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The Underrated Ours Play The Bowery Ballroom Tonight

December 6th, 2013

Nearly 20 years ago New Jersey native Jimmy Gnecco formed the alternative-rock group Ours. Since then he’s remained the lone constant, performing and recording with a rotating lineup of musicians. The band’s debut, produced by Steve Lillywhite, Distorted Lullabies, came out in 2001, earning comparisons to Jeff Buckley, and a follow-up, Precious, arrived 18 months later. Then Ours (above, performing “Been Down”) spent several years recording with Rick Rubin for what would be released in 2008 as Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy. But Gnecco and Co. returned earlier this year with their fourth LP, the Michael Jackson– and Motown-influenced Ballet the Boxer 1 (stream it below). Catch the final stop on their current tour, along with the Ludlow Thieves and Madame Mayhem, tonight at The Bowery Ballroom.