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...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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Sunday, August 30, 2015

A new Siouxsie Sioux song -- her first in over eight years -- has premiered! The legend teamed with Brian Reitzell on a song titled "Love Crime," which was featured during the closing credits of Saturday's Hannibal 3 finale.  As it turns out, Sioux is a huge Hannibal fan and the program reportedly inspired her to write her first new music in years.  In an interview with TV Guide, Hannibal director Bryan Fuller explained how it all came about:

"Brian Reitzell knew I am a huge Siouxsie Sioux fan and have seen her in concert more times than any other artist in my life. We knew that she was a fan of the show, and we reached out to see if she'd be interested in writing a song. Essentially, she hasn't had a single in eight years, and she said she hadn't been inspired to write in a long time, but that Hannibal had inspired her and she would write a new song. It was an incredible honor.

We didn't have any money left in the budget, and the studio wasn't going to put any more money into the show than they already had. I went to NBC and Sky, who are our American and U.K. broadcasters and said, "I know the show is canceled... and it's absolutely unheard of for a showrunner to come back to you and ask for more money for a show that has no further revenue potential for you. But it's Siouxsie Sioux and it's an honor and it's her first single in eight years." They both said, "Yes, absolutely, we'll split it right down the middle, and we're doing this because we love you, we love the show, and we love Siouxsie.""

We ALL love Siouxsie! Stream "Love Crime" below via Brooklyn Vegan:

Published August 30th, 2015 @ 6:38 PM

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Morrissey's episode of the Larry King Now program premieres today. The full episode debuts later today, but several clips from the webisode, including his performance of "Kiss Me A Lot" are available to view now. Watch the action below:


Full episode is now available to view below:

Selected clips from the episode:

Morrissey on cancer diagnosis:

Morrissey on alleged TSA/groping incident:

Morrissey on the music business:

Morrissey on struggle with depression:

Morrissey on U.S. politics:

Performance of "Kiss Me A Lot":

Published August 19th, 2015 @ 9:41 AM

Morrissey appeared on the Late Late Show with James Corden and performed "Kiss Me A Lot" -- watch the performance below:

Published August 19th, 2015 @ 9:41 AM

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Reminder: Morrissey will appear on the Late Late Show with James Corden tonight (August 18th).

And an update on last week's news: Morrissey was interviewed by Larry King for the Larry King Now web-program. The episode with Morrissey will be available to stream tomorrow (August 19th) via Ora TV & Hulu. Larry King Now episodes usually post ~ 2pm ET.

Published August 18th, 2015 @ 8:45 PM

New Order shared the official video for their new single "Restless" today. Take a look below:

"Restless" is the first single from the band's forthcoming album Music Complete, which arrives on September 25th. Pre-order from New Order's store. The store is also selling a limited edition boxset featuring the album (and remixes from the album) on colorful vinyl.

In more New Order related news, the band appeared in the Anthony Wilson tribute video for St. Anthony: An Ode To Anthony H. Wilson. Check out the video and learn more about the charity single here.

Published August 18th, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Get completely and utterly taken in by "Ambitions," the lovely new single from Søren Juul*. The dreamy track is taken from Juul's self-titled EP which arrives via 4AD on September 4th. Stream "Ambitions" below and download it now from iTunes and Amazon. A full album from Juul is in the works and is expected out in 2016.

Highly recommended if you like: Radiohead

*Juul previously released music under the name Indians, but is now using his own name.

Published August 16th, 2015 @ 8:55 PM

Friday, August 14, 2015

Skinny Puppy hits the road with Youth Code this fall for the Down The Sociopath tour. The Detroit area date is November 15th at the Crofoot. Grab tickets here.

Skinny Puppy is touring in support of the 2013 album Weapon -- stream Weapon in full, plus watch the classic video for "Dig It" below.

Skinny Puppy North American tour

Oct 30 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Cafe
Oct 31 -- Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater
Nov 02 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
Nov 05 -- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Nov 07 -- Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Nov 08 -- New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
Nov 10 -- Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Nov 12 -- Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Nov 13 -- Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theater
Nov 14 -- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater & Ballroom
Nov 15 -- Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot
Nov 16 -- Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Nov 18 -- Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Nov 20 -- San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Nov 21 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

Published August 14th, 2015 @ 7:02 PM

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Larry King announced that he's going to be interviewing Morrissey on his web-program Larry King Now. This is indeed a coup for Mr. King -- ever since his 2007 libel lawsuit against NME, Morrissey rarely submits to any interviews, let alone live or in-person interviews. Submit your question for Morrissey here.


New Larry King Now episodes are posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2pm ET -- so far the air date for the Morrissey episode has not been announced.

Morrissey is also set to appear on The Late Late Show with James Corden on August 18th.


Published August 13, 2015 @ 8:40 AM

Monday, August 10, 2015

Factory Records legend Tony Wilson died eight years ago today. In his honor a poem written by Mike Garry and Joe Duddell titled St. Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H. Wilson pays tribute to Wilson and name-checks Manchester music royalty.  The poem, inspired by New Order's song "Your Silent Face," was performed by Garry last March in New York at the Tibet House Benefit.  The finished studio version will be released later this month with all proceeds being donated to charity. Today the official video for St. Anthony featuring New Order, Happy Mondays, Iggy Pop, Peter Saville, and so many more was released. Watch below.

Proceeds from St. Anthony: An Ode to Anthony H. Wilson will benefit The Christie Charitable Fund to help fight cancer (Wilson died of kidney cancer at the Christie hospital in Manchester). Pre-order here.

Published August 10th, 2015 @ 8:16 PM

Thursday, August 6, 2015

 has shared three previously unheard demos from 2008 -- "Something Is Squeezing My Skull," "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell," and "Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed." The recordings, which Moz refers to as "first try demo tracks," are taken from the Years of Refusal sessions.  Stream all three recordings here.

Published August 6th, 2015 @ 11:50 AM

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

FFS -- the new project which combines the talents of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks -- have announced dates for a North American tour. Unfortunately the supergroup won't be rolling through Detroit, but dates are posted below for those who are up for a roadtrip.

FFS released their wildly fun and quirky self-titled record in June. Be sure to check it out if you're a fan of either Franz Ferdinand or Sparks.

FFS North American tour

Sep 30 -- Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
Oct 02 -- Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Oct 03 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Oct 05 -- Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Oct 06 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Oct 08 -- Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
Oct 09 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct 11 -- Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Oct 13 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Oct 14 -- Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct 15 -- Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

Published August 4th, 2015 @ 5:29 PM