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.
Blue Rodeo’s kitchen party brings new tunes and greatest hits. Regina Spektor curates intimacy with her solo performance and explores her Russian upbringing as it relates to the American political climate with George. In an exclusive conversation, RUSH reflect on their final tour, celebrate the 40th anniversary of 2112 before debuting covers from Foo Fighters and Billy Talent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.