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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 Verve will release a new cd, Forth, on August 19th. The first single from the cd, "Love Is Noise" is streaming on the band's myspace page.

Tomorrow (June 30th) the band will be offering a non-album track, "Mover" as a FREE download for one week only here.
Oasis is back! The new cd from Oasis, Dig Out Your Soul, will drop October 6th. The first single, "The Shock of the Lightning" will be released on September 29th.
Billy Idol just released a greatest hits collection, Idolize Yourself. The cd features 16 hits and 2 brand new songs. The release is also available as a deluxe edition with a dvd. The dvd contains 13 of Idol's videos.

Billy Idol will be hitting the road for a tour. The closest dates to this area are:

August 7th: John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario
August 15th: Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids (opening for Def Leppard!)
New music from Beck has been posted here. Click the link to check out "Orphans" and "Gamma Ray." Both songs will appear on Beck's new full length cd, Modern Guilt, which will drop July 8th.


Check out the new single, "Love Is Noise" by the Verve. The full length cd drops August 19th.


A band called Creaky Boards is claiming Coldplay ripped them off. The band alleges "Viva La Vida" is a ripoff of a song they wrote and performed at the CMJ Music convention in March 2007. They further claim Chris Martin was in the audience during their show at CMJ. Creaky Boards put together a youtube video where you can compare both songs and judge for yourself.

Here it is:


If you like Saving Abel, you might be interested in checking out some "behind the scenes" footage from the band's "Addicted" video.

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You can check out a stream of Coldplay's song, "Viva La Vida" right here.

Don't forget 89x will air a Coldplay concert live from London at 3:45 pm today.


The Toadies will return with a new cd, No Deliverance, on August 19th. You can check out the title track on spin.com right now.
A BBC radio show on shoegazer music will air tonight on Radio 1 from 2am to 4am (BST). Don't worry if you can't catch it live--the BBC is going to keep the show online for one week, so you can enjoy listening to it at your convenience. Here's the link to listen to the show, but the link won't work until tomorrow.
A new Cure song, "Freakshow," is streaming on the band's official website and can be purchased via iTunes. "Freakshow" is the new Cure single for the month of June--the band has been releasing a new song on the 13th of every month leading up to September 13, which is the release date of the full length new studio cd.


Here's a new song from Radiohead! The song is a live version of "Super Collider." This video was recorded at Radiohead's concert in Dublin last week.
The Coldplay concert scheduled for July 5th at the Palace has been POSTPONED. The band has re-scheduled the show for November 3rd at the Palace. If you have tickets for the July 5th show, they will be honored at the new date in November.

In other Coldplay news, 89x will be airing a special Coldplay concert live as it happens from London this coming Monday. The show will air in its entirety--commercial free--on 89X starting at 3:45 pm Eastern time. Tune in and listen to the show as it happens!


The new Coldplay disc, Viva La Vida, is now streaming here if you're in Canada, or streaming here if you're in the U.S. The disc drops on June 17th.
Trent Reznor is offering a free 5-song ep via nin.com. The ep features four of the bands that will be joining NIN on the road this summer: Place To Bury Strangers, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Crystal Castles, and Deerhunter. The ep also includes a NIN song. The ep is free, but you have to register first.

Don't miss Nine Inch Nails at the Palace on August 23rd.


Here's the Black Cab Session featuring My Morning Jacket performing, "Touch Me I'm Going To Scream (Part 2)" acoustically.

MMJ will release their new cd, Evil Urges, next Tuesday. And don't miss them when they perform at the Filmore on October 4th. Tickets are on sale now.


This is coming from a tabloid, so the authenticity is questionable, BUT:

According to News of the World, Kurt Cobain's ashes have gone missing from Courtney Love's Los Angeles home. The tabloid has quoted Love as saying, "I can't believe anyone would take Kurt's ashes from me. I find it disgusting and right now I am suicidal."
A dvd from Angels & Airwaves will be released on June 17th. The 79 minute dvd, Start The Machine, is said to be a making-of the band's two cds--We Don't Need To Whisper and I-Empire. According to a modest press release from the band, the dvd is, "A rock and roll documentary about an experiment of hope and the movement that followed."

Don't miss Angels & Airwaves live! They'll be a part of the Van's Warped Tour which will be stopping by the Comerica Park parking lot on July 18th.