Music On, World Off: Mirai Nagasu aka Triple Axel, Bitches

So what happens when you’re the first U.S. female figure skater (and only the third woman EVER) to execute and stick the devilishly difficult forward edge jump-thing called a triple axel on Olympic ice?   “HOLY COW!” You just witnessed a historic triple axel from Mirai Nagasu. #WinterOlympics — NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) February 12, 2018 You get a […]

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, […]

10 Early 2018 Tours Worth Getting Excited About

Although the first few months of the calendar year tend to be slow on good tours, 2018 already has a plethora of tours well-worth marking on your calendar from a wide variety of artists from the hard-rocking to the indie-popping and singing/songwriting. Here are 10 tours we’re quite excited for in the first quarter of 2018. 10. Dorothy It wouldn’t […]

Top 10 Tours of 2017, According to a Child of the 90s

Not that there weren’t plenty of great tours to hit 2017 from young, emerging, and about-to break artists (PHOX, July Talk, Potty Mouth, Slothrust, Jay Som, Diet Cig, Vérité, Bishop Briggs, Torres, Jessie Reyez, Mitski, In The Valley Below, and Kali Uchis all come to mind.), but there are a lot of children of the 90s out there who have […]

Emo Nite Day @ The Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds

The Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds | Los Angeles, CA | December 3, 2017 | Photo Credit: Amanda Bard Emo Nite. Just the sound of it makes you flash back to a time when you were younger, things were simpler, and the music spoke to your soul. What began with some DJs playing tunes at the Short Stop back in […]

Ready For The Feels: 5 Bands To See @ Emo Nite Day In LA

If you happen to be in the Los Angeles area on Sunday December 3rd, feel free to cruise out to the Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds for Emo Night Day: an all-ages, multiple stages event celebrating the third anniversary of Emo Nite: that established emo rock themed party so many fans love, this one including art installations, food trucks and more. I know, I […]

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 […]