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...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

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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 Killers have recorded another X-mas song for this year's yuletide. The song, "Don't Shoot Me Santa" will be released as a single in November. The single will NOT appear on the band's forthcoming b-sides/rarities cd, Sawdust. Sawdust is scheduled to drop November 13th, and the X-mas single will be released near the end of November.
Chino Moreno's side project Team Sleep is gearing up for a run of North America in December. Relax, there's no Detroit date planned. However Team Sleep is planning to offer free EP downloads in the coming months through the band's official website.
Lenny Kravitz will return with a new disc in the winter. It Is Time For a Love Revolution will drop on February 5th. Click here to check out two new songs from Lenny.


Tickets are on sale now for the Night 89X Stole Christmas 10. The show is December 17th at the Fillmore. The lineup will be announced next Friday (November 2nd) on the Morning X, however you can purchase tickets now exclusively through 89xradio.com Yes, that means you can take the plunge early and hope for the best! As you know, 89X puts together quality shows, so you can't go wrong buying sight unseen...


Serj Tankian from System of a Down will release his debut solo cd, Elect the Dead, on Tuesday. Serj's video collection will premiere in the Detroit area tomorrow (Monday) at the Emagine in Novi. Serj made a video for each song on Elect the Dead, and the entire collection will be unveiled tomorrow. If you want to read more about Serj, click here. If you need tickets or info on the Emagine, click here.
The Ian Curtis biopic will premiere in Detroit this Friday at the Maple Art Theater (Maple Art Theater, not the Main Art Theater). Here's the theater info, if you want to check it out. Scroll down the page for the info...
This news is breaking now. It came from the official Ministry myspace page, so sadly it is true.

The 13th Planet family is saddened to confirm the devastating news of the sudden and unexpected death of Ministry's bassist, Paul Raven. Raven was working with French recording artists Treponem Pal on their new collaboration with Ted Parsons (ex-Prong/ex-Killing Joke/Jesu) and members of The Young Gods in a small village on the French/Swiss border. Initial reports indicate Raven's passing was the result of a heart attack.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Raven's family and friends around the world. His love of life, artistic creations and joyful laughter touched and moved all of us deeply. The loss of this extraordinary artist, unique individual and loyal friend will be felt by many. The impact of his talents will be remembered forever but his contribution to the lives of everyone who knew him is his greatest legacy.



CNN (yes, CNN) debuted a new REM song, "Until the Day Is Done" this week. While it sounds odd that CNN would be debuting music, here's the deal--the song is featured in the CNN documentary Planet In Peril, so REM allowed CNN's Anderson Cooper to debut the track on his show. If you missed it, you can click here to check out a live version of the song which was recorded earlier this year in Dublin.
Gigwise has put together a list of the 50 worst album covers in the world. It's definitely worth a look...
Believe it or not, Jack & Meg will be selling cameras starting tomorrow! True enough, the incredibly special, limited edition cameras will go on sale tomorrow starting at noon. Choose from the "Meg Diana Camera" or the "Jack Holga Camera" or, heck, buy them both...
Fred Mascherino announced last week that he's leaving Taking Back Sunday in order to focus on his new project the Color Fred. The debut disc from the band, Bend to Break, will drop on October 30th. You can check out a song from the cd here.

Meanwhile, Taking Back Sunday is readying their cd/dvd package Louder Now Pt II, which is set for a November 20th release.
My Chemical Romance will release a vinyl version of their 2006 cd, the Black Parade. There will be two versions--a limited edition double vinyl LP & a deluxe double vinyl version. The deluxe edition will come along with a special slipcase and book. Both versions will drop October 30th.

MCR is gearing up to release another single from the Black Parade. The single is expected to be "Mama."