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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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Here's the video for the new Garbage single, "Tell Me Where It Hurts." The single will be on the new Garbage cd/dvd set, Absolute Garbage. The collection features 2 audio cds and 1 dvd. The first cd is a greatest hits cd, the second disc is full of remixes, and the dvd contains the band's music videos and some live concert footage. Look for Absolute Garbage to drop on July 17th.
New 89x shows to tell you about:

Travis will play Clutch Cargos on July 18th

Interpol with special guest Calla will be at the State Theater July 28th

Erasure will make a rare concert appearance at Music Hall in Detroit July 31st

Ryan Adams will play the Gem Theater June 20th

Tickets for all of these shows will go on sale this Friday at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets, livenation.com, and ticketmaster.com


Yesterday I got a "friend" request on myspace from a band called Polaroid Kiss. Polaroid Kiss is from Salt Lake City and their music is pretty sweet! Click here to check out the band's latest single, "White Lies & White Lines."
The Used, the Bled and Say Anything will hook up in the fall for the Get A Life tour. The tour, which will visit college campuses, kicks off September 1st for a 6 week run. Get A Life will feature a job fair, extreme sports, and a whole lotta music. The tour is still in the planning stages, so there are no official dates yet. Keep tuned to 89x to find out more about this tour.
The Violent Femmes will bring their tour to the Royal Oak Music Theater on July 12th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5pm. Tickets will be available via tickets.com.


You can check out the trailer to the Ian Curtis biopic, Control, here.


Click here to see a new U.K. ad promoting Doc Marten boots. Four dead rock stars--Kurt Cobain, Joe Strummer, Joey Ramone, and Sid Vicious--are seen sporting Docs in a "heaven" scene. The advertising agency thought this would be a charming way to show how Docs are made to last.
The sophomore release from Editors will be released in July. The cd, An End Has A Start, drops July 17th. The U.K. version comes out June 25th, so you can opt to buy the import if you can't wait until July. Vocalist Tom Smith recently told NME, "there is a lot of death on the record. That sounds pretty morbid but it's the truth."
You can download a new single from The The's official website. "Mrs. Mac" is available for your enjoyment here.
Nothing warms the cockles of my heart like a good Scott Stapp "trouble with the law" story, which is why I'm currently wiping away a tear from my eye as I post this:

Stappy was arrested yesterday after an altercation with his wife. He was charged with aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony. Today the charges were reduced to a misdemeanor after Stappy's defense lawyer got in the game.

Read the heartwarming story here.
Morrissey was in town last Monday playing a show at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. During Time Warp, Sharon called in to report that the Morrissey show was outstanding. She said that Moz played about 10 songs from the Smiths (this should be considered a delicious treat considering he normal only plays 2 or 3 songs from the band's catalog).

Max e-mailed with some more comments regarding the show:

Besides being an awesome show with Smiths songs and all he made a couple funny comments. First he said that after announcing the North American tour, Ann Arbor was the first show to sell out, he said " we were afraid you might eat us alive", after the huge response he added, "but the night is still young". Later he said while walking around our little town he was looking for our statue of Iggy Pop, he joked about expecting to see one, and we should build one. " Besides Iggy being a huge influence on a lot of people he also is a really great guy" He referred to him as Jimiggy too.


Click here to check out some stills from the upcoming Ian Curtis biopic, Control.



+44 recorded a cover "I Am One" for an upcoming Smashing Pumpkins tribute cd. Check out the cover here.

+44 will be in town along with Fall Out Boy, The Academy Is and Cobra Starship next Sunday for the Honda Civic Tour at DTE. +44 will be doing a special instore appearance the afternoon of the show at FYE in Auburn Hills. Here's the info on the event:

Day: May 27th

Time: 2pm

Place: FYE (inside Great Lakes Crossing Mall in Auburn Hills)

Why: +44 will be there signing autographs and acting nuts

Cost: FREE like the air we breathe
The new Interpol single, "the Heinrich Maneuver" is streaming here. The band's third cd, Our Love to Admire, drops July 10th.

Interpol will play the State Theater on July 28th. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
Tim Armstrong's solo cd, A Poet's Life, will drop on Tuesday. The hunt is over for the tracks...the full cd is streaming here.
Linkin Park recently stopped by the AOL studios to perform live. Check out the AOL Sessions performance featuring LP here.
The new single from the Smashing Pumpkins is streaming here. "Tarantula" is the first single from the band's new full length cd, Zeitgeist. The disc drops July 10th.
The new single from Korn, "Evolution," is streaming here. The still untitled studio cd from Korn is expected to drop July 31st.
The new cd from the Used is streaming here. Lies For the Liar drops this Tuesday.


Queens of the Stone Age will return with a new cd, Eva Vulgaris, on June 12th. The band premiered the video for the first single, "Sick Sick Sick" on yahoo today. Check out the clip here.
Buffalo Tom will return with a new cd in July. Three Easy Pieces drops July 10th. You can check out two new songs (including the cd's title track) on the band's official myspace page. Buffalo Tom has also lined up a short U.S. tour which is not expected to feature a Detroit date.


Tickets for Projekt Revolution go on sale this Saturday morning at 10am at livenation, palacenet, and all ticketmaster locations.

The show is August 22nd at DTE and features Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Placebo, HIM, Julien-K, Mindless Self Indulgence and more.



+44 has posted three previously unreleased demos here. Don't miss +44, Fall Out Boy, Cobra Starship and the Academy Is May 27th at DTE.
Interpol will release a new cd, Our Love To Admire, on July 10th. The first single, "the Heinrich Maneuver" can currently be heard on 89x. FYI--the title of the single reportedly refers to music theorist Heinrich Schenker.

Interpol is expected to make a Detroit appearance sometime in July. Keep it on 89x for official concert information.
Marilyn Manson will return with a new cd, Eat Me, Drink Me, on June 5th. You can check out the video for the first single, "Heart Shaped Glasses, " here. Manson will hit the road for a co-headline tour with Slayer. The tour kicks in July and will roll through DTE on August 11th. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.

If you are a Manson fan, check out this revealing interview Manson recently did with the Observer. Manson discussed his marriage, subsequent breakup, the Virginia Tech shootings, depression and much more.
Erasure's new cd, Light At the End of the World will drop May 22nd. The band will hit the road for a short tour to promote the record in July. Don't miss Erasure July 31st at Music Hall in Detroit. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.


Travis' new cd, the Boy With No Name, will be released tomorrow. You can check out a stream of the full cd on the band's myspace page.
Amy Lee from Evanescence released a statement today to clear up any and all "Evanescence is breaking up" rumors. Lee states that the band is NOT breaking up, and no tour dates will be canceled.

Here's the statement: Evanescence is alive and well. John and Rocky were in Evanescence for four years and we shared some great times together playing live, but they were ready to move on and so we have parted ways. Evanescence is something I have loved and nurtured since I was fourteen, and I will continue to protect and fight for it as I always have. Terry [Balsamo], Tim [McCord] and I are very excited to play live with some amazing new musicians and we will rock harder than ever. Stay tuned for more news on that front. And don't worry about the tour, guys. Nothing will be canceled and we will see you soon!
Linkin Park unleashed the dates and lineup for Projekt Revolution today. Linkin Park will be joined by My Chemical Romance, H.I.M., Taking Back Sunday, Placebo, Julien-K, Saosin, Mindless Self Indulgence, the Bled and many others. The tour kicks July 27th in Sacramento and will make a stop at DTE on August 22nd. Keep it on 89x for OFFICIAL ticket information.


As mentioned earlier on this blog, John LeCompt has been fired from Evanescence. Here's a recent post he made regarding the situation:

Hey everyone,

I've been getting your messages all morning and figured I would give a little personal insight to this situation. Around 3:30 pm yesterday I recieved a call on my cell from Amy.

This call wasn't from a friend who appreciated me but from an enemy who was prepared to hurt me and my family. Without any warning or negotiotiations for my future, I was fired for no good reason. We have not always seen eye to eye on everything, but who does?

Our common goal was always the same. To make Evanescence the best rock band it could ever be. I have always given blood, sweat and tears to make that happen but apparently that is not enough

I have now become just another of the people fallen by the wayside on the revolving door of her life. It's funny how many of us there are now. I guess it's good for lyrical content, though. Maybe I will be among the blessed to have a song written about me, too.

Maybe the song will be "Call Me When You're Broke". Whatever, as of next week my band Machina will be doing major label showcases in New York. There is a big buzz for it and we hope it will go well. I'm not going to sit here and be negative because that is not who I am.

What I will say it that I know that many of you think she is some genuis or saviour of some kind. I just want you to know that my family and I will forever remember her as being about as deep as the shallow end of a child's wading pool and her lyrics about as deep as the 2 dimensional surface that they were written on.

Singing beautifully for the duration of a record or two can move the spirit of the people listening, but the way you treat those around you who you are supposed to care about speaks volumes more than that and I would hope that some of you are listening.

Well, that's it. I hope that sheds some light on the current situation for you. Thank you all for the good years and being the most incredible fans and friends. Maybe I will see you again. I am going to play with my little boy now,

Our beloved hero Chad Kroeger from Nickelback was reportedly involved in another brawl outside a nightclub. According to Canoe, fists flew outside a bar after Kroeger was heckled by a hater. Here's a snippet from the article which can be read it its entirety here:

Police confirmed there had been a fight outside the club early Friday morning but wouldn't reveal any more details.

One witness told the (Vancouver) radio station the heckler was relentlessly harassing the musician, including shouting "Nickelback sucks."
It looks like Evanescence is a much smaller band these days. According to dailynews.com, guitarist John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray are out of the band. LeCompt says that Amy Lee called him up yesterday and fired him. LeCompt also claims Gray up and quit--there's no word on whether it was a reaction to LeCompt's departure or not. Read the report here.

In happier Evanescence news, click here to check out the making of the band's video for "Sweet Sacrifice."
The Used put together a video for their song, "Paralyzed." Check out the video here. The band's new cd, Lies For the Liars, drops on May 22nd.


The new Dinosaur Jr. cd, Beyond, is streaming here.
Rooney will return (finally!) will a new cd in July. Two new songs, "Don't Come Around Again," and "When Did Your Heart Go Missing," are streaming on myspace. Calling the World will drop on July 17th.
If you bought your State Theater Incubus tickets from a scalper, online auction (ebay, stubhub, etc), or a ticket broker/scalper, it's probably occurred to you that you won't be entitled to a refund directly from ticketmaster since you did not purchase the tickets from ticketmaster. The broker/scalper/whomever WILL be receiving their refund from ticketmaster, plus as you are painfully aware, they also have the money YOU paid them for the resale of the tickets. To rectify the situation, you should try to contact them and reason with them so you are not left entirely out in the cold.


Incubus concert information: As you may have heard, the Incubus make up show scheduled for May 22nd has been canceled. For ticketholders, yes, it sucks, however Incubus is trying to do their best to placate you. What follows is an overview of what's going on, and after that, keep scrolling because I've pasted the band's official press release (italicized) to this post so you can read all the details.

The bad news: The May 22nd make up show is canceled

The good news: You will get a refund

More good news (sorta): Incubus has added a new Detroit date (July 26th at DTE)

More bad news (sorta): This will NOT be a make-up show, and your State Theater tickets will NOT be honored. Incubus has decided that there is no way to fairly give State Theater ticket holders (general admission ticketing) tickets to DTE (non-general admission ticketing).

Even more good news: If you did have tickets, besides your refund, you will also get to take part in a special internet pre-sale so you will have first crack at tickets for the DTE show!

Keep this date in mind: The internet presale for February 2nd ticketholders ONLY will start this Friday, May 4th at 10am and will run until next Thursday, May 10th at noon. The rest of the tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 11th, so you definitely will have an advantage over people that never held tickets to the canceled show.

Refunds: If you bought tickets to the show online through ticketmaster, your credit card will be credited the entire amount. If you bought your tickets AT a ticketmaster outlet, go back to where you bought the tickets and you'll get your refund there.

Here is the official press release from Incubus which details how the refunding and internet presale will work. In addtion, there is contact information listed so if you have questions you can contact someone that can help you:

From Incubus to the ticket holders of the State Theatre concert -

We would once again like to apologize for postponing our show at the State Theatre on February 2nd. Originally we had hoped to make up the date on May 22nd, but due to Mike’s hand injury we have been forced to reschedule the show a second time. We are now confirmed to play on July 26 at DTE Energy Music Theatre. As this is a different venue than you had initially planned on seeing us perform in, we have some important information to share with you.

For ticket holders who purchased their State Theatre tickets from Ticketmaster on-line or Ticket Master phone:

The credit card you used to purchase your original State Theatre tickets is being automatically refunded for the full amount, including service fees. Your tickets for the State Theatre show will not be valid for the DTE Energy Music Theatre show. You will be contacted directly via email by Ticketmaster regarding a special presale exclusively for you to buy the same number of tickets for the DTE Energy Music Theatre show that you had originally purchased for the State Theatre show. This exclusive presale will begin on Friday, May 4th 10 AM ET and end on Thursday, May 10th at 12noon ET. Instructions for this presale will be in the email that Ticket Master sends to you.

For ticket holders who purchased their State Theatre tickets at a Ticketmaster Outlet:

Take your State Theater tickets to the Ticketmaster outlet where you purchased your tickets. You will have the opportunity for a full refund, including service fees or a ticket exchange for the DTE Energy Music Theater show. If you opt for the ticket exchange you need to do this during the special presale window that begins on Friday, May 4th 10 AM ET and end on Thursday, May 10th at 12noon ET

Customer Service questions

Any questions regarding refunds and/or exchanges – please contact Ticketmaster at 248-645-6666

For those fans who did not have tickets for the State Theatre concert:

The general public on sale for the July 26 DTE Energy Music Theater concert is Friday May 11 at 10am.
Puddle of Mudd have emerged from their long hiatus. The band will be back with a new cd, Living On Borrowed Time, on July 24th. The guys will be dust off their instruments as well as the Puddmobile for a round of touring. They'll open for Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin later this month. The tour rolls through Freedom Hill on May 20th.
Papa Roach, Hinder and Buckcherry are teaming up this summer for the Bad Boys of Rock Tour. The tour kicks off July 13th and runs through mid September. I can hardly wait to throw my bra onstage.
Sum 41's new single, "Underclass Hero," is streaming on myspace. The single is the title track to the band's new cd, which will drop on July 24th.
Tickets for the following shows will go on sale this Friday at 10am. All tickets can be purchased online from ticketmaster and livenation.

311 with special guest Matisyahu will be at DTE on August 9th.

O.A.R. will be at Freedom Hill on July 28th.

Rise Against will be at the State Theater on August 23rd.

Bowling For Soup will be at St. Andrew's Hall on June 27th.

As I mentioned above, tickets for all of the shows will go on sale this Friday morning.