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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

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Or hit me up on Twitter: @CristinaRocks

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beady Eye will perform a special show for CBS.com & Letterman on in June. The band will perform a full concert June 22nd at 8pm Eastern, which will be webcast on CBS.com. Later that night you'll be able to see them on Letterman. After Letterman is over, the full Beady Eye concert will be available on-demand via the CBS online network and vevo. Beady Eye released the debut cd, Different Gear, Still Speeding back in March. Watch "the Roller" below:

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Garbage has been working on a new studio cd and apparently progress is being made. Butch Vig sent out a tweet yesterday which revealed the band has 24 songs they've been working on. The band's 5th studio cd will hopefully be out in the near future. Stay tuned.

Monday, April 25, 2011


REM is set to premiere "Every Day Is Yours To Win" on YouTube tonight at midnight, and it will be hosted on the YouTube homepage for the next 24 hours. Michael Stipe and co-director Jim Mckay will introduce the film and also show some of their favorite YouTube clips.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Pixies were in town Friday at the Fox Theater. If you missed it, music legend SW3000 wrote an exclusive review of the show. Here it is:

Show was great. They sounded a hundred times better than they did at the state when I saw them 5-6 years ago. Not sure if it was the venue or that they've been playing together again for so long now. Couple highlights: Frank's (or Black's I'm not sure what name he's using now) was awesome. He can still do all the screams. And Joey's guitaring was cool. They started out with 4 b-sides and then they did the whole Doolittle album from 1-15 right in a row. Stuff I really liked from Doolittle: Tame, Dead, #13 Baby, There goes my gun. Then they left and came back for an encore.
Highlights of the encore were Umass and Into the white and for that song they had a fog machine so you couldn't see the band for most of the song. Then they wrapped it up with Where is my mind and Gigantic.

Sound was great at the fox I really have no complaints other than I thought the drums could be a little louder. There's two things I can criticize, one was the length of the show. I think the total length of playing was probably less than an 1:30. I just saw a bunch of almost 60 year olds (rush) and they played for over two hours. They could easily have played for 2 hours, it's not like they're lacking for material. Also Kim Deal did all the chatting between songs. Frank didn't say one thing, which I thought was kind of annoying. Anyways it was cool.

Talk to you later. sw3000

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Social Distortion's short film, Machine Gun Blues, premiered in Los Angeles Thursday night. Check out the film below

A Franz Ferdinand covers ep was released on Record Store Day. The ep features 5 Franz Ferdinand covers (songs originally written/recorded by Franz, but covered by other artists). Check out a stream of the ep below via Soundcloud.

Franz Ferdinand - Covers EP by DominoRecordCo

Friday, April 22, 2011

Peter Murphy will return with a new cd, Ninth, June 7th. You can buy the I Spit Roses ep now, and pre-order Ninth via iTunes now, and check out two new songs via Soundcloud below.

Peter Murphy - I Spit Roses [Single EP] by nettwerkmusicgroup

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The BBC's John Wilson had the rare opportunity to interview Morrissey yesterday. They discussed the legacy of the Smiths and talked about Morrissey's solo work. Morrissey also explained why song titles are more important than the songs themselves, nixed the idea of a Smiths reunion, and revealed he's written his autobiography. According to Moz, the autobiography is in the "redrafting" stage, and may be out as early as next year. Listen to the entire 13 minute interview here.

Morrissey will release the Very Best of Morrissey in the U.K. next Monday. The collection features 18 audio tracks and a bonus DVD with 11 promotional videos. There is no North American release date as of yet, however it will be available as an import May 3rd. Click here to check out the entire tracklisting.

Why not enjoy a performance of "There Is A Light That Never Goes Out" from a 2004 concert in Manchester?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Radiohead is giving away their Record Store Day tracks ("the Butcher" and "Supercollider") now for free to fans who purchased the Newspaper version of the King of Limbs. You can also purchase the songs here. Check out the two tracks below:

Radiohead "Supercollider" + "The Butcher" by ianbhoy

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A Ministry documentary that has been years in the making finally premiered at a film festival in Chicago on Thursday, but it wasn't without controversy. Fix: the Ministry Movie's director has been involved in a legal battle with Ministry kingpin Al Jourgensen. Jourgensen was not in attendance at the premiere and was not a part of the Q & A session which followed the screening. Additionally Jourgensen also claims he was not invited to a WaxTrax! records two day celebration that was held this weekend in Chicago.

Read about the Ministry documentary and WaxTrax controversy here and also here's Jourgensen's statement. Hopefully everything gets resolved because the film promises to be amazing. View the trailer below, and visit the film's official Facebook page here. You can also read all about Jourgensen, his recent projects, and health scare here.

This time around, Hitler finds out there is no sequel to the King of Limbs by Radiohead.


Thursday, April 14, 2011

As it turns out, Los Angeles is the city that won the exclusive film premiere and concert from Social Distortion. But, the good news is that Social Distortion will be streaming the entire concert and Machine Gun Blues short film next Thursday, April 21st.
Radiohead will be one of many bands releasing something special for Record Store Day, which is this Saturday. The band will release a limited edition 12'' of "the Butcher" b/w "Supercollider" and you can hear a snippet of both songs here. This release will only be available in stores overseas (not in North America).
Soundgarden has announced some details/dates for an upcoming tour this summer. No Detroit date has been announced (yet) but more dates will be announced soon.

Meanwhile, if you're a fan, check out this article about Soundgarden's reunion. The band has revealed their original tweet in the early hours of January 2010 was mistaken (the tweet was sent out because they were only going to launch a new website, not reform).

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Rocksalt published an interview with Al Jourgensen from Ministry. Al discussed his current musical project (his long talked about country record), recent health scare, sobriety and more. Read the full interview here (it's long but an excellent read).

Monday, April 11, 2011

Johnny Marr has officially left the Cribs. Here's a portion of the official statement posted on the band's official website:

So, as some of you may know by now The Cribs are gonna be a 3-piece again. That is a slightly less dramatic way of saying that Johnny Marr is no longer in the band. We don't want it to be seen as a split, that just has so many negative connotations and really doesn't represent the way everyone is feeling right now...

No one is down about this in our camp. It's actually the start of a really exciting phase for everyone. Johnny has gone back to The Healers and is writing a new record, and we are really honestly loving being back together as just 3 brothers literally playing in the basement/garage again. Right now we are in Portland and demoing in Gary's basement and it feels so liberating. We have a bunch of new songs and are embracing the lo-fi again. It never was about fancy studios and LA and all that. We are back in our usual environment and feeling good about it. We've got everything we need.

Read the entire statement here.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A documentary about Creation Records, Upside Down, will be released on DVD May 9th in the U.K. A two-disc soundtrack featuring bands signed to Creation will also be released May 9th. Some of the bands include Primal Scream, Swervedriver, Jesus & Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, Oasis, House of Love, Ride, Boo Radleys, and more. The entire tracklisting is available here, and you can watch the trailer for the film below. So far there is no official release date for the DVD or cd soundtrack in North America.

Big Audio Dynamite is set to reunite at the Coachella Music & Arts festival this coming weekend in Indio, California. BAD will be in Los Angeles Thursday afternoon doing a taping for Jimmy Kimmel. The performance is set to air on Kimmel Thursday night so don't forget to tune in!
Watch John Lydon on Judge Judy, plus John Lydon hawking butter on British television:

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Trent Reznor has created a line of iPhone, iTouch, and Blackberry cases through Case Mate. A new case will be released each week and fans will have the opportunity (once all the cases are released) to customize the designs to create a unique case. The case for Pretty Hate Machine is available now and the Broken case will be released next week. Check out the designs here.

Friday, April 8, 2011

American Laundromat Records will release a Smiths tribute cd this fall featuring covers by the Wedding Present, Tayna Donnelly, Doug Martsch and more. Pre-order the disc here and receive a Smiths tribute t-shirt. Please, Please, Please: A Smiths Tribute will be released October 25th.
Sign up for the Jane's Addiction email list and receive a free download of the band's new song, "End to the Lies." The band's new cd, the Great Escape Artist is due later this year.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

British tabloid the Sun reported earlier today that the Stone Roses were reuniting.  Now NME has gotten word from bassist Mani that the report in the Sun is false.  Mani told NME John Squire and Ian Brown had met up recently--at the funeral for Mani's mother.  Mani told NME, "Two old friends meeting up after 15 years to pay their respects to my mother does not consititue the reformation of the Stone Roses...it isn't true and isn't happening."

According to this article in British tabloid, the Sun, the Stone Roses are set to reunite.  The band has refused to reunite in the past despite lucrative offers, so this news is pretty interesting.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Radiohead's latest cd, the King of Limbs, has debuted on the Billboard charts at number 6. Check out "Codex," my favorite track from the cd:

Social Distortion will perform a free show and premiere their short film, Machine Gun Blues, in one lucky city! Vote now to bring the film and free performance here! The city with the most votes wins, so vote here! Watch the trailer for the film below.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Beady Eye (the new project featuring ex-members of Oasis) has recorded a Beatles song for charity. "Across the Universe" was recorded this weekend in a studio in London, and it's available now through the band's official website . All proceeds raised will go to the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal. Beady Eye performed a live version of "Across the Universe" last night at the Japan Disaster Benefit in London. Fan shot video from last night is below: