311 with Pepper plays Riverbend Music Center on June 26


Written by Bill Whiting – [email protected]
Photo by Scott Preston

311 brings the second round of their Uplifter Tour to Cincinnati’s Riverbend Music Center on June 26. Uplifter continues a hot streak for the Omaha, Nebraska quintet, providing some of their best material to date on songs, “Hey You,” “It’s Alright,” “Mix It Up,” “Golden Sunlight,” and “Daisy Cutter.” Consisting of Nick Hexum on vocals, Doug Martinez as DJ on turntables and vocals, Tim Mahoney on lead guitar, Aaron Wills on bass, and Chad Sexton on drums, 311 has had a slew of successful recordings since their self titled debut in 1995. Their summer tours have included high profile guests including reggae musicians’ Ziggy Marley and Matisyahu. At their Riverbend stop on June 26, 311 will be joined by the Kailua- Kona, Hawaii reggae, dub and rock band, Pepper. With Bret Bollinger on vocals and bass, Kaleo Wassman on vocals and guitar, and Yesod Williams on drums, Pepper made their debut with 2000’s Give’n It disc, and have subsequently released the chart toppers, Kona Town in 2002 and Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations in 2008.