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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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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Adam Ant took a fall during his comeback show in London. Check out the link (full of pictures).

It's Noel Gallagher's birthday. Check out a couple of songs he did with the Chemical Brothers back in the day. Here's "Setting Sun" and "Let Forever Be."

Here's the schedule for this weekend's Movement festival and here's the link to check out the live stream of the sets. Movement continues through tomorrow evening at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit.

Friday, May 27, 2011

The DEMF/Movement festival is happening at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit this weekend. If you can't make it out, be sure to check out the live stream. Choose from 5 live streams (one for each stage) but keep in mind not all bands/dj's may stream live as all performers can opt out of the live stream if they so choose.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Blue Lines, the first proper record from Massive Attack, is still so amazing!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Peter Murphy will officially unleash his new disc, Ninth, on June 7th, but you can check out another new track "Memory Go" below right now.

Peter Murphy - Ninth [Sampler] by nettwerkmusicgroup

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ian Curtis from Joy Division died on this day in 1980. Let's enjoy some Joy Division:

Rhino Records in the U.K. is set to drop the first ever Joy Division/New Order compilation next month. The 18 track collection will feature one previously unreleased New Order track, "Hellbent" which you can preview below:

New Order - Hellbent (Previously Unreleased) by Rhino UK
Blondie is set to release a new studio cd in the fall. Panic of Girls is the band's ninth cd and will likely drop in September. For now check out the video for the first single, "Mother" below:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

According to the official Dead Can Dance myspace page, the band is back together. Dead Can Dance will release a new cd and tour next year.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A documentary about Black Flag, Reality 86'd, is now streaming online. The road documentary by David Markey was shot in 1986 while on the road with the band. Watch it here!
Peter Murphy will release his new cd, Ninth, on June 7th. For now, you can check out another new song Murphy posted titled "Velocity Bird" below:

Peter Murphy - Ninth [Sampler] by nettwerkmusicgroup

Sunday, May 8, 2011


REM's cd, Life's Rich Pageant, is set to be reissued July 12th. The 25th anniversary version of the cd will feature all the original songs remastered, plus 19 previously unreleased demos, a poster, postcards and more. Check out the band's official website for the entire tracklisting and details. Meanwhile Michael Stipe says his recent interview with his Interview was his favorite he has EVER DONE. So read up.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Enjoy some classic Cabaret Voltaire!

If you were ever into the shoegaze music scene back in the early 1990's, you're probably familiar with the band Ride and their legendary label Creation Records. A documentary about the label, Upside Down: Story of Creation Records, was just released in the U.K, and the label's founder, Alan McGee, has been doing a lot of publicity for the release. He recently wrote a piece about Ride for Rhino Records, who released a 20th anniversary edition of Ride's classic cd, Nowhere. Check out the piece, "Alan McGee on Ride" here. What's interesting is McGee declares Ride's classic song, "Leave Them All Behind" and "D'You Know What I Mean" by Oasis to conceptually be the same song. Check out both songs below and see what you think. Unfortunately the version of "Leave Them All Behind" is an edit of the powerful 8 minute album version, but hopefully you'll get the picture.

If you're interested in Upside Down: Story of Creation Records, it will be released on import in North America on May 17th, as will the double disc soundtrack. Check out the soundtrack's impressive tracklisting here.

One last tidbit for Ride fans. Ride's Mark Gardener and Andy Bell reviewed the band's entire catalog here.

David Gahan and Warped Tour organizer Kevin Lyman were honored last night for several years of sobriety at the 7th annual MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert. The annual concert raises money for MusiCares, which provides musicians access to addiction recovery. Gahan, introduced by Steven Tyler, spoke at the event, then later performed a set of covers. Martin Gore joined Gahan onstage to perform the Depeche Mode classic, "Personal Jesus." Jane's Addiction and Paramore also performed live sets. Read more about the event here, and watch video from last night below:

"Love Will Tear Us Apart"  (Joy Division cover)

"I Feel You"

"Low" (Mark Lanegan cover)

"Cracked Actor" (David Bowie cover)

"Personal Jesus"

Friday, May 6, 2011

An Elliott Smith documentary is set to debut at a film festival in Los Angeles soon. Read an interview with the film's director, Gil Reyes here. Interestingly, Smith's music does not appear in the documentary. His family did not grant permission for the music to be used because the film included Smith's girlfriend, Jennifer Chiba. Chiba was involved in the open investigation into Smith's death which was initially reported as suicide and later questions were raised about possible homicide. Read more about the circumstances surrounding Smith's death here, and here's the autopsy report from the Smoking Gun.

Check out some previously unreleased songs from Smith on TwentyFourBit.com. And enjoy a few songs below:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Soundgarden revealed the remainder of tour dates as well as the opening acts for the upcoming North American tour. Coheed & Cambria, the Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age, and Meat Puppets will be opening various shows. Sadly, there is no Detroit date. If you're in the mood for a road trip, check out the tour itinerary here.