Writers David Annandale and Michael Van Rooy, with music by Rockwood
David Annandale was born in Winnipeg and has lived in Edmonton, Charlottetown, and Paris. He did his MA on the Marquis de Sade at the University of Manitoba and a PhD on horror fiction and film at the University of Alberta. Currently, he teaches English and film at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where he lives with his wife and family.
Michael Van Rooy writes for documentaries, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet. Michael won the 2006 Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, and the 2009 John Hirsh Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Born in Kamloops, BC, he grew up in Winnipeg, where he now lives with his wife and three children.
Rockwood is a punk band with members hailing from Stonewall and Stony Mountain, Manitoba. Starting as a teenage garage band in 2000, the group currently consists of: Cody Larson (guitar and vocals), Sid Strange (guitar and vocals), Phil Cieslar (drums) and Reiss Zurbyk (bass and vocals). Rockwood recorded its first album, City Lights, in 2010 at Chill Recording Studio and Channels Audio in Winnipeg. It was mixed in Vancouver by Bill Kennedy (Megadeath, Motley Crue, Nine Inch Nails) and mastered in Hollywood by Tom Baker (Seether, The Gaslight Anthem, Sevendust). One of the tracks, Crank the Radio, features Mike Herrera, lead singer of punk's legendary MxPx.
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