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...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

Legal disclaimer: This blog is my personal, independent website. It is not affiliated with Bell Media, nor does it represents the thoughts, opinions, desires, etc of Bell Media

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Sunday, September 22, 2019


Classic Alternative - Episode #124: Lost In Space

Includes Gang Of Four, The Stone Roses, Depeche Mode, Teenage Fanclub, Pixies, Love And Rockets, Television, and The Smiths.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


News stories from the week
Depeche Mode announce concert film Spirits In The Forest
Peter Hook memoir adapted into TV series
Ministry announce career-spanning picture book
Liam Gallagher debuts MTV Unplugged performance
Trashcan Sinatras tour North America; play Detroit

A new Ministry photo book will be released in December. Ministry: Prescripture The Visual History is a 200 page career-spanning book featuring rare and unseen photos -- some from Al Jourgensen's personal archive -- artwork, commentary/quotes from Ministry band members plus other bands/musicians including Bauhaus, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails, Jane's Addiction, Ramones, and more.

Some copies of the book come with a bonus 7" featuring an acoustic studio recording of "Everyday Is Halloween" which also features Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction.

Al Jourgensen revealed to Rolling Stone that after years of distancing himself from his "Everyday Is Halloween" synthpop days, he warmed up to the idea of performing the iconic 1985 track after some urging from Navarro. He's since come to almost embrace his past:

“It’s a period of my career I never thought I would revisit, but in the end it was cathartic. After playing it a few times both in North America and in Europe on Ministry’s latest tours, I’ve come to realize what a call to arms it is for teens everywhere.”

Ministry: Prescripture The Visual History ships around December 6th and is available to pre-order here.






Trashcan Sinatras return to North America for another One Night, Two Albums acoustic tour. Last year they performed their first two albums Cake and I've Seen Everything in full; this year's tour will see the band playing their next two albums -- A Happy Pocket (1996) and Weightlifting (2004) in full. The tour, which was announced earlier this year, now includes a Detroit area stop at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on October 21st. Tickets are on sale now.

FYI: two stops on the tour -- November 9th and November 15th -- are "all request" shows.



Trashcan Sinatras - One Night, Two Albums tour

Oct 04 -- San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
Oct 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall
Oct 06 -- Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
Oct 08 -- Portland, OR @ White Eagle Saloon
Oct 09 -- Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
Oct 10 -- Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 12 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Rye
Oct 13 -- Denver, CO @ The Soiled Dove
Oct 15 -- St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
Oct 17 -- St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct 18 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
Oct 21 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
Oct 22 -- Evanston, IL @ Space
Oct 23 -- Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 25 -- Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
Oct 26 -- New York, NY @ The Cutting Room
Oct 27 -- Boston, MA @ City Winery
Oct 29 -- Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
Oct 30 -- Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
Nov 01 -- Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
Nov 02 -- Charlotte, NC @ Evening Muse
Nov 04 -- Atlanta, GA @ Smith's Olde Bar
Nov 06 -- Austin, TX @ 3Ten ACL Live
Nov 08 -- Dallas, TX @ Opening Bell Coffee
Nov 09 -- Dallas, TX @ House Party (all request show)
Nov 11 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov 12 -- Tuscon, AZ @ Hotel Congress
Nov 15 -- Las Vegas, NV @ House Party (all request show)
Nov 16 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
Nov 17 -- San Diego, CA @ Amsdconcerts @ SCC

Liam Gallagher released his second solo record Why Me? Why Not on Friday. Over the summer Gallagher recorded an acoustic concert for MTV Unplugged, and now that his record is out, MTV Europe is set to premiere the episode on September 27th. To prepare the world for greatness, Gallagher premiered one of the songs from the episode - enjoy the unplugged version of "Now That I've Found You" below:



Published September 22nd, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019


A new Depeche Mode film directed by Anton Corbijn will screen in theaters one night only in November. Spirits In The Forest is a concert film, but not JUST a concert film; along with concert footage captured from the Global Spirit tour, the film will include "emotional stories" from six different Depeche Mode fans around the world with intimate documentary footage filmed in the hometowns of the fans.

Spirits In The Forest screens on November 21st for one night only and tickets will go on sale starting September 26th. So far theaters have not yet been announced but will be revealed shortly. For now, Depeche Mode encourages fans to sign up for more info here.

Depeche Mode's classic concert film (and live album) 101 was released in 1989. A documentary on the making of 101 is available to view below:




Published September 19th, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019


Peter Hook's sensational memoir recalling the rise and fall of The Haçienda is being transformed into a six part television series. According to Deadline, Witchery Pictures, which is owned by the British production company All3Media acquired the rights to The Hacienda: How Not To Run A Club. Ed Whitmore has been enlisted for the daunting task of adapting Hooky's book into a series for the small screen.

The Haçienda: How Not To Run A Club is a spellbinding tale chronicling the glory days and epic failure of the iconic and infamous Manchester institution.

The riveting work was published in 2010 and is Hooky's first memoir. He has since written two other fascinating memoirs focusing on his days in Joy Division (Unknown Pleasures: Inside Joy Division) and New Order (Substance: Inside New Order).

Meanwhile Peter Hook is gearing up to bring his Technique/Republic tour to North America next month. Tickets for all the shows on the tour are on sale now.

Peter Hook - Technique/Republic tour

Oct 24 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Oct 25 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Oct 26 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Oct 28 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Oct 29 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Oct 31 -- Detroit, MI @ St Andrew's Hall
Nov 01 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Nov 02 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 04 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Nov 05 -- Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Nov 07 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 08 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 09 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Nov 11 -- Austin, TX @ Emo's
Nov 12 -- Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

Published September 18th, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019


Classic Alternative - Episode #123: Naturally Enough...

Includes Happy Mondays, The Pop Group, Nitzer Ebb, Depeche Mode, Lou Reed, Ramones, Lush, and The Smiths.

Stream below or here and catch up with the archive of previous episodes here or here.


News stories from the week

Bauhaus reunite for Hollywood show
Video: Pixies play live session
Thurston Moore covers New Order
Supergrass announce career-spanning boxset
R.E.M. release rarity for charity