Best Of The House Of Strombo Sessions

Sunday night is for remembering.
George Stroumboulopoulos, the host and landlord of our little program, revisits some of his favourite sessions that filled his Toronto home with miles of cables, stacks of amps, warm sound and honest conversation.

Four hours is not quite enough time to pack together all of the best moments from the House Of Strombo, but the incredible array of artists in this episode includes:  Against Me!, Andy Kim, Behemoth, Billy Talent, Blue Rodeo, Death From Above, Dinosaur Jr., The Dirty Nil, Do Make Say Think, Ellevator, Emily Haines, Father John Misty, Flogging Molly, Fucked Up, Hollerado, JJ Shiplett, Kate Tempest, Kevin Drew, The Kills, La Force, Leif Vollebekk, Mac Demarco, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, Maggie Rogers, Martha Wainwright, MixMaster Mike, Partner, Rufus Wainwright, Scott Weiland, Shad, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Spoon, Steve Earle and Weyes Blood.

There have been generous offerings from many friends of the show, particularly in two special celebratory episodes. We dive into a collection of voices from the HIP30: A Celebration of Canada’s Band, The Tragically HipChoir! Choir! Choir!, Harrison & M.I. Blue, Julie Doiron, Rheostatics, Silver Pools, Skydiggers, Stars and Tim Baker of Hey Rosetta!. And from our JONI75, which includes reiminagings of Joni Mitchell songs from Charlotte Cornfield, Jeremy Dutcher, Jim Cuddy, Terra Lightfoot and The Weather Station.

We’ll also hear from some of the wonderful people that make this show possible as they share their favourite musical memories that were set within the House Of Strombo, which will include Arkells, Broken Social Scene, Charles Bradley, The Cult, John Prine, Robert Plant and Sting.

Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.


  • MixMaster Mike, “House Of Strombo Set (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Billy Talent, "Bulls On Parade (Rage Against The Machine Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Against Me!, “I Was A Teenage Anarchist (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Shad, “Stakes Is High (De La Soul Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Cult, “She Sells Sanctuary (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Kills, “Baby Says (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Scott Weiland, "Jean Genie (David Bowie Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Spoon, "I Can't Give Everything Away (David Bowie Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Charles Bradley, “Heart Of Gold (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Mac DeMarco, “Unknown Legend (Neil Young Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Father John Misty, "Bird on the Wire (Leonard Cohen Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Rufus Wainwright, “Poses (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Martha Wainwright, "How Now (Snowblink Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • La Force, "Another World (Ft. Snowblink) (Antony Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Broken Social Scene, “Cause=Time (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Do Make Say Think, “Bound And Boundless (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Emily Haines, "American Dream (LCD Soundsystem Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Andy Kim & Kevin Drew, “Shoot ‘Em Up Baby (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Stars, "What Blue (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Harrison + MI Blue, "Poets (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Hey Rosetta!, “Stay / Now For Plan A (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Skydiggers, “The Depression Suite: The Rock (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Choir Choir Choir, “Last Of The Unplucked Gems (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Silver Pools, "Nautical Disaster (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Julie Doiron, “Titanic Terrarium (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Rheostatics, “Bobcaygeon (The Tragically Hip Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • JJ Shiplett, “Hold On (Tom Waits Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, “New Years Eve (Tom Waits Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, “Stick With Me Baby”
  • Steve Earle, “Pancho And Lefty (Townes Van Zandt Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Terra Lightfoot, "If I Needed You (Townes Van Zandt Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Jim Cuddy + Terra Lightfoot, “Raised On Robbery (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Blue Rodeo, "Hasn’t Hit Me Yet (Strombo Sessions)”
  • John Prine, “Far From Me (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Hollerado, “Christmas In Prison (John Prine Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Dirty Nil, “Hit The Lights (Metallica Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Arkells, “Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Ellevator, "Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Weyes Blood, "Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Leif Vollebekk, "This Woman's Work (Kate Bush Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Charlotte Cornfield, “People’s Parties (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessio ns)”
  • The Weather Station, “A Free Man In Paris (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Jeremy Dutcher, "Cherokee Louise (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids, “Freestyle (Ft. Jeremy Dutcher & Partner) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Kate Tempest, “It’s Alright Ma (Bob Dylan Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Death From Above, “Helter Skelter (The Beatles Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Dinosaur Jr., “Chunks (Ft. Damian Abraham of Fucked Up) (Last Rights Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Fucked Up, “Normal People / Magic Wand (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Behemoth, “Wolves Ov Siberia (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Sting, “Dead Man’s Boots (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Maggie Rogers, "Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Flogging Molly, “If I Ever Leave This World Alive (Strombo Sessions)”