Allan Hawco, CHVRCHES, Randy Bachman + Tal Bachman

Allan Hawco found himself burned out after “Republic Of Doyle” with his public identity in retirement. Since then, he’s kept a busy schedule of film, theatre, family and returns with his adaptation of Lisa Moore’s acclaimed novel, “Caught.” With that latest project rolling through CBC this month, Hawco joins George to open up about that transition of self, the creation of the new show, the history of drug culture in Newfoundland and the undeniable music of the seventies.

CHVRHCES return to the House Of Strombo to explore the making of their upcoming album “Love Is Dead.” Lauren, Iain and Martin open up about the process to write about “love or the lack of it,” the decision to welcome production outside of their holy trinity, feminist politics of today and their collaborations with EurythmicsDave Stewart and The National’s Matt Berninger.

Randy Bachman and his son, Tal Bachman, keep the rock rolling in a rare father-and-son conversation with George to celebrate Randy’s latest, “By George – By Bachman.” Randy reveals his reconstruction project as he approached the music of George Harrison and his relationship with the most recent addition to his touring band, his son.

We’ll deliver 3-hours of uninterrupted music for music lovers by music lovers, including premieres of new music from Acid Test and Rich Aucoin, along with song requests from our friends in PORCHES and Superorganism.

Magnificent 7

  • 7Jo Passed, “MDM”
  • 6Lou Phelps + Kaytranada, “Come Inside (Ft. Jazz Cartier)”
  • 5CHVRCHES, “My Enemy (Ft. Matt Berninger)”
  • 4The Kills, “List Of Demands (Reparations)”
  • 3ACID TEST, “Slippin’ Away”
  • 2PORCHES, “Ono”
  • 1SUUNS, “Make It Real”


  • Pearl Jam, “Once”
  • Pearl Jam, “Alive”
  • The Clash, “Magnificent Seven”
  • Jo Passed, “MDM”
  • Lou Phelps + Kaytranada, “Come Inside (Ft. Jazz Cartier)”
  • CHVRCHES, “My Enemy (Ft. Matt Berninger)”
  • CHVRCHES, “Get Out”
  • Michael Jackson, “Beat It”
  • The Kills, “U.R.A. Fever”
  • The Kills, “List Of Demands (Reparations)”
  • PORCHES, “Ono”
  • Everly Brothers, “So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad”
  • Angel Olsen, “Since You Broke My Heart (Everly Brothers Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Bee Gees, “More Than A Woman”
  • Acid Test, “Slippin’ Away”
  • Snow, “Informer”
  • Randy Bachman + Tal Bachman, “Between Two Mountains (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Randy Bachman + Tal Bachman, “You Like Me Too Much (The Beatles Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Randy Bachman + Tal Bachman, “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Rich Aucoin, “The Dream”
  • Tom Waits, “Just Another Sucker On The Vine”
  • Diana Krall, “Temptation (Tom Waits Cover)”
  • Vienna Philharmonic, “Bedrich Smetana, “Die Moldau / Karajan”
  • Janis Joplin, “A Woman Left Lonely”
  • Devo, “Be Stiff”
  • Dinosaur Jr., “Little Fury Things”
  • Superorganism, “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”
  • Ben Folds, “Rockin’ The Suburbs”
  • Steppenwolf, “The Pusher”
  • Heart, “Crazy On You”
  • Ten Years After, “I’d Love To Change The World
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Simple Man”
  • SUUNS, “Make It Real”
  • Beth Orton, “Blood Red River”
  • Chakachas, “Jungle Fever”