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Kate Tempest, Murray McLauchlan, Carole Pope + Rae Spoon

Kate Tempest delivers an education through her raw and poetic performance, which includes an exclusive cover of Bob Dylan‘s “It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding).” We’re joined by the legendary songwriter Murray McLauchlan for an acoustic session and conversation to celebrate his latest album, Love Can’t Tell Time. Two of our nation’s most integral voices – Carole Pope and Rae Spoon – come together to debut new music, cover Neil Young and challenge the conversation around sexual politics. Also, Bob Mackowycz Jr. returns to the program for some musical exploration.

Best Of The Strombo Show: A Tribe Called Red + The xx

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.

Hollerado, Leif Vollebekk + Ron MacLean

Hollerado blast confetti guns, cover Dire Straits and debut new music off their upcoming album, Born Yesterday. Leif Vollebekk offers an intimate piano masterclass through the ivories, performing material off Twin Solitude and renditions from the Tom Waits and Nic Jones songbooks. Ron MacLean sits down with George for some musical exploration before the puck drops for the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Future Islands, The Sadies + Dave Hodge

Future Islands unleashed new sounds from their upcoming album The Far Field in an intimate kitchen party. Canada’s road warriors The Sadies turned up to celebrate their latest Northern Passages. The legendary hockey broadcaster and undeniable music aficionado Dave Hodge returns to the program to share his favourite records. Alex James of BLUR drops by to remember the making of Song #2 on its twentieth anniversary. We also feature song premieres from Art Bergmann and Scott Helman. 

AFI, Sam Patch + Vanessa Carlton

AFI‘s Davey Havok and Jade Puget dig through the record crate of their minds, sharing the evolution behind their band, Blaqk Audio and the misperceptions of human connection. Sam Patch is the project from Arcade Fire’s Tim Kingsbury and featuring Basia Bulat on backing vocals, they perform cuts off his debut album Yeah, You And I whilst discussing Satan. Vanessa Carlton tickles the ivories in reflection upon her transformative career, covering a Janis Joplin standard. We also premiere new music from Toronto punks Sumo Cyco and indie folksters, The Wooden Sky.

Amelia Curran, Clairmont The Second + Craig Finn

Craig Finn of The Hold Steady slings his acoustic to celebrate his upcoming album, We All Want The Same Things and strum his rendition of The Constantines‘ classic. Amelia Curran returns to the House to discuss her album Watershed and deliver an acoustic Leonard Cohen cover. Clairmont The Second heralds the new Toronto by unveiling thoughtful, slick hip-hop production with his brother Cola of The OBGMs on the boards.  We’ll also feature an exclusive announcement about The Big Feastival; song premieres from Del Bel and Little Coyote and an appearance by The Fast Romantics.

Beyries, The Franklin Electric + Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen, Hamilton + Rostam slings his guitar to perform intimate renditions of his own songs, a Leonard Cohen cover and explore his musical mind. Montreal chanteuse BEYRIES shares her story from her obsession with her grandmother’s piano to overcoming life-altering moments and performs several songs off her debut album, LandingThe Franklin Electric go acoustic to celebrate their sophomore release, Blue Ceilings and reveal their rendition of a Gordon Lightfoot classic. We also feature appearances from Heartstreets, Lisa LeBlanc and Vanessa Carlton. 

International Women’s Day Special

The Strombo Show presents an International Women’s Day Special. We feature performances that include Amelia CurranHeartstreets covering Lauryn Hill, The Lonely Parade covering Martha And The Muffins, Lou Canon covering Erykah Badu, Lynn Moffatt covering Mary Gauthier, Measha Brueggergosman covering Joni Mitchell, Tami Neilson covering Mavis Staples, Whitney Rose covering Lesley Gore and an exclusive debut of a song from Metric. 

Conversations, song requests and appearances with Bjork, Bonnie Raitt, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charlotte Day Wilson, Clara Hughes, Hannah Georgas, Iskwe, Jenn Grant, k.d. lang, Laura Jane Grace, Leah Fay of July Talk, Lights, Lindi Ortega, Lisa Leblanc, Little Scream, Margaret Atwood, Margo Price, Michie Mee, Sangita Patel, Young Galaxy’s Catherine McCandless and more.

Common Deer + Sampha

Sampha has collaborated with Drake, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Solange and now he is going on his own with his solo debut, Process. Common Deer deliver their brand of orchestral rock and an Against Me! cover. The President of Sunrise Records, Doug Putman, visits to reveal his company’s plans to grow the record industry in Canada.