TWEC.COM to Host Live Chat With Blink 182

ALBANY, N.Y., May 11 /PRNewswire/ — TWEC.COM (www.twec.com), the
e-commerce site of leading entertainment products retailer Trans World
Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), announced today that it will hold a
live online chat with Blink 182. Also joining TWEC.COM for live chats this
week include BBMak, skypark, Vagabond Lovers, Veruca Salt, Vertical Horizon,
Angry Salad and Peter Frampton. In addition, the RadioWoodstock On Stage
series continues when TWEC.COM broadcasts a taped audio concert starring
Shivaree and Ben Lee. Details for each event are as follows:

MONDAY 5/15

  • The RadioWoodstock On Stage series continues with a broadcast of an
    audio concert starring American trio Shivaree and Australian
    singer/songwriter Ben Lee. The concert with these two gifted
    performers airs at the following times: Monday 5/15 at 4:00 PM EDT,
    Wednesday 5/17 at 11:00 AM EDT, Saturday 5/20 at 3:00 AM EDT and Sunday
    5/21 at 7:00 PM EDT.

  • Log on to TWEC.COM at 8:00 PM EDT on Monday and chat live with BBMak.
    Far from your typical boy band, these three talented young men met
    while playing with other bands on England’s music circuit. Eventually
    they started jamming together and realizing that they had stumbled upon
    something special so they decided to form their own band. BBMak’s
    debut album, Sooner or Later, hits stores on Tuesday 5/16.

TUESDAY 5/16

  • At 6:00 PM EDT, join us as TWEC.COM chats with skypark. In the five
    years that they have been together, skypark has developed a large
    regional following on their homebase of Orange County, CA as well as
    the rest of the country through their great live shows. They released
    their major label debut in 1998.

  • Tuesday’s events continue at 7:00 PM EDT when TWEC.COM hosts a live
    chat with rock band Vagabond Lovers. Originally formed in 1990 and
    called the Naked Barbies, frontwoman Patty Spiglanin started the band
    with no thought of fame, fortune and overall success. However, due to
    their amazing Bay Area following and the phenomenal reviews that the
    band has received from critics everywhere, it seems that fame, fortune
    and overall success will soon be a given. In 1998, the Vagabond Lovers
    were finalists in the Levi’s/Lilith Fair Emerging Talent Concert.
    Their major label debut, When I Was You, hits sites and stores the day
    of the chat.

  • The evening concludes at 9:00 PM EDT as TWEC.COM chats live with Veruca
    Salt. Veruca Salt transformed the punk-pop sound of the Pixies and
    Breeders by adding harder, guitar riff-driven rock in the style of
    Cheap Trick. The band’s latest album, Resolver, hits sites and stores
    on 5/16.

WEDNESDAY 5/17

  • At 6:00 PM EDT, chat live with popular punk-rock band Blink 182. Blink
    182 is currently climbing the charts with its latest release, Enema of
    the State. Featuring such hit songs as “What’s My Age Again?” and “All
    the Small Things,” Rolling Stone said the album was ” … gnarly enough
    to forment the kind of anti-everything rebellion that spawned rock &
    roll back in the day.”

THURSDAY 5/18

  • At 7:00 PM EDT, join TWEC.COM for a live chat with Vertical Horizon.
    Vertical Horizon formed as an acoustic jam band in 1991. After
    relocating to Boston, the members of the band found themselves touring
    non-stop and eventually opening for bands like the Allman Brothers,
    Better Than Ezra and the Samples. The band’s sound has been described
    as a blend of Jars of Clay and Live. Their latest album, Everything You
    Want, was released in June 1999.

  • Following the chat with Vertical Horizon, stick around for a live chat
    with Angry Salad at 8:00 PM EDT. The band formed while its members
    were students at Brown University in 1993 when they entered the WBRU
    Rock Hunt in Providence, RI. After winning the contest, the band set
    aside their studies and decided to pursue music full-time. Through
    non-stop touring, Angry Salad has developed a strong following around
    the country. Angry Salad’s eponymous debut “features crowd-pleasing,
    literate alternative rock.”

  • Concluding the evening’s events is our live chat with guitar legend
    Peter Frampton, beginning at 9:00 PM EDT. Frampton’s 1976 album,
    Frampton Comes Alive, remains the #1 selling live album of all time.
    His latest album, Live in Detroit, hits stores on Tuesday 5/16. The
    album was recorded in August 1999 at the Pine Knob Music Theatre in
    Detroit, MI.

About Trans World Entertainment

Trans World Entertainment is the leading music retailer in the United
States. The Company operates retail stores in 44 states, the District of
Columbia and Puerto Rico, as well as an e-commerce site, http://www.twec.com.
Mall locations include Camelot Music, Record Town, The Wall and F.Y.E.
Freestanding locations include Coconuts Music and Movies, Strawberries Music,
Spec’s and Planet Music.

About The Web’s Entertainment Center (TWEC.COM)

TWEC.COM is the online hub for Trans World Entertainment’s retail stores.
With worldwide distribution spanning 16 countries in addition to the United
States, the site features all of the music CDs and cassettes, video games, DVD
and VHS (PAL and NTSC) home videos that are available at its retail stores,
and more. TWEC.COM is home to Trans World’s “On Stage” series, featuring live
concerts, online chats, in-store artist appearance schedules, in-studio
performances and entertainment media that is on-demand.
SOURCE Trans World Entertainment Corporation

CONTACT: Michael Madden, President-COO of Trans World Entertainment
Corporation, 518-452-1248 ext. 7077; or Media Relations – Susan Boyle of The
MWW Group, 201-507-9500, or /