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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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The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed for the aol music folks last week. You can check out the goods here. And don't forget the new RHCP cd, Stadium Arcadium, drops on May 9th.

By the way, Korn has agreed to tape an exclusive aol music performance. They will perform 4 songs acoustically for the first time ever. Acoustic Korn! No date has been set for the performance, but it's expected to probably take place in June sometime.


The Revolting Cocks recently released a new cd titled Cocked & Loaded. You can check out a video for the single "Fire Engine" right here. Don't miss the Revolting Cocks as they open for Ministry June 24th at Harpo's.
Depeche Mode is still on the road promoting the latest cd, Playing the Angel. The next leg of the tour kicks off Thursday. They've decided that this time around they will record all the shows and make them available as limited edition cds and digital downloads. There will be about 50 double cds that will eventually be available for fans, so you'll have lots of live Depeche Mode to enjoy! You can check out more info here.
Iggy & the Stooges are working on a new cd! They are writing and recording a new, full length cd with producer extraordinaire, Steve Albini. The cd is due out next year with a full scale tour to follow.


Back in the fall, Jack White agreed to write and record a new jingle for Coca-Cola. Well, the commercial is finally ready to check out. The ad has been airing on Australian television, and you can check it out right here.
TIckets for Tool's show May 15th at the Fox Theater went on sale this morning at 10am. The show sold out at 10:03 am. That's right! Tickets sold out in only three measly minutes! Don't you worry though...89x will give you a shot at FRONT ROW Tool tickets starting Monday at 9am. Check out 89xradio.com for all the info. And by the way, Tool will launch a full length North American tour in the fall...so if you missed out this time, it may be comforting to know that they'll be back in just a couple of months.


If you missed the big annoucement today...here's the deal on the 89X 15th Birthday Bash!

Sunday, June 18th...89X is proud to throw the biggest, baddest bash!


Dashboard Confessional
Yeah Yeah Yeah's
Hawthorne Heights
Mindless Self Indulgence
We Are Scientists
Love Arcade
Ashes Of Soma
Bedouin Soundclash
Say Anything

The Bash will be downtown at the Fox Theater, State Theater and Woodward Outdoor Stage.

The ticket presale is going on now through Thursday at midnight. Tickets go on sale through all Ticketmaster Outlets starting Friday morning at 10am.


The new Tool single, "Vicarious" has leaked on the net. I'd post a link so you could check it out, but I'd be in BIG trouble. No, make that REALLY BIG trouble. So do what you have to, but if anyone asks, I know nothing! Keep it on 89x to hear the Band-Approved-Non-Stolen-Version of "Vicarious." Or Maynard will kill you. And you don't want that...
A documentary chronicling the life and times of Joe Strummer will be released on dvd at the end of June. Strummer's long time friend, Dick Rude was heavily involved with the dvd. He went through a lot of Strummer's archives and assembled much of the dvd. Let's Rock Again is scheduled to be released on June 27th.
A new Smiths dvd will be out this summer. The Smiths--Under Review is a 90 minute documentary that tells the story of the band. The dvd includes live performances, videos, television appearances and interviews with the band. The dvd is expected to be released on June 6th.


The Red Hot Chili Peppers will release the new, double cd, Stadium Arcadium, on May 9th. The band is currently scheduling dates for their North American tour, which is slated to kick off sometime in August. They have posted a list of cities that they are planning to visit on the tour, and yes, they have listed Detroit! The band will announce the full tour schedule including the dates on May 1st. The tickets for all the shows will go on sale to the public on May 13th, however fan club members will have access to tickets on May 7th. Stick close to 89X for further updates on the RHCP tour. And you can check out the band's video for "Dani California" right here.
Alice In Chains is gearing up for a U.S. tour. The tour kicks off May 18th, but the official routing schedule is not available yet. William DuVall is going to be handling vocals for all the U.S. shows.
Sonic Youth taped an episode of the WB show Gilmore Girls this week. Apparently the band digs the show and were delighted to have the chance to appear on an episode. The episode features the band playing an acoustic version of their new single "What A Waste." The single is from the band's forthcoming cd, Rather Ripped. The cd drops June 13th and the episode starring Sonic Youth airs May 9th on the WB.


Pearl Jam will be appearing on Saturday Night Live on April 15th. They will play their new single, "World Wide Suicide" along with another song that is yet to be determined. Pearl Jam's new, self titled cd drops on May 2nd, and they'll be at the Palace for a big 89x show on May 22nd.

The Lostprophets will be back with a new cd in June. Keep an ear out for the first single from the cd called "Rooftops." A video is currently in the works for the single...it should be online at the end of the month or early May.
Tickets for the Panic! At The Disco show will go on sale Friday morning at 10am. The show is July 14th at the State Theater. They are also doing a show July 13th in Grand Rapids. Those tickets will also go on sale Friday morning.

Tickets for the Dave Matthews Band will go on sale this Saturday morning at 10. They will be at DTE on June 6th.

You can get tickets for both of these acts through ticketmaster.


Panic! At The Disco will launch their first ever headline tour June 6th, and indeed they will be making a stop in the Detroit area. You'll be able to check out the sweet and emotional sounds of Panic! At The Disco July 14th at the State Theater. And for those of you that need a double shot of sins, not tragedies...well, there's also a Grand Rapids date July 13th at the Orbit Room. Stay close and keep it on 89x for further ticket information.
Korn is gearing up for a big festival jaunt this summer. Munky says that they are going to be hooking up with the Deftones and probably a couple of other bands for a festival tour. No word on whether it will be called Kornfest.