Come inside the House Of Strombo for another evening of musical exploration.
Legendary actor Bill Murray + acclaimed cellist Jan Vogler explore their classical project New Worlds from its inception to its deep-rooted intentions, spirituality and beyond. Their conversation was recorded in Murray’s hometown of Chicago, following his motivational appearance at the Chicago Cubs game.
Hamilton’s best kept secret Blunt Chunks unveils new music in the House and drops a cover of her favourite Wanda Jackson song. The Kents celebrate their sophomore Within Waves EP with an intimate session, including an exclusive My Morning Jacket cover. We also premiere new music from The Brood, Danielle Duval, Jessicka, Lemon Bucket Orchestra and Tough Age.
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Oh, my my, oh, hell yes. We celebrate the life and music of the God of Gainesville Tom Petty with an exclusive cover from Mo Kenney and many special guests sharing stories, song requests such as Ron Sexsmith, Sam Cash, Serena Ryder, STARS, Terra Lightfoot and Zane Lowe.
The Barr Brothers return to the House to debut new music from their upcoming album Queens Of The Breakers and snuck a little Bob Dylan cover for you. From George’s House in Topanga, Prophets of Rage (Chuck D of Public Enemy + Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine) bring the noise.
And if that weren’t enough! We tip our hats to the great Kate Bush in our new series that honours the greats through soundscapes of song, archival interviews and exclusive covers. This time we welcome Weyes Blood covering “Wuthering Heights” and Leif Vollebekk covering “This Woman’s Work.”
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We kick the door open to Rocktober with an inclusive evening of sound in the House Of Strombo.
Hamilton’s guitar-slinging darling Terra Lightfoot returns for a performance and conversation where she remembers the time that she recorded in the Rolling Stones‘ mobile studio, covers Townes Van Zandt and debuts songs from her upcoming album, New Mistakes. Our good friend Kirk Ramsay resurrects his moniker as Giant Hand, strips down his Old Cosmos songs and delves into deep honesty, reflecting on his struggles with depression. Toronto’s next Jessie Reyez transforms the House into her playground with her biggest songs, covers of Drake and The Rascalz, parental surprises and crowdsurfing through the kitchen.
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Tonight is for the legendary Charles Bradley as we revisit the intimate session that the screaming eagle of soul delivered in the House. Cold Specks transforms the living room into Fool’s Paradise through her steady performance and equally open conversation with George. Gene Simmons returns to open his Vault, shares his immigrant perspective on American politics and discusses the current state of KISS. His complete and un-edited conversation can be found here. Born Ruffians‘ frontman Luke Lalonde celebrates his acting debut in the film Sundowners with a little conversation and an acoustic performance. We also exclusively premiere new music from Little Scream + Royal Canoe‘s collaboration. Join the collective!
Strombo returns with the best records in the best order, along with many special guests. The King of Rock DMC opens up about his struggle with depression, suicide and second career with Darryl Makes Comics. The Mother of Monsters Lady Gaga celebrates her upcoming documentary ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ in conversation from TIFF 2017. The future of rock’n’roll Partner deliver their first radio session ever with an electrifying set, including several AC/DC covers and an appearance from Josée’s father.
To commemorate the night before the Polaris Prize is revealed, short listers choose their favourite songs by other contenders: Lido Pimienta on Tanya Tagaq and Lisa LeBlanc on Feist. We also exclusively premiere music from Liam Corcoran, SC Mira and Twist. Phew. Come inside!
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.
Blue Rodeo’s kitchen party brings new tunes and greatest hits. Regina Spektor curates intimacy with her solo performance and explores her Russian upbringing as it relates to the American political climate with George. In an exclusive conversation, RUSH reflect on their final tour, celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2112 before debuting covers from Foo Fighters and Billy Talent.
The Queen of Country, Dolly Parton digs through her greatest songs and the Big Four’s east coast monsters, Anthrax, explore the current state of metal and more in two intimate conversations with Strombo.
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.