Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers sits down for an exclusive conversation to unravel their legacy and respond to the American political system. Montreal’s legendary turntablist Kid Koala guides us through a retrospective of his career. The Lemon Twigs cover George Harrison and The Beach Boys in an acoustic session.
Cherry Glazerr strips down their fuzz-pop in the House, covering Leonard Cohen and discussing the American presidency. Jonathan Roy visits to explore the evolution of his career, from his father insisting that the NHL will not welcome him to earning close mentorship from Corey Hart.
We celebrate Gord Downie‘s birthday by sharing an exclusive conversation with The Tragically Hip‘s longtime tech master, Dave “Billy Ray” Koster. The celebration continues as we revisit HIP30 covers by some of Downie’s friends – Barenaked Ladies, Blue Rodeo, The Sadies, Sarah Harmer and The Skydiggers.
Maynard James Keenan, the frontman of Tool, A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, joins George to explore his memoir, A Perfect Union Of Contrary Things. With his acoustic guitar in hand, JJ Shiplett celebrates his debut album Something To Believe In with an intimate session, featuring a Tom Waits cover.
A Tribe Called Red transformed the kitchen into a rave with appearances from Shad, Leonard Sumner, Daniel Lanois and more. The xx explored the making of their latest album, I See You.
In part two of Hundo 2016, George shares the best songs of the year with you from to Holy Fuck to David Bowie, Lady Leshurr to The Tragically Hip, G.L.O.S.S. to serpentwithfeet. All songs are available to stream on Apple Music.
In part one of Hundo 2016, George shares the best songs of the year with you from to Pussy Riot to Radiohead, Tasha The Amazon to Imarhan, PJ Harvey to Charles Bradley. All songs are available to stream on Apple Music.
On New Year’s Day, the Strombo Show presented a four-hour special honouring the Tragically Hip’s 30th anniversary, featuring covers and chats with the Hip’s friends, fans and colleagues.
“This past year has been an incredibly emotional one for Canada’s band and their fans. It marked their 30th anniversary and their monumental tour — a tour that captured the minds of our nation,” says George Stroumboulopoulos. “On January 1st, we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in the new year with an unprecedented gathering. The Strombo Show has invited Canada’s best bands into my living room to celebrate and cover their favourite Hip songs and share their memories of the band, the music and of course, Gord Downie. Four hours of incredible music, memories and moments. There has never been a show like this — Canada’s best covering Canada’a band. This is our love letter to the band. Join us, and share it.`
Performances include Arkells, Blue Rodeo, Rheostatics, Sarah Harmer and Stars. Stories and memories are shared with A Tribe Called Red, Adam Van Koeverden, Andy Kim, Atom Egoyan, Daniel Lanois, George Elliott Clarke, Joseph Boyden, Kate Fenner, Lieve Prins (artist behind Fully Completely album art), RUSH, Sam Roberts, Steve Jordan, Tanis Rideout, Teddy Fury and the Hip’s longtime technical director, Dave ‘Billy Ray’ Koster.
George celebrates the voices that we lost this year from David Bowie to Harper Lee, Prince to John Stabb, Sharon Jones to Leonard Cohen, Umberto Eco to King Reign and many more. Broken Social Scene‘s Kevin Drew visits to deliver warmth and lookahead to the new year through reflection, sharing stories of The Tragically Hip, Gord Downie and beyond.
James Hetfield of Metallica sits down with George Stroumboulopoulos for an in-depth exploration of his life and music to celebrate their latest, Hardwired… To Self Destruct.