Steve Newton

Steve Newton started working at the Georgia Straight in the spring of 1982, shortly after graduating from UBC. Having previously worked as a stringer for his hometown paper, The Chilliwack Progress, he was originally hired as a freelancer to interview touring rock bands, which led to full-time work as a typesetter, then being named Time Out (listings) Editor. Steve was also the Vancouver correspondent for the world's top horror magazine, Fangoria, for 13 years. In 2018 he had his first book, Gord Downie, published by New York City's Sterling Publishing. Steve is best known for wangling his way backstage and getting a photo of himself touching skull rings with Keith Richards. You can submit event listings to him online via