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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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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

A live Dinosaur Jr session from 1993 will be released in August.

The Soup Dragons will release a singles and rarities collection later this year.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Classic Alternative - Episode #258: Infinity

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Andy Fletcher aka Fletch has died.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Suede will return with a new album in September.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Classic Alternative - Episode #257: Disarray

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Robert Smith has given an update on Songs Of A Lost World, the new album from The Cure.

Talking exclusively with NME, he revealed that the follow up to 2008's 4:13 Dream still isn't finished but will be out by the time The Cure's tour kicks off in October. Smith called the whole process "quite harrowing" and explained:

"Essentially it’s a 12 track album. It’s there, it’s kind of half-mixed and half-finished. It’s a weird thing. It’s kind of evolved over the last two years. It hasn’t always been a good thing to have been left alone with it. You pick at it, like picking at seams, and everything falls apart."

Smith blames himself for the delay, stating that "a lot of the songs are difficult to sing," which is why it has taken so long.

Musically Smith says that the album is the best thing The Cure has done and the band's hardcore fanbase should love it. He described the album's sound as dark and relentless, and says the album is more like Disintegration than The Head On The Door.

Smith also revealed he's finished up remastering the Cure's 1992 album Wish, which will likely include bonus material including instrumental demos however no release date has been announced at this point.

Read the full update with Robert Smith here.

The Ivor Novello awards aka Ivors took place Thursday night in London.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

A new photo book collecting pictures of The Cure has been announced.

The Chills are heading to US and Toronto this fall.

The New Zealand legends have announced a fall tour in support of their 2021 album Scatterbrain. The Scatterbrain Storms tour kicks off October 16th in New York and includes a Detroit area stop at the Magic Bag in Ferndale on October 19th. Tickets for the tour are on sale now. For more details on the tour visit the Chills here.

The Chills - North American tour

Oct 16 - New York, NY @ City Winery
Oct 18 - Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 19 - Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag
Oct 21 - Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
Oct 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 24 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 27 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Oct 28 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapet
Nov 01 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
Nov 02 - Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
Nov 04 - Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
Nov 06 - Austin, TX @ Antone's
Nov 07 - Fort Worth, TX @ Tulips
Nov 09 - Nashville, TN @ City Winery
Nov 11 - Atlanta, GA @ City Winery
Nov 12 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Theatre
Nov 14 - Washington, DC @ City Winery
Nov 15 - Philadelphia, PA @ City Winery
Nov 16 - Boston, MA @ City Winery

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Ian Curtis, R.I.P.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Echo And The Bunnymen bring their 40th anniversary tour to North America this summer.

Sun's Signature premiered a new single.

Gorillaz will tour North America this fall.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Classic Alternative - Episode #256: Pastime

Morrissey brought more brilliance and joy to fans at his shows.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Bono is releasing a memoir this fall.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Nine Inch Nails are set to headline Riot Fest in September.

Smashing Pumpkins and Jane's Addiction hit the road together in North America this fall.

Morrissey returned to the stage in fine form last night.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Wire announced plans to officially release Not About To Die.

The Cult announced a North American tour.

Ash will reissue 1977 in July.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Paul Heaton turns 60 years old today and he's throwing a party in the UK and Ireland.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Classic Alternative - Episode #255: Rumpled

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Ride launched a new archival series.

Three of Cabaret Voltaire's albums will be reissued next month.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Paul Weller
and Suggs of Madness have issued a new single.

Luna's debut album Lunapark will be expanded and reissued on vinyl.

Karl Bartos will release his memoir in July.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The Afghan Whigs return with a new album and tour.

The new album How Do You Burn? is the band's 9th studio album to date and their first new album in 5 years. The album contains 10 tracks including the previously released single "I'll Make You See God," and also features two songs with Mark Lanegan on backing vocals. Greg Dulli also revealed that it was Lanegan who came up with the title of the record. How Do You Burn? arrives September 9th and is available to pre-order here.

The band will kick off a previously announced run of dates in the US next week and announced a more expansive US tour for the fall. The new set of dates kicks off September 9th (record release day) in Minneapolis and includes a Detroit stop at Saint Andrew's Hall on September 12th. Pre-sales for the fall tour kick off tomorrow (May 4th) followed by the general onsale May 6th. Head here for details on the tour.

Along with the album and tour news, The Afghan Whigs unveiled a new song from How Do You Burn? today. Stream the video for the single "The Getaway" below.

The Afghan Whigs - US tour

May 11 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
May 12 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
May 13 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
May 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
May 15 - Carroboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
May 17 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
May 18 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
May 20 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
May 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
May 22 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
May 24 - Millvale, PA @ Mr Small's Theatre
May 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Jun 01 - Inglewood, CA @ YouTube Theater
Sep 09 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
Sep 10 - Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Sep 11 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Sep 12 - Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew's Hall
Sep 14 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
Sep 15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Sep 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Sep 17 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Sep 20 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
Sep 21 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Sep 22 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Sep 23 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Sep 28 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk Austin
Sep 29 - Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge And Music Hall
Oct 01 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Oct 02 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Commonwealth Room
Oct 05 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Oct 06 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Oct 09 - San Francisco, CA @ The REgency Ballroom
Oct 11 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Oct 12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Classic Alternative - Episode #254: Stylings

Modern English vocalist Robbie Grey launched a new side project Man A Monster.