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PICS: 311 at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Alt-rock/rap/reggae titans 311 had SDSU's Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre 'all mixed up' on Sunday, Aug. 20.

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The five-piece band got their start in 1988 in Omaha, Nebraska. Raise your hand if you knew 311 was approaching 30 years together?
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311 consists of vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum, lead guitarist Tim Mahoney, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills, drummer Chad Sexton, and vocalist/DJ Doug "SA" Martinez (pictured).
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They’ve released 12 studio albums, two live albums, four compilations albums, four EPs and four DVDs. You could say 311’s stayed busy, eh? (Nick Hexum pictured)
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The band signed to Capricorn Records in 1992 and achieved huge mainstream success beginning with their triple-platinum self-titled album (also known as “the blue album”) in 1995. It peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. Its singles “Down” and “All Mixed Up” topped the rock charts in 1996. (Guitarist Tim Mahoney pictured left)
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311’s next three albums – 1997’s “Transistor,” 1999’s “Soundsystem” and 2001’s “From Chaos” – all either went gold or platinum upon release. As of 2011, the group has sold more than 8.5 million records in the U.S. alone.
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Their latest album, “Mosaic,” was released earlier this year.
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Fun fact: The band considers their first official show to be their June 10, 1990 performance at Omaha’s Sokol Auditorium opening for none other than legendary post-punk band Fugazi.
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Another trivia tidbit: On March 11, 2000, 311 began celebrating an unofficial holiday of their own creation, called 311 Day. Every year, on that date, they perform an extended concert for thousands of fans. They’ve announced 311 Day 2018 will be held at Las Vegas’ Park Theater inside the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino.
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The band’s Aug. 20 set list included the following songs: “Perfect Mistake,” “All Mixed Up,” “From Chaos,” “Hey Yo,” “You Wouldn’t Believe,” “Island Sun,” “Offbeat Bare Ass,” “Come Original,” “Too Late,” “I’ll Be Here Awhile,” “Too Much to Think”…
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Followed by “Sick Tight,” “Applied Science,” “’Til the City’s On Fire,” “1, 2, 3,” “On a Roll,” “Don’t Stay Home,” “Amber,” “Freeze Time,” “Feels So Good,” “Omaha Stylee,” and “Down.” Come back soon, guys!
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