Garrett Harris 10 a.m., Aug. 16
Nik Mathews: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Keyboards, Vocals | Chad Carver: Drums, Electronics, Vocals | Jason Carlson: Guitar (acoustic), Guitar (electric), Vocals | Ryan Sullivan: Bass guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Sound description: Seeking the synthesis of hard rock sensibilities and energy with the danceability and sonic diversity of electro-pop
RIYL: Daft Punk, Young the Giant, 21 Pilots, Muse
Inception: San Diego, 2013
Influences: Joywave, Muse, Incubus, Deftones, Iron Maiden, Soundgarden, Duran Duran, Oingo Boingo, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, DeadMau5, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Daft Punk
Featuring members from various hard rock and metal bands, Surly Bonds says that they "seek the synthesis of hard rock sensibilities and energy with the danceability and sonic diversity of electro-pop." Formed in 2013 by longtime musical partners Nik Mathews (Sirens Crush) and Chad Carver, the group was soon joined by Ryan Sullivan and, two years later, Jason Carlson.