NPR as well as receiving notable support from such key stations as KCRW, KEXP, WFUV and WNYC. Released in March 2009, Ivan & Alyosha's The Verse The Chorus EP generated an unexpected level of national exposure, with the charming tune “Easy to Love” (reprised on All the Times We Had) receiving considerable airplay. The debut EP won the band an interview on NPR’s All Things Considered and coverage in NPR’s All Songs Considered SXSW 2010 preview. A subsequent appearance at the SXSW festival generated considerable music-industry word-of-mouth. Building upon all this hard work and good fortune, Ivan & Alyosha kept touring and recording, with their most recently release being the acclaimed All The Times We Had. North Carolina band Matrimony (featuring, yes, a married couple) and Aussie band The Falls open.