Misc

James Murphy- Renaissance Man

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem by Cara Bloch/ The Hell Gate

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem by Cara Bloch/ The Hell Gate

James Murphy is a restauranteur- in Williamsburg, BK, no less. Very easy to sneer at this one folks, for God’s sake, Williamsburg! And it’s a wine bar serving lardo. It’s called The Four Horsemen and you can read more about it at Gothamist. Now that you’ve thoroughly mulled over the irony and replay “Losing My Edge” in your head we can turn our attention to his second venture- this one more in line with Murphy and in theory could be kind of cool- He’s petitioning to replace all the beeps while going through the NYC subway system with musical notes.

Read more about his quest to turn rush our into a giant symphony here.

Get In The Booth

In case you missed it last night, Neil Young and Jack White were on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. They actually recorded and pressed a vinyl in real time. White found a Voice- O- Graph booth from 1947 after a long search and restoration. The Voice-O-Graph debuted on record store day last year at Third Man Records. Young happened to be there and approached White about cutting an entire album in the booth, which was the result of A Letter Home, Young’s LP of covers due out May 27th.  Here’s Jack and Neil explaining it. It make sense, let’s hope it’s actually as amazing as the packaging for this album. In theory this should be mind blowing. Right piece of equipment for this album…..

Let’s hope this collaboration is as good as Jake White’s with Loretta Lynn.

 

Neil Young at the Berkley Theatre by Ed Perlstein/ The Hell Gate

Neil Young at the Berkley Theatre by Ed Perlstein/ The Hell Gate

Jack White performing at Lollapalooza by Toni Francois/ The Hell Gate

Jack White performing at Lollapalooza by Toni Francois/ The Hell Gate

Olympic Studios Reincarnated

Jimmy Page by Ed Perlstein/ The Hellgate-one of the many artists to have recorded at the legendary Olympic Studios

Jimmy Page by Ed Perlstein/ The Hell Gate- one of the many artists to have recorded at the legendary Olympic Studios

Besides an excuse to post a photo of Jimmy Page, a recent article in the BBC travel section highlights that you don’t have to completely cling to history or erase it. The Olympic Studios is being turned into a cinema house and it’s not a bad thing. Instead of completely extinguishing the essence of the studios, the cinema house is paying homage to the building’s music roots. There will be posters of legends that have recorded there- Hendrix, Led Zep, just to name a view and it will be equipped with a state of the art sound system. Ron Wood has donated one of his original painting already. We’d gladly take this any day over going to a multiplex. Read the article here. Now if only New York real estate developers thought like this, sigh.

R.I.P. Benjamin Curtis

School of Seven Bells

School of Seven Bells by Angel Ceballos/ The Hell Gate

Very sad news to report- at just 35 years old guitarist Benjamin Curtis died from T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. Besides being in School of Seven Bells, he was in Secret Machines with his brothers and was also in Tripping Daisy. It’s so sad when someone talented and well respected dies young. The list of well wishers and those that played a benefit concert to raise money for his treatment is extensive- Albert Hammond, Jr. , Greg Dulli of Afghan Whigs, and the list goes on. Filter magazine published well wishes  from some heavy hitters before he passed. We feel for his friends and family.

Feature Submission- Rock The Bells 2013 by Dan Prakopcyk

Riff Raff by Dan Prakopcyk/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

Portraits from the 2013 Rock The Bells festival, West Coast leg. We can’t stop smiling, these are so damn good….. Enjoy!! Gallery viewable here.

It’s A Man’s World

Thanks to APE for bringing us this entry by Erin Patrice O’BrienWell worth a read and props are given to some of our favorite photographers such as Jill Greenberg and Hell Gate contributor Cara Bloch!!

New EP From The Pixies

Vintage Pixies by Chris Cuffaro/ The Hell Gate

They’re baaack. 4 brand new songs, EP-1 out now, yet another very hush-hush release a la David Bowie.  We are still trying to wrap our brains around Kim Deal not in the line up.  Check out the video for Indie Cindy below

10 Years Ago Today

Joe Strummer by Peter Anderson/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission. To license this image, and other images of Joe Strummer, go here. 

It’s been 10 years since Joe Strummer suddenly died at his home from a heart defect. It’s seems like yesterday and decades ago at the same time.   The folks at Strummerville have done a wonderful job over the past ten years keeping Joe’s memory and legacy alive. Take a look to see all of the celebrations and concerts going on world wide to honor Joe.

Feature Submission- New Work by Tom Spray

Vessel by Tom Spray/The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

Portraits and live photography from early 2012 are available here.

Tattoo You

Photo courtesy of Pat Graham

Just got back from London and we were thrilled to catch up with many of our photographers across the pond. Wanted to thank our photographers Sophie Jarry, Sonny McCartney, Pat Pope, Jamie Beeden and Pat Graham for meeting us and inspiring us. More to come about our trip later this week, but for now, here’s just one of the many things we discussed over lunch with the insanely awesome Pat Graham- tattoos- more specifically tattoos of one of your photos… We’ve seen plenty of band logo ink, but this is on another level.Talk about homage. Talk about complicated copyright! It’s pretty rad regardless.