The Album

Self-Titled

Wesley Stace’s debut, released by Yep Roc. Sixteen new songs, on CD and double vinyl LP, recorded in Philadelphia, with The English UK as backing band, produced by longtime collaborator Chris von Sneidern.

“Hugely appealing” ★ ★ ★ ★ —Q

“Excellent”—The New Yorker

One of Magnet's Top 25 Albums of 2013

The book

Wonderkid

A delirious and touching novel of fathers and sons, the dangers of compromise and thwarted ambition, told with humor and energy by a writer as comfortable in a rock club as a bookstore. A backstage epic of sex, drugs, and rock and roll, but also sippy cups, pillow fights, and Baby Bjorns, Wonderkid is Almost Famous through the looking glass.

An Overlook Hardcover

News

Writers Conference, Florida

Florida Gulf Coast University invites aspiring writers and other devotees of the written word to attend the Sanibel Island Writers Conference, November 6-9, at BIG Arts and The Sanibel Island Public Library on Sanibel. Participants can now register for a variety of workshops, panels, lectures and readings presented by celebrated and experienced writers and teachers. …

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Wes Reviews… Marcus, Petty & Yes

  Wes was in the crowd for the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers show in Philly. He has this to say about that. In July, he wrote a review of the Philadelphia stop on the Yes tour. And in the Wall Street Journal Life and Culture Section, Wes reviewed the new book by Greil Marcus. The …

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David Lewis OWNW Press

The glowing reviews for David Lewis’ Old World New World continue… “THE BEST FOLK RELEASE OF 2014… twelve tracks of sheer perfection; flawless acoustic folk music, with each track arranged meticulously around the acoustic guitar and the vocals. This makes for an album which is from start to finish a joy to listen to… Albums …

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September Cabinet Members Announced

REVISED – There is humdinger of a Cabinet of Wonders lined up for September 19 at City Winery, New York, including:
Jill Barber
Eric Bazilian (The Hooters)
Charles Bock
Marc Cohn
Heaven’s Jail w/ Phosphorescent
Marc Ribot
Megan Stielstra
More guests will be announced shortly.

Wes Reviews…

Pale Communion by Opeth for The Talkhouse. If you don’t know what any of those things are, you should DEFINITELY read the article.