After first stumbling upon BRONCHO a few months ago I was excited to see they would be on tour in my hometown. The Teragram Ballroom, located on the edge of downtown Los Angeles can be described as a more intimate Regency Ballroom.
The night started with Billy Changer, a small band from Echo Park. The lead singer sported a bright blue scene haircut. Their surf rock style did not completely match with their outfits, but it was a type of awkward that worked.
Winter, another band from Los Angeles, was up next. They started with their song “Pretender,” which expressed their dream pop vibes. Lead singer Samira Winter was easy to photograph with her nonstop smiles, and her band seemed like a good group of friends, an observation which was confirmed when they jumped into the crowd during BRONCHO’s set. To end their set, they all bent over and screamed.
After Winter’s unusual cult-like exit, the lights turned red and what seemed like the soundtrack to Harry Potter came on. BRONCHO appeared and lead singer Ryan Lindsey began pointing at several audience members. He was very aggressive throughout the set in his long black trench coat; however, his aggression transformed the set into an energetic dance party that ended with hit song “Class Historian.”
Peep our gallery from the night below.
Article and photos by Fiona Duerr