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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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Join 89x for this special one night event--Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 27th. Click the flyer to enlarge in a major way.

Catch up with the magnificent DJ Tom here.
As mentioned previously, the White Stripes will be at the RBC Theater at the John Labatt Centre in London on July 7th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 4th at 10am. You will be able to purchase tickets online here or here.
As previously mentioned on this here blog (scroll down to Wednesday's post if you need to catch up), Cartel is going to record their second cd in a big plastic bubble on the streets of New York City.

Not everyone finds humor in this. Many think it's a horrifying publicity stunt, including Bob Lefsetz, a music industry writer. Check out his comments here.

Cartel's Will Pugh has responded to Lefsetz here.

Lefsetz had to have the last word, so he responded to Pugh here.
The entire Spiderman 3 soundtrack is streaming on myspace. Check out songs from Snow Patrol, the Killers, Jet, Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Wolfmother and more. The soundtrack drops May 1st and the film opens May 4th.
Here's a snippet of a new song from Velvet Revolver. The song, "She Builds Quick Machines," is slated to be the first single from the band's new cd Libertad. Libertad will drop July 3rd and the band will be in town at the Royal Oak Music Theater on May 12th.


Cartel is going to record their second cd in a plastic bubble in New York City. No, this is not an April Fool's joke. Read about this massive publicity stunt here.

If you're too lazy to click the link, here's the scoop in a nutshell: the band is going to record their new cd in New York City inside a huge plastic bubble. They will live, eat and somehow breathe inside the bubble 24/7, and you'll be able to watch all the madness unfold on 23 different webcams placed in and around the bubble. Those nutty MTV folks will be also be on hand rolling their own cameras for a four-part reality series called Band In A Bubble Presented By Dr. Pepper. The series will air on MTV this summer, and starting May 24th you'll be able to watch the webcams around the clock.
A new single from the White Stripes will be available on iTunes starting tonight at midnight. The single, "Icky Thump" is just one of 13 new songs on the cd. The full length disc, also titled Icky Thump, will drop on June 19th.

The White Stripes will kick off a tour of North America in June. The band plans on playing shows in cities that they've bypassed in recent years. Don't miss the White Stripes at the John Labatt Centre in London on July 7th. Tickets are not on sale yet, so keep it on 89x for official ticket information.


Tom Morello's debut solo cd was released today. Morello is using the name the Nightwatchman for this project. The cd, One Man Revolution, is currently streaming here. Morello has been on the road playing some solo shows, but this weekend he'll reunite with Rage Against The Machine bandmembers for a headlining appearance at Coachella.
Tool will be at DTE on July 3rd. Tickets go on sale this Saturday morning at 10 at ticketmaster and livenation.
Snow Patrol will be in town August 6th at Freedom Hill. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 at ticketmaster and livenation.

Snow Patrol has a new single called "Signal Fire" which will be on the Spiderman 3 soundtrack. The single is currently streaming here. The soundtrack drops May 1st.
Albert Hammond Jr. from the Strokes with special guest the Dead Trees will be at St. Andrew's Hall on June 9th. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10 at ticketmaster and livenation.

Hammond Jr. will be playing songs of his recent solo cd, Yours To Keep.
A video for a new Queens of the Stone Age song has surfaced online. "Sick Sick Sick" can be enjoyed right here. The song, which is slated to be the first single from Eva Vulgaris, features the golden tones of Julian Casablancas. Eva Vulgaris drops June 12th.


Linkin Park has partnered with AOL to bring you a Very Special Concert from New York City on May 14th, the eve of the release of Minutes To Midnight. The concert will be broadcast on the net, and in addition it will be able to be viewed on cellphones. However, wouldn't it be way cooler to watch it in a comfy theater seat surrounded by hipster Linkin Park fans like yourself? Well you're in luck because the Livonia 20 in Livonia, and Commerce Township Stadium 14 in Walled Lake will be showing the concert on the big screen, plus they'll also show some exclusive bonus "making of Minutes To Midnight" footage!! Wow! Wouldn't it be sweet to do all of this for free? Yeah, it would, but sorry, you'll actually have to buy tickets to this once in a lifetime event.

Tickets to the Livonia showing go on sale May 7th, and tickets to the Walled Lake showing are already on sale. Click here to buy tickets and to find out more.


Mike Peters from the Alarm performed "Strength" atop the Empire State Building this past Friday. He was joined by Billy Duffy, Dave Wakeling, and Slim Jim Phantom.

From the official Alarm website:

Mike is a leukemia survivor and this event kicked off his "Love, Hope, Strength" foundation which will raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Prior to the performance, Mike, the band and a few friends climbed the stairs of the Empire State building (86 floors). This is symbolic as Mike and company are going to base camp at Mount Everest in October to raise money for his foundation.

Watch the video here.
Click here to read some little known David Bowie facts.


The new Arctic Monkeys cd, Favourite Worst Nightmare, is streaming on the band's myspace page. Don't miss Arctic Monkeys at Clutch Cargos on May 9th.
Rise Against will be at the State Theater on August 23rd. Silverstein, Comeback Kid and Smoke On Fire will also be on the bill. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
Don't miss Bjork on Saturday Night Live tonight!

Bjork will release her new cd, Volta, on May 8th. Another new track from the cd has been posted on Bjork's official myspace page.
Straylight Run is on the run. Yes, that was lame. But the following info isn't! Don't miss the band's coheadline tour with Sparta. The tour will stop by St. Andrew's Hall on June 15th and Headliners in Toledo on June 19th. Lovedrug will also be on the bill. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
The Family Values tour dates have been released. The Detroit date is slated for August 1st at DTE. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.

The tour will be co-headlined by Korn & Evanescence. Other bands on the bill include Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, Trivium, Neurosonic and Droid.

In other Korn news, the band has found a temporary replacement for their hiatus-enjoying drummer David Silveria. Joey Jordison from Slipknot will be rocking out with Korn on the Family Values tour this summer. After the tour is over, Jordison will go back to the loving arms of the Slipknot gang.

Korn's new studio cd is slated for a July 24th release.
I received an e-mail from Julie, who wanted me to pass this message along:

Christopher Gutierrez aka Hey Chris (friend of Fall Out Boy noted in their song Grenade Jumper also featured in Pete Wentz's DVD Release the Bats and was a prime suspect in the infamous nude Sidekick photos leak.)

Anyway he now is getting ready to release his second book and is doing a spoken word/reading right here in Ferndale this Sunday 04-22-07 at 7pm at AJ's cafe, free admission.

Check it out.



311 will be at DTE on August 9th for the Summer Unity 2007 tour . Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
A new Queens of the Stone Age song, "3's & 7's" is streaming on the band's official website. The song will be on the full length cd, Eva Vulgaris, which drops on June 12th.


Social Distortion will release a greatest hits disc in the fall. The cd will boast a whole bunch of the band's greatest hits, but there will also be one new song on the disc. The song, "Far Behind," has been a staple on the band's recent tour, and fans that have heard it say it "rawks." The greatest hits disc drops in the fall, and a cd with all new material should be out sometime next year.
Tool will be at DTE on July 1st, and at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on July 3rd. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
Well, it's not the new cd you've been waiting for, however a Radiohead ep will be released in May. The ep, Com Lag (2+2=5a), was originally released in Japan as a companion disc to Hail To The Thief, but it will finally see light of day in the U.S. on May 8th.

There's still no official word on the release date for the brand new Radiohead disc, although it will most likely drop near the end of the year.
The Dave Matthews Band with special guest Pete Yorn will be at DTE on August 23rd. Tickets go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am.


A new track from Marilyn Manson is available online. "If I Was Your Vampire" has been posted on the official Manson site. The song is from the new cd, Eat Me Drink Me, which drops on June 5th.


Queens of the Stone Age will be back with a new cd in June. The cd, Eva Vulgaris, will drop on June 12th. You can check out the title track right here. The first single, "Sick Sick Sick" will debut on 89x in the coming weeks.

By the way, Trent Reznor recorded a song with Queens for the cd, but it turns out the collaboration will not be on Eva Vulgaris. According to the band, there are plans to release the song at some other point in the future. Julian Casablancas from the Strokes did make the cut--he sang and played guitar on a track that will be on the new Queens cd.
The annual Lollapalooza festival will take place August 3rd through the 5th in Chicago's Grant Park. Tickets are on sale now, so grab your three day pass here. The lineup includes:

Pearl Jam
Iggy & the Stooges
Modest Mouse
Snow Patrol
My Morning Jacket
Daft Punk
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Blue October
Peter Bjorn & John
LCD Soundsystem
Cold War Kids
Silversun Pickups
Jack's Mannequin

Oh, there are plenty more. Check out the entire lineup here.
The Flaming Lips will release a dvd in July. UFO's At The Zoo--the Legendary Concert In Oklahoma City was filmed last September in, of course, Oklahoma. The dvd features the concert as well as some interview footage and other goodies. Look for the dvd to be released on July 10th.
Sully Erna from Godsmack was involved in a car accident last week in Boston. Apparently Erna was driving his Hummer H3 and rear-ended a Honda. The female passenger in the backseat was rushed to the hospital. Early reports indicated that her injuries were non-life threatening, however today the woman fell into a coma and is currently on life support.

Stayed tuned...


A new Linkin Park webisode is now available for your viewing pleasure here. Minutes to Midnight, the band's new cd, will drop on May 15th.
The Flyleaf show that was scheduled for Friday (tomorrow) at St. Andrew's Hall has been postponed. Yes, there will be a new date, and yes, if you currently have a ticket it WILL be honored at the new date. The new date has not been announced yet. We are expecting to hear the official word from the band soon, so keep it on 89x for further information.


Travis Barker's side project Expensive Taste has set up a myspace page.

Don't miss Travis' full-time band, +44 on the Honda Civic Tour. The tour stops off at DTE on May 27th.
The new Marilyn Manson disc, Eat Me Drink Me, will drop on June 5th. Manson has also changed the title of the first single. It was originally titled "When the Heart Guides the Hand" and now it's called, "Heart Shaped Glasses." A video for the single is still in the works, and Manson promises that it will feature special 3-D effects, however you won't have to wear the dorky red and blue paper glasses to enjoy the fx.

Manson will kick off a summer co-headlining tour with Slayer in late July.
Velvet Revolver has moved up the release date for their new cd Libertad. It was originally scheduled to drop in mid-June, now it will be released on May 29th. VR will kick off a club tour on May 1st. Don't miss Velvet Revolver at the Royal Oak Music Theater on May 12th. Grab tickets at tickets.com.
The newly reunited Smashing Pumpkins will release a cd titled Zeitgeist on July 7th. The big Mystery regarding the project was who (besides Billy Corgan) was involved in the reunion. It has been pretty well publicized that drummer Jimmy Chamberlain is involved, but what about D'Arcy and James Iha? It turns out that neither of them will be a part of the reunion, which isn't all that shocking, especially considering rumors that have swirled over the years that Corgan played D'Arcy and Iha's parts on all the band's studio records. Iha recently confirmed that he is not involved in the reunion, revealing that he hasn't spoken to Corgan in "several years." Iha says that he is busy working on a new solo record and wants no part of the ol' Glory Days.


Ministry will release a remix cd in June. Rio Grande Dub will feature remixes of all of the songs from Ministry's Rio Grande Blood cd.

Ministry is currently finishing up work on their final cd. Yes, it will be their last cd ever. The Last Sucker drops on September 18th.
Sonic Youth will play their 1988 cd, Daydream Nation, live in its entirety on the road next month. Sadly, tour dates are only scheduled for three cities: Chicago, Berkeley, and Los Angeles. Yes, we lose again.
Elvis Costello and the Imposters have an upcoming show at the State Theater on May 11th. Tickets are on sale now through ticketmaster and livenation.

In other EC news, the first 11 releases from Elvis Costello will finally be available on iTunes starting May 1st.
Bjork will return with a new cd, Volta, on May 8th. The first single "Earth Intruders" will be available as a digital download starting tomorrow. You can check out Bjork's official website to check out the cd's cover art. While you're there, why not e-mail her to find out why her world tour isn't stopping in the Detroit area?


Here's Linkin Park's video for "What' I've Done." You can actually purchase the video from iTunes as well as other digital retailers. The band's new cd, Minutes To Midnight, will drop on May 15th.
H.I.M. will return with a new cd this summer. Venus Doom is tentatively scheduled for a July 10th release. In an interview with MTV, Ville Valo said the new cd is heavier than anything the band's ever done. He called the new music a cross between My Bloody Valentine's Loveless and Metallica's Master of Puppets.

H.I.M. is expected to be on the Projekt Revolution tour, which is slated to kick off sometime in August.


Chad Kroeger from Nickelback was being naughty and was handcuffed by the cops at a strip club over the weekend. According to this report, Kroeger was blocking the cops while they were trying to conduct a routine inspection. Kroeger wasn't busted or arrested for anything, although his haircut seems to be breaking more than a few laws.
NIN's new cd, Year Zero, is streaming here.


If you haven't heard the new Linkin Park single "What I've Done" yet, you must not be listening to 89x! We have the new single and we're rocking it for you, so be sure to tune in and enjoy. You can also check out a stream of the single right here.
Oh my! A disturbing cover of the old NIN song "Hurt." There's also more cover action by Sad Kermit right here. Be warned--the "Hurt" video may permanently alter your warm and fuzzy childhood memories.

More proof that drugs rot your brain: Keith Richards has revealed that he once tried to snort his late father's ashes.


Those kooky gmail people.

Gmail paper.
Sick Puppies will release their cd Dressed Up As Life on Tuesday. Check out a full stream of the cd here.
The Spiderman 3 soundtrack has an official website. The first single, "Signal Fire" by Snow Patrol, is already streaming on the site. The Killers, Jet, Flaming Lips, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are also on the cd. The soundtrack drops May 1st and the film opens in theaters on May 4th.