Sunday: OURS at Kobo

I’ve never understood why the Jimmy Gnecco-piloted band OURS doesn’t sell out arenas while peers such as Muse and Coldplay (all of whom were either directly or indirectly influenced by Jeff Buckley) are international superstars.

Though rumors continue to swirl that Gnecco is going to replace Scott Weiland in Velvet Revolver (rumors that Gnecco hasn’t totally shot down), the singer hasn’t put aside OURS and has recently announced he’ll go the PledgeMusic route for OURS’ next release – his 4th under that name; he also put out a solo, acoustic album, The Heart, in 2010 and then re-recorded it with a full-band and released that version in 2011.

OURS will be road-testing new material, and performing songs from their back catalog, Sunday night at Kobo. Tickets are $10 in advance/$12 day of show. Locals The Receiver open the show.

  • http://www.jasonketterer.com Jason Ketterer

    Good post. Although I have a feeling that the reason Ours has never hit the same popularity of some the bands you mentioned has a lot to do with the type of music Ours plays as well as the music industry itself. Many songs on Precious seem to be about how horrible the music industry is. I think most bands, and television and every type of performing art often fails to the “too many cooks in the kitchen” scenario. Jimmy Gnecco just doesn’t like the type of guy to put a paycheck in front of the music.