Music On, World Off: It’s Ellen DeGeneres’ Birthday!

Newsflash: Ellen DeGeneres is 60 fricking years old today. What. The. Hell. Just riffing off the top of my head here, but perhaps a sense of humor, kindness, smiling, an open heart, humility and some swanky dance moves are the secret sauce because how the hell else can Ellen look this fine at 60??? Happy day of life to you, […]

U2’s Verified Fan Explained

On thing that you will never find here on High Voltage is the copying & pasting of a press release and passing it off as journalism, because it’s not: it’s lazy as fuck. Leave it to U2 to become an exception to our very strident rule. With what are obviously the right intentions and in an effort to keep tickets out […]

Songs Of The Week: Good Music, This Way Comes

Should you need a distraction from [insert current/never-ending disaster HERE], welcome to your respite from all of that. There’s a lot of good music out there waiting to be discovered and – I know, I know – your very real life takes up a lot of your time. Here are a few songs from a few artists who are worth […]

Album Of The Week: Undivided Heart & Soul By JD McPherson

If I could place a call to JD McPherson regarding his new album, Undivided Heart & Soul, that potentially one-sided conversation would go something like this: Hey, JD, let’s talk. Actually I’ll talk, you just listen: There’s something quite fine about the musical ability to deeply beckon the past into the present and wear it well without it looking and […]

Playlist of The Week: The Best of Tom Petty

“As you’re coming up, you’re recognized song for song or album for album. What’s changed these days is that the man who approaches me on the street is more or less thanking me for a body of work – the soundtrack to his life, as a lot of them say. And that’s a wonderful feeling. It’s all an artist can […]

Album Of The Week: Tell It To The Judge By Walker Lukens

I had but one simple question for Austin, TX’s Walker Lukens about his shiny new album, Tell It To The Judge (out 9/22 on via Modern Outsider Records), and I had all the faith that Lukens’ response would be an objective and honest opinion, unbiased and linear in thought… Me: “You’re the top music critic in the world and write […]

MUSIC ON, WORLD OFF: Thoughts Of The Random Kind

Random thoughts… The Emmys happened last night: shows and people won, other shows and other people lost. Not really sure about the details but, if you really care, go HERE. You know that we’ve entered a brave and weird as fuck new world when Insane Clown Posse Juggalos outnumber pro-Trump supporters when both decide to march on Washington, DC. Moving […]