Reggae Rock legends 311 played the Myth Thursday 10/12. 311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. The band now resides in Southern California. 311 mix rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique hybrid sound – and have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S.
311 recently released their 12th studio album, MOSAIC. The 17 song album debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, marking the band’s 10th consecutive Top 10 album.
311 has released eleven studio albums, two greatest hits albums, two live albums, three DVD’s and a boxed-set – and have sold over 9 million copies in the U.S. Their last nine albums reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Sales Chart – and nine of their singles have reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Alternative Radio Chart (including three #1 singles “Down”, “Love Song”, “Don’t Tread On Me” and “Amber”.
Electronic reggae-dub innovators, Jon Wayne and The Pain opened the concert for 311. Jon Wayne and The Pain have been mesmerizing fans for nearly a decade, with their signature JWP cosmic-blend of electronic beats, fused with upbeat roots-reggae music and a psychedelic funk.
The Twin Cities based ensemble burst onto the scene in 2007, following their debut self-titled album. Since then, they have been building a dedicated Midwest loyal-fan following through extensive touring, influential songwriting and multi-dimensional jamming. JWP opened their forty minute set with song “ADAB“. The funky bassline and lyrics instantly caught the attention of fans. JWP played hits like “Festival“,”Ganja“,”Nooses” and “Profit“. I felt so proud of seeing a Minnesota based band play such a great set. Their energy and vibe was very contagious. Jon Wayne and The Pain closed their set with song “Thankful“. I certainly will be following the career of JWP.
311 came out on stage jamming to song “Freeze Time” and the crowd went crazy. 311 has the wow factor on stage. 311 played a twenty three song set which included hits like “All mixed up“,”Beautiful Disaster“,”Large in the Margin” and “Down“. P-Nut played a great five minute bass solo. Drummer Chad Sexton also had a killer solo. The crowd vibe was fun and energetic. The fans were completely mesmerized by the energy and stage presence of 311. 311 played two encore songs “Livin’ & Rockin” and closed the concert with “Creatures“. I loved watching singer S.A. Martinez drop his lyrics and dance around the stage. I totally enjoyed the 311 concert. They are a must see.