**All shows 21+—valid ID required**
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Aquatic Ape Theory
Born in the depths of Temple University basements, Aquatic Ape Theory is a Philadelphia-based rock band with a powerful attitude. Since their formation in 2013, the Apes have played alongside acts including Thumpasaurus, Snacktime, Haley Jane and the Primates, members of Lotus and more. The 5-piece group blends roots of classic rock, hair metal, funk and prog with heavy improvisation in a sound that can best be described as a “slam band.” Layered with soulful vocals over heavy and funky rhythms, three guitars expertly balance melodic harmonies with stylistic solos. Whether it’s an esoteric groove, poignant melodies, or an absolute shred fest, Aquatic Ape Theory’s focused and electrifying energy delivers an unprecedented experience to listeners.
Drawing on the classic rock of the ’70s, the synth-driven dreamscapes of the ’80s, and the wall-of-sound stadium rock of the 2000s, The Lower Aetna makes music for tailgating the end of the empire. The project’s debut record, Waiting for God to Turn on the Lights, is a startlingly vivid investigation of families, aging, and radicalization in the internet age. Waiting for God to Turn on the Lights is now streaming on all major platforms.