High Voltage Magazine

Rock The Bayou - Houston, TX

posted by High Voltage Staff | Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | 9:42 AM
HEY HOUSTONIANS! Rock is back and it's invading Houston, TX this Labor Day weekend. That's right, Rock The Bayou is here bringing us four days of live music from bands such as Alice Cooper, Twisted Sister, Bret Michaels (who will also begin taping Rock of Love 3 on the festival grounds), Ratt, Warrant, Rockets to Ruin, Gypsy Pistoleros, and much more - all of this will occur on the old Six Flags Astroworld/Waterworld grounds! And on top of the music, RTB will include rock n roll movies each night after the headliners on a 60 ft drive-in-like screen.

So make sure you're there as the festival kicks off on Friday, August 29th at 11:30 AM with a main stage set from Jetboy, who just happen to be our band Of The Moment. Read that full story here.

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Outside Lands 2008 - San Francisco, CA

posted by High Voltage Staff | Monday, August 25, 2008 | 9:52 AM
A Personal Look at Outside Lands
By: Chelsea Schwartz

This past weekend 60,000 music lovers crowded into Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to attend the inaugural Outside Lands Festival. Brought to us by the co-founders of Bonnaroo alongside one of the most successful promoters in San Francisco - Outside Lands provided concert-goers with an all around experience of what San Francisco is about.

Music kicked off on Friday late afternoon with Steel Pulse hitting one of the six festival stages to an audience of anxious Radiohead fans who were already holding spots for the bands end of the night set. Over the course of the weekend we'd see Tom Petty, Rogue Wave, Matt Nathanson, Regina Spektor, The Black Keys, ALO, and many more.

One of my favorite sets of the weekend was Beck's 17 song set performance which included an array of selections from all his albums minus Mutations. 'Hell Yes' was performed entirely by 808s (video clip below) and 'Loser' was introduced by a very cool bluesy slide guitar jam. And I have to say, in all my experience, 'Where Its At' was the best I have ever seen it.

Also stellar, as usual, was Radiohead's killer light and video setup. Just YouTube anything from Radiohead at Outside Lands and you'll see what I mean. Their set list was also impressive as they played more "hits" than any other time I've seen them, including my old personal favorites 'Just' and 'Fake Plastic Trees.'

New favorite Radiohead song (thanks to its live performance): 'Reckoner' off of the new album, In Rainbows.

If you needed a break from the music, the Dell Dome provided tons of options from creating your own digital mix tape to rockin' out your hair! And the food and wine provided by San Francisco's own local favorites was quite a treat. Not to mention the festival proximity to the Haight Street area provided excellent post show opportunities.

While one is never quite prepared for the extensive walking of a music festival (no matter how many you've been to previously), Outside Lands was overall a fantastic vibe and a very well done festival, even with all the Beck fans tearing down the chainlink fence to race over to Radiohead's upcoming set faster.

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Wednesday 13 - Skeletons

posted by High Voltage Staff | Thursday, August 21, 2008 | 10:40 AM

Wednesday 13
Reviewed By: Izzy Cihak

The closeted skeletons referred to on Wednesday 13's latest album are more likely to come wielding spandex pants and Aqua-Net than butcher knives and chainsaws. Although this isn't the first out of the closet experience for these skeletons, as Wednesday has publicly admitted to his fandom of Tuff, Shotgun Messiah, and Spread Eagle, it's certainly the first time these influences have been so audible. Skeletons is more or less what White Zombie would've sounded like, if only they'd started their career opening for Stryper at Gazzari's. (read more)

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Verona Grove - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI

posted by High Voltage Staff | Tuesday, August 12, 2008 | 9:30 AM
Verona Grove Photo Gallery
Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI)
July 30th, 2008
Photography By: Alison Krick

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Cinematic Sunrise - EP

posted by High Voltage Staff | Monday, August 11, 2008 | 7:53 PM

Cinematic Sunrise
A Coloring Storybook and Long-Playing Record
(Equal Vision Records)
Reviewed By: Naimah Holmes

With fans bombarded with 100 new bands a day, bands find it even harder to prove themselves day after day.You'd think things would be easier when you have a built in fanbase. For Craig Owens and Bradley Bell of Chiodos, along with Bryan Beeler (guitar), Marcus VanKirk (bass) and Dave Shapiro (drums) this comes as a welcomed challenge. Owens fronts while Bell takes to the keys in this upbeat, happy go lucky band. It's that light-hearted/good time approach that sets Cinematic Sunrise apart in a landscape of bands that are more into playing up the gloomy side of life. (read more)


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Black Gold - "Detroit" Video

posted by High Voltage Staff | Friday, August 8, 2008 | 1:13 PM
Introducing Black Gold, your new favorite band from Brooklyn, and their music video for "Detroit." Check it out!


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Jonas Brothers - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI

posted by High Voltage Staff | Sunday, August 3, 2008 | 1:30 PM
Click the photo below to check out the High Voltage Magazine Jonas Brothers photo gallery from July 6th, 2008 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.

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Kill Hannah - El Rey Theatre - July 19th

posted by High Voltage Staff | Friday, August 1, 2008 | 9:43 AM
Check out the High Voltage Kill Hannah Photo Gallery from their Los Angeles performance at the El Rey Theatre on July 19th! Click the photo below to see more images.

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