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...hang the dj

...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

For music submissions, press releases, or questions/concerns:

hangthedjmag (at) gmail.com

Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Social Distortion is busy working on the follow up to Sex, Love and Rock N Roll. Their new cd won't be out until some time next year, but in July the band is going to road test some of their new songs while on a short tour of the west coast. It sucks that they won't be coming here anytime soon, but if you're gonna be on the west coast in July, you may be able to catch the band on the road. Here's the tour sked:

7/3/06 - LAS VEGAS, NV
7/6/06 - SEATTLE, WA
7/7/06 - SEATTLE, WA
7/8/06 - PORTLAND, OR
7/9/06 - PORTLAND, OR
7/11/06 - SPOKANE, WA
7/12/06 - BOISE, ID
7/14/06 - SALT LAKE CITY, UT
7/15/06 - DENVER, CO
7/18/06 - CABAZON, CA
8/1/06 - TEMPE, AZ

Sunday, May 21, 2006

You may find this marginally funny. It's a video of a stand up comic performing his very special interpretation of the history of dance. Yep, he dances to Elvis, Michael Jackson, the Bee Gees, Vanilla Ice, McHammer and more.
Here's the link to the site I was talking about on the air. It's an interesting music blog with samples of mp3's. You can check out outtakes from Morrissey's Viva Hate cd, plus there's also material from the Cure, the Clash and other stuff. Just scroll around.

According to the blog, they only keep the songs they've posted on the site for 2-7 days, so jump on it.

**Download/sample at your own risk...I am absolved of all blame if the RIAA comes a-knockin'.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Jack White has apparently struck back at "fans" that have disparaged him for creating a Coca-Cola jingle. According to gigwise.com, White is quoted as saying, “they (fans) assume someone drove up to my house with a truck full of money and a gun to my head, and said, 'Crack open a Coke on television and give the thumbs up.' That's not what happened. I saw a beautiful ad, and I wrote a song for it because I was inspired by it."

In more Jack White related news...the Raconteurs will release their debut cd, Broken Boy Soldiers tomorrow! Thursday night they are scheduled to perform on Conan O'Brien's show, so dust off the Tivo.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Thom Yorke from Radiohead is going to release a solo record in July. The Eraser is reportedly going to drop in July, however it is unclear who is going to put out the release. It may be released on XL, but it may also turn up as a download only release. Eraser was written entirely by Yorke, and he also played all the instruments on the cd. Yorke said, "it was fun and quick to do. Inevitably it is more beats and electronics...yes, it's a record. No, it's not a Radiohead record. It was all done with their blessing." Read more about the cd here.

Oh, and there's a glimmer of hope for Radiohead fans in the Detroit area! The band is going to tour next year after their full length cd is released. So they may be in the area then. Like I said, it's a glimmer of hope.

Sunday, May 7, 2006

The Replacements collection, Don't You Know Who I Think I Was? The Best Of The Replacements, drops on June 13th. The cd compiles 18 of the band's greatest songs, but this collection is unlike others that are available in that songs from both the Twin/Tone and Sire/Reprise eras are included. Plus there are 2 new songs that the band recorded at the end of last year. The two new songs titles are: "Message To The Boys" and "Pool & Dive." Check out rhino's official website to hear a sample of all of the songs on the compilation, including the two new songs!
Depeche Mode reissues are coming your way in June. The band is going to reissue Speak & Spell (1981), Music For The Masses (1987), and Violator (1990) on June 6th. Each reissue will contain the original material, b-sides, and a bonus dvd.

Here's the tracklisting for the reissue of Speak & Spell.

Here's the tracklisting for Music For The Masses.

Here's the tracklisting for Violator.

Saturday, May 6, 2006

Radiohead's North American tour is set to launch on June 1st. As mentioned previously, the band will do two-night stands in each city it visits. The tour kicks June 1st in the fine metropolis that is Upper Derby, Pennsylvania and ends June 30th at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. And of course, they are bypassing the great city of Detroit. Here are the tour dates...read 'em and weep! Boo, hiss.

June 1 & 2 Upper Derby (Pennsylvania)

June 4 & 5 Boston

June 7 & 8 Toronto

June 10 & 11 Montreal

June 13 & 14 New York City

June 17th Manchester, Tennessee (headlining the Bonnaroo festival)

June 19 & 20 Chicago

June 23 & 24 Berkeley

June 26 & 27 San Diego

June 29 & 30 Los Angeles