Best of the Strombo Show: The Cult, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert + Jon Randall

Showtime! This week George features an exclusive premiere from Nick Ferrio, plus brand new music from Greta Van Fleet, The Trews, Celeigh Cardinal, St. Vincent, Electric Looking Glass, Century Egg, Ghost Woman, 81355, Shad, Haviah Mighty, Jim Ward, The Descendents, Tunic, Andrew W.K., Gary Numan, Health & Nine Inch Nails. Classic tracks include Modest Mouse, Bjork, Jimi Hendrix, Chris Cornell, The Cramps, The Soft Boys, Kris Kristofferson, The Spice Girls, Tal Bachman, Michie Mee & DJ L.A. Luv, De La Soul, The Subhumans, & Einstürzende Neubauten to name a few. Also, we revisit the very first live performance in George’s living room by the legends in The Cult, as well as an interview with Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall about ‘The Marfa Tapes’. We Love Music.

Best of the Strombo Show: Broken Social Scene Strombo Session

This week on the show George spins exclusive premieres from No Joy, Spider Whiskey, & Fiver. Plus we dive into lots of other new music including tracks from Danko Jones, Cleopatrick, Art Bergmann, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Mdou Moctar,, Status/Non-Status, Daniel Lanois, Toronto Tabla Ensemble, Allison Russell, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Haviah Mighty, Wolf Castle, & Capra to name a few. As for the classics, T Rex, Suzi Quatro, Buffy Sainte Marie, Willie Dunn, Joni Mitchell, The Be Good Tanyas, Zubot & Dawson, PJ Harvey and John Parish, 2 Pac, Digital Underground, Carcass, Exciter, & A Silver Mount Zion have got us covered. We also revisit a brilliant live performance from Broken Social Scene at George’s house in downtown Toronto. We Love Music.

Best of the Strombo Show: Strombo Sessions – John Prine

This week on the show George re-visits two of the most powerful live performances ever to take place at his house in Toronto… long time friends Alexisonfire & the late-great legendary Mr. John Prine. Also, lots of new music on the show this week, including fresh tracks from Sate, Digging Roots, Strange Breed, Goodbye Honolulu, Wine Lips, Slow Down Molasses, Blinker The Star, Farideh, Tanya Tagaq, Silla & Rise, Andy Shauf, Men I Trust, BadBadNotGood, New Age Doom & Lee “Scratch” Perry, The Human Rights, Generous Thieves, Shad, Hate, Tunic, Comeback Kid, Big Thief, Le Ren, & Jon Hopkins. Georgie also spins some classics from Rush, Thrush Hermit, Sleater-Kinney, Weezer, Tricky, Odetta, Sonic Youth, Erykah Badu, Slum Village, Beastie Boys, L7, Propagandhi, Daniel Lanois, Billie Holiday, & Beethoven. 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!

Holiday Special

Tis’ the season! This week on the show George revisits some special holiday performances by La Force, Hollerando, The Dears, Alan Doyle, Yukon Blonde, Lido Pimienta, Leif Vollebekk, Cleopatrick, Sharon & Bram, BadBadNotGood & Choir Choir Choir! There’s also tons of new music under the tree this year, including tracks from Spoon, TANDM, Hawksley Workman, JEEN, Broken Social Scene, Moscow Apartment, Bros, Tami Neilson, FAOC, Ed The Sock, Art of Time Ensemble, Catherine MacLellan, Alexandra Stréliski, & Terra Lightfoot. Lots of Christmas classics of course by the fire as well, with festive favourites from The New Pornographers, Belle and Sebastian, Pearl Jam, Tori Amos, The Pogues, Spirit of The West & Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, K.D. Lang, Stompin’ Tom, Johnny Cash, Young & Sexy, Bjork, Eurythmics, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Bob Marley & The Wailers, King Tubby, Quad City DJs, Run DMC, The Evaporators, Jimi Hendrix, Sum 41 & Tenacious D, Rise Against, Metallica, Aretha Franklin, Leonard Cohen, Coil, & Johnny Cash. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Strombo Sessions: 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: Amanda Palmer + Norm MacDonald

This week on the show George revisits a powerful interview / performance with Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls) & pays tribute to late-great comedian Norm MacDonald. Plus new music from Billy Talent ft. Rivers Cuomo, JEEN, SATE, Metallica Blacklist: Pup, Alessia Cara & The Warning, Kamasi Washington, Lady Blackbird, Kay Young, New Age Doom & Lee “Scratch” Perry, Hard Feelings, Caribou, SUUNS, Bad Waitress, The Troops of Doom, Tunic, Le Ren, Rose Bolton, & Jean-Michel Blais. As for the classics, Georgie spins some David Bowie, Soundgarden, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Broken Social Scene, Fiona Apple, Handsome Boy Modeling School, The Parachute Club, Diana Ross, Bowery Electric, My Bloody Valentine, Ozzy Osbourne, Hole, The Squires, Ian and Sylvia, & John Fahey. 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

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.

Strombo also 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. 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!