Stefan Smulovitz is an award-winning composer and a highly accomplished musician, known for his skills with the viola and laptop. He's also the brain behind Eye of Newt, an avant-garde ensemble that will be part of the 2016 PuSh Performing Arts Festival.
Breakout country artist Ajaye Jardine is no newbie to Vancouver's music scene: after releasing two LPs as half of the country-pop duo The Jardines since 2010, this Canadian girl-next-door has been in hot pursuit of a career as a solo artist, writing original material and most recently recording an EP in Nashville last spring.
Vancouver/Montreal based garage/alt-pop band Twin River is somewhat of a local supergroup: members Courtney Ewan Bromley, Andrew Bishop, Dustin Bromley, Francesco Lyon, and Rebecca Law Gray have previously been in such bands as White Ash Falls, Dada Plan, Capitol 6, Chains of Love, Mode Moderne, Pleasure Cruise and more.
The Georgia Straight: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Book
This beautifully produced coffee-table book brings together over 100 of Georgia Straight's iconic covers, along with short essays, insider details and contributor reflections, putting each of these issues of the publication into its historical context.