Best of the Strombo Show: Franz Ferdinand

This week on the show George revisits a wonderful performance by Franz Ferdinand at his house in Toronto. Plus lots of new music from Midnight Oil, Jeen, Kaya Usher, Spoon, Sate, Wine Lips, Beatrice Deer, Vicki Lovelee, Sweet Alibi, Habibi, Real Estate, Franz Ferdinand,  Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Julie Doiron, Megan Nash & The Best Of Intentions, Anzola, Pick A Piper, Keys N Krates ft. Haviah Mighty, Orion Sun, KTheChosen, K-os, Heiress, & Land Of Talk. Many classic tracks this week as well, including Stars, Arcade Fire, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Cockburn, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood, Erykah Badu, Outkast, Metallica, Lee Aaron, & Yo La Tengo. We love music!


Best of the Strombo Show: The Kills Strombo Session

This week on the show George re-visits one of the first-ever live performances at his house by The Kills. Also on the program, new music from Dooms Children, Jayli Wolf, Digging Roots, Laura Jane Grace, The Wilderness Of Manitoba, Low, Julie Doiron, Charlotte Cornfield, Geordie Gordon, Paragon Cause, Absolutely Free, Public Service Broadcasting, Pamela Z, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Cartel Madras, Haviah Mighty, Tunic, Creeping Death, Pup, Michael Stipe & Jean-Michel Blais. Plus Georgie celebrates Polaris Prize winner Cadence Weapon by replaying his powerful acceptance speech, and spins some cool new re-issues by Tricky Woo. Of course classic songs as well, including tracks by Koko Taylor, Mötley Crüe, The Tragically Hip, Janis Joplin, The White Stripes, The New Pornographers, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Fugazi, Can, Aretha Franklin, Destroyer, Steve Reich & Kronos Quartet, Madvillain, Janet Jackson, Tracy Bonham, Bjork, Buffy Sainte-Marie & Colleen. We love music!

Best of the Strombo Show: Adrian Sutherland + Mary Gauthier

This week on the show George spins an exclusive premiere by Adrian Sutherland & revisits a powerful conversation & performance with Mary Gauthier. Tons of new music including tracks by Charlotte Cornfield, Big Thief, Bad Waitress, Andy Shauf, Hannah Georgas, Megan Nash, Katie Tupper, Often, Park Hye Jin, Haviah Mighty, Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar, Machinedrum, Starless, Tunic, Amazing Grave, & Damon Albarn, along with reissues by Tricky Woo, DJ Shadow, & a new unearthed Radiohead song. Plus a bunch of classics for you as well: Etta James, Fiona Apple, D’Angelo, PJ Harvey, L7, Nirvana, Stereolab, Beck, Woody Guthrie, Morphine, Malvina Reynolds, Joni Mitchell, Queen Latifah, Digable Planets, Jay-Z, J Dilla, The Microphones, & Arvo Pärt. We Love Music.

Best of the Strombo Show: Hush + Metallica Blacklist

Strombo pays tribute to the late-great Mr. Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry by revisiting a very rare interview session recorded at George’s house, which deeply reflects on his life, songs, & legacy.

This week on the show George drops an exclusive premiere from Hush and also explores the ’Metallica Blacklist’ compilation, spinning covers by Rina Sawayama, St. Vincent, & Phoebe Bridgers. Plus new music from Sate, Bad Waitress, Danko Jones, Glassreel, Ada Lea, Teagan Johnston, Anthony OKS, Shad, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, David Strickland, Arlo Parks, Public Service Broadcasting, Amazing Grave, Scene Queen & Jason Sharp. Tons of classics on the program as well, including System Of A Down, Chuck Berry, Koko Taylor, Queen, Supertramp, Kate Bush, The Clash, Bob Marley, Otis Redding, Fugees, Outkast, Skinny Puppy, New Order, Deftones, Sonic Youth and Nina Simone.

We Love Music.

Best of the Strombo Show: Hip 30 celebration Vol. 3

This week on the show, George revisits ‘The Hip 30 Pt. III’ featuring covers by Dirty Nil, Etiquette, The Trews, Daniel Romano, Cowboy Junkies, The Skydiggers, The Pack A.D., SATE, Amos The Transparent, Kasador & Blue Rodeo.  Tons of new music as well, including tracks by Weezer, Danko Jones, Grace Vonderkuhn, Cleopatrick, Martha Wainwright, Ada Lea, Hand Habits, Dana Sipos, 3 new songs from the The Sled Island Rock Lotto compilation, Charlotte Cornfield, Motorists, Fleece, TSHA, Prince, Tush, Nas, Haviah Mighty, Cartel Madras, Metz, Bad Waitress, Drinking Boys & Girls Choir, Dumb, Jason Sharp, & Musk Ox.  As always lots of classics too, with favourites from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The White Stripes, Jimmy Cliff, Buffy Sainte-Marie, PJ Harvey, Nirvana, The Tragically Hip, Mr. Hageman, Nick Drake, Staple Singers, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Lil’ Kim, Rage Against The Machine, D.O.A. & Jello Biafra, No Means No, & Audrey Hepburn. We Love Music!

Best of the Strombo Show: Hip 30 celebration Vol. 2

This week on the show George revisits the incredible Hip 30 celebration with Vol. 2 of our flashback series, which includes covers from Arkells, Born Ruffians, Weaves, The Sadies, Hannah Georgas, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Sarah Harmer, Barenaked Ladies, Charlotte Cornfield & Tim Baker. As per usual, lots of new music to get to as well, including fresh tunes from Chilly Gonzales, Our Lady Peace, Martha Wainwright, Bad Waitress, Melissa Etheridge, Dooms Children, JEEN, TUSH, LUMP, Hiatus Kaiyote, Chromeo, Potatohead People & De La Soul, Prince, Cartel Madras and Dom Dias, Arlo Maverick, Lex Leosis, Haviah Mighty, Backxwash, Tunic, Dungeon Serpent,  Aasiva, & Thom Yorke.  We’ve also got the classics from bands like R.E.M., Martha & The Muffins, The Pixies, Jane’s Addiction, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, XTC, Roy Ayers, Quincy Jones, The Pharcyde, Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest w/ Faith Evans, Iggy & The Stooges, & Yoko Ono to name a few. We Love Music.

Best of the Strombo Show: Mac DeMarco

This week George features exclusive premieres from Amai Kuda et Les Bois, Cat Clyde and Jeremie Albino, & Gay Hollywood. Lots of new music too, including: Garbage, Mattiel, Charlotte Cardin, JEEN, Kristian North, Vanessa Carlton, Mother Mother, Charles Spearin, Dana Sipos, Debra-Jean Creelman, Janette King, Justine Tyrell, Wake Island, Szaio, The Descendents, Mannequin Pussy, Nap Eyes, Nicholas Krgovich & Angel Olsen. Plus tons of classics from Frankie Beverly & The Butlers, Limblifter, Hayden, Love, Outkast, Weeping Tile, Amy Winehouse, Arlo Guthrie, Lou Reed, Billie Holiday, Skinny Puppy, Depeche Mode, Bob Dylan, Moneen, & Lonnie Johnson to name a few.  We also revisit a fun live performance at George’s crib from the very talented & very hungover, Mac DeMarco. We Love Music.

Best of the Strombo Show: Juno Nominees

This week on the show George highlights this year’s Juno nominees, including music from Crown Lands, July Talk, Sam Roberts Band, Terry Uyarak, Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Sarah Harmer, Burnstick, Julian Taylor, Rufus Wainwright, Basia Bulat, U.S. Girls, Leonard Cohen, Diana Krall, Klô Pelgag, Caribou, Bahamas, Jessie Reyez, Lido Pimienta, IAMTHELIVING, Kaytranada, TOBi, Unleash The Archers, Pup, Annihilator, Bruce Cockburn & more! Plus Strombo spins an exclusive premiere from Lex Leosis from The Sorority, as well as new music from The Tragically Hip, The Damn Truth, Greta Van Fleet, Jenn Grant, Status/Non-Status, Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mustafa, Silverstein, & Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis. As for the classics, G drops the needle on some Led Zeppelin, Fiona Apple, Eric’s Trip, Sonic Youth, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Rage Against The Machine, Strapping Young Lad, Our Lady Peace, Odetta, & Molly Drake. We Love Music.

Best of the Strombo Show: Lights, Praises, Breez + Cadence Weapon

On this edition of ‘The Strombo Show’, George spins premieres from Praises and Breeze (ft. Cadence Weapon). Lots more new music as well from Jim Ward, Cleopatrick, Sleater-Kinney, Dooms Children, Liz Phair, Ducks Ltd., Charles Spearin, Saint Idiot, Múm, Boards Of Canada, Son Of Dave, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, Anthony Joseph, Curtis Harding, Fantasydub ft. Rachel Fannan, F*cked Up, Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis, summersets, Anjimile, Graham Van Pelt, plus new remixes from Hannah Georgas, Vivek Shraya, & Future Islands. As for the classics, expect tunes from Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Clash, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, King Tubby & Augustus Pablo, Burning Spear, U2 / Trent Reznor, Venetian Snares, Soundgarden, Hole, Nico, The B-52’s and more! Strombo also revisits a brilliant live performance in his living room by Lights. We Love Music!

Best of the Strombo Show: Mark Ribot

This week on the show George highlights exclusive premieres from Debra-Jean Creelman, Emanuel, & summersets. Also on the program, tons of new music including fresh tracks from Garbage, Cleopatrick, Iskwē and Tom Wilson, The Sheepdogs, Jackson Browne, Nathaniel Rateliff (ft. Willie Nelson), Cat Clyde and Jeremie Albino, Silver Pools, LUMP, Bernice, Mighloe, Kandle, The Halluci Nation, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Lex Leosis, Mabe Fratti, & Chrystal Für. Plus, classic songs as well from Faith No More, PJ Harvey, Liz Phair, Bonnie Raitt, Freddie King, Michael Hurley, Willie Dunn, Mr. Scruff, Solex, Kool & The Gang, James Brown, Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, The Smashing Pumpkins & Neil Young. Strombo also revisits an intimate living room conversation & performance with the legendary Mr. Marc Ribot. We Love Music!!