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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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Sunday, October 2, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #276: The Capture

Depeche Mode are poised to return!


Dave Rowntree announced details behind his debut solo record.

David Bowie's archive announced a boxset celebrating Hunky Dory.

A 4 disc set celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Haçienda has been announced.

Sunday, September 25, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #275: Ox In The Ditch

The Mighty Lemon Drops announced a 5CD boxset.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


The The will reissue Soul Mining on vinyl.

Evil Presidentes, mastermixer extraordinaire has debuted a new mix.

Over the years we've shared several mixes from Ireland's premiere DJ, including mixes featuring Depeche Mode, David Bowie, and other brilliant post-punk artists. Earlier this month he created a breezy yacht rock mix for Classified Records in Dundalk, Ireland. Though the mix is a bit of a departure from the some of the artists profiled on this blog, it's completely smooth and fun and ends with one of the best songs ever!

Kick back and enjoy Evil Presidentes's stellar work below, plus for more from Evil Presidentes dig in here and visit Classified Records here.
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Echo And The Bunnymen announced the release a 25th anniversary edition of Evergreen.

Sunday, September 18, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #274: Forfend

New Order and Pet Shop Boys kicked off their North American tour last night.

The Mission will release a new live album.

The Sinéad O'Connor documentary Nothing Compares opens this week.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


Morrissey announced a US tour.

Suede (aka The London Suede) and Manic Street Preachers announced a North American tour.

The tour is a co-headline tour - much like the New Order/Pet Shop Boys tour which launches this week, Suede and Manic Street Preachers will rotate their sets each night. Suede will be the closing act on the first date; the Manics will close the next night.

Though the tour is all too short, this is certainly huge news for fans of both bands. While Manic Street Preachers have toured the US a few years ago, it's been over 25 years since Suede played the US! Suede are thrilled to return to the US and especially excited to play with Manic Street Preachers. Brett Anderson revealed in a statement:

"I can't think of a band I'd rather share a stage with than Manic Street Preachers...they have long been an inspiration to us, and I know there are thousands of Suede fans who feel the same. It's nearly 30 years siince we last played together and I think these shows are going to be something really special."

Tickets for the tour go on sale this week. View the tour itinerary below.

Suede return with their acclaimed new album Autofiction this Friday, September 16th, meanwhile Manic Street Preachers just reissued a 21st anniversary edition of their 2001 record Know Your Enemy.



Suede + Manic Street Preachers - North American tour

Nov 03 - Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum (Suede close)
Nov 05 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre (Manics close)
Nov 07 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield (Suede close)
Nov 09 - Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues (Manics close)
Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium (Suede close)
Nov 13 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live AT The Moody Theater (Manics close)
Nov 16 - Chicago, IL @ Auditorium Theater (Suede close)
Nov 18 - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore (Manics close)
Nov 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Met (Suede close)
Nov 21 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre (Manics close)
Nov 22 - Boston, MA @ The Orpheum (Suede close)
Nov 24 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall (Manics close)

Sunday, September 11, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #273: Fevorum

Depeche Mode promo video shot at the World Trade Center.

The English Beat have extended their US tour.

Saturday, September 10, 2022


The House Of Love have premiered a new single.

The House Of Love premiered a enchanting new song from their forthcoming full length record A State Of Grace which arrives September 16th. "Hey Babe" is a breezy, swoony track featuring pedal steel guitars with a bit of a 70s vibe. According to Guy Chadwick "Hey Babe" is based on a poem he wrote and is "a song of hope and love." Stream "Hey Babe" below along with the previous single "Clouds."

The highly anticipated album A State Of Grace is The House Of Love's first album since 2013's She Paints Words In Red and the first album to feature the band's new lineup which is Chadwick and a new set of musicians. The twelve track album has been described as eclectic and features instruments such as banjo, violin, lap steel guitar, and more. Pre-order A State Of Grace here.

Don't miss The House Of Love on the road in North America next month. Tickets for all the shows are on sale now.





The House Of Love - North American tour

Oct 13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Oct 14 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Oct 17 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Oct 18 - Montreal, QC @ The Fairmount Theatre
Oct 19 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
Oct 22 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag
Oct 23 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Oct 25 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
Oct 26 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlow's
Oct 29 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre
Oct 30 - Pioneertown, CA @ Payy And Harriet's

Wednesday, September 7, 2022


Depeche Mode announced 'Playing The Angel - The 12" Singles' boxset.

A new collection celebrating the New Romantics era will be released.

Placebo unleashed a cover of "Shout."

Sunday, September 4, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #272: Calculation Alley

Placebo have postponed their North American tour.

Saturday, September 3, 2022


Buzzcocks unleashed a new song "Manchester Rain."

A new boxset from The Fall has been announced.

Thursday, September 1, 2022


Ministry announced a limited edition of Live Necronomicon.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022


The Church have returned with new music.

Bauhaus have canceled their North American tour.

Sunday, August 28, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #271: Upend

Alphaville will release a symphonic album next month.

Monday, August 22, 2022


Excitement continues to build for the global premiere of the David Bowie film Moonage Daydream.

Sunday, August 21, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #270: Tincture Of Time

A new book about the making of Violator will be published next month.

The Ocean Blue will reissue See The Ocean Blue next month.

The David Bowie film Moonage Daydream is coming soon!

Iggy Pop is set to headine Destination Chaos.

Sunday, August 14, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #269: Scopic

Saturday, August 13, 2022


Cherry Red Records will release a C85 boxset.

The 3CD set was inspired by NME's hugely influential C86 cassette and is brimming with indie and jangle pop from 1985. There's plenty to love and explore with this 72 track collection - it not only features gems from well known artists like The Stone Roses, James, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, and The Wedding Present, but it also includes a wide smattering of obscure acts as well.

C85 arrives October 21st and is available to pre-order here. Check out the tracklisting below.

CD 1

01. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Never Understand
02. That Petrol Emotion - Keen
03. The Woodentops - Move Me
04. The Mighty Lemon Drops - Like An Angel
05. Hurrah! - Funny Day
06. The Loft - Your Door Shines Like Gold
07. James - Uprising
08. Shop Assistants - All Day Long
09. The June Brides - Josef's Gone
10. The Wedding Present - (The Moment Before) Everything's Spoiled Again
11. The Dentists - Pallino
12. The Housemartins - Flag Day
13. The Jasmine Minks - What's Happening
14. The Soup Dragons - If You Were The Only Girl In The World
15. Mighty Mighty - Throwaway
16. Happy Mondays - Delightful
17. McCarthy - In Purgatory
18. Biff Bang Pow! - Love And Hate
19. The Primitives - Across My Shoulder (demo)
20. The Bodines - Paradise
21. Perfect Disaster - New Beginning
22. The Hit Parade - The Sun Shines In Gerrads Cross
23. Microdisney - Horse Overboard
24. MIAOW - Fate
25. The Impossible Years - Attraction Gear

CD 2

01. Primal Scream - All Fall Down
02. Sarah Goes Shopping - Summer Blues
03. Del Amitri - Sticks And Stones, Girl
04. The Passmore Sisters - Dance The House Down
05. The Claim - Through His Sunglasses
06. Grab Grab The Haddock - Last Fond Goodbye
07. The Chesterfields - Nose Out Of Joint
08. The Sedgemorons - Drop Dead Darling
09. Yeah Jazz - Julie + The Sea Lions
10. The Word Association - Mary Mary
11. The Kamikaze Pilots - Sharon Signs To Cherry Red
12. One Thousand Violins - Halcyon Days
13. Ronnie Can You Hear Me? - Vroom For Romance
14. Go! Service - It Makes Me Realise
15. Househunters - Shopping City
16. The Snakes Of Shake - Southern Cross
17. St. Christopher - As Far As The Eye Can See
18. The Word - Wide Awake
19. Benny Profane - Drop Dead (demo)
20. The Bridge - World Of Your Own
21. The Wake - Of The Matter
22. Always - Late Again
23. In Embrace - Shouting In Cafes
24. The Band Of Holy Joy - Consumption

CD 3

01. A Witness - Lucky In London
02. Yeah Yeah Noh - Prick Up Your Ears
03. Brilliant Corners - My Baby In Black
04. Stitched-Back Foot Airman - Granular Twilight
05. Pig Bros - Excessive
06. The Membranes - I Am Fish Eye
07. Age Of Chance - Bible Of The Beats
08. The Nose Flutes - Girth
09. The Folk Devils - English Disease
10. Big Flame - All The Irish (Must Go To Heaven)
11. Meat Whiplash - Losing Your Grip (demo)
12. Bog-Shed - Fat Lad Exam Failure
13. The Inca Babies - Brother Rat
14. Five Go Down To The Sea - Singing In Braille
15. The Janitors - Chicken Stew
16. The Sinister Cleaners - The Gnomes Of Zurich
17. Vee VV - Kindest Cut
18. Splat! - Taxi
19. Bob Hope To Die - Honeymoon
20. The Blue Aeroplanes - I Wanna Be Your Lover
21. Palookas - Clear Day
22. Sudden Afternoon - Acid Rain
23. The Stone Roses - So Young

Thursday, August 11, 2022


J Mascis has launched a jigsaw puzzle of the month club.

Sunday, August 7, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #268: Depths

Saturday, August 6, 2022


Ultravox reissue Rage In Eden in September.

Sunday, July 31, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #267: Sevens

Saturday, July 30, 2022


Pink Turns Blue announced a North American tour and EP.

The Damned announced the release of a live album and concert film.

Thursday, July 28, 2022


The Cure will issue 30th anniversary editions of Wish in October.

Sunday, July 24, 2022


Classic Alternative - Episode #266: Dazed

Robyn Hitchcock announced details behind a new solo record.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott will release a new album later this year.