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Ivan & Alyosha Bring Brand New Music to Williamsburg Tonight

May 26th, 2015

Tim Wilson (vocals and guitar) and Ryan Carbary (guitar and vocals) originally teamed up as a duo in 2007, making feel-good folk music and taking the name Ivan & Alyosha from Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamzov. Since then, the band has become a quintet with the addition of Tim Kim (guitar and vocals), Cole Mauro (drums) and Pete Wilson (bass and vocals), 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 their music. Their second LP, It’s All Just Pretend (stream it below), came out just three weeks ago, and it finds Ivan & Alyosha (above, doing “All This Wandering Around” live in a cabin north of Seattle) moving more toward a classic-rock sound. AllMusic calls the disc “infectious, warm and bright, offering positive but not airheaded guitar tunes for a melodic, feel-good fix.” Catch them tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Seattle’s Kris Orlowski opens the show.

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: http://tbp.im/13DAlix. 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.