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    311 Biography

    The boys from Nebraska are back with another album chocked full of their signature funky riff-heavy radio-friendly rap rock. 311 was formed in 1990 in Omaha by five friends whose common link was a passion for both music and life that eventually brought them together to make music with a positive message behind it.

    Singer/guitarist Nick Hexum took time out of his busy schedule to make ARTISTdirect a mixtape!

    "Last time I made a playlist it was all schizophrenic. Punk, indie-rock, reggae, metal. Not something you'd want to hear all in a row. This time I made it like a nice mix CD. Something you'd like to hear on a Saturday afternoon. All in a row.

    1. Brendan Benson - "Cold Hand (Warm Heart)"
    My favorite singer/songwriter. This song should be a hit. He's got so many good ones.

    2. Wilco – "Can’t Stand It"
    What a cool intro.

    3. Massive Attack - "Neighborhood"
    The album Mezzanine is a masterpiece and this song featuring reggae great Horace Andy is my favorite track.

    4. Jason Falkner - "Neighbor"
    From his new EP, Bliss Descending. Jason is a power pop genius.

    5. The Zombies - "The Way I Feel Inside"
    I heard this song on "The Life Aquatic." The Zombies were great pop songsmiths unfortunately overshadowed by the Beatles. I think I'm going to cover this track.

    6. Electric Light Orchestra – "Sweet Talkin’ Woman"
    A masterpiece. It's my ringtone when my girl calls me.

    7. The Shins – "Caring is Creepy"
    Such creative melodies and arrangements! The words are sometimes a little cryptic, but when I read the lyrics then they officially became my favorite band for awhile.

    8. Rhett Miller - "World Inside The World"
    The singer from the Old 97's made a fantastic debut solo album.

    9. Squeeze - "Goodbye Girl"
    A great breakup song.

    10. The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"
    One of the greatest love songs ever written.

    311 Bio from Discogs

    American rock group formed in 1988 and based in Omaha, Nebraska.


    Nick Hexum – Vocals, Rhythm guitar, Programming (1988–present)

    Doug "S.A. (3)" Martinez – Vocals, Turntables, DJ (1992–present)

    Tim Mahoney – Lead guitar (1991–present)

    Aaron "P-Nut (4)" Wills – Bass (1988–present)

    Chad Sexton – Drums, Percussion, Programming (1988–present)

    Former Members

    Jim "Jimi" Watson – Guitar (1988–1991)

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