10 311-Like Bands
While no band is identical, these 10 311-like bands share a similar sound and feel to their music. Some are a little louder, some are little softer, but all share the Reggae/ska sound. Put on your head phones and give these bands a shot.
- Sublime. Topping the list of 311-like bands is the group believed to be responsible for influencing 311. The California band was the first to get the distinctive sound on the airwaves.
- Pepper. This Hawaiian based band makes the list of 311-like bands. There crazy antics started way back in 1996, but the band saw no success until their 2006 single "No Control" got radio play.
- The Expendables. This entry on the list of 311-like bands has a cult-like following in their home town of Santa Cruz, California. The surfer attitude and Reggae sound keep the duo busy with shows year-around.
- Jimmies Chicken Shack. This Florida based band makes the list of 311-like bands. These guys named their Reggae/ska band after the restaurant where they all worked.
- Taproot. This one of the 311-like bands got their first fame on WWE's (World Wrestling Entertainment) pay-per-view event "Unforgiven" in 2005. The band had been rocking together since 1995.
- Filter. This chart topping band hits the list of 311-like bands. This Alternative/Ska band has been pumping out music since 1993 and is still together as of 2010.
- Slightly Stoopid. On the list of 311-like bands, this one may be the funniest. This band can't seem to take anything serious except their music.
- Long Beach Dub All-stars. This entry on the list of 311-like bands was formed out of tragedy. The suicide of Brad Nowell left the remaining members of Sublime to form a new band. Long Beach Dub All-stars was the result.
- The Dirty Heads. Out of Southern California, these surfers make the list of 311-like bands. Their upbeat tunes leave the Emo sound to someone else.
- BallyHoo. When this entry on the list of 311-like bands couldn't find a label to sign them, they created their own. Their Reggae/Sonic sound is pleasing to the 311 lover.
Posted on: Oct. 17, 2010