Posted in music | tour dates on May 8, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Dwight Twilley

The Brooklyn Power Pop Fest is this weekend at The Bell House. Friday night (5/9) features vets Dwight Twilley and Pezband plus Brooklyn up-and-comers 1-800-Band. Tickets are still available. Twilley and Pezband are on a short weekend tour around the fest which includes a show at Bordertown, NJ's Record Collector on Sunday (5/11, tickets). All dates are listed below.

In other news, a long-in-the works documentary about Twilley is still in production with no release date in sight. Twilley wrote songs for the film, got sick of waiting for it to be done and released them as Soundtrack in 2011. If you're unfamiliar with Twilley -- you've probably heard his 1984 hit "Girls" in an '80s teen comedy whether you knew it was him or not -- his brand of strutty rock holds up well. A few videos are below.

Night 2 (Saturday 5/10) of the Brooklyn Power Pop Fest (which is co-presented by Trouser Press) features Chicago's Shoes, Paul Collins (The Nerves, The Beat) and Brooklyn band Games. Tickets are still available for that too.

All Dwight Twilley/Pezband dates are listed, along with a few videos, below..

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Dwight Twilley - I'm On Fire

Dwight Twilley - "Girls"

Dwight Twilley - Looking for the magic

Dwight Twilley - 2014 Tour Dates
Thursday, May 8 - Sellersville Theatre - Sellersville, PA
Friday, May 9 - Bell House - Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, May 10 - Ram's Head - Annapolis, MD
Sunday, May 11 - Record Collector - Bordentown, NJ

* All shows with Pezband!

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Comments (9)

Saw Twilley at the Bottom Line in the '70s w/ the late Phil Seymour.Timeless power pop.Looking forward to the Bell House show. Also had a ticket for SOHN the same night, but that show has to take a back seat. Twilley's the place to be on Friday night.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 11:52 AM

11:52 - was at same show; my recollection is that Phil really was the frontman, and sang the leads, even while he played the drums-not sure if Twilley w/o Phil will be the same.

Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2014 12:32 PM

Your recollection is accurate, I even remember back then thinking -which one is Twilley :-).. I'll give it a shot Friday. If anything it's a way of saying thanks for all the great music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 12:36 PM

I doubt that any of these posts were made by more than one person

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 12:46 PM

I'm 12:32 only and I believe that the 11:52 and 12:36 posts are from the same person.

Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2014 12:55 PM

test

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 1:26 PM

I/m none of the above people who already made comments but damn Dwight Twilley on Friday and even better, Sh0es on Saturday

Both nights should be killer

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 1:27 PM

I'd be on this but for Mogwai

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 1:57 PM

we have a winner #1 and #3 are me, a long time Twilley fan.

Posted by Anonymous | May 8, 2014 2:05 PM

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