Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
Thieves and Liars
RIYL: Dream Theater, Get Back Loretta, As I Lay Dying, Opeth, Children of Bodom
Influences: Rush, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, As I Lay Dying, Destroy the Runner, Atreyu, Triumph, Savatage, Opeth
Thieves and Liars is a three-piece hard rock outfit whose debut album, When Dreams Become Reality, was released in 2006. The album is a rock opera-inspired concept album, most of which was recorded live in the studio using '60s- and '70s-era technology and techniques. Tracks were overdubbed with an organ, a boys' choir, and classical strings.
The band won Best Hard Rock at the September 2008 San Diego Music Awards.