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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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Cartel (remember, the band that recorded their new cd in a plastic bubble) will release their cd, Cartel, on August 21st. The first single, "Lose It" is currently available from iTunes and other digital retailers.

Don't miss Cartel September 21st at Clutch Cargos. The internet pre-sale begins July 6th. Keep it on 89x for additional ticket information.
Stars will return with a new cd on September 25th. The band's 4th studio record is titled In Our Bedroom After the War. The first single from the cd, "the Night Starts Here" is streaming here, and you can even download it for free here.
The new cd from H.I.M., Venus Doom, will drop on September 8th. Click here to listen to the first single from the cd, "Passion's Killing Floor." The new single will also be featured on the Transformers soundtrack which drops this Tuesday.

Don't miss H.I.M. on the road! The band will join Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Placebo, and Mindless Self Indulgence August 22nd at DTE for Projekt Revolution.
Brand New and Thrice will hit the road in the fall for a big tour. The tour will kick off right here in Detroit, and the best part is that they'll be doing not one, but TWO shows here! Don't miss Brand New and Thrice October 18 & 19th at the Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theater). An internet pre-sale is currently going on here. Keep it on 89x for more official ticket information.
Click here to check out a new song from the Smashing Pumpkins. The song, "Doomsday Clock" will be on the band's forthcoming cd, Zeitgeist, which will drop July 10th.
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's for Playstation 2 will be released next month. You'll be able to rock out to Anthrax, Dead Kennedys, X, the Police, Asia, Ratt, the Scorpions, and many others! Check out the track listing here. Guitar Hero Encore will be released on July 24th.


Social Distortion will release a greatest hits cd on Tuesday. The cd contains 10 of the band's hits, plus one brand new song, "Far Behind." Social D has been busy writing other new material, however a new, full length studio cd won't be released until early next year.

Don't miss Social Distortion at the 89x Birthday Bash August 2nd at Freedom Hill!
This Thursday night at midnight (Thursday night/Friday morning) a special screening of Punks vs Cancer will take place at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak. The film was made by Royal Oak's own Colin Duerr. Punks vs Cancer is about a group of Detroit bands who got together to play a special show for cancer research. Each band taking part has been directly affected by cancer--each band has a member that lost a mother to cancer.

All proceeds from Thursday's special screening will be donated to Cancer research. The screening begins at midnight, and Detroit's own Amino Acids will play live in the lobby of the theater.

Please attend this worthy event! If you need more info, click here.
Editors will return with a new cd in July. The band's second cd, An End Has A Start, will be released on July 17th. The first single is called, "Smokers Outside the Hospital Doors."

Editors will embark on a North American tour in September, however a Detroit date has not been scheduled.
Two members of AFI (Davey Havok & Jade Puget) have formed a side project titled Blaqk Audio. They recently set up a myspace page and they've even posted two songs. Check it out here.


The Beastie Boys will release their new cd, the Mix Up, on Tuesday. The full cd is streaming here, so check it out!


Iggy & the Stooges will rock Meadowbrook on August 7th. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday morning at 10.
Alice In Chains and Velvet Revolver will kick off a North American tour in August. The tour will roll through DTE on August 27th. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.

Evans Blue will be at the Machine Shop in Flint for a show on July 12th. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.


Ed O'Brien from Radiohead posted a very short update on the band's progress in the studio. Don't blink or you'll miss it:

"Yes I know its been a while ..... but we've been working on this album for a while ...... BUT WE ARE NEARLY THERE ....."

Whatever that means.


Check out this video for "Selfish Jean" by Travis. Travis just released a new cd, the Boy With No Name. Don't miss Travis at Clutch Cargos on July 18th.
A recent Fall Out Boy show in Chicago ended with Pete Wentz popping a heckler. The crowd was a bit upset to begin with because the band was tardy--they took the stage two hours late. And perhaps some of those in attendance weren't necessarily FOB fans to begin with since more than a few folks in the crowd chanted "sellout." Regardless, after three songs the band decided to call it a night, but not before Pete Wentz ALLEGEDLY ran out into the crowd to ALLEGEDLY punch one of the louder hecklers. Blood spurted, and the band left.
Tickets to see the Marilyn Manson/Slayer co-headline tour go on sale this Saturday at 10am. The show is August 11th at DTE.


Here's a working link to view the Control trailer. The older one was taken down due to legal issues, but the Joy Division folks have settled the issue, so the trailer can be viewed guilt-free.


Taking Back Sunday has signed on to play four concerts for Boost Mobile Rock Corps. Boost Mobile Rock Corps is a volunteer movement which uses music to motivate teens and young adults to get involved in community service.

For the third year in a row, BMRC will challenge music fans to get out and donate their time. Volunteers that donate 4 hours to a sanctioned project will enjoy attending a Taking Back Sunday show for free. This year the Rock Corp will be invading Portland, Houston, Philadelphia, and Chicago. If you'll be in one of those cities in June or July, check out the Boost Mobile Rock Corps website to get involved, and you might just enjoy a free Taking Back Sunday concert.
The Foo Fighters will re-issue their 1997 cd, The Colour & the Shape, on July 10th. The new version will contain all of the original songs along with 6 extra tracks. The extra tracks include a few cover songs: "Down In The Park" (Gary Numan), "Requiem" (Killing Joke), and Baker Street (Gerry Rafferty).

The Foo Fighters are currently working on a new cd.


Unwritten Law will be at St. Andrew's Hall on July 11th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday morning at 10.

Guster with special guest Ben Kweller will be at the Fillmore (formerly known as the State Theater in Detroit) on July 20th. Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10.

Chris Cornell will be at the Fillmore (aka the State Theater in Detroit) July 22nd. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10.

Finger Eleven will be at St. Andrew's Hall on August 18th. Tickets go on sale this Friday morning at 10.

Tickets for all of these shows will be available at livenation.com, Ticketmaster outlets, and ticketmaster.com
Blue October and Yellowcard will be teaming up for a fall tour. The tour will stop by the Royal Oak Music Theater on October 6th. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.

In more Yellowcard news, the band is gearing up to release a new cd, Paperwalls, on July 17th. You can check out the band's myspace page to listen to a new track called "Five Becomes Four."
A new digital ep, Foreign Exchange Volume 1, is available now exclusively from iTunes. The idea behind the Foreign Exchange series is to have an American band cover a song from an artist that is popular overseas, and in return the "foreign" band will cover a well known song from the American artist. Volume 1 features 2 songs from +44 and 2 songs from the German band Wir Sind Helden. The ep contains "When Your Heart Stops Beating" (the original +44 recording as well as Wir Sind Helden's version) and two versions of "Guten Tag."


Here are the details for the 89x 16th Birthday Bash:

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Cold War Kids
Social Distortion
Muse (headlining)

August 2nd, 2007 at Freedom Hill

Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10am at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com


Godsmack is going to release a box set to commemorate the band's 10th anniversary. The box set is expected to include all of the band's material--all their studio cd's, as well as their ep and dvd. No title or release date has been set as of yet, but the release is expected by the end of the year.
Chris Cornell will release his second solo cd tomorrow. Carry On is currently streaming on myspace, but will be available on cd tomorrow.

Cornell will embark on a full North American tour in July. The Detroit date is July 22nd at the State Theater. Keep it on 89x for official ticket information.
The 89x Birthday Bash will be announced TOMORROW. Tune to 89x and Vince Cannova tomorrow at 5pm to find out all the details!


Blur will enter a recording studio this summer to record a reunion cd. Bassist Alex James says they'll give it their best shot, but if things go sour they'll split for good this time.

Click here to read an indepth article on Blur published today in the Independent.
Control has been picked up for North American distribution!

Here's the info straight from a bulletin the Joy Division myspace page sent out this morning:

The Weinstein Co. scored a triple play at the tail end of the Festival de Cannes, nabbing North American rights for Anton Corbijn's Joy Division biopic "Control," North American home video rights to Tom Shankland's detective thriller "Waz" and Australian rights to the animated "Persepolis."

"Control," the feature directorial debut of music video vet Corbijn, unspooled in the festival's Directors' Fortnight sidebar and earned three awards there: the CICAE Art & Essai prize for best film, the Regards Jeunes Prize for best first or second feature film and the Europa Cinemas Label prize for best European film. The black-and-white portrait of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, who committed suicide at age 23, stars Sam Riley and Samantha Morton.

First Independent Pictures and Wagner/Cuban Cos. were in serious negotiations to jointly acquire the film until late Thursday, but the Weinstein Co. stepped in and closed the deal Friday.
If you love 80's music and you love trivia, click here to enjoy an 80's music quiz. If you dig that, check out the archives for more quizzes.


The new Jimmy Eat World cd has a title--the disc will be called Chase This Light. The cd is expected to drop in September, however no official release date has been set.
A special on the Almost will air on Fuse June 8th. The program will be a "making the video" for the band's latest single, "Say This Sooner." The 30 minute show debuts June 8th at 8pm and will re-air throughout the month.

Don't miss the Almost on the Van's Warped Tour at Comerica Park on July 27th.
Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance is reportedly engaged...
Straylight Run will return with a new cd, the Needle, the Space on June 19th. The Best Buy version of the disc will contain two bonus tracks: "I Don't Have the Time" and "I Know it Hasn't Been Easy."

You can check out a couple of tracks from the forthcoming cd on the band's myspace page.

Don't miss Straylight Run at St. Andrew's Hall on June 15th, and on the Van's Warped Tour at Comerica Park on July 27th.
The new Marilyn Manson cd, Eat Me Drink Me, is streaming on myspace. The full cd drops on Tuesday.