311 (Band)

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    August 29, 2013

    Pepper Cook Up the Same Oversexed Antics, But Their New Songs Are Well-Seasoned

    Every taste of success Pepper have encountered has come with a grain of salt. Before their riffs hit the mainland's auricular sphere, lead singer Kaleo Wassman, bassist Brett Bollinger and drummer Yesod Williams stepped away from bussing tables to play semi-successful gigs on the Big Island. Unfortu ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Ralphie May is Dirty and Loud.That's Why We Like Him. So What's Your Problem?

    Credit his size or his controversial humor, but there's really no room for middle ground when it comes to your feelings about comedian Ralphie May. Usually, you either love him or hate him depending on tolerance for vulgarity riddled with truth. Of course, May wouldn't have it any other way. With an ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Happy 3-11 Day: Here's our 311 2013 Caribbean Cruise Review

    311 knows the secret to maintain a loyal fan base for over 20 years: tour nonstop; build a solid online community; then invite fans on a Caribbean vacation. It helps to have band name consisting of numbers that can coincide with a month and day so your band has an excuse to host an annual (or bi-ann ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    NAMM Announces Best in Show Winners

    The fact that NAMM's Sunday Best in Show event, featuring a panel discussion of the week's  coolest gadgets and companies, happened at the ungodly hour of 8 a.m.and was still packed speaks volumes about the allure of this epic trade show and its ability to inspire musical gear heads and retaile ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    On The Line: George Valdovinos Of Embarcadero California Bistro, Part Two

    Read our interview with George Valdovinos of Embarcadero California Bistro, Part One.And now, on to Part Two . . . .When you're not in the kitchen cooking, what are you doing?I am a proud new father and spend as much time as I can with my wife and new baby girl.Last song playing:Michael Buble's Ever ... More >>

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    September 18, 2012

    Matisyahu On Acting, His Growth and His Beard

    We caught up with Matisyahu for our print feature this week. As he's set to hit the stage at the City National Grove in Anaheim, here some tidbits that we discussed with the clean shaven, beat boxing Reggae musician. On acting: "It's a completely different thing. I've been doing music consistently ... More >>

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    August 28, 2012

    Reggae Legends The Wailers To Play Long Beach This Saturday

    See Also: *2J's Cocktail Lounge Goes Country on the Weekends, Apparently it Brings in the Chicks *311 - Slightly Stoopid - Verizon Amphitheater - 8/24/12 *Summer Sensation Concert Rallys Young, Santa Ana Community Organizers Everyone knows who Bob Marley is, right? Alright, cool. Now that we've es ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Local Record Review: 'Paychecks and Pocket Change' by Lowlife Music

    Beat Blvd. is Heard Mentality's weekly review of local releases. If you're an OC musician or band with something new to offer--vinyl single, full-length album, CD, cassette--we want to hear from you! Send copies, along with any photos and PR material, to Beat Blvd., c/o OC Weekly, 2975 Red Hill A ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    The Naked and Famous, The Observatory, March 19, 2012

    ​The Naked and Famous March 19, 2012 The Observatory You know you're in for a treat when the headlining band blows an amp before they even hit the stage. There was a minor technical difficulty once the house lights dimmed and we were stuck in the darkness for a little bit, but the crowd didn ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    On the Line: Michael Rossi of the Ranch Restaurant and Saloon, Part One

    ​There was something different about meeting Michael Rossi. It could've been that I was half an hour early, yet he was more than ready to start our interview. I did not know it, but our conversation would expand beyond the questionnaire. It was like an episode of Inside the Actor's Studio, except ... More >>

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    February 23, 2012


    City National Grove of Anaheim

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    December 11, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night One Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Night OneDecember 10, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterStarting off 22 years ago as a one-night affair with a handful of acoustic performances, KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas has swelled into a two-night, predominately plugged-in festival. Night one, usually b ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    KROQ's Almost Acoustic Lineup Is Out

    [Mental Notes] Jack Grisham is writing another book, and Chris Marrs Piliero is giving away music-video mementos

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    November 16, 2011

    KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Full Lineup Announced

    ​When we released our almost-sure predictions for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 would probably feature Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywise and A Day To Remember.

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    November 14, 2011

    KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Announced (We Were Close!)

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Maaan, we're good. When we released our almost-sure prediction for the 22nd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas lineup last week, we said that Night 1 on December 10th will likely include Jane's Addiction, Bush, Rise Against, Blink 182, Social Distortion, Pennywis ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    11/11/11: Nigel Tufnel and 311 Duke it Out

    ​ While people around the world are celebrating This is Spinal Tap hero Nigel Tufnel's day (yes, we expect to be greeted by "But this goes up to 11!"  everywhere), we're rooting for the underdog and championing bro rock band 311's right to claim 11/11/11 as well. (It is another kind of "311 D ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Pepper (the Band) Talks Favorite Strains, Skunk Baxter and Being the Old Guys on the Warped Tour and

    ​Perpetually touring party-bros Pepper celebrated a decade on the road this year. The rock-reggae trio has carved a nice niche for itself on the traveling summer festival scene, amassing a healthy following of Sublime/311-aligned concertgoers since leaving Hawaii's big island in 2001. A meld of fr ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Shorline Jam

    Queen Mary

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    August 18, 2011

    311, the De Facto Jam Band

    The Omaha outfit stay the course and deliver good-time music

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    July 7, 2011
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    June 23, 2011

    Summer Music: What Kind of Fan Am I?

    [SUMMER GUIDE] Can't decide which shows are worth opening your recession-lightened wallet for? We're here to help!

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    May 10, 2011

    Sublime with Rome Finally Releases 'Panic,' a New Single That's an Amalgam of Old Sublime Songs

    John Gilhooley/ OC Weekly​Sublime with Rome have released the first single, "Panic," from their upcoming album Yours Truly today, and ... well, it sounds like an old Sublime song. Actually, it sounds like a bunch of Sublime songs--"Date Rape," "Saw Red" and "Jailhouse," to be precise. Don't belie ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    The OC Music Awards at the Lab Last Night

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​Click here to see the slideshow!OC Music AwardsJan. 26, 2011The Lab, Costa MesaLast night saw round two of the Best Live Acoustic Act category, and the competition was hit or miss. Of the five groups who performed, only two stood out.  Here's the breakdown.

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    August 26, 2010

    Don't Call Them a Sublime Cover Band

    [Locals Only] Easy does it for Seedless' reggae vibe

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    August 5, 2010

    Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads: "I Want to Do a Song with Ben Harper Really Bad."​The Dirty Heads are back in Huntington Beach for a bit after touring with Sublime, but that doesn't mean their massive tour is over; tomorrow, they're performing at the U.S. Open of Surfing with Rome of Sublime, this weekend, they'll be in San Bernardino, and next w ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Concerts Everywhere

    [Mental Notes] If you didn't watch a show last week, you missed out

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    July 26, 2010

    311 and The Offspring at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Over The Weekend

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Check out our slideshow here!311 and The OffspringJuly 24, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterIt was surprising to see the Offspring open for 311 in their own backyard. Given these financial times, packaging 311 and The Offspring on Unity tour would surely fill amphitheaters ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    What You Missed: Comic-Con International, the Devil's Playground Burlesque, Rage Against the Machine, the Offspring

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMeow.​Heeeey. What'd you miss this weekend? We had a good one, with some of us down in San Diego for the 2010 Comic-Con International. We attended some panels, saw some celebrities, went to some parties, sure... but the best event of the weekend? The Devil's Playgroun ... More >>

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    July 23, 2010

    Thank God It's Friday: Shows You Don't Want To Miss

    What are you up to this weekend? There's a whole slew of shows for you to watch the next few days--here's a few you must see.​July 23, FridayTonight Ziggy Marley appears at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, bringing his easy-going take on life and love across the board to the OC Fair crowd ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    The Offspring Spring Forth

    Memories of growing up in OC mean no nostalgia from front man Bryan "Dexter" Holland

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    June 10, 2010

    It's Reader's Choice!

    [Summer Guide] Choose your own musical adventure this summer—regardless of time, money or personal taste, we've got the concert for you

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    June 1, 2010

    No Service Fees For Live Nation Shows​Live Nation's eliminating service fees this June for all the tickets sold at all their amphitheaters throughout the country. I don't know if that's such a good idea; some of those service fees jack up the cost of a ticket by almost double sometimes. By eliminating them ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010

    The Dirty Heads Up for Best Hip-Hop, Best World Honors at OC Music Awards

    Huntington Beach band tours in April as opener for Sublime with Rome

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    January 16, 2010

    Motorhead's Lemmy Kilmister and More at NAMM Day 2

    The musician sightings at NAMM, which runs through Sunday, heated up Friday as I passed Tom Dumont (No Doubt), Kenny G, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Neal Schon (Journey), Billy Zoom (X), Tim Mahoney (311), Rikki Rockett (Poison), Peter Frampton, and Hollywood-based hard rock hero, Lemmy Kilmister ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    What You Missed: AKC Dog Show, Metallica, Fear, KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas

    AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog ShowKeith May​Another full weekend, another weekend that felt way too short. The first thing we did? We hit up the weekend-long AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. Photographer Keith May captured some amazing shots ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009
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    August 28, 2009

    Last Night: Franz Ferdinand at the Hollywood Palladium

    Andrew Youssef​Last Night: Franz Ferdinand, the Blood Arm, Neverever at the Hollywood Palladium; August 27, 2009.Better Than: Being assassinated by Gavrilo Princip.Unfortunate Timing: Rousing Franz Ferdinand hit "This Fire," featuring a chorus of "this fire is out of control, gonna burn this city, ... More >>

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    July 9, 2009


    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

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    July 8, 2009

    Live Nation Going 'All-In' Today

    The Fray kicking back.Sure, it's fun to hate Live Nation for being a giant corporation that seems to control every big concert tour in the world, but they're making it pretty tough to do so this summer. Since starting "no service fee Wednesdays" last month, they've (as one might guess) dropped those ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Hate Service Fees? Live Nation Has You Covered! (For One Day, At Least)

    It's easy to hate on Live Nation, but they've been involved in some alright stuff lately, like the Blink 182 lawn seats that cost $20, straight-up--inclusive of parking and service fees and all that yakkety yak. The latest is "no service fees Wednesdays," which will run throughout the summer and sta ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    On Sale This Weekend: NOFX, Bad Brains, More

    Every week, more shows from old punk bands are announced. It's uncanny. NOFX, Feb. 19 at the Grove of Anaheim On sale: Noon Friday, Oct. 31 ($20) Veteran punk band fronted by the irascible Fat Mike, owner of Fat Wreck Chords. He also founded the Rock Against Bush effort in 2004, so he must be prett ... More >>

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    March 3, 2008

    Because You're Ugly: Rock the Runway

    The Art Institute is seriously starting to become my favorite place to visit in Santa Ana - every time I'm there for some event or other I wonder why my USC education couldn't have had the kind of cool events these folks seem to put on on a regular basis. Rock the Runway, this past Saturday, was a f ... More >>

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    January 27, 2005