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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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Nine Inch Nails are putting the remainder of the tickets for their Cold and Black and Infinite tour on sale this Thursday, May 24th at 10am. This includes the two Detroit shows - October 22nd and October 23rd at the Fox Theatre. Cold and Black and Infinite tour also features the iconic sounds of The Jesus and Mary Chain.

NIN return with Bad Witch, the final installment in their EP trilogy, on June 22nd. Preorder here.

Nine Inch Nails w/ The Jesus And Mary Chain - U.S. tour

Jun 13 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (sold out)
Jun 15 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (sold out)
Jun 16 -- Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint (sold out)
Sep 13 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Sep 14 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre
Sep 18 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
Sep 19 -- Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
Sep 22 -- San Antonio, TX @ River City Rockfest
Sep 24 -- Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
Sep 26 -- Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
Sep 27 -- Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theatre
Sep 29 -- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
Oct 09 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Oct 10 -- Washington, DC @ The Anthem
Oct 13 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct 14 -- New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Oct 19 -- Boston, MA @ Boch Centre
Oct 20 -- Boston, MA @ Boch Centre
Oct 22 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Oct 23 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
Oct 25 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Oct 26 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Oct 27 -- Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
Nov 23 -- New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
Nov 24 -- New Orleans, LA @ Saenger Theatre
Nov 27 -- Irving, TX @ The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory
Nov 28 -- Irving, TX @ The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory
Dec 03 -- San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
Dec 07 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Dec 08 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Dec 11 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
Dec 12 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium


Poptone, featuring Kevin Haskins and Daniel Ash (and named after the PiL song), wrapped up their West coast tour performing updated versions of classics from their old bands Tones On Tail and Love and Rockets. Today the band announced a new North American tour which includes a Detroit area date. Tickets for the June 22nd show at The Loving Touch in Ferndale go on sale this Friday, May 25th. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, May 23rd.

Poptone release a live album June 8th featuring 13 tracks captured live at a session in Los Angeles. The record will be available on CD, 2LP pressed on white vinyl, and digital album download. Pre-order here.

Poptone - North American tour

Jun 20 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jun 21 -- Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Jun 22 -- Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
Jun 23 -- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jun 25 -- Montreal, QC @ L'Astral
Jun 26 -- Boston, MA @ Middle East
Jun 27 -- Wantagh, NY @ Mulcahy's
Jun 28 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
Jul 01 -- Silverspring, MD @ The Filmore

Published May 21st, 2018

Goldfrapp debuted a new version of "Ocean" today featuring vocals from Dave Gahan. The original was released on Goldfrapp's 2017 album Silver Eye and the updated version will appear on the deluxe edition of the album which arrives July 6th. Gahan's vocals enrich "Ocean" with a layer of sultriness and magnificence. Stream below:

Meanwhile Depeche Mode head back out on the road tomorrow in North America. They'll kick off their final string of North American tour dates in support of Spirit in Anaheim. View the tour itinerary below.

Depeche Mode - North American tour

May 22 -- Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
May 24 -- Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
May 27 -- San Antonio, TX @ AT & T Center
May 29 -- Tulsa, OK @ BoK Center
Jun 01 -- Chicago, IL @ United Center
Jun 03 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Jun 06 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Jun 09 -- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Jun 11 -- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre

Published May 21st, 2018


Presenting Classic Alternative - Episode #56: Entropy

Rock it old school with a brand new episode of Time Warp. This week's show includes music from The Jesus & Mary Chain, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Ocean Blue, Pixies, Jane's Addiction, Ultravox, Nine Inch Nails, Simple Minds, Joy Division, The Smiths, and more.

Stream below or here and check out the full archive of Time Warp episodes here or here.

Music news stories from the past week

Morrissey releasing "Rose Garden" cover
80s British indie celebrated on C89 boxset
The Church 30th anniversary 'Starfish' tour
Ian Curtis, R.I.P.
Matt Johnson talks The The tour + authorized biography
Chris Cornell, R.I.P.
NIN premiere single "God Break Down The Door"
James announce 15th studio LP
Rob Gretton, R.I.P.
Pete Shelley announces 3LP set 'The Genetic Years'
The Charlatans return with Totally Eclipsing EP
Neil Young solo tour plays Detroit's Fox Theatre
Liz Phair announces fall tour; plays Detroit
Video: Buffalo Tom live session


Morrissey is releasing the fourth single off his latest album Low In High School in July. The 7" vinyl single features a remixed version of "All The Young People Must Fall In Love" backed with a live version of "Rose Garden," captured live in Nashville. "Rose Garden" was made famous by Lynn Anderson in 1970 and has been covered by Morrissey a few times over the years. Morrissey Central reports the single will arrive in July but has not divulged the exact release date.

Morrissey also announced two July gigs -- he'll play Castlefield Arena in Manchester on July 7th and on July 19th he'll play Dalhalla Arena in Rattvik, Sweden.

Published May 19th, 2018

Cherry Red Records has announced another incredible 3CD boxset featuring British indie treasures from the 80s. C89 follows the success of the previous British indie compilations C86, C87, and C88 (which were takeoffs from NME's iconic cassette series) and includes a stellar collection of hit indie singles and obscure tracks from The Stone Roses, The La's, Mock Turtles, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, The Driscolls, Popguns, and more. The collection arrives July 27th and is available to pre-order here. Check out the tracklisting below:

Disc 1

01. The La's - Come In Come Out
02. The Family Cat -- Tom Verlaine
03. Milltown Brothers -- Which Way Should I Jump
04. The Telescopes -- Nothing
05. Brighter -- Inside Out
06. Ned Fast Automatic Daffodils -- Lions
07. Red Chair Fadeaway -- Let It Happen
08. Korova Milk Bar -- Do It Again
09. The Sun And The Moon -- Adam's Song
10. Bobby Scarlet -- White Pearl
11. The Ogdens -- It's A Beautiful Day
12. The Seers -- Freedom Trip
13. The Candy Darlings -- That's Where Caroline Lives
14. The Rainkings -- Break The Strain
15. Po! -- Confidence
16. The Bardots -- Sad Anne
17. The Onset -- Sun And Moon
18. The Ammonites -- Days In The Sun
19. Rorschach -- Captain Elastic
20. How Many Bears Make Five -- Another Friendly Face
21. Hey Paulette -- Commonplace
22. Jane Pow -- That's My Girl
23. Kit -- Cheatin' My Heart
24. Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine -- Sheriff Fatman

Disc 2

01. The Stone Roses -- Going Down
02. The Popguns -- Waiting For The Winter
03. The Mock Turtles -- Wicker Man
04. The Orchids -- What Will We Do Next?
05. The Man From Delmonte -- My Love Is Like A Gift You Can't Return
06. The Revolving Paint Dream -- Green Sea Blue
07. The Pooh Sticks -- I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Alan McGee Quite Well
08. Bridewell Taxis -- Just Good Friends
09. Another Sunny Day -- You Should All Be Murdered
10. The Driscolls -- Doctor Good And His Incredible Life Saving Soap
11. The Charlottes -- How Can You Say You Really Feel?
12. Rebound Story -- Swimming In The Heart Of Jane
13. The Prayers -- Fingerdips
14. The Snapdragons -- Dole Boys On Futons
15. Barbel -- One Thing
16. Choo Choo Train -- Briar Rose
17. Holidaymakers -- Skyrider
18. Fallovr 24 -- It's Up To You (previously unreleased)
19. Thrilled Skinny -- Biscuits In A Tin
20. Brian -- A Million Miles
21. The Wilderness Children -- Plastic Bag From Tescos
22. The Moss Poles -- 10,000 Miles (previously unreleased)
23. The Haywains -- Fisherman's Friend
24. King Of The Slums -- Bombs Away On Harpurhey

Disc 3

01. The Claim -- Picking Up The Bitter Little Pieces
02. A Riot Of Colour -- Swallow
03. Daisycutters -- Friends
04. Peruvian Hipsters -- Tony Hadley
05. The Cherry Orchard -- This Big Love
06. Ambitious Beggars -- Welcome
07. The DaVincis -- Thomas Wolfe
08. Avo-8 -- Big Car
09. The Becketts -- The Most Beautiful Girl In Town
10. Sunflowers -- Bubble Bus
11. The Magnificent Lkage -- Passion
12. Strawberry Story -- Tell Me Now
13. Newsflash -- Wherever I Go (demo)
14. The Mayfields -- All You Ever Say
15. The Ruth Ellis Swing Band -- Burn Your Books & Join My Life
16. Christine's Cat -- Your Love Is...
17. Said Liquidator -- Say What You Feel
18. Jane From Occupied Europe -- Annabel Lee
19. Big Red Bus -- Sun Still Shines
20. Men Of Westenesse -- The Coldest Water
21. The Church Grims -- Mr. Watt Said
22. Jactars -- Pull The Plug
23. Me And Dean Martin -- Surfing Days
24. The Rain -- Seven Red Apples

Published May 19th, 2018

The Church will tour North America this fall in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic album Starfish. Whispers of the tour emerged earlier this week after Slicing Up Eyeballs reported initial dates/cities, and now The Church have officially confirmed the tour. The tour will feature the band's current iteration and NOT the classic and incredible Starfish lineup (thus no Marty Wilson Piper or Richard Ploog), and will see the band perform Starfish in full along with a selection of fan favorites. The confirmed tour itinerary -- which does not include a Detroit area date -- is available to view below:

The Church - North American tour

Oct 01 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Oct 03 -- Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Oct 04 -- Vancouver, BC @ The Fox Cabaret
Oct 05 -- Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
Oct 09 -- Aspen, CO @ Belly Up
Oct 11 -- Boulder, CO @ The Fox Theatre
Oct 12 -- Fort Collins, CO @ Washington’s FoCo
Oct 14 -- Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar
Oct 15 -- St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 16 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Oct 17 -- Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Oct 19 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
Oct 20 -- Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 21 -- Montreal, QC @ Cafe Campus
Oct 23 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 24 -- Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
Oct 25 -- New York, NY @ City Winery
Oct 26 -- New York, NY @ City Winery

Published May 19th, 2018