Jimmy Gnecco

Two decades ago, New Jerseyian Jimmy Gnecco founded and fronted the dark and ultra-dramatic rock band Ours. Ours signed to DreamWorks and received some moderate mainstream success - “Dizzy,” off 2001 Distorted Lullabies, is still one of my favorite vocal performances ever. And it’s really Gnecco’s incredible voice that has drawn most of the attentions from fans and press - his steely timbre and soul-searing falsetto are often compared to those of his late friend, Jeff Buckley. This summer, Gnecco will release a solo album, The Heart. “Bring You Home,” the first single, is instantly and powerfully passionate. Gnecco’s bare and insistent singing brings to mind another dynamic vocalist - Thom Yorke in The Bends era. With Greg Laswell, Brian Wright. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., May 8, 9:30 p.m., 2010

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