The Album


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


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


In Conversation with John Waters

Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads “I’m Not Psycho,” John Waters hitchhikes from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely highways and risky drivers, celebrating America’s weird, surprising, and generous citizenry in his new book Carsick: John Waters Hitchikes Across America. The Philadelphia Free Library hosts Wesley Stace in conversation …

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Readings for mid-April

On Saturday, April 12, the 11th annual CityLit Festival at Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD, will be co-headlined by National Book Award winner James McBride and singer-songwriter/novelist Wesley Stace. Wes will be in conversation with WTMD’s Erik Deatherage and will perform a short acoustic set of music, beginning at 1:00 p.m. On Wednesday, April 16, Wes will visit …

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Portland Cabinet of Wonders

On Friday, April 4, Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders visits Portland OR and it’s all for a good cause. Benefitting Children’s Cancer Association’s MyMusicRX, Cabineteers include Jim James, Colin Meloy, Black Prairie. Tickets are available at the Aladdin Theater.


Ovid In Exile/Record Store Day

Ovid in Exile is Wesley Stace’s exclusive vinyl only release for Record Store Day 2014. That’s April 19, as if we need to remind you. Subtitled “The Songs behind Self-Titled”, it contains 12 of the solo acoustic demos recorded in Portland on 11/10/11 and bears the simple legend: “Produced by Scott McCaughey. Recorded by Tucker …

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Wes To Moderate Dylan Panel, March 27, NYU

Bob Dylan in the 80s – A Discussion, moderated by Wesley Stace Panelists: Robert Christgau- Music critic Glen Hansard- Singer/Songwriter Dawn Landes- Singer/Songwriter Jesse Lauter- Producer Sean O’Brien- Producer This event is open to the public. Advance RSVP is required. Event Date and Time: March 27, 2014 7:30-9:30pm Please note amended start time. Location: NYU / Tisch …

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