[Photo Gallery] The Unity Tour Featuring… Hailing from the Omaha, Nebraska, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]311[/lastfm] was one of the first rock bands to incorporate turntablism into their sound. It’s incredible that throughout their 23 year span, the band has only encountered one lineup change, replacing original guitarist Jim Watson with Tim Mahoney in 1991.
311 has released 10 studio albums, including their latest release Universal Pulse. They’re also known for their annual Unity Tour, which has featured bands like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Sublime With Rome[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Slightly Stoopid[/lastfm] in recent years. They’re best-known for their self-titled released, which had songs like “Don’t Stay Home,” “Down” and “All Mixed Up.”
YOUNG THE GIANT
[Photo Gallery] Weenie Roast 2011 Bud… Once known by the name The Jakes, indie rock five-piece [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Young The Giant[/lastfm] blasted onto the music scene with their hit “My Body,” was listed by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Morrissey[/lastfm] as one of his favorite new bands, and became MTV Push Artist Of The Week in July of this year.
On top of that, Young The Giant played at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, toured with fellow Almost Acoustic Xmas Night One performer, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Incubus[/lastfm], and received music critic accolades at a plethora of festivals including SXSW, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits.