Witty, erudite UK post-punk greats The Monochrome Set, who celebrated their 40th anniversary last year, are on their first North American tour in some time and were just in the NYC area for shows at Jersey City's White Eagle Hall (3/2) and Manhattan's Bowery Ballroom on Monday (3/4). We caught the Bowery shows where frontman Bid and the rest of the current lineup mixed classics like "Jet Set Junta," "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens," "The Ruling Class," and "The Mating Game" with newer material, like songs off 2018's excellent Maiseworld. The crowd of dedicated fans ate it all up.

A pic of The Monochrome Set's setlist and video of "Eine Symphonie Des Grauens" from Bowery are below, and pictures from the night, including openers The Jet Beats, are in the gallery above. The Monochrome Set are on the West Coast now, playing Portland tonight. Remaining dates are listed below.

The Monochrome Set(list) Bowery Ballroom 3/4/2019

The Monochrome Set - 2019 Tour Dates
Mar 06 2019 – Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Mar 08 2019 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Mar 09 2019 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
Mar 10 2019 - Los Angeles, CA - Part Time Punks @ The Echo

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photos by P Squared