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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

Feature Submission- Jake Bugg by Mattia Zoppellaro

Jake Bugg backstage in Nottingham, UK, February 2014 by Mattia Zoppellaro/ The Hell Gate

Jake Bugg backstage in Nottingham, UK, February 2014 by Mattia Zoppellaro/ The Hell Gate

This is as good as it gets folks. Great reportage- Two days on the road with breakout singer/ songwriter Jake Bugg- back in February 2014, on stage and backstage at Nottingham and the historic Royal Albert Hall, UK. So intimate and just gorgeous photography. View the full gallery here.

Feature Submission- Big Gigantic by Dan Prakopcyk/ The Hell Gate

Big Gigantic by Dan Prakopcyk/ The Hell Gate

Big Gigantic by Dan Prakopcyk/ The Hell Gate

2014’s first reportage feature- Big Gigantic’s feel-good show at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC to lift you out of your post-holiday slump. View gallery here.

Feature Submission- Janelle Monae by Stuart Leech

Live set of Janelle Monae getting down in London. All photos by Stuart Leech/ The Hell Gate- images are copyrighted, not for use without permission

Feature Submission- Ife Mora by Nina Robinson

Ife Mora by Nina Robinson/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

Real deal rock from Ife Mora on a Monday night in New York. By all accounts a great show… The Hell Gate had Nina Robinson on hand backstage as Mora prepared for the show. Check out this latest edition of The Hell Gate concert series here. 

Feature Submission- Eurosonic Festival by Tom Roelofs

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

Music festival season is already upon us. Before we know it SXSW and Coachella will be here, along with several hundred others around the world. To kick things off we are showcasing the amazing live photography of Tom Roelofs from the 2013 Eurosonic Festival in the Netherlands. We are loving all the frenetic energy swirling around in these images, they’re making us check out John Coffey. Enjoy the gallery.

The Photography of Wilson Lee

Zola Jesus by Wilson Lee/The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission. This image is available for licensing.

It’s really hard to be good at live photography- it’s much harder than people think- it’s a great deal of intuition and timing. In essence you have to convey  a full story through movement & dynamics,while navigating all sorts of obstacles and constraints…Wilson Lee’s photography lets the show unfold and makes you wish you were there, it’s beyond the technical, there’s an intimate quality about it and we’re looking forward to seeing more. Wilson’s photography is available for licensing here. 

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.

Feature Submission- Against Me! by Pat Graham

Tom Gabel of Against Me! by Pat Graham/ The Hell Gate- image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

Back in 2006 Against Me! played the Mean Fiddler in London. The gig was recorded for the live album Americans Abroad!!! Against Me!!! Live in London!!!”   Pat Graham was on hand to photograph the show. We love the photo above of singer Tom Gabel right before hitting the stage and right after leaving it. To view more images from the gig and to license them go here.

Feature Submission- Spiritualized Live from Terminal 5 NYC, Chirstopher McLallen

J Spaceman of Spiritualized, Christopher McLallen/ The Hell Gate-image is copyrighted, not for use without permission

J Spaceman live from Terminal 5 NYC May 7, 2012. Set is viewable here and available for licensing.