Broncho Brings Their “Bad Behavior” To First Fridays At The Natural History Museum Check Out Out Thoughts and Photos From The Performance!
LOS ANGELES, CA-
“… BRONCHO is a Tulsa, OK based band whose punk infused rock has been exciting fans for close to a decade. They released their fourth studio album, Bad Behavior, last year, which has been heralded as an album that really solidified the band’s musical identity. It’s an album that feels and sounds more accessible, both in mood and melody. Dare I say it, it’s actually quite a pop-friendly collection of tracks that can be both fun and dark when it needs to be.
Normally a quartet, BRONCHO played this First Fridays gig as a trio with Ryan Lindsey (vocals/guitar), Nathan Price (drums) and Penny Pitchlynn (bass) gracing the stage. Their guitarist Ben King wasn’t present, but they still rocked the room with a full sound during their performance, and unless you were really concentrating, I doubt that you necessarily would have noticed any missing musical elements.
Ryan exhibited a cool and calm presence under the heavy magenta and orange house lights. His deceptively fragile vocals reverberated against the windowed museum displays and that sonically gave this performance a little something extra in terms of overall emotionality.
The last time I saw Broncho was a few years ago at FYF, and I remember the energy from the crowd being a little more raucous (there were mosh pips) compared to this time around. Maybe it was the museum setting that tempered the rowdiness for this gig, or maybe it’s the overall step away from their original punk leanings, but I would have loved a little bit of elbow nudging from the crowd.
Mosh pips notwithstanding, Broncho’s fans were definitely in the audience. Towards the end of their set, someone from the audience called out the song “Fantasy Boys”. Thought the song wasn’t on their original setlist, they acceded to the request and replaced “Undercover” and “Easy Way Out” in order to give the fans what they wanted. I have a feeling BRONCHO will be giving fans what they want for the foreseeable future…”