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Tom Petty is the man!

posted by High Voltage Staff | Thursday, February 25, 2010 | 12:55 PM
If an email announcing Tom Petty and The Heartbreaker's first new album in 8 years entitled Mojo wasn't exciting enough this morning, it also came with a tour announcement. Now if you're not familiar with Tom Petty and his history of standing up against the music industry, read this article from 2002 real quick: The Ten Things that Piss Off Tom Petty

Needless to say, Tom Petty is fully aware that concert ticket sales are dropping every month. With that he has announced a special gift to everyone who purchases a ticket to an upcoming show in advance. The gift? Well, all 2010 tour tickets purchased online will include an MP3 download of, Mojo. You'll get two tracks upfront ("First Flash Of Freedom" and "Good Enough") and then, on the album release day, ticket buyers will be sent a download of the rest of the album. But wait, there's more! Also included with your ticket purchase, to be delivered at the end of the 2010 tour, will be a selection of live tracks recorded during the tour. Now those are some killer incentives!


We'll see you at the ticket counter!

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New Music Tuesday

posted by High Voltage Staff | Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | 10:51 AM
Got a treat for all you Magic Wands & The xx fans. A free download of "Warrior" by Magic Wands remixed by The xx. Oh yeah! Just click here.

Also, if you haven't been following our twitter (@highvoltagemag) we announced our SXSW party yesterday (we're working with The Viper Room & SUPERGOODMUSIC) for Friday, March 19th with headliner Andrew W.K.! The party will also feature Foster The People, Imagine Dragons, Glint, Little Girls, The Binges and Steriogram. We'll be posting the RSVP link here shortly...

In terms of other new music recommendations, make sure you check out Daniel Merriweather! Killer voice, solid tunes.

More to come...


MJ Subway Stop

posted by High Voltage Staff | Friday, February 19, 2010 | 10:05 AM
23 years ago Michael Jackson stood the Hoyt-Schermerhorn stop in downtown Brooklyn filming his classic music video for "Bad". The NY Post reported today that this same stop will soon officially become a Michael Jackson-themed subway stop. The stop might include a full-size mural, lights and projection at night. Passengers will be expected to dance like MJ as they exit the subway car... Ok, so we made that last sentence up, but the rest is true.


Bonnaroo Announcing 2010 Line-Up!

posted by High Voltage Staff | Wednesday, February 10, 2010 | 12:58 PM

Bonnaroo announced yesterday what might be our biggest excitement of the year, in terms of a festival line-up. Ok, we'll admit it - not extremely impressed with Coachella this year and still waiting to hear about Lollapalooza. Bonnaroo 2010 will take place June 10th to 13th. If you haven't seen the line-up yet, check this:

Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Tenacious D, Weezer, The Flaming Lips with Stardeath and White Dwarfs perform "Dark Side of the Moon", The Dead Weather, Phoenix, Norah Jones, Michael Franti & Spearhead, LCD Soundsystem, Thievery Corporation, The Black Keys, Bassnectar, The xx, Gaslight Anthem, Miike Snow, Dr. Dog, OK Go, Mayer Hawthorne and the County, Japandroids, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Manchester Orchestra, Tokyo Police Club, Local Natives, Here We Go Magic, and many more.

See you there!

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