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.
Friday night: Greg Laswell, Jimmy Gnecco (of the band Ours), and Brian Wright perform at Rumba Cafe
Though he’s released 3 full length albums and a few EPs over the past couple of years, Greg Laswell’s music reached it’s largest audience when the San Diego native’s “Off I Go” was prominently featured in Grey’s Anatomy’s season 5 season finale last year. It’s not the first time he’s contributed a song to that show, in fact, he’s had six different songs featured on this show alone as well as countless others on shows like True Blood, CSI: Miami, and Three Rivers.
Laswell’s often been classified as a singer/songwriter and it’s a fair comparison though he’s not just a guy with an acoustic guitar playing coffee houses for tips. His writing style fits comfortably alongside peers such as Josh Ritter, Jakob Dylan, and Cary Brothers and his sound is rounded out by a full band.