The Dirty Nil, Maggie Rogers + Reggie Watts

Sunday night is for music lovers.

Maggie Rogers has been an unavoidable force over the past little while, from the coveted Saturday Night Live stage to topping the Billboard charts with her debut album. In her session with George, she discusses the concept of being present, the impact of Gustav Holst’s The Planets, learning about the music industry through transcribing Lizzy Goodman interviews, meditation, rewriting her story following the unexpected viral storm, her appreciation of Jessie Reyez, the social media expectations, the space between pop and punk worlds and she delivers a cover of Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

The Dirty Nil‘s latest release is the aptly titled ‘Master Volume.’ They continue to gut bust with full-fledged distortion levels, keeping the spirit of rock’n’roll in the conversation. That spirit has earned the JUNO-winning boys stages with proper guitar slingers like Against Me!, Alexisonfire and The Who. Their frontman Luke Bentham watched his hero John Prine strum his songs in the House Of Strombo earlier this season and now, joined by his compadres Kyle Fisher and Ross Miller, they cut the floor open.

Reggie Watts is a self-prescribed “intellectual stoner’s dream.” Known by most as the faithful band-leading Paul Shaffer to James Corden‘s Letterman, he’s a master of comedy and an internationally renowned musical genius in his own right. When he came through town for JFL42, he explored his craft, his mind and process in-depth with George.

We’ll also premiere new music from two voices of the atlantic, Adam Baldwin and B.A. Johnston.

Tell your friends that the spirit of radio lives on.


  • Nirvana, “Territorial Pissings”
  • M.I.A.. “Banana Skit”
  • Smashing Pumpkins, “Hummer”
  • Zenbi, “A.K.A. (Ft. Born I Music)”
  • The Gods Themselves, “Girl Crush”
  • Swervedriver, “The Lonely Crowd Fades In The Air”
  • Murray Lightburn, “Changed My Ways”
  • The Dears, “No Cities Left”
  • Beastie Boys, “Time For Livin”
  • Murray Lightburn, “Belleville Blues”
  • Mavis Staples, “Good To Me”
  • Carla Thomas, “I’ll Bring It Home To You”
  • Sister Nancy, “Bam Bam”
  • Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Playground Twist”
  • Twist, “Venus”
  • Maggie Rogers, “Light On (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Kacey Musgraves, “High Horse”
  • Maggie Rogers, “Fallingwater”
  • Maggie Rogers, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Whitney Houston Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • David Bowie, “Oh! You Pretty Things”
  • Prince, “Purple Rain”
  • Queen, “We Will Rock You (1991 Bonus Remix Ruined By Rick Rubin)”
  • Sharon Van Etten, “Comeback Kid”
  • B.A. Johnson, “I Miss 90s Hash”
  • Lee Reed, “The Cost Of Tacos”
  • Peaches, “Tent In Your Pants”
  • Masia One, “Time Wastin’ (Ft. XXXSSS Tokyo)”
  • Tom Waits, “Misery Is The River Of The World”
  • Ike & Tina Turner, “Whole Lotta Love”
  • The Dirty Nil, “That’s What Heaven Feels Like (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Dirty Nil, “Pain Of Infinity (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Dirty Nil, “Hit The Lights (Metallica Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • The Adverts, “Bombsite Boy”
  • The Nails, “88 Lines About 44 Women”
  • Liz Phair, “6’ 1”
  • Adam Baldwin, “Half A Mind”
  • Clairmont the Second, “Grip”
  • Flight Facilities, “Stranded (Ft. Broods, Reggie Watts & Saro)”
  • Reggie Watts, “A Future In The Future”
  • Baby Elephant, “If U Don’t Wanna Dance (Ft. Reggie Watts)”
  • Flight Facilities, “Sunshine (Ft. Reggie Watts)”
  • Reggie Watts, “Rainbows”
  • Casual High Technology, “Get Down (With Ya Bad Self) [Ft. Justin Maxwell]”
  • Walker & Royce, “My Own Thang (Ft. Sophiegrophy) [John Tejada Remix]”
  • Sureilla, “Ocean Floor”
  • Jennifer Castle, “Stars Of Milk”
  • Cyndi Lauper, “True Colours”