In 2007, a young Canadian rock group named Tokyo Police Club came sprinting out of the gate with their energetic debut EP A Lesson In Crime. It’s been a full decade since then, and although Tokyo Police Club may not have reached the impossible expectations unfairly put on them back in ’07, they’ve since churned out a bunch of good albums and continue to chug on with the band throughout the years. It’s a rare bit of  longevity, when most bands that exploded on the blog scene with them have since perished.

They celebrated the 10th anniversary of A Lesson In Crime with a special tour that saw them play the EP in full, along with a set of new songs and old favorites, a full reflection of their career of sorts. The tour stopped into New York for a pair of shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.

We caught the Bowery show on January 20, which featured an opening performance from the young but hot-rising Brooklyn band Charly Bliss. The young crowd was very much into their set of 90s-inspired grunge rock, and even had a section of the crowd in the front section moving. They’re set to release their debut album Guppy on April 21 via Barsuk Records.

Find photos of both their set and Tokyo Police Club’s posted below, along with TPC’s setlist.

Tokyo Police Club Setlist:

1. Not My Girl
2. My House
3. Miserable
4. Toy Guns
5. PCH
6. End of a Spark
7. Favourite Colour
8. Bambi
9. Can’t Stay Here
10. Breakneck Speed
11. Cheer It On
12. Nature of the Experiment
13. Citizens of Tomorrow
14. Shoulders and Arms
15. If It Works
16. Be Good
17. La Ferrassie
18. Argentina (Parts I, II, III)


19. Favourite Food
20. Wait Up (Boots of Danger)
21. Your English Is Good

Charly Bliss:

Tokyo Police Club:

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