SXSW Day 2: Awesome Parties & Technical Difficulties

In keeping with today’s appropriately named title/theme, Of Awesome Parties and Technical Difficulties, several shows today were either super late, cut extremely short or didn’t happen at all due to technical issues. With the sheer amount of shows taking place this is bound to happen but it just seemed a particularly plaguing problem today. Fortunately, during SXSW, there is always […]

SXSW 2016 Video Recap – Pt. 2

Almost every performance we wanted to see today was delayed or had technical difficulties. We’d like to blame Michelle Obama for that as the pattern started first thing in the morning when they closed traffic to pedestrians as well as vehicles, so the bands we were scheduled to interview couldn’t get to us. But when life hands you lemons you […]

SXSW Day 1: Let’s Get This Party Started

South By Southwest version 2016: Welcome to another year of High Voltage making you feel as if you are here with us in Austin, TX! The rules are simple: Every day we give you a snapshot of the day’s highlights as seen through our various High Voltage eyes. We arrived in Austin on Monday which, technically, was still during Interactive Week and […]

SXSW 2016 Video Recap – Pt. 1

South By Southwest seems to be off to a slow start this year; the streets aren’t that busy, there isn’t an abundance of schedule conflicts and we actually made it to some panels! But like the tortoise taught us, slow and steady wins the race and this slow day was a great way to ease into the week to come. […]

20 Bands You Can’t Miss At SXSW 2016

There are hundreds upon hundreds of bands that play South By Southwest in Austin, TX (aka SXSW) each year and to listen to each artist in advance is not only time consuming, but often a daunting task. That’s where being High Voltage’s Research Junkie comes in handy! Instead of investing your own personal time and energy on this task, let […]

What You Missed At The D23 Expo

This past weekend completed the fourth annual D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA. What’s D23? It’s the Disney convention, think San Diego Comic Con but only for all things Disney. Why 23? Well, that’s the year Walt Disney left Kansas City to head to Hollywood where he’d form the new legendary Disney Studios. Got it? Good. While D23 is clearly the […]

SDCC 2015: Musical Anatomy of a Superhero

Behind every superhero is an identifiable musical theme. Comic Con’s Musical Anatomy of a Superhero panelists Tom Holkenborg (Mad Max: Fury Road), Blake Neely (Supergirl, Arrow, Flash), Marco Beltrami (Fantastic Four), Christopher Beck (Ant-Man) and Brian Tyler (The Avengers: Age of Ultron) sat down in the press room to chat about what it’s like to compose music for superheroes and […]