311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by five self-described “friends for life” (singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and the bassist known only as P-Nut).
311 signed with Capricorn Records in 1991. They released several albums, including 1992’s Music, 1993’s Grassroots, and 1995’s 311 (aka the “Blue” album), the latter reaching number 12 on the album chart, selling three million copies worldwide, and sporting the tracks “All Mixed Up” and “Down.”
In 2004, 311 decided to release a Greatest Hits compilation to celebrate being together for 15 years.
311 Day is a semiannual tradition that brings tons of fans to Las Vegas for this amazing concert. The concert took place this year at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on March 11th, 2010. Currently, the band is on an East Coast Tour for the month of October starting in Birmingham, Alabama and ending in Raleigh North Carolina.
In my opinion, I think that people should listen to this band, because they create a happy medium between several different genres such as hip hop, alternative rock and punk. This band plays concerts world wide, attracting many different types of fans.
311 is a band that has gone virtually unnoticed for 10 years, but has still been very successful in their time.