The Ready Set

The Ready Set is just Jordan Witzigreuter, a scrawny, shaggy-haired 21-year-old who, after several years of recording music in his parents’ basement and loading it on MySpace, caught the attention of Ashlee Simpson’s ex–-er, Fall Out Boy bassist–-Pete Wentz. With Wentz's help, The Ready Set released his first studio album I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming and got a small taste of mainstream success last year with his infectious single “Love Like Whoa.” The rest of his songs are just as likable: unapologetically pure pop crammed with saccharine-sweet lyrics. Admittedly, it’s too early in the game to tell if The Ready Set is riding a lucky break or has a career as a respectable artist ahead of him, but he deserves some credit–-the guy has a hell of a knack for making music that you just can’t help but hum along to. With Allstar Weekend, The Downtown Fiction, We Are The In Crowd, You Me and Everyone We Know, Plug In Stereo. ERIKA HOBART

Tue., March 29, 6:30 p.m., 2011

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