Pleased To Meet You: Cemetery Sun

In no way are we encouraging sympathy for the Devil: we simply wish to get to know Josh Doty (vox), Elliot Polokoff (guitar), Jesse Mancillas (lead guitar) and Austen Butler (drums) from the Sacramento-based band Cemetery Sun a little better. As a unit, everything from hip-hop and pop to R&B and alternative rock are sources of inspiration and have found themselves woven into the five […]

Secret Rooms, A New Year And A Silent Film

The gentlemen on the cover of this year’s Spring issue of High Voltage are the fine indie rock outfit from Oxford, England, A Silent Film: Robert Stevenson and Spencer Walker. They wound up as cover artists because their fans put them there. Literally. Trying something different than simply doing a story on an artist of our choosing, we opened things […]

Imagine Dragons & SAP Join Forces to Assist Refugees: The One4 Project

You would have to be living under a rock in order to be oblivious to the current state of hundreds of thousands of refugees across the Middle East and Europe in need of humanitarian assistance. It’s a real world problem affecting real people who are doing little more than trying to escape violence and conflict in their homelands in order […]

The Marvel Universe Expands: Enter ‘Jessica Jones’

Jessica Jones is a mess: a straight up and unequivocally extreme case of human baggage. But that doesn’t mean that she’s not trying to do the right thing…even if she is a little grumpy before her morning coffee. The first trailer for the upcoming Netflix original series Marvel’s Jessica Jones (with Krysten Ritter in the lead role) teased us with […]

By Fans, For Fans: Photofantasm Soundgarden

“The 12-year break is over and school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!” – Chris Cornell How do you thank a band that you love for the joy that they’ve given you over the years? The live shows, that special song, that favorite album, the friends that you’ve met due to your mutual […]

Jon Stewart: Mission Accomplished

As evidenced by yesterday’s subtle bombshell, every 17 year era must come to an end. At some point during the year The Daily Show (with Jon Stewart) throne will be abdicated and who knows the identity of his worthy/unworthy/who the hell are you successor. Right now, NBC’s Brian Williams is looking like a sweet candidate but all of that is […]

The Patient & I

I’ve had my eye on this artist for a while now… and with good reason. Many bands attempt the Acoustic/Electronic/Ambient sound, but Lewis Wall A.K.A. The Patient And I has the combination just right: heartfelt lyrics and grand arrangements brought together by a graceful voice. ~ Naimah Holmes TPAI is currently the guitarist for another HV favorite, Balance Problems, who […]