Photos by Greg Cristman; words by Bill Pearis

Wire @ Bowery Ballroom, 7/16/2013

With a genuinely terrific new album to work from, legendary art-punks Wire brought their tour to Bowery Ballroom last night (8/17). While the sold-out show was heavy with songs from Change Becomes Us, their set had a nice number of classic cuts too, including "Map Ref 41°N 93°W," "Boiling Boy," "Pink Flag" and their dugga-dugga-dugga-ing 1986 single "Drill." Setlist is below.

While Brooklyn's Bear in Heaven may not seem the most obvious tour match, their waves of synths sound isn't miles away from Wire's mid-to-late '80s output. Photos from both bands are in this post.

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SETLIST: Wire @ Bowery Ballroom, 7/16/2013
Marooned
Drill
Doubles & Trebles
Re-Invent Your Second Wheel
Blogging Like Jesus
Magic Bullet
Smash
Adore Your Island
As We Go
Another The Letter
Love Bends
Flying Dutch
Map Ref 41°N 93°W
Stealth of a Stork
Attractive Space
Boiling Boy

Encore:
Comet
Spent

Encore 2:
Down to This
Pink Flag