Sunday night is for the only band that matters.
Elisapie was given up for adoption as a baby, on the tarmac of an airport, to be raised in the community of Salluit, Nunavik until she lost her parents before she was twenty, resulting toward her escape to Montreal. Her album The Ballad Of The Runaway Girl is her story as an expatriate Inuk. Home. Adoption. Motherhood. Nomadism. Reestablishing a connection to your community. It is recounted and explored in conversation with Strombo, along with the songs that soundtracked her road.
Strombo ventures to the House Of Dischord for a rare conversation with Ian MacKaye. He has been leading Washington bands for four decades: Fugazi, Minor Threat, Teen Idles, Embrace, The Evens and when he was a teenager, he founded the massively impactful, Dischord Records. He has spent his life invested in a DIY philosophy. Championing accessibility and inclusivity in his work with a fearless approach. He said it himself, “If you see something that scares the shit out of you, go towards it. You’re about to learn something.”
We’ll honour the fortieth anniversary The Clash’s London Calling through demos, memories and conversation. Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon strolled into a garage in Pimilco, known as Vanilla Studios, in May 1979 with no songs prepared for what would become their seminal album. Strombo revisits the time with the photographer behind the classic bass destruction album cover, Pennie Smith and the keyboardist, Mick Gallagher. Voices that were born from the album also call-in to celebrate its value: Billy Bragg, Bry Webb of Constantines, Flogging Molly and Tom Morello.
Tell your friends that the Spirit Of Radio lives on.