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.
Charm City Devils play a low-dough show ($5) at The Basement on Sunday night. Doors are at 7pm.
The legacy of late ’80s/early ’90s hair rock is alive and well in Charm City Devils’ sophomore release, SINS, released earlier this month, though the John Allen-led band brings enough modern flair to the 11 tracks to be considered peers with artists like Shinedown, Theory of a Deadman, Egypt Central, and Five Finger Death Punch. Continue reading →
Following in the footsteps of Audioslave and Velvet Revolver, The Gracious Few grabs the singer and guitarist from a moderately well-known mid-90s commercial rock band (Kevin Martin and Sean Hennesy of Candlebox) and puts them with 3 members of a mid-90s commercial alternative band (Chad Taylor, Patrick Dalheimer, and Chad Gracey of Live).
While neither Audioslave nor Velvet Revolver really did much for me (the individual bands from which they sprang were better than the ‘supergroups’), The Gracious Few’s got a pretty good BIG rock sound that may be better than most of the material Candlebox and Live ever recorded.
For a mere $10, you can check out The Gracious Few and American Bang at the Newport on Thursday night. Doors open at 7:30.