WesFest 7, the seventh annual WesFest benefit concert, took place at the Roxy in Los Angeles on March 4. More than 300 attendees enjoyed a four-hour concert that was memorable not only for its energy but also for its record-breaking fundraising results.
Drummer Dale W. Miller of Ocean Township, NJ, and his indie pop band Palomar, released their latest album, Sense & Antisense. Miller endorses GMS, Paiste, and Evans products. Visit www.dalewmiller.com.
Guitarist “Metal Mike” Chlasciak of Wayne, NJ, has partnered with School of Rock to present the Mayhem in the Mountains metal summer camp in the Catskills. Additionally, Chlasciak has released the instructional volume Classic Metal Essentials. Visit www.metalmike.net.
Best-selling author Arthur Phillips of Brooklyn, NY, released his latest book, The Tragedy of Arthur, in paperback. It was hailed by the New York Times and the New Yorker. Visit www.arthurphillips.info.
Michael Weidenfeller of Westport, MA, produced and is releasing the debut album by the Cha Cha Cha Allstars. His songs have been placed in The Shield, Beautiful People, and Next Stop Wonderland, and he has written soundtracks and jingles.
Vocalist Jennifer Truesdale of Arlington, MA, wrote the book Get Paid to Sing: The Singer’s Guide to Making a Living Making Music, a career guide for singers. It is copublished with Jeff Muzzerole ’99. Visit www.getpaidtosing.com.