Critic's Pick: Broncho to Perform at Off Broadway on Thursday as Part of Open Highway Festival


  • Photo credit: Pooneh Ghana

Local musician and promoter John Henry has continued to expand the scope of his annual late-summer Open Highway festival, and 2016’s lineup offers a good mix of country legends, pop weirdos and stand-up comedians. The five-day fest hits its fuzzy, indie-fied stride on Thursday with a headlining set from the Norman, Oklahoma-based quintet Broncho, whose just-released Double Vanity casts its languid, swampy jams through a lens of light psychedelia. Local outfit American Wrestlers will continue its evolution from Gary McClure’s self-recorded project to an increasingly formidable live band, with likely previews of songs from its upcoming sophomore release. Sets from LA-based lo-fi pop artist Billy Changer and STL’s Whoa Thunder will round out the night.

But Wait There's More: Open Highway continues through this week with sets by Billy Joe Shaver and Amanda Shires (Friday), comedian Todd Barry (Saturday) and Pokey LaFarge (Sunday), all at Off Broadway.

Watch the video for "Fantasy Boys" from Broncho's latest album below:

8 p.m. Thursday, August 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue. $15. 314-773-3363.

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