(Comet) I almost typed a really bad sentence that went something like: "If you don't know who this headliner is, well, duuuuude, you better pull your head outta the sand!" Thankfully I didn't. For real, though, Seattle trio Sandrider take the best elements from metal, hardcore, and sludgy stoner rock, and put them through their own special kind of fun filter. Those who know local rock stalwarts Nat Damm and Jon Weisnewski (formerly of Akimbo) and Jess Roberts (ex–Ruby Doe), already know that even though they skillfully play the heaviest of heavy riffs (and straight up punish a set of drums), they still somehow make it kinda silly. This formula will always remind me of NW bands like Karp, in all the best of ways. With Grenades and Deadkill.