Bernice, Bob Mold + Celebrating John Candy

Sunday night is for Johnny LaRue.

Bernice‘s Robin Dann is the daughter of a symphony harpist and former-TSO principal violinist and a graduate of formality and experimentation herself. She leads a band of celebrated collaborators that includes Thom Gill, Colin Fisher, Daniel Fortin, Philippe Melanson and Felicity Williams. Their work adds colour to projects with some of Canada’s finest: Bahamas, The Barr Brothers, DIANA, John Southworth, Martha Wainwright, Owen Pallett and many others. That is all to say that they conspire to create some mastery as evident on their critically applauded debut album, PUFF. After bringing the heat with their Joni Mitchell cover on our JONI75 special earlier this season, Bernice returns to the House with their own songs.

Bob Mould, the master and architect that you know from Hüsker Dü, has been dropping excellent solo records for about three decades. With his recent relocation to Berlin, shifting from San Francisco, he’s writing songs armed with love, positivity and unveiled that sound with his latest offering, Sunshine Rock. In his visit to the House Of Strombo, he unpacks that process and his infinite vault of stories.

Strombo premieres new music from friends of the show, Hannah Georgas and another from Partner.

We nod to the god: John Candy. We lost the comedic force 25-years-ago this week. So to celebrate the man, voices come together: the legendary Paul Shaffer sings a tribute; the man that discovered him and one of the fathers of The Second City, Andrew Alexander; his school councillor and friend, Ted Schmidt; songwriting legend and fan, Joel Plaskett and we’ll be joined by his SCTV co-hort, Martin Short.

Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.

Magnificent 7

  • 7Iskwe, “Little Star”
  • 6Nakhane, “Clairvoyant”
  • 5Nakhane, “Age Of Consent”
  • 4Karen O, “Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)”
  • 3Orville Peck, “Dead of the Night”
  • 2Alexisonfire, “Familiar Drugs”
  • 1Partner, “Tell You Off”


  • Rolling Stones, “Can You Feel The Music”
  • Digital Underground, “The Odd Couple (Ft. Biz Markie)”
  • Donovan, “Hurdy Gurdy Man”
  • Iskwe, “Little Star”
  • Nakhane, “Clairvoyant”
  • Nakhane, “Age Of Consent”
  • New Order, “Age Of Consent”
  • Hubert Lenoir, “Fille de personne III”
  • U.S. Girls, “Pearly Gates”
  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids, “The Warriors (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Charlotte Day Wilson, “Stone Woman”
  • Bernice, “St. Lucia”
  • Husker Du, “Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely”
  • Bernice and The Weather Station, “Passion Play (Joni Mitchell Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Bernice, “Passenger Plane (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Bernice, “Lone Swan (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Bernice, “Steady On (Shawn Colvin Cover) (Strombo Sessions)”
  • Hannah Georgas, “That's The Way Love Goes (Ft. Emily King) (Janet Jackson Cover)”
  • Destroyer, “Tinseltown Swimming In Blood”
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, “The Vampire”
  • Bauhaus, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”
  • Karen O, “Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Smashing Pumpkins Cover)”
  • The Birthday Party, “Release The Bats”
  • Neil Young, “Vampire Blues”
  • A Tribe Called Red x Prolific The Rapper, “Black Snakes”
  • Dinah Washington, “What Difference A Day Makes”
  • Orville Peck, “Dead of the Night”
  • Tom Waits, “Picture In A Frame”
  • Bikini Kill, “Rebel Girl”
  • Alexisonfire, “Familiar Drugs”
  • Thrush Hermit, “The Day We Hit The Coast”
  • Joel Plaskett, “You’re Mine”
  • Husker Du, “New Day Rising”
  • Bob Mould, “What Do You Want Me To Do”
  • Bob Mould, “Sunshine Rock”
  • Husker Du, “Pink Turns Blue”
  • Black Flag, “Gimme Gimme Gimme”
  • The Dirty Nil, “Wrestle Yu To Husker Du”
  • Partner, “Tell You Off”
  • Kate Bush, “Wuthering Heights”
  • LL Cool J, “Mama’s Gonna Knock You Out”
  • Millencolin, “Nothing”
  • The Police, “So Lonely”
  • Ray Charles, “Mess Around”
  • Lavern Baker, “Tweedly Dee”
  • Paul Shaffer, “John Candy Song”
  • John Candy & Eugene Levy, “Cabbage Rolls and Coffee Polka (Live On Letterman)”
  • Dinah Washington, “Again”
  • Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, “Doo Wah Diddy”
  • Kenny Rankin, “Peaceful”
  • Wilson Pickett, “Land Of 1,000 Dances”
  • SCTV, “Season Five Theme”
  • Van Morrison, “Into The Mystic”
  • AC/DC, “Ride On”