Dry Reef
Johnny Brenda's Presents

Dry Reef

Aquatic Ape Theory

Ages 21+
Dry Reef with Aquatic Ape Theory at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia
  • 8PM - Doors
  • 9PM - Aquatic Ape Theory
  • 10PM - Dry Reef


Dry Reef is a group dedicated to establishing a wave of high-energy, uplifting music. Their Indie Surf sound is founded upon rhythm-driven composition, powerfully lush guitar melodies, and heart-pounding, vibrant vocals. Offering an airy alternative, Dry Reef has competed successfully in indie, jam-band, and reggae markets. These mid 20's musicians are rapidly evolving from dreamers to decision-leaders in the industry.

Dry Reef's 2018 'Alright Revival EP' started the year with six genre defying songs followed by a 30+ show tour spanning the east coast. The EP received high praise being featured on Philadelphia's premiere radio station, Radio 104.5, as well multiple music publications. The group released their debut album, 'Daychange' in fall 2018, and was widely well received amongst publications including Top Shelf Music Mag and The HummingByrd.

2019 brought the band all over the nation, touring to cities from Miami to Chicago to Denver. The band prides themselves as 'road warriors', covering ground across the country, hitting major markets repeatedly as well as debuting in new cities every tour. With their 'Daychange' tour concluded, Dry Reef is writing new music for the studio and is lined up for more extensive touring in 2020.


Aquatic Ape Theory came to fruition as an experimental basement party band based out of Philadelphia, PA. They only have one clear goal and that is to take their electrifying presence and crunchy slam band sound out for one hell of a spin. That being said, hop on or get out of the way because there is nothing stopping this ship of miscreants from taking your ears for a ride.

Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125