event

STAR THEATER PRESENTS

Ours

with The Revel
Mon August 23, 2021
( Doors: 8:00 pm ) SHOW: 9:00 pm PDT
Star Theater
13 NW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR
Ages 21 and Up
Every so often a band or artist comes along that changes the temperature in the room.
They cannot be defined by one of their songs or be put into any one genre. Their sound
is universal yet unique and their emotion is unparalleled. This is Ours.
The band led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jimmy Gnecco originally blew up the
scene and played non-stop shows around NYC and New Jersey before Dreamworks
won them in a bidding war. Ours return with their self titled album to remind everyone
just how powerful, relevant and important music is in the year 2021.
Gnecco wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed the album alongside his band of 5:
April Bauer, Chris Iasiello, Mikey Iasiello, and Carmelo Risquet. The album is the final
piece in a trilogy of albums and true to Gnecco’s philosophy about no borders, the band
also had longtime musician friends take part in making it. It’s predecessors...Ballet the
Boxer and New Age Heroine were quietly released in an effort to build to this 17 song
anthemic work of art that truly is Ours at their best. The players all move together to
create a cacophony of sound that takes the listener on a journey and to a place of self
contemplation. “The music is a reflection of the audience says Gnecco. It’s all
connected. We give energy, we receive it back and the exchange begins. It’s our job to
bring some kind of joy or light to people in the end.”
On OURS, each song is unique unto itself. With a beginning, middle, and final chapter, it
creates an entire range of emotions and events. “The goal was to create an album that
felt like a motion picture. In a time when there is so much emphasis on singles, we
wanted to offer the best of what we could in that department, but it was also crucial to
not undermine or forget about the album as a whole. I feel as though we have a good
balance of stadium anthems, songs that make you think, and those that you can sing
along to this time.”
The band has always been about playing live, but this time they would disappear from
the public eye for almost a decade to create this long awaited and self titled album
OURS.
Ours
Every so often a band or artist comes along that changes the temperature in the room.
They cannot be defined by one of their songs or be put into any one genre. Their sound
is universal yet unique and their emotion is unparalleled. This is Ours.
The band led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Jimmy Gnecco originally blew up the
scene and played non-stop shows around NYC and New Jersey before Dreamworks
won them in a bidding war. Ours return with their self titled album to remind everyone
just how powerful, relevant and important music is in the year 2021.
Gnecco wrote, produced, recorded, and mixed the album alongside his band of 5:
April Bauer, Chris Iasiello, Mikey Iasiello, and Carmelo Risquet. The album is the final
piece in a trilogy of albums and true to Gnecco’s philosophy about no borders, the band
also had longtime musician friends take part in making it. It’s predecessors...Ballet the
Boxer and New Age Heroine were quietly released in an effort to build to this 17 song
anthemic work of art that truly is Ours at their best. The players all move together to
create a cacophony of sound that takes the listener on a journey and to a place of self
contemplation. “The music is a reflection of the audience says Gnecco. It’s all
connected. We give energy, we receive it back and the exchange begins. It’s our job to
bring some kind of joy or light to people in the end.”
On OURS, each song is unique unto itself. With a beginning, middle, and final chapter, it
creates an entire range of emotions and events. “The goal was to create an album that
felt like a motion picture. In a time when there is so much emphasis on singles, we
wanted to offer the best of what we could in that department, but it was also crucial to
not undermine or forget about the album as a whole. I feel as though we have a good
balance of stadium anthems, songs that make you think, and those that you can sing
along to this time.”
The band has always been about playing live, but this time they would disappear from
the public eye for almost a decade to create this long awaited and self titled album
OURS.
The Revel