Exclusive Video: Ivan & Alyosha Perform in a Hat Shop

January 16th, 2013

Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary originally teamed up as a duo in 2007, making feel-good folk music and taking the name Ivan & Alyosha from Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. Since then, the band has become a quartet, and, according to NPR, their music is filled with “Beatles-esque harmonies and infectious guitar hooks.” And while they may hail from rain-soaked Seattle, their sunny California vocals shine through in this acoustic version of “Be Your Man” exclusively for The Bowery Presents Live.

While trying on hats at Victor Osborne’s on the Lower East Side, the guys in Ivan & Alyosha discuss the band’s name, spirituality in their music and how they collaborate. Watch the interview: And subscribe to The Bowery Presents Live for more cool performances and revealing interviews, plus the latest info on our upcoming live-streaming shows, like Ra Ra Riot next Tuesday at Music Hall of Williamsburg.