I ventured out recently to see the The English beat, Matisyahu and 311. Based on some logistical issues, I didn’t get to see The English Beat or Matisyahu, but I was able to to see the entire 311 show (311 is one of my favorite bands, so I was stoked I got to see their entire set). The boys from Omaha put on a great show, and Doug and Nick sounded awesome! If you haven’t listened to 311 before, their music can best be described as a mix of hip-hop, funk and rock and roll.
The set list for the evening was packed with a number of tunes from transister, and contained classic hits like “Beautiful Disaster,” “Amber,” “All Mixed Up,” “Down,” “Don’t Tread on Me,” “Hive,” “Feels So Good,” “Prisoner,” “Homebrew” and “Beyond the Gray Sky.” All in all the show was fantastic, and I was fortunate to have some incredible folks with me to cheer on the band! It was also cool to see the vast majority of the crowd singing along, since audience participation can make or break a show. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!