Last Exit Live presents
Thicker Than Thieves
Coastal Drift, Ruca
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Thicker Than Thieves
Defying the current state of popular music,Thicker Than Thieves successfully blends soulful vocals, searing guitar solos, and a rock-reggae based rhythm section to create a unique signature sound. "San Diego based, Thicker Than Thieves pump out a sun-baked and surf inspired mix of heavy, reggae inflected bass lines and blazing guitars," wrote Bill Picture, staff writer, San Francisco Examiner. Inf
luences ranging from Bad Brains, Bob Marley, The Clash, and classical composers like Dvorak, have allowed TTT to bring a multi-faceted yet widely appreciated original style to a diverse fan base. Primarily defined by memorable live performances, TTT has entertained audiences at events such as Reggae In The River and the Vans Warped Tour. Thicker Than Thieves began with local acclaim in 2000, and by extensively touring throughout the western U.S.(including Hawaii), Canada, Costa Rica, TTT has been widely accepted by all types of music fans. In 2002, TTT self released "Smuggler's Run" and 2004's EP "Respect" featuring reggae artist Tippa Irie. In 2007, TTT released the full length LP "Thru Thick and Thin" and have continued to receive great reviews from industry professionals and fans alike. TTT music has been featured on various surf movies, as well as the most recent debut on the movie Hard Breakers featuring Tia Carrera and Tom Arnold(2010). With band members from Costa Rica, Hawaii, and California, Thicker Than Thieves has a sound that stands on its own. TTT is currently working on its 4th full length release with record producers Michael "Miguel" Happoldt(Skunk Records) and Louie Richards(17th Street Recording Studio) which best displays the unique talents and diverse songwriting skills Thicker Than Thieves brings to the stage. For this hardworking band, the philosophy is simple: play positive music that makes people dance, and to inspire the youth.
Thicker Than Thieves is:
Coastal Drift, or drift wood, begins its life as something else. A log or brush, boulders become pebbles, ships become planks, floating from shore to shore. They emerge as a work of art, a smooth weatherd piece of nature's art. That's what this band is all about. They all started in other projects, and 3 of them were playng in another band. They were just floating along.
In November of 2012 Adam, Sean, Jeff, and Ryan came together and decided to join up and make some songs.The result is Coastal Drift. Seperatly talented and motivated; together they create this greater entity.
Nature, time, and nurture have made them a power house of sonic beauty.
By combining their influences, musical taste, life lessons, social and political beliefs, they are able to come up with music to live by.
It's not just a song, its a feeling and expierience. Really, it's life style music.
The music speaks for itself but Coastal brings together elements of So-Cal roots music with punk and grunge, intense solo work, fattest of the fat bottom end, and solid, sweet vocals.
Currently the Coastal boys are in the studio recording a 3 song EP that is due out in August of 2013.
Keep checking back for the release and all upcoming shows.
Untill next time Drifters...
Raised by die hard deadheads with pure flower power in Cave Creek, AZ, Ruca’s music emanates from a love of organic sounds, grooves that move, and lyrics that flow. If she's not performing at a show, she's probably on the road to go see one. Addicted to music and the beauty it brings; her smoky, soulful voice tells her story with a resounding, infectious energy. Since the release of her debut album Flow (produced by Nashville veteran Jack Howell of WilloDisc), she’s been honing her live chops at Arizona nightclubs and festivals both with a full band and as a solo acoustic artist. No matter what the ensemble, Ruca never fails to mesmerize audiences with her raw-silk voice and irrefutable charisma every time she gets behind the mic. Hoping to headline festivals world-wide, Ruca is aiming high and wants to bring everyone along for the ride.