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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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2016/01/30


A few weeks ago the always dyn-o-mite Dandy Warhols premiered a new single "You Are Killing Me" and now the band announced details behind a new full length album titled Distortland. The 10 track record will be released through Dine Alone records April 8th on a variety of formats -- LP, CD, cassette, and digital download -- plus vinyl fans can choose between the standard version on black vinyl and the limited edition Bootleg version (while supplies last). Take a look at the options and pre-order from the band's webstore, iTunes, or Amazon.



Don't miss the Dandy Warhols on tour in North America -- the band's newly updated tour itinerary now includes a Detroit-area stop at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on April 5th.  Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 3rd.

Dandy Warhols -- North American tour

Apr 01 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Apr 02 -- Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
Apr 03 -- Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Apr 05 -- Ferndale, MI @ Magic Bag
Apr 06 -- Akron, OH @ Musica
Apr 08 -- Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Apr 09 -- Ottawa, ON @ Ritual Nightclub
Apr 10 -- Montreal, QC @ L'Astral
Apr 12 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Apr 13 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Apr 15 -- Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Apr 17 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 18 -- Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
Apr 19 -- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom

Published January 30th, 2016

2016/01/28


Lush return with their first new set of songs since 1996! The band's four song EP, Blind Spot, features the lead track "Out Of Control" which has been described as "Lush on form and sounding like 20 years haven't passed." The EP was recorded last summer with producers Daniel Hunt (Ladytron) and Jim Abbiss. So far Blind Spot doesn't have an official North American release but it'll drop in the U.K. on April 15th. This year's Record Store Day takes place worldwide on April 16th, so it's quite likely Lush will be releasing a special edition of the EP (or perhaps a limited edition single) for RSD. View the tracklisting for Blind Spot below and pre-order the import (available on 10" or CD) here, here, or here.

Blind Spot EP tracklisting

1. Out Of Control
2. Lost Boy
3. Burnham Beeches
4. Rosebud

As previously reported, Lush return to North America later this year for a handful of tour dates. Tickets for all of the shows are on sale now.

Lush -- North American tour

Apr 14 -- Los Angeles @ The Roxy Theatre
Apr 16 -- Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 17 -- San Francisco @ The Warfield
Apr 19 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Apr 20 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Apr 21 -- Vancover, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Apr 23 -- Indio, CA @ Coachella
Sep 14 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Sep 15 -- Boston, MA @ Royale
Sep 18 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Sep 21 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep 22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Published January 28th, 2016

2016/01/27


Iggy Pop announced a limited run of shows in support of his new album Post Pop Depression.  The 13 date North American leg includes a stop at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on April 7th.  Pre-sale tickets for all the dates on the tour start tomorrow (January 28th) and the general onsale for tickets is Saturday, January 30th.

Iggy and his Post Pop Depression all star band -- Josh Homme, Dean Fertita, and Matt Helders -- will perform new songs as well as classics from Iggy's career.  It should be noted that this is the ONLY run of dates to include Homme/Fertita/Helders.

Post Pop Depression will be released on March 18th.  So far Iggy has debuted two songs from the record; "Gardenia" & "Break Into Your Heart."  The album is available to pre-order now.





Iggy Pop -- North American tour

03/28 -- Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
03/29 -- Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
03/31 -- San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
04/02 -- Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
04/04 -- Minneapolis, MN - Northrop Auditorium
04/06 -- Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
04/07 -- Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
04/09 -- Toronto, ON - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
04/11 -- Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
04/12 -- New York, NY - United Palace Theatre
04/15 -- Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
04/19 -- Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
04/28 -- Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre

2016/01/25


Only days ago Iggy Pop announced his new surprise studio album/Josh Homme collaboration Post Pop Depression and debuted the first song "Gardenia" live on Late Night with Stephen Colbert. Today Pop unleashed another song titled "Break Into Your Heart" -- fans can watch the live version (taped after Pop's performance on Colbert January 21st) and stream the studio version below:





Post Pop Depression is available to pre-order now from iTunes, Amazon, and Pop's merch store.







Published January 25th, 2016

2016/01/23


New Order debuted the official video for "Tutti Frutti" today. The track features La Roux on vocals and is taken from the band's 2015 album Music Complete. Watch the video below.



New Order is also giving away a free download of Tom Rowlands (Chemical Brothers) remix of "Tutti Frutti." Stream the remix below and grab your free download here.



Published January 23rd, 2016

Jack White and Third Man Records launched a fundraising campaign through Crowd Rise to raise money for the United Way of Genesee County's Flint Water Fund. Third Man is providing an incentive for fans to donate -- one donor will win a Platinum Vault Membership good for five years. A $13 donation is required to obtain an entry blank for the drawing, and if you donate more, you'll be entitled to additional entries for the raffle. Read more about the campaign and donate here.

Third Man Records Cass Corridor is also holding a bottled water drive through January 25th. Drop off water donations and get entered into a raffle for a limited edition Hateful 8 boxset. More details are posted here.



Meanwhile Pearl Jam and their music industry partners -- including Live Nation, Universal Music, and Republic Records -- have donated 300 thousand dollars to support relief efforts in the Flint water crisis. The band also launched a fundraising campaign through Crowd Rise to help provide water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts in Flint. Read more about the campaign and donate here.

2016/01/22


Iggy Pop announced his new studio album Post Pop Depression will be released on March 18th. Pop collaborated with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age to create the nine track record -- Pop reveals the two got together and wrote/recorded Post Pop Depression secretly over three weeks in the desert.  Rounding out Pop's backing band is Homme's bandmate Dean Fertita (also of Dead Weather), and Arctic Monkeys' drummer Matt Helder.

Last night Pop appeared on Late Night with Stephen Colbert to discuss the project and to debut the album's roaring first single "Gardenia." Watch the interview video and superb performance from last night below.





Post Pop Depression is available to pre-order now from iTunes, Amazon, and Pop's merch store. The studio version of "Gardenia" is available to stream below:



Published January 22nd, 2016

2016/01/20


Andrew "Andy Dog" Johnson, creator of iconic artwork for The The died on January 18th. Matt Johnson announced the news and wrote a touching tribute to his brother on the official The The website. In the tribute Johnson detailed Andrew's struggle with brain cancer and called Andrew "the single biggest influence and inspiration upon my life and career."

Johnson went on to write, "At this moment in time there are just too many tears and too much sadness for us to think clearly but my younger brother Gerard and I will do our best to carry on down the creative path our big brother first led us onto many years ago."

Read Matt Johnson's full statement here.

R.I.P. Andrew Johnson.







2016/01/19


Lush announced dates for a North American tour today. The newly reunited band will perform a few shows surrounding their Coachella gigs, then return later in the year to hit a handful of big cities. An EP featuring new material is planned for release later this year, so it's possible Lush will add more dates to the tour (most likely the last half of the year) in support of the release.

The band's newly released anthology Chorus, which collects all of the band's studio albums, early EPs, and rarities such as remixes, demos, and live recordings sold out immediately, however, according to Lush, 4AD has agreed to manufacture more copies which should be available soon.

North American tour dates

Apr 14 -- Los Angeles @ The Roxy Theatre
Apr 16 -- Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 17 -- San Francisco @ The Warfield
Apr 19 -- Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Apr 20 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Apr 21 -- Vancover, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Apr 23 -- Indio, CA @ Coachella
Sep 14 -- New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Sep 15 -- Boston, MA @ Royale
Sep 18 -- Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Sep 21 -- Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep 22 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Published January 19th, 2016

Peter Hook announced details for the North American leg of his highly anticipated Substance tour today. Over the last few years Peter Hook has been performing Joy Division and New Order albums in full on tour -- to date he's played Closer, Unknown Pleasures, Movement, Power, Corruption & Lies, Low-Life, and Brotherhood.  His newest tour, Substance: Joy Division & New Order,  will feature Hooky performing the Joy Division and New Order compilations Substance on his 27 date tour. Both of these classic Factory albums will be performed live, sequentially, and in their entirety, so expect a unique, captivating, and intense concert experience!

Hooky is a legend and BRINGS it at his live shows -- Joy Division and New Order fans will NOT leave disappointed.

Tickets for most of the dates on the tour go on sale this week, including the Detroit stop, October 26th at St. Andrew's Hall. The pre-sales for the Detroit show kick off Thursday, January 21st, and the general onsale is Friday, January 22nd. The full tour itinerary is posted below:



Peter Hook North American tour

Sep 22 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 23 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sep 24 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Oct 26 -- Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew's Hall
Oct 28 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 29 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Oct 30 -- Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov 01 -- Vancouver, BC @ Venue
Nov 03 -- Seattle, WA @ The Market
Nov 04 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Nov 05 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Nov 07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 08 -- San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues
Nov 11 -- Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre
Nov 12 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Nov 14 -- New Orleans, LA @ Republic
Nov 15 -- Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Nov 17 -- Orlando, FL @ Plaza LIve
Nov 18 -- Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Nov 19 -- Tampa, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
Nov 21 -- Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 22 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 23 -- Washington, DC @ Howard Theatre
Nov 25 -- Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
Nov 26 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
Nov 27 -- Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount
Nov 29 -- Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall





Published January 19th, 2016

Greg Dulli hits the road next month for an intimate solo tour, which will see him perform songs, fan favorites, and a few new songs in small clubs, churches and synagogues. Many of the dates on the tour -- including the Detroit stop at Marble Bar -- are sold out, and today due to popular demand Dulli announced a new date in NYC. More importantly, he also shared an acoustic cover of the David Bowie classic "Modern Love," which he's made available as a free download from his official site here.



Dates for the North American leg of the tour are posted below:

A Night With Greg Dulli

2/03 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
3/10 -- Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
3/11 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Roulette (sold out)
3/12 -- Washington, DC @ 6th & I Synagogue
3/13 -- Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
3/15 -- Toronto, ON @ Great Hall
3/16 -- Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar (sold out)
3/17 -- Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theater (sold out)
3/18 -- Chicago, IL @ Old Town School Of Folk (7:30, sold out)
3/18 -- Chicago, IL @ Old Town School Of Folk (10:30, sold out)
3/19 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
3/21 -- Seattle, WA @ Triple Door (7, sold out)
3/21 -- Seattle, WA @ Triple Door (10 PM)
3/22 -- Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
3/23 -- Portland, OR @ Doug Fir (sold out)
3/25 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
3/26 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom (sold out)
3/29 -- Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
3/30 -- Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
4/01 -- New Orleans, LA @ Preservation Hall (sold out)
4/02 -- New Orleans, LA @ Preservation Hall (sold out)

Published January 19th, 2016

2016/01/17


Bob Mould announced he'll return with a new studio album titled Patch The Sky this spring. The follow up to the critically acclaimed Beauty & Ruin is due out March 25th, but fans can already check out "Voices In My Head," the first single and video from the album below.



Mould also announced dates for a North American tour which so far doesn't include a stop in the Detroit area.

Apr 20 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Apr 22 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr 23 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Apr 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Apr 27 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Apr 29 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Apr 30 Northampton, MA @ Pearl Street
May 01 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
May 03 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 04 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 06 Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 07 Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
May 10 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
May 11 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
May 13 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
May 14 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
May 15 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

David Bowie tribute

8 am hour:

David Bowie "Fantastic Voyage"
David Bowie "Quicksand"
Jam "That's Entertainment"
Generation X "Ready, Steady, Go"
Stooges "1969"
David Bowie "Panic In Detroit"
Cowboy Junkies "Sweet Jane"
Roxy Music "More Than This"
X "The New World"
David Bowie "Diamond Dogs"
Cult "Rain"
David Bowie "Moonage Daydream"
David Bowie "Let's Dance"

9 am hour:

Nirvana "The Man Who Sold The World"
Chameleons "John, I'm Only Dancing"
David Bowie "I'm Afraid Of Americans"
Iggy Pop "Nightclubbing"
David Bowie "Bang Bang"
Velvet Underground "I'm Waiting For The Man"
Pixies "Cactus"
Duran Duran "Planet Earth"
Visage "Fade To Grey"
David Bowie "Ashes To Ashes"
Peter Schilling "Major Tom"
David Bowie "African Night Flight"
Queen/Bowie "Under Pressure"

10 am hour:

David Bowie "Space Oddity"
David Bowie "Queen Bitch"
David Bowie "Ziggy Stardust"
David Bowie "Rock & Roll Suicide"
David Bowie "Crashing In The Same Car"
David Bowie "Sound & Vision"
David Bowie "Fashion"
David Bowie "Modern Love"
David Bowie "Blue Jean"
David Bowie "Warszawa"
David Bowie "Life On Mars?"
David Bowie/Pat Metheny "This Is Not America"

11 am hour:

Cure "Shake Dog Shake"
Placebo "Every You Every Me"
Garbage "Only Happy When It Rains"
Revolting Cocks "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Moby "Porcelain"
Kraftwerk "The Model"
David Bowie "Boys Keep Swinging"
David Bowie "Rebel Rebel"
David Bowie "Starman"
David Bowie "Heroes"

2016/01/11


David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after an 18 month battle with cancer. The shocking news was delivered via Bowie's official website and confirmed separately by his son Duncan Jones:

"David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief."

His January 10th death seems so unbelievable as Bowie just released his remarkable 28th studio record, Blackstar on January 8th, the day of his 69th birthday. He had also recently co-written the stage production Lazarus, based on The Man Who Fell To Earth, the 1976 film starring Bowie.

Bowie was always ahead of his time, breaking new ground with every endeavor, be it music, film, art, and fashion. The world has lost a true pioneer -- a creative genius, legend, and icon.

R.I.P. David Bowie. Thank you for your art.

















2016/01/09


David Bowie released his exquisite, experimental, and very Bowie new album Blackstar yesterday. Bowie, who turned 69 yesterday, clearly shows no signs of stopping, either musically or creatively.  At this point in his career he could record an album full of belches and probably get away with it, but instead he keeps concocting thought-provoking and magnificent music. Enjoy a full stream of Blackstar below courtesy of Bowie's official channel.