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.
Black Mountain rises in an intimate House session as we celebrate one of the greatest albums of 2016, Black Mountain IV. Director of Whiplash and La La Land, Damien Chazelle sits down for a conversation with George.
Robbie Robertson celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz; shares stories about Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton and his thoughts toward Standing Rock. Pussy Riot’s conversation with Strombo from the day after the US Election. The legendary Andy Kim visits to kick off the holidays and discuss mental health.
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.