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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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Coming March 28th--some Cure reissues. Last year Rhino Records reissued four Cure cds: Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith, and Pornograpy were all reissued as double cds replete with bonus tracks and other goodies. Apparently this year the band decided to pare down the reissues and put out a single disc version of each of these cds. So this time around, the cds won't include any bonus tracks but there will be new artwork, and yes, they will be somewhat cheaper. Look for the new batch of reissues on March 28th. And, later in the year the Cure will reissue The Head On The Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, but there's no word yet on whether these will be souped up double deluxe cds or single cds with new artwork.


Cold has broken up. Scooter Ward made the announcement earlier today on the band's forum on the Atlantic Records website. In the statement, Ward thanks Cold fans for their support and explains that he is currently working on a new solo project. He also (just today!) created a myspace page to keep fans up to date on his new solo project.


The ex-cop from the Village People appeared Saturday night on America's Most Wanted. Apparently he is on the lam after getting busted for crack over the summer and America's Most Wanted wants YOU to find him!

You can check out more at this here website.
The new single from Pearl Jam is called "World Wide Suicide" and is set to be released on March 8th. Right now you can check out a 30 second snippet of the song here. The full length cd from Pearl Jam is currently untitled, but it is scheduled to be released on May 2nd.

The Buzzcocks have a new cd coming soon. It is called Flat Pack Philosophy and is due to hit stores on March 7th. There are 14 new songs on the cd. A tour is currently being scheduled...

The Sex Pistols will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13th, however Johnny Rotten, er, Lydon has made it clear that the band will NOT be attending the ceremony. The band posted a statement on their official website explaining the reason they are boycotting the event. Read all about it here.

The New York Dolls have a dvd coming out in April. New York Doll will be in stores on April 4th. This is the same film/documentary that hit theaters back in the fall. If you are a fan of the band and the scene, you definitely want to check this one out. It has lots of live stuff, plus interviews with the surviving members of the Dolls, Morrissey, Iggy Pop, Bob Geldof, Chrissy Hynde and more.


Well, it turns out I have some concert updates for you.

The Strokes will be in town at the State Theater on April 13th, however tickets will now go on sale THIS Friday at 10am. So go get your tickets for the show TOMORROW at 10am.

Taking Back Sunday will be in town April 17th at Clutch Cargos. This is different from the March date we had been given by the band's peeps a couple of weeks ago. So the new TBS date is April 17th at Clutch Cargos. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10am.

Head Automatica will be in town March 31st at St. Andrew's Hall. Tickets will go on sale TOMORROW morning at 10am.


The Taste Of Chaos tour kicked off a couple of weeks ago, and it will be at Cobo on March 11th. Check out this website to enjoy free downloads from bands that played Taste Of Chaos last year. Enjoy audio and video downloads from Thrice, Thursday, Sum 41, Fall Out Boy and more.

Taking Back Sunday has set an official release date for their new cd. Louder Now will be in stores on April 25th. Stop by the band's official website to get a sneak preview of the cover art for the new cd. And don't forget that TBS will be rocking out at Clutch Cargos on April 17th. Tickets go on sale THIS Saturday at 10am.

Elefant has a new cd coming in April. The Black Magic Show will drop on April 18th. The first single "Lolita" is available for your downloading enjoyment at the band's official website. They also have a link to iTunes where you can download the very exclusive pre-release digital version of their new cd. Elefant is currently on the road spreading the love around, but of course the Detroit area got dissed again...sadly there is no Detroit date scheduled.



The boys in Finch are taking some time off. A statement regarding the band's hiatus is posted on the band's official website. "Through much thought and deliberation, the five of us have decided to take an indefinite break from Finch. Amongst the many reasons for our decision, our individual priorities lie in different places." You can read the rest of the statement here.

Fall Out Boy is going to reissue the latest cd, Under The Cork Tree, on March 14th. The nifty, new-for-'06, limited edition version will contain new cover art as well as 5 new tracks. Two of the songs will be remixes, and the other three new songs are b-sides.

Take Action Volume 5 is out today! The double cd contains songs from Hawthorne Heights, Sugarcult, Panic!At The Disco, Dropkick Murphys, Lost City Angels, Underoath and many more. In related news, the Take Action tour is getting ready to kick off. Matchbook Romance will headline this year's tour. The Early November, Chiodus, Amber Pacific and Hit The Lights will also be a part of the tour. Don't miss the show at Clutch Cargo's on April 13th. Find out more about the Take Action organization and tour here.

The Evans Blue cd, The Melody & The Energetic Nature Of Volume, is also out today. You can check out Evans Blue at the Chubby Pickle in Windsor tonight and tomorrow night. The boys are also scheduled to stop by the mighty 89x studio tomorrow for a chat with the Morning X's Dave & Chuck The Freak, so tune in tomorrow morning.


The Strokes
have lined up a Detroit date! They will be at the State Theater on April 13th. The tickets are not on sale yet...it looks like they will go on sale sometime next weekend--not this weekend, but next weekend. Keep listening to 89x for the official onsale date.

Coldplay has apparently released a bunch of tickets for Wednesday's show, so if you want to go to the show, you should call Ticketmaster or visit their online site at www.ticketmaster.com. These tickets were just released a couple of hours ago, so you may luck out and get some great seats.

Angels & Airwaves is the new band Tom Delonge (Blink 182) formed late last year. Why not check out the interview/podcast Delonge did with Rolling Stone magazine? Clicky-clicky.


David Bowie--Let's Dance
The Clash--I Fought The Law
Depeche Mode--Policy Of Truth
The Police--Don't Stand So Close To Me
Tori Amos--Cornflake Girl
Love & Rockets--No New Tale To Tell
Jane's Addiction--Mountain Song
James--Sit Down
Boomtown Rats--I Don't Like Mondays
Red Hot Chili Peppers--Taste The Pain
XTC--Dear God
World Party--Ship Of Fools
The Cult--She Sells Sanctuary
Wire--Kidney Bingoes
Siouxsie & The Banshees--Kiss Them For Me
Duran Duran--The Reflex
Violent Femmes--Add It Up
House Of Pain--Jump Around
Simple Minds--Don't You (Forget About Me)
New Order--True Faith
The Cure--Inbetween Days
U2--When Love Comes To Town
Roxy Music--Love Is The Drug
Cocteau Twins--Lorelei
Psychedelic Furs--Heaven
Pixies--Here Comes Your Man
Split Enz--I Got You
Depeche Mode--Just Can't Get Enough
Ramones--Blitzkrieg Bop
The Clash--Clampdown
Blondie--One Way Or Another
Smashing Pumpkins--I Am One
R.E.M.--Can't Get There From Here
Jane's Addiction--Been Caught Stealing
The Cult--Love Removal Machine
The Smiths--Big Mouth Strikes Again
INXS--Don't Change
Faith No More--We Care A Lot
The Police--Roxanne
English Beat--Mirror In The Bathroom
Joy Division--Love Will Tear Us Apart
Peter Gabriel--Games Without Frontiers
Mighty Mighty Bosstones--Someday I Suppose
Nirvana--Where Did You Sleep Last Night
New Order--Blue Monday
Duran Duran--Come Undone
Roxy Music--More Than This

I think I may have forgotten to post this concert date last week: The Violent Femmes will be at the Royal Oak Music Theater on March 11th. You can get tickets from tickets.com, but not ticketmaster.

The Pixies have a live digitial only release that is available exclusively at emusic.com. Hey: Live Pixies 2004-2005 features 28 tracks that were recorded while on the road for their reunion tour.

Richard Butler, the lead singer for the Psychedelic Furs is getting ready to release his solo, debut cd. Richard Butler will be released on April 18th and Butler is going to do some live, intimate shows in March to promote the cd's release. So far, a Detroit date has not been scheduled. By the way, the Psychedelic Furs are still busy recording new music. A new Psych Furs cd is due out later on this year.

The Cult will kick off their tour next Wednesday in San Francisco. They will be hooking up with liverecordings.com to make each night's concert available on cd to those attending the show that night. Don't miss the Cult at the Emerald on March 19th. This Friday, February 24th, you can check out the Cult on the Late, Late Show on CBS for a preview of the band's live show.


Fuel is on the lookout for a new lead singer. Brett Scallions has left Fuel to join the X's. Scallions will be playing bass and helping out on vocals. You can check out what they've been up to lately on their myspace page. Meanwhile, Fuel will continue to rock. They are currently searching for a new lead singer.

Evans Blue is gearing up to release their cd, the Melody & the Energetic Nature of Volume. It's due out on Tuesday, however you can check out a stream of the cd on aol music. Don't forget that 89x presents Evans Blue at the Chubby Pickle next Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuesday show is 19 and over, the Wednesday show is all ages.

Thursday has picked the first single from their new cd, A City By The Light Divided. The first single is called "Counting 5-4-3-2-1." Look for the cd to drop on May 2nd. Don't miss Thursday at St. Andrew's on May 10th.

Check out strippedmusic.com for a special performance by Yellowcard. You can enjoy some audio and video from the band's latest cd, Lights & Sounds, plus you can check out some interview footage and behind the scenes tomfoolery. If you're not into Yellowcard, not to worry. You can check out past episodes from Fall Out Boy, Switchfoot and Staind at strippedmusic as well.

Hawthorne Heights has a new cd out on February 28th. If Only You Were Lonely features the new single "Saying Sorry" that you've heard on 89x. While you are anticipating the release of the cd, be sure to enjoy the stream of the entire cd at aolmusic.com. The stream will be available for your listening pleasure until February 28th.

The Vines have a new cd coming your way in April. Vision Valley will drop on April 3rd. Right now the Vines are streaming 2 songs from the upcoming release on their official website. "Gross Out" and "Don't Listen To The Radio" are available here.


Avenged Sevenfold and Coheed & Cambria will hit the road together for a big spring tour. The Detroit show is Friday, May 12th at Cobo. Tickets go on sale this Friday (February 17th) at 10am.

On March 21st, My Chemical Romance will release their cd/dvd package called Life On The Murder Scene. The set consists of 1 audio cd and 3 dvds. The audio portion is a bunch of live recordings and the dvd portion includes the band's videos, their MTV2 $2 bill show, some behind the scenes footage and much more. You can check out a trailer for the package here. MCR is gearing up to record some brand new material. It looks like they'll hit the recording studio at the end of March.

Tom Delonge has a new band called Angels & Airwaves. They've been busy over the last couple of months working on a cd. You can check out an alleged new clip of an alleged new song here. You can also check out their myspace page.


Fall Out Boy will be on One Tree Hill tomorrow. They were on the show back in October, and they're back on a new eppy tomorrow night. And be sure to check out the One Tree Hill Volume 2 Soundtrack that came out last week. Fall Out Boy, Audioslave, Nada Surf, Jimmy Eat World and Hot Hot Heat are all featured on the soundtrack.

By now you've probably heard the new Atreyu single, Ex's & Oh's, on 89x. The full length cd, Death Grip On Yesterday, is due to drop on March 28th. Don't miss Atreyu on the Taste Of Chaos tour. They'll be playing along with the Deftones, Story Of The Year, Thrice and more March 11th over at Cobo.

Faith No More will release a double DVD in the late spring. One disc will be a live concert performance, and the other disc will contain all the band's videos.

Hoobastank's new single, If I Were You, is streaming on the band's official website. Their full length cd, Every Man For Himself, will drop on April 18th.


Franz Ferdinand, the Vines, the Subways & Meg White have all hooked up with PETA to offer Valentine's Day e-cards. This is a part of the PETA "Have A Heart For Animals" campaign. You can check out the e-cards here. Go ahead and send one. If you're going to bother "celebrating" VD, this would be a much better way to do it than ugly-ass jewelery or wilting flowers.
It's true. Stappy tied the knot over the weekend. Dry your eyes.
Don't forget that the Violent Femmes will be appearing at the Royal Oak Music Theater on March 11th. You can get tickets through tickets.com or the Royal Oak Music Theater box office.

A New Order and Joy Division tribute record is in the works. The cd is for the fans, by the fans, so you can submit your own cover versions of New Order and Joy Division songs. The deadline to submit your songs is February 28th. You can check out this website to read the official rules and find out more about the tribute cd.


As you know, Tool has a new cd coming out later on this spring. Look for the cd, Elephtheria, to drop on April 25th. This isn't officially official yet, but it looks like that is the title and the date that Tool is shooting for.


Tickets are on sale now for the Death Cab/Franz Ferdinand show. The co-headline tour will be making a stop at the State Theater in Detroit on April 18th. So get your tickets now.

And don't forget to check out Death Cab tomorrow evening on Austin City Limits on PBS.

Alkaline Trio will be at the Royal Oak Music Theater on April 23rd. Tickets are on sale now and you can get them at the Royal Oak Music Theater box office, Livenation.com, or tickets.com. You CANNOT get them at ticketmaster.

Thursday will be playing St. Andrew's Hall on May 10th. Tickets are on sale now. If you are in the Ohio area, or just feel the need for a roadtrip, you can also catch Thursday at Headlines in Toledo on May 13th. The new cd from Thursday will be out on May 2nd, so I'm sure they'll be playing a lot of new songs during the show.

Taking Back Sunday is coming to town! Their all ages show is March 26th at Clutch Cargos. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (Saturday morning) at 10am.

***update on February 23rd--the Taking Back Sunday date has been changed to April 17th at Clutch Cargos. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 25th.

Definitely don't miss this 89x show--89x presents Neverending White Lights at the Chubby Pickle in Windsor on March 10th. You can grab tickets from www.thechubbypickle.com or from Dr. Disc in Windsor. This is a 19 and over show.

On to some non-concert news...

Head Automatica is busy working on their new cd. Popaganda is the working title for the disc. They should have it out by the summertime. In the meantime, you can check out a whole bunch of videos from Head Automatica here.



Radiohead is busy finishing up work on their new cd. There still is no working title, and there's no release date, however they have set up a festival appearance for the summer. Radiohead is set to headline the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival which will be taking place June 16 through the 18th in Manchester, Tennessee. Beck, Death Cab For Cutie, the Dredsen Dolls, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes and loads of other acts will also be a part of the festival. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am at this website. You can also check out some live stuff My Morning Jacket did at Bonnaroo last year at this site.

89x premiered the new Godsmack single, "Speak" on the Catch of the Day with the incredibly sexy Vince Cannova yesterday. The new Godsmack cd titled IV is set to be released on April 25th.

Slipknot is going to reissue their very first cd, Slipknot, on March 14th. The original version was released in 1999, but the band decided it was time for a new, revamped double disc version. The extra disc is reportedly going to be a dvd with a bunch of bonus footage. Meanwhile, Corey Taylor from Slipknot is busy finishing up work on the new Stone Sour cd that is set to be released later on this summer.

Less Than Jake is gearing up to release a 4 song ep called Absolution For Idiots & Addicts. You'll be able to check out Less Than Jake on this summer's Warped Tour. Warped rolls through town on July 29th.



Billy Corgan has made good on his promise to reform the Smashing Pumpkins. Last week he signed up for representation with Azoff Management. Now that the Smashing Pumpkins have a management team, what about some music? Corgan is working on that. He's reportedly working on new music with drummer Jimmy Chamberlain. Rumors are also swirling about a possible headlining spot for the Lollapalooza festival this summer. This year the festival will take place in Chicago at Grant Park on August 4-6th. No artists have officially been announced for the festival, so right now the Smashing Pumpkins rumor is just conjecture.

Franz Ferdinand and Death Cab For Cutie are going to head out on the road together for a coheadline tour. The tour kicks off in Portland on March 22nd and will make a stop at the State Theater in Detroit on April 18th. If you want a shot a pre-sale tickets, both bands are holdling presales through this website, but you have to register for access at either the Franz or Death Cab website.

Audioslave is finishing up work on their third cd. Once the cd is finished, they will head out for a spring tour. Look for the new Audioslave disc to hit stores in June.

Jack White amps up his coolness factor with his new project, The Raconteurs. This project also features Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler. Their first single, "Steady As She Goes" is available only as a 7 inch import single, but you can check it out now at their official website. Their full length cd, Broken Boy Soldiers, is set to drop in May. If you do nothing else today, check out the band's website since it is unlike any other you've seen.

The Grammy Awards will be handed out tonight in Los Angeles. Usually these award shows are pretty bad, but it may be worth a look see tonight. Coldplay, U2 and even Linkin Park will be rocking out at the Staples Center. The show gets going at 8pm on CBS.