PHOTOS: 311 at House of Blues

Celebrated alt-rock/rap group 311 got "all mixed up" at House of Blues San Diego on Tuesday, March 6.

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The five-piece band got their start in 1988 in Omaha, Nebraska. Raise your hand if you knew 311 had been together for 30 years?
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311 consists of vocalist and guitarist Nick Hexum (second from right), lead guitarist Tim Mahoney, bassist Aaron "P-Nut" Wills (right), drummer Chad Sexton (second from left) and vocalist/DJ Doug "SA" Martinez (left).
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Mahoney's been shredding sick 311 licks since the band's creation.
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Vocalist/DJ Doug "SA" Martinez pictured.
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P-Nut holdin' down the low end.
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Sexton with the mad beats.
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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? (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.
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That album peaked at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart. Its singles “Down” and “All Mixed Up” topped the rock charts in 1996.
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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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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. 311 Day 2018 was recently held at Las Vegas’ Park Theater inside the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino.
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The band’s March 6 set list included the following songs: "Brodels," "Beautiful Disaster," "Prisoner," “Perfect Mistake,” "Plain," "You Wouldn't Believe," "Rub a Dub," "Taiyed," "What Was I Thinking" …
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... followed by "8:16 A.M.," "Transistor," "Lovesong" (the Cure cover), "Applied Science," "Loco," "Face in the Wind," "Lucky," "Hydroponic," and "Creatures (For a While)." They followed up their set with a two-song encore of "Strong All Along" and "Down." Come back soon, guys!
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