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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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Chevelle's new cd, Vena Sera, will drop on April 3rd. The first single, "Well Enough Alone," is streaming on the band's official website.
The Used will release a cd/dvd titled Berth next Tuesday. Click here to preview some tracks from the release. Don't miss the Used at Cobo on March 31st as part of Taste Of Chaos.
NIN has set a release date for the new cd. Year Zero will be in stores on April 17th. Don't forget that NIN will release a DVD titled, Beside You In Time on February 27th. The theater debut of the DVD happens next Tuesday at St. Andrew's Hall.


A new, soup-up version of Beck's cd, the Information, will be released in February. The new version will contain all of the material from the original version released back in October, plus it will contain 3 songs that were previously only available internationally, 6 remixes, some bonus video, and expanded cover art. The deluxe version of the Information will be in stores on February 27th.
It looks like the Detroit Warped tour date will be July 27th. Keep it on 89x for official Warped Tour information.
Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard is set to make his film debut in Brief Interviews With Hideous Men.

In other Death Cab news, the band is getting ready to get back in the studio to work on the follow up to Plans. No word on whether the band will be attending the Grammy ceremony next month in Los Angeles. They're up for 2 Grammy awards: Best Long Form Music Video and Best Pop Performance
Fall Out Boy's forthcoming cd, Infinity On High, was leaked on the internet last week, much to the dismay of the band. FOB was going to push up the release of the cd to combat the leak, but has since decided on a new plan of attack: the band will still release their new cd on February 6th, but now it will come with expanded content. The cd will contain a special passcode that will allow users to download a special live ep. The live ep is called Leaked in London, and it will essentially be live tracks that the band will be recording at their show in London next Monday.
Chevelle will release a new cd, Vena Sera, on April 3rd. The band has also allowed one of their new songs from the record to appear on an upcoming video game. "Antisaint" will be on the MLB 07 the Show video game, which will be available for Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and PSP in the spring. Chevelle is hooking up with Evanescence for a winter tour, however a Detroit date has not been scheduled as of yet.
The Beastie Boys are back in action! According to Mike D, the band has been sneaking into the recording studio for the last couple of months to lay down some new tracks. Mike D says that the band is experimenting with some new sounds, and the new cd will definitely have a different vibe than the past records. The new Beasties cd is still in the early stages and doesn't have an official release date, although the band is hoping to release it before the end of the year.
Johnny Quinn from Snow Patrol busted his elbow while snowboarding. He thought that it was time that someone in the band learned how to snowboard, so he took one for the team. Fortunately Quinn's injury isn't too serious. He'll be off the road for a couple of weeks and will rejoin the band for their Austrailian tour. The band will be at the State Theater in Detroit on April 1st.
The Coachella Music and Arts festival will take place April 27-29 in Indio, California. Rage Against the Machine, Bjork, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline the show. Many other cool bands such as Arcade Fire, Travis, the Jesus & Mary Chain, the Kooks, Sonic Youth will be playing the festival . You can check out the entire lineup as well as find out about ticket information here. The tickets for the festival go on sale tomorrow morning.
The Goo Goo Dolls have added a second show in Detroit. The band's first show (March 6th) is sold out, so they've added a new show at the State Theater on March 7th. Tickets for the second show go on sale this morning at 10am.
Aaron Lewis from Staind is going to go on a solo acoustic tour in the spring. Lewis will perform at the Royal Oak Music Theater on March 1st. Keep it on 89x for further ticket information.


The Korn Unplugged cd has been pushed back to March 6th. I'm not sure if this changes the air dates for the MTV stuff that I wrote about yesterday. I'll look into it.


Bloc Party tickets go on sale this Thursday. Bloc Party will be in town March 24th at the Royal Oak Music Theater. Remember, ROMT shows do NOT go through ticketmaster. Instead, visit www.livenation.com to grab your tickets.

Tragically Hip will come back for another 89x show in April. The band will be in town April 12th at the State Theater. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10am. Tickets will be available through www.ticketmaster.com as well as all ticketmaster outlets.
According to Anton Corbjin, the Killers have recorded a Joy Division song for the soundtrack to Control. If you're out of the loop--Control is the title of the Ian Curtis biopic that is currently in the works. The film is the adaptation of Deborah Curtis' book, Touching From A Distance. The film is expected to be released in September, but there's no official word on when the soundtrack will drop.


AFI is playing SNL this Saturday. Wow, an actual reason to watch the show for once.
Coheed & Cambria will be playing Warped this summer. They'll play the ENTIRE tour, not just a handful of dates.

Various other acts have been announced, with many more to be announced in upcoming weeks. Check out www.warpedtour.com for all the official info, straight from the horse's mouth.
The Korn Unplugged cd will be in stores on February 20th. The MTV special will debut online (MTV's Overdrive) on February 10th, and the show will air on MTV on February 17th.

Here's the tracklisting for the cd:

1. "Thoughtless"
2. "Blind"
3. "Hollow Life"
4. "Freak On A Leash" (feat. Amy Lee)
5. "Falling Away"
6. "Creep" (Radiohead cover)
7. "Love Song"
8. "Got The Life"
9. "Twisted Transistor"
10. "Dirty"
11. "Coming Undone"
12. "Make Me Bad/In Between Days" (feat. Robert Smith of The Cure)
13. "No One's There"
14. "Throw Me Away"


Perry Farrell recently formed a new project called Satellite Party. The debut cd from the band is called the Ultra Payload, and it will drop May 15th. The first single, "Kinky" will be out sometime in March.
Stayed tuned to 89x to find out more about these upcoming shows:

The Sno Core Tour:

Army of Anyone, Hurt, Dropping Daylight, and Neurosonic play St. Andrew's Hall on February 9th.

The 2007 Jagermeister Tour:

Stone Sour, Lacuna Coil, Shadows Fall will be coming through the Detroit area at the end of March.
Albert Hammond Jr., guitarist for the Strokes, will be releasing his solo record in March. Yours To Keep came out in the U.K. way back in October, but it was never released Stateside. The nerve! Maybe it is worth the wait though--the U.S. version will contain 2 extra songs and one video. Look for Yours To Keep on March 6th.


The new video from My Chemical Romance has hit the web. Check out the vid for "Famous Last Words" right here.

Don't miss MCR February 28th at Joe Louis.


Bloc Party is getting ready to release a new cd. The band's new disc is called A Weekend In The City, and it will be released on March 6th. You can check out the band's myspace page to hear a couple of new songs from the cd.

Bloc Party will hit the road for a North American tour in March. Don't miss them March 24th at the Royal Oak Music Theater. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
Fall Out Boy's show ended with an onstage brawl the other night. The band was playing in New Mexico, and near the end of the band's set, FOB's roadie started letting some of the fans on stage to dance. Security at the venue wasn't so pleased and asked the band to stop it. Allegedly FOB's roadie ignored the request from security and things got out of hand. At one point, a security guard was allegedly scuffling with the roadie, so Pete Wentz threw down his mic, and allegedly started hitting the security guard. When Wentz was finished he reportedly picked up the mic and roared, "that's what you get when you fuck with my friends...asshole."

Apparently there was video of the whole thing, but it's been pulled from You Tube.
Amy Lee from Evanescence just got engaged to her boyfriend, Josh. She made the big announcement earlier this week on Much Music. Watch the clip here.


Check out this website--it explains the meaning behind many songs from the 80's. For a good time, click here.

Thanks to Michael for passing the link along!


The Police will be celebrating their 30th anniversary this year by-gasp-getting together for a possible reunion tour! Nothing is set in stone yet, but word is that the band is in talks, and the only thing that is holding things up is money. So we shall see.
Why, yes, it is another MCR posting!

My Chemical Romance was supposed to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night. Apparently the show experienced technical difficulties, so they aired the band's rehearsal footage instead of the actual performance footage. The show will rectify the situation by airing the performance footage next Monday, January 8th, so tune in then to check it out.
There is an internet presale going on now for tickets to the Taste of Chaos tour. The tour will be co-headlined by 30 Seconds to Mars and the Used. The Detroit show will take place March 31st at Cobo. If you want presale tickets, go to the 89x website, click the Taste of Chaos link. The password is "taste".


Now that Marcos Curiel is back with P.O.D., Jason Truby is out of the band. Truby posted his official "goodbye" on the band's official website:

Jason Truby here.

First of all i want to clarify any questions concerning my involvement with P.O.D. I am no longer a member of P.O.D. I want to thank all of you for your support and love over the past four years. It has been an honor getting the opportunity to spend time with you and sharing music with you. My decision to depart as a member is personal and came before Marcos was considered. I believe in P.O.D. and will be apart of P.O.D forever. They are life long friends. As for myself, I've been working on a project with my good friend Phil Keaggy who is helping me with a vocal album, and also linking-up with Lance Garvin on some tunes as well. None the less, Thanks to all of you for the chance to be a part of this rally for the greater cause. Sometime you have to follow the wind even when you don't know where its leading. I pray the Most High will guide you in His unspeakable love. Good bye for now....


Tickets to see Brand New go on sale this Thursday morning at 10am. Brand New will be at the Royal Oak Music Theater on March 17th. Tickets for ROMT shows are NOT available through Ticketmaster or Ticketmaster outlets--tickets will ONLY be available through livenation.com or the Royal Oak Music Theater box office.
The internet presale is going on now through Friday. The tickets will go on sale to the general public (through Ticketmaster locations, etc) Saturday morning at 10am.


My Chemical Romance with special guest, Rise Against will play an 89x show February 28th at Joe Louis Arena. The ticket pre-sale begins tomorrow, Tuesday January 2nd, at 10am. Here's the link you will be able to use to grab tickets.