High Voltage Magazine

The Raconteurs

posted by High Voltage Staff | Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | 3:32 PM
I have mad respect for The Raconteurs for finishing an album and releasing it one week later. By passing all the standard industry bullshit (6 weeks for radio, 8 weeks for press, so on and so forth). It's absolutely brilliant! And while I haven't picked up a copy of the record yet -- I had to support their efforts. Below is their widget where you can watch the video, buy the album, etc:

MySpace | Official Site

Fat City Reprise: The Return of the Virtuoso

posted by High Voltage Staff | Sunday, March 23, 2008 | 10:19 AM
Fat City Reprise
reviewed by Kelly Maglia

Let’s get one thing straight: I don’t write music reviews. I’m a musician and writer, but I’ve always thought it a waste of time to comment on what anyone else was doing. But then along came this band, Fat City Reprise, who from out of nowhere (otherwise known as Philadelphia) blazed into Los Angeles and took us all by storm. And I had to sit up and shout, “Someone get me my laptop!” I have to tell the world that these guys are that good. (read more)



SXSW 2008

posted by CHELSEA | Wednesday, March 19, 2008 | 1:42 PM
Every single year I look forward to one week in March where I get to revisit my old stomping grounds of Austin, TX and enjoy one of the biggest & best music festivals/conferences in the world, South by Southwest (better known as SXSW to us veterans). And well yet another amazing year at SXSW has come and gone.

SXSW 2008 was definitely bigger and better than before as I discovered that SXSW has officially busted out of the confines of 6th Street and taken over all of downtown Austin. This year bands such as Lightspeed Champion, Kate Nash, REM, My Morning Jacket, Heloise & Savoir Faire, Kim Richey, The Duke Spirit, and many many more graced the venues of Austin, TX.

Now every year I try to figure out the best way to document all the happenings of SXSW and every year I seem to not satisfy myself with the results. So I tried something new this year... below is my video recap of my favorite sets from SXSW 2008. Included in this recap are Hymns, Steel Train, Hanson, Neimo and more. Enjoy!

Stay tuned for Mai's photo montage from SXSW 2008.

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Coheed & Cambria Photos

posted by High Voltage Staff | Sunday, March 16, 2008 | 7:59 PM

Photos by Alyssa Scheinson

MySpace | Official Site | Alyssa S Gallery


Balance Problems Interview

posted by High Voltage Staff | Tuesday, March 11, 2008 | 8:41 PM
You know, in the first few seconds of listening, Brack Cantrell has it. Whatever "it" may mean to you, know it's something big. After stints in Texas Hardcore outfit Sky Eats Airplane, and later moving on to a lighter genre as guitarist for Pop/Electro fueled PlayRadioPlay! All the while working on his current solo works under the moniker Balance Problems, this singer/songwriter has a long career ahead of him. (read more)


SXSW Bound!

posted by High Voltage Staff | Sunday, March 9, 2008 | 2:41 PM
The musical portion (and in our opinion, the best) of the festival kicks off in just a few days! Knock back all those vitamins and sneak in your sleep now!! It's going to be a wiillld week! And even though we won't be throwing our very own bash this year (we're still recovering from last year's!), that isn't stopping us from still having a good time at SXSW! We've teamed up with some good people and are part of a little bit of LA in Tejas this year!

We hope you can make it out! It'll be a blast.

As for the rest of the festival, who are you excited to see this year?!