5 Goals for SXSW 2022

Re-entering the world of live conventions is both exciting and a little daunting. But High Voltage has been covering SXSW in Austin, TX since its early days (including last year’s online edition) and 2022 marks the return to the in-person melee.  Events begin Friday March 11th and carry on through Saturday the 20th and will include panels, showcases, activations, and […]

Winners and Losers of SXSW Online 2021

The ripple of devastation that echoed early last March as South by Southwest (SXSW) announced its 2020 cancellation was not just a hint at the year to come but a palatable loss for the innovators, creators, and tastemakers that rely on those two weeks in Austin to spark the rest of their year (or their careers!). Rolling into 2021, the […]

DC FanDome, Hit or Miss?

As virtual conventions and experiences become the exclusive way to participate in your fandom this year, there’s by no means a replacement for the in person experience. Join Chelsea Schwartz, Kristen Coveleskie, Peter Little and Tiffany Germann as they discuss DC FanDome part one and two.     Follow High Voltage on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. High Voltage is only […]

6 Things We Learned About RuPaul’s Drag Race At PaleyFest

  One of the best things about PaleyFest is getting to learn all about the fun, behind-the-scenes secrets of your favorite TV shows. It’s no surprise that the show with the most charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent, RuPaul’s Drag Race, is fairly complex to make. During the RuPaul panel in Los Angeles at PaleyFest LA, the producers and judges revealed […]

Echo Park Rising 2018: All Scene Eye/ROVE Showcase

Another year, another Echo Park Rising! Now in its 8th year, Echo Park Rising which runs from Thursday, August 16th to Sunday, August 19th continues to be THE local-centric Los Angeles summer festival (for the low, low price of FREE) due to its pointed focus on local musicians, small businesses, creativity, and diversity in Echo Park. Throughout the four days […]

Arroyo Seco Weekend, Day 2: A Whole Lotta Feel Good

As with Saturday, Day 2 of Arroyo Seco Weekend packed a whole lotta feel good for folks to revel in. At 1pm sharp Seattle neo-soulster Allen Stone got the party started, shook his hips, split his pants, crooned how easily he can sunburn (sounded like a hit song to me) and provided a perfect lift off to another gorgeous day […]

Arroyo Seco Weekend, Day 1: A Good and Plenty and Young Saturday

There are many ways to describe the 2-day event that took place on the Brookside golf course in Pasadena. One way is its given name, Arroyo Seco Weekend. Another way is – despite the presence of flower crowns (for sale at $15) – the antithesis of fellow Goldenvoice fest, Coachella, due to its easy, breezy, relaxed and extremely family friendly […]