311 (pronounced three eleven) is an American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, they met while attending Westside High School. They were formed in 1988. Since their self-titled album in 1995, all of their studio albums have been in the top 15 of the Billboard Top 200. Eight of their songs have been top 5 hits on the Billboard Modern Rock Radio chart.
In 1991, 311 released their second independent release, Unity, recorded at Rainbow Recording Studios, Omaha, which was released with far greater numbers than their first release Dammit!. While Dammit! only printed 300 cassettes, Unity had 1000 CDs and 500 cassettes printed and was distributed through consignment and also sold at shows. The band began to headline shows in local clubs, such as The Ranch Bowl and Sokol Auditorium, and became a local success.
In 1992, S.A. Martinez, who had been making various appearances with 311 over the p
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