POP BAND IVAN & ALYOSHA SETTLE IN FOR A LONG WINTER’S RESIDENCY AT FREMONT’S HIGH DIVE

Seattle Times

On Saturday, local band Ivan & Alyosha begins a month long residency at the High Dive in Fremont. Every Saturday for the next three weeks, the band and the venue will play off each other. The residency concept is not new, but it’s relatively untested in Seattle. Weekly performances will allow the band an unusual degree of casualness and familiarity with its audience and material, and vice versa. Fans attending all three weekends will witness the band develop its material live on stage as well as hear rarities and covers that might otherwise go unplayed at a headlining gig. “The idea is to do something special every time, a new jam or a Christmas jam, and have our friends playing with us,” Wilson says. “It’s like old-model show business: You might go to a club back in the day when it was jazz vocalists or jazz bands and it’s the same guy singing every Friday night and that’s how people would get their start.”

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