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The Ready Set Is a Go

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    The Ready Set, the stage name of musician Jordan Witzigreuter, will take the stage at Soma later this month.

    The 21-year-old Witzigreuter boasts the status of teenage heart throb and electronica pop star. Known for his crazily catchy beats and choppy rocker hair, the musician performed with such artists as Fall Out Boy, Miranda Consgrove and We the Kings, and was featured on MTV's Push and Posted. He's come a long way from his hometown beginnings in Fort Wayne, Ind.

    Witzigreuter began his music career young as a drummer for a few small-time bands, later opting for a solo experience where he could have complete control of his musical product. Now the young artist writes, sings and plays every instrument on every Ready Set song on his album.

    After high school, Witzigreuter began using Myspace to book gigs at house parties and similar private events. Next, he self-released multiple EPs and his first full-length album, Tantrum Castles. His gigs and mastery of social media led to management, and through management came Pete Wentz.

    Wentz, the bassist for Fall Out Boy, heard and signed the Ready Set to his label, Decaydance Records, in 2009. Shortly afterward, Wiztigreuter released I'm Alive, I'm Dreaming. "Love Like Woe" is the big single from the record, an infectious track that landed on multiple Billboard charts, including the Hot 100, where it peaked at No. 27. (See the UCSD soccer team's love for the song here.)

    The Ready Set are currently headlining the Glamour Kills Tour. Artists performing alongside him include Allstar Weekend; the Downtown Fiction; We Are the In Crowd; You, Me & Everyone We Know and Marianas Trench.

    Doors open for the Ready Set show at Soma on March 23 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance.