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Best of The Strombo Show: Cherry Glazerr, Dave “Billy Ray” Koster + Jonathan Roy

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. 

Best of The Strombo Show: Bjork + The XX

Björk joins Strombo for a Canadian exclusive conversation. We share a preview of The xx’s visit to the House. Beastie Boys‘ “Licensed To Ill” is revisited for its 30th anniversary and we honour the life and songs of Leonard Cohen.

Best of The Strombo Show: Elvis Costello & Neil Young 70 Special

Legendary Elvis Costello visits the House of Strombo for a feature interview and many special guests commemorate Neil Young‘s 70th birthday with covers, stories and requests.

Best Of The Strombo Show: Against Me!

Against Me! arrive to the House of Strombo to perform all your favourite songs and an exclusive cover of The Mountain Goats. Laura Jane Grace sits down with George for an in-depth conversation on transition, Donald Trump, the Women’s March and watching Green Day with Kenny G. We celebrate the life and music of Jeff Buckley, on the twentieth anniversary of his passing, with song requests from The Darcys, Hannah Georgas and Raine Maida. George also reveals exclusive song premieres from The Kills, Megative, Muneshine and Taylor Knox.

Best Of The Strombo Show: Alex James of Blur, Chris Cornell, Laura Marling + Slowdive

Chris Cornell‘s life and music is loudly celebrated through his songs and an unarchived 2009 conversation with George. Alex James of Blur returns to the program to talk about the launch of his Big Feastival Canada and honour the twentieth anniversary of Song #2. Laura Marling discusses feminity in creativity and performs an exclusive Dolly Parton cover. Slowdive’s Neil Halstead opens up about their reunion after 22-years and the rise of shoegaze. George also reveals exclusive song premieres from Couleur Dessin, Vivek Shraya and Sportsfan.

Best of The Strombo Show: James Hetfield of METALLICA

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.

Best of The Strombo Show: Strombo’s Hallowe’en Treat

It’s that time of year again! Strombo’s Halloween Treat. Carve a pumpkin. Light a candle. Eat some candy. Let us provide the soundtrack. We are visited by many artists to share their Halloween requests, such as A Tribe Called Red, Braids, CHVRCHES, Little Scream and Savages.

Mac DeMarco + Bob Mackowycz, Jr.

We celebrate the pepperoni playboy once again. Mac DeMarco stripped down for his House of Strombo party and testifies to Neil Young with an exclusive cover. Bob Mackowycz Jr. returns to provide a playlist of songs that should be incorporated into the elementary education system.

Best of the Strombo Show: HIP30: A Celebration of Canada’s Band, The Tragically Hip

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.