It is always a fun endeavor to go to a smaller venue and see a band on the rise, to take in a group that has the potential for bigger and better things. That is the scenario for this week’s concert by Ivan & Alyosha at the Mayday in Northside.
The band hails from Seattle and, yes, with its bright and sunny songs, there are unavoidable comparisons to Mumford & Sons, especially in this age when everything Mumford has blown up. But Ivan & Alyosha does its own thing while still being a part of this cool trend of bringing melody back to Folk Pop music.
What first caught the eye of music lovers was Ivan & Alyosha’s song “Fathers Be Kind,” which showcased the band’s vocal chops and arrangements.Named after a couple of people found in Dostoevsky’s great book The Brothers Karamazov, Ivan & Alyosha is touring behind two previous EPs and its first-ever full length album, All The Times We Had. So now is a good time to see them in a more intimate setting.
IVAN & ALYOSHA play Thursday, April 25 with The Mitchells, The Lone Bellow and Twin Forks at Mayday in Northside. Buy tickets, check out performance times and get venue details here.