Twilight Singers Play Warsaw

Brooklyn’s own Warsaw, the Polish National Home-cum-music venue, was again an unlikely nexus last night, bringing together music lovers and pierogi enthusiasts alike for Greg Dulli’s Twilight Singers, who were playing the final installment of three special gigs for Zig Zag Live’s concert series.

Portland’s Stars of Track & Field warmed up the crowd with their sheer enthusiasm and tightly knit hooks (though it helped that they were wearing ascots, as no one can resist the charm of a well-dressed man).

With a candelabrum, a smoke machine, and enough bravado to make even the most disengaged onlooker crack a smile, the Twilight Singers played their hearts out, and hardcore fans returned the favor by flailing about, singing every lyric. When ex-Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan took the stage for a fist-pumping rendition of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” all hell broke loose.

But Dulli emerged the real star of the evening, chatting with the crowd between songs and making smoking look as cool and as tough as Brando did. Introducing his band members at the end of the show, Dulli summed it up perfectly: “You know who I am, motherfuckers!” LAURA MARCUS / PHOTOS BY ERIN GILLIS

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