311 (Band)

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    October 31, 2014

    Black Veil Brides Singer: Haters are "Still in High School, and I graduated."

    Admittedly, it in the past it seemed very easy to poke fun at Black Veil Brides. After all, when they first hit the scene, the band members looked like something out of a poor mans Motley Crue comic book, minus the enduring rock anthems. They exist in a macho metal world that often disregards the ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    UFEST: Radio rock band Devour the Day's Joey Walser talks tacos and the pressure for perfection

    Devour the Day might sound like a morbid name for a band; but that's because the members were going through some pretty dark times. The group was born out of another band's demise, and the uncertainty that followed. When American rock band Egypt Central disintegrated in 2012, bassist Joey Walser an ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Phunk Junkeez, Jim Adkins Re-Create the '90s for a Good Cause Tonight

    Phunk Junkeez and Jimmy Eat World do not have a lot in common. The Phunk Junkeez' major-label video was about "Me N Yer Girl" booty-shaking; Jimmy Eat World's was about two kids who fall in love and put their clothes back on. Jimmy Eat World hit on the mixture of fast-paced pop and before-it-was-a ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Vial of Sound - Crescent Ballroom - 4/13/2013

    Vial of Sound @ Crescent Ballroom, 4/13/2013 Obviously, I was not at Coachella. But I don't get what the big deal about it is, so I didn't care. Besides, something great happens when a bunch of local talent comes together. Sure, music scenes have their pitfalls, their petty grudges, the recycled re ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012
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    August 24, 2012

    311's Doug "SA" Martinez Discusses the Band's Fans

    See also: 311 Live Made the Crowd Feel So Good See also: P-Nut of 311 on Perry Farrell, Secret Summer Events, and Rocking a Boat See also: 311's Doug Martinez Talks Cover Songs, New Record, and Summer Touring Once upon a time, five guys in Omaha, Nebraska, decided to fuse funk, reggae, rock, and hip ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    June 28, 2012
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    June 26, 2012

    Vans Warped Tour 2012: The Good, The Bad, and the Auto-Tuned

    See also: Vans Warped Tour 2011 See also: Hot Chicks at Wicked Tattoos at the Vans Warped Tour If you're going to The Vans Warped Tour this Thursday, look around and try to spot the dinosaur. It won't be a giant carnivorous lizard with huge teeth and disproportionately small arms. It will be me. ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia? A Few Words In Defense of the Summerland Tour

    See also: Throwback Thursday: Everclear The announcement of the Summerland Tour (an a la carte delight of prominent '90s soul-patch rock bands Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit,The Gin Blossoms, and Marcy Playground) has me thinking hard about nostalgia. I learned of the tour's Phoenix date, July 3 at Come ... More >>

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    April 3, 2012

    Incoming: Summerland Tour, Santigold, 311

    This summer is bringing in a miraculous flood of awesome shows if 90s alt-pop rock is your cup of tea. Everclear, Sugar Ray, The Gin Blossoms, Lit, and Marcy Playground are hitting the road together for what is sure to be an absolutely epic dream of a Summerland Tour. We apologize for having ju ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Take Cover: Fate of the Galaxies Cover The Cure

    ​ The Cure is a difficult band to cover. Purists will balk at anyone that can't sing like Robert Smith, but playing Cure songs with your own style is usually a bad idea (just look at what 311 did to "Love Song"). "There's no reason to tweak a Cure song. You can accent maybe, but there's no ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Unwritten Law at Roxy Lounge, 2/9/12 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa Fossum​ Unwritten Law Roxy Lounge Thursday, February 9, 2012 Unwritten Law has had an interesting career. Lineup changes are to be expected with any band that's been around for over 20 years, but most frontmen don't have "physical arguments" with (soon-to-be-forme ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Holli Christensen, What Are You Listening To?

    Holli Christensen​Holli Christensen The owner of Park Avenue Blow Dry and Beauty Bar is also a makeup artist and studio hair stylist who teaches a free class every first Friday of the month 6:00 p.m. at Park Avenue, demonstrating how to take the latest trends from the runway and translating them i ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Incubus at Comerica Theatre, 10/5/11

    ​Incubus Comerica Theatre October 5, 2011 For some fans an Incubus show may be all about hearing their favorite band's heavier tracks from back in the day, but for others it's about enjoying the band's entire collection. While the new album If Not Now, When? sounds sort of like a sequel to Boyd' ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Incoming: 311, Chris Cornell, The Chariot

    ​Even though it's another somewhat slow week as far as upcoming concert announcements go, it's a good week to be a rock fan.Gear up to buy tickets to the performances of some really solid talent.311, Chris Cornell, The Chariot, and other artists will be bringing their shows to town soon.The rest o ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Laconic's Danny G. Talks Arizona's Metal Scene and the Band's New Record

    Laconic, looking very, very serious. ​This Friday night, the heart of downtown Scottsdale will be alive and well with the sound of heavy metal. In its purest form, heavy metal is quite laconic--straight, to the point, and crisp. So it's only fitting that the name of the band that will be rock ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    311's Doug Martinez Talks Cover Songs, New Record, and Summer Touring

    ​ BY LAUREN WISE For more than 20 years, 311's energizing yet mellow mixture of rock, reggae, funk, and jazz has appealed to listeners, and the band boasts the sales figures to prove it: eight million records world-wide from 10 albums. On July 19 the band released Universal Pulse, the band's short ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Train Makes 'Drops of Jupiter' Wine

    ​Pop music hit makers Train are making a "Drops of Jupiter" wine, according to Entertainment Weekly.Train's wine, which is a 2009 Petite Sirah, will be available for just $9.99 as of July 18. The proceeds from the sales will be donated to a charity called Family House.The idea for making the group ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Marley D. Williams of Rebelution Talks Endless Touring, Stepping Up the Band's Game, and the Summer Festival Circuit

    RebelutionAfter a concert cancellation on March 30 due to a band member's illness, Rebelution is finally coming back for their rescheduled show, during which they will grace Tempe with their one-of-a-kind reggae vibes. The four-piece band has got an awful lot of fans here, and their music is practic ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Black Bottom Lighters, Treasure Mammal, and Waytansea Point Play The Fixx this Weekend Bottom Lighters​This weekend, you can have your local funk and experimental art rock, too. Not only are Black Carl and Gospel Claws playing a free show at hip hot spot The Duce on Friday, but there's another killer music show of local acts lined u ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Scalpers Are Making Over $4 Million Per Month on Fake Tickets

    It's nearly the start of the summer music festival season, which means scalpers are out to make all the dough they can get their hands on, according to Pollstar.Second-hand ticket retailer Viagogo has released information that scam artists that have been selling fake tickets are collective ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    311 at the Marquee Theatre Last Night

    Maria Vassett311 performing at Marquee Theatre in Tempe.​311 Marquee Theatre February 22, 2011 Until last night I had never attended a sold out show at the Marquee. I had also never been surrounded by fans chanting any band's name as loudly as the audience of lovable stoners did last night as the ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    P-Nut of 311 on Perry Farrell, Secret Summer Events, and Rocking a Boat

    Alison Dyer​I don't know how much there really is to do out in Omaha, Nebraska, but being a city girl, I'd imagine that living there would give people plenty of time to bounce artistic ideas off of one another and get creative. Out comes 311. The five-piece rock/rap band's sound is undeniably one- ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    February 17, 2011

    J.D. Stooks, 311, Ree Boado, Open Mike Eagle and More in This Week's Issue

    ​This week's main music feature is on singer-songwriter J.D. Stooks, who almost gave up music when the songs that'd always come easily to him stopped appearing.A tragedy -- a friend's suicide -- shook him up enough to start writing again, and thus he has a new album called Shutterbug out.We've als ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Feb. 17 In Blogs: The Oatmeal, J.D. Stooks, Raspados, and Jeff Flake

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

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    November 16, 2010

    Incoming: 311, Digable Planets, Telekinesis, Alter Bridge, Smashing Pumpkins

    One of these people is still in Smashing Pumpkins. Guess who?!?​In case you haven't heard or come from a foreign land, Thanksgiving is next week. That means the holidays are upon us, and show announcements are becoming more and more scarce.This week's group is lead by the Smashing Pumpkins playing ... More >>

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    November 14, 2010

    The Aggrolites at Sail Inn Last Night

    ​The AggrolitesNovember 12, 2010 Sail Inn Despite the chilly autumn air outside, the Aggrolites warmed up the Sail Inn with the sounds of summer last night. It was one of those shows where everyone checked their worries at the curb, knowing the Aggrolites' feel-good vibe would make caring a ... More >>

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    September 19, 2010

    The Dirty Heads and Sublime at Tempe Beach Park Last Night

    ​There was something about reggae riffs and smoking weed that really appealed to yesterday's Fall Frenzy crowd. In between the harder rockin' lineups scheduled for Friday and Sunday was a hippie day. California bands The Dirty Heads, Sublime and Weezer had a lot to offer locals who enjoy good jams ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Sundown Showdown, Darkness Dear Boy, The Shizz, Crotch Rockitt, and More

    Rumspringer is scheduled to perform at Saturday's Shizz CD release party at Trunk Space.​Need something to do tonight? What about Saturday or Sunday? If you've been smart enough to squirrel away your simoleons, there's probably enough green in the bank account to afford trip to the Elvis Costell ... More >>

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    April 8, 2010
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    April 6, 2010

    There Is No Tempe Music Festival this Weekend. There is, However, a TMF-Branded "Garage Band" Contest

    ​Tempe Music Festival was supposed to be this weekend at Tempe Beach Park. That plan was scrapped back in February when organizers decided they needed to take a year off before mustering the resources to host another two-day event.What do we get instead? The finals of the festival's Garage Band Co ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Vitamin String Quartet and Other New Releases

    ​There sure are a lot of greatest-hits albums out today, including ones from Backstreet Boys and Mariah Carey, but what is most exciting in this week's new releases is Vitamin String Quartet's Death Cab for Cutie tribute album, Ghost.On the record, listeners will find a selection of ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Incoming: 311, Badfish, Bowerbirds, Eyehategod

    ​Did you miss Phish's festival in Indio, California last weekend but just really, really want to be at a show where everyone is high? You're in luck, as 311 comes to The Marquee on Dec. 10. If smack is more your speed there's also a Sublime cover band coming through as part of this week's announce ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Live Nation Gives Concert Fans Something to Sing About With "No Service Fee Wednesdays"

    Live Nation wants to help you save money in this trying economy. The concert promoter will eliminate its service fees on more than five million lawn seats and hundreds of concerts throughout North America beginning Wednesday, June 3 for a 24 hour event.No Service Fee Wednesdays will kick off June 3, ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Just Announced: Incubus, The Offspring, Loretta Lynn

    Am I the only one who didn't realize people were still listening to Incubus? The band's been around 1991, and seemingly peaked in 1999 with the double platinum Make Yourself, but is somehow still has a #1 album, and is playing Arena. Go figure. So, I guess that's a pretty big concert anno ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    The Wiley One

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    September 14, 2007

    Future Shock: Mandy Moore, Kelly Clarkson, Citizen Fish, and more

    You won’t need to crack open any Shasta when reading this week’s edition of Future Shock, since the latest crop of “just announced” concerts heading to the Valley is already packed with plenty of pop. From squeaky clean bubblegum starlets to cutie-pie pop-punkers, we’re gonna be giving you ... More >>

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    March 2, 2000

    Suffer Safari

    Another funk-rap-metal morph disturbs the peace