Music: The Ready Set

The one-man-basement/bedroom-band project has become a contemporary Pop staple of late and one of the sub-genre’s highest profile acts over the past decade has been Jordan Mark Witzigreuter’s ener

The one-man-basement/bedroom-band project has become a contemporary Pop staple of late and one of the sub-genre’s highest profile acts over the past decade has been Jordan Mark Witzigreuter’s energetic Synth Pop contribution, The Ready Set.

The Fort Wayne, Ind., native conceived The Ready Set in 2007 and self-released his 2008 debut EP, Syntax and Bright Lights, when he was just 19 years old. In 2009, Witzigreuter followed up with Tantrum Castle, his first full-length album, and Cascades, his sophomore EP, all of which attracted the attention of Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, who signed The Ready Set to his Decaydance label that same year. 

The Ready Set’s last EP, 2011’s Feel Good Now, actually cracked Billboard’s Top 200, largely due to the single “Young Forever,” and Witzigreuter is clearly working on material for a follow-up. 

The Ready Set performs 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 with Outasight, Master Shorties and BoyMeetsWorld at Madison Theater (730 Madison Ave., Covington). Buy tickets ($15), check out performance times and get venue details here

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