What if we grew 311's fan base?

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  1. Scott Dotterweich

    Scott Dotterweich Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, come to think of it, them playing with different bands that don't do the same kind of thing could be a good way to attract more people. Less reggae bands, more bands like New Politics that are different from them and popular with younger audiences. So...not The Offspring. But whatever, maybe that's also good, getting 90s music fans who forgot about them to get back into them.
     
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    Young people don't care about skills, or range of styles, though, either. They care about what is catchy and/or cool. 311 isn't cool anymore, but they still have some swagger. if 311 would just release one of their cooler songs, and promote that with their innate swag, it would have a chance to catch fire. But they give that shit out for free, and promote Too Much To Think, instead -- which is a nice, radio-friendly song, but it's safe, and it's not cool.

    I think they need to go the blue album route, punchy songs with infectious rhythms, vocals that jump in right away and get you singing as you're nodding your head and tapping your toes. Take the coolest song from that album and promote the ever living hell out of it. Then keep that energy going at the shows.
     
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    They should switch it up, too, I think. Headline with 90's bands in the summer, then open for bigger, newer bands in the fall. Why not?
     
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    I actually want the shows to decrease in size. I long for the day when they start doing club tours again
     
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  5. REVO1059

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    When is the last time 311 wasn't headlining a tour (not a one off festival). Would they be willing to play "second seat" to a newer bigger band to get more exposure?
     
  6. jukeboxgroove

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    I heard that is a possibility
     
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    FML, could you imagine the setlists?
     
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  8. AxelAlexK

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    Rock music just isn't in at all right now. It's dead in the mainstream. I don't know why exactly, but few kids in their teens and 20s today listen to rock. Not like we did in the 90s and 00s. As such 311 at this point is (and should) just focus on their core fanbase and cater to them. They'd have to change too much to "fit in" into what is popular right now. And 311 had their time in the spotlight, it's about maintaining fans not gaining new ones that this point. All bands have a peak and then go down from there. 311 had theirs, it's OK at this point if they just focus on making music for their core fans rather than the radio.
     
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    Isn't the club shows typically the fall/spring tour? I saw them at HoB Myrtle Beach 2 years ago and it was awesome. Every place in the venue was a good view/seat

    I'm all done with the summer shows with this summer's show sets being the perfect reason.
     
  10. robb

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    does anyone else live 311
     
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  11. justplainatom

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    Only washed up & live
     
  12. robb

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    stay peterson and love your wife
     
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  13. Goat

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    Too old to give a fuck. Blast 311 while you're driving and turn it down when you get to a stop light.
     
  14. Ronnie

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    Is there something else you can live?
     
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    I don't know.

    live 311.jpg
     
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    All these years I've been living 311 and I could have been living calligraphy??? Damn.
     
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