31
Jul

Steady Hands announces new EP

It seems like we’ve been typing out “Philadelphia” more and more these days. Bands from Philly are just making more of a splash. Either way, Philadelphia-based Steady Hands have announced the release of a new EP. “Brandy of the Damned” will be out on Aug. 19 via Lame-O Records. Check out the record’s first single “Pretty Good Year” over at PropertyofZack.

31
Jul

Dads going out on US tour this fall

The emo punk duo from New Jersey Dads will be heading out on tour this fall with Tiny Moving Parts joining them the entire way. Nai Harvest and Choir Vandals will be supporting on select dates. The tour comes just as Dads will be releasing their sophomore full-length “I’ll Be the Tornado,” which will be out on Oct. 14 via 6131 Records. Check below for all the dates and head over to Bandcamp to download the latest song from Dads, “But.”

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31
Jul

Prawn releases new song from ‘Kingfisher’

Prawn’s next LP “Kingfisher” will be hitting both the shelves and the imaginary internet shelves on Aug. 12 via Topshelf Records. In celebration of that and the fact that they have been added to some dates on the Topshelf Records tour (that’s only on the East Coast for now), a new track from the album is up for streaming. Head over to Topshelf to listen to “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce.”

30
Jul

Matt Kivel releases video for ‘Insignificance’

We’ve had some issues with some of our content at Unplugged and things like reviews weren’t able to be posted as soon as we’d like. That’s the really sad part of this whole ordeal. The good part is that music, videos, tours etc. won’t stop being released and announced because of it. One of the reviews that was not able to be posted is for Matt Kivel’s “Days of Being Wild.” All you need to know is that it is very good and is out now on Woodsist Records. The singer-songwriter has released a video for the track “Insignificance” and we suggest watching it so you can love it. Watch it above. Kivel is also out on a short tour and you can check out the remaining dates below.

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30
Jul

Grey Gordon streams second single from upcoming debut LP

Grey Gordon is always working on his music. Whether it’s writing, recording or being on tour for years on end, he’s always doing something. The singer-songwriter is more than ready to release his debut LP “Forget I Brought It Up” on Sept. 2 via No Sleep Records. Instead of waiting until then, you can get a quick taste of the album by listening to its second single “Indianapolis 2008” over at Noisey. Be sure to check out all his tour dates below.

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30
Jul

Watch the latest video from The Kooks

You know about The Kooks. You’ve known about them for some time seeing as they are wildly popular. The band will be releasing their latest LP “Listen” on Sept. 2 via Astralwerks. The first single “Forgive & Forget” has a new video that you can watch above. Be sure to check out their tour dates below.

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29
Jul

Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards release video for ‘Burning Hearts’

The latest album from Dan Michaelson and the Coastguards has been getting all sorts of praise from various publications. The UK outfit will be releasing their LP “Distance” on Aug. 18 via the State 51 Conspiracy. Check out the video for the single “Burning Hearts” above and see why they’re getting all that good press.

29
Jul

Harvey Danger’s ‘Merrymakers’ gets first ever vinyl press after 17 years

No Sleep Records is adding to all the nostalgia that has been a part of indie rock and punk for the last four years by giving “Where have all the merrymakers gone,” by Harvey Danger, its first vinyl pressing ever. The album originally came out 17 years ago today and shot the band into stardom. To get a refresher on the band, watch the video for their breakthrough track “Flagpole Sitta” below.

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29
Jul

Brolly are gearing up to release their next EP “Wolfe.” It will be out on Sept. 23, but can be pre-ordered on July 29 via iTunes. The first single from the EP is the title track “Wolfe.” We have it streaming above. Be sure to check out a teaser video for the release as well.

28
Jul

Dahling puts latest EP up for streaming

The bio for Dahling says this Texas band is “grunge-y, nearing emo-punk” and AbsolutePunk says they’re “nice and fuzzy indie rock.” I wouldn’t be surprised if you were hard pressed to even know what this means passed generic assumptions, but it’s simple. They’re all good things and you should be excited. The band is releasing their upcoming EP “Near to Wanting” on Aug. 4 via Trends Die Records and Texas is Funny Records. It’s streaming over at AbsolutePunk and you should check it out.

About Us

Everyone knows that scene from “Taken” where Liam Neeson mentions having “a very particular set of skills.” We at Unplugged were able to relate to that statement, albeit on a less “badass” level. We were working for publications that weren’t challenging us and began getting bored with our own design, writing and photography abilities.

Unplugged Magazine was established in January, 2013, because of our combined love of journalism and music, and from our selfish desire to share the music we enjoy. We wanted to showcase local acts and write about national bands we are into. Most of all, we wanted to immerse ourselves in the music community by using the abilities we already have.

Each month we interview local artists here in Sacramento, as well as national acts that we feel are worth sharing. We write about albums and topics we believe people may like. We share our stories and the stories of musicians we want everyone to know about. What started off as a simple endeavor is now a 20-page outlet for our creativity, and for musicians to have a voice in our local scene and share what they do.

Unplugged is:
Co-editor-in-chiefs: Steven Condemarin and Alisha Kirby
Writers: Josh Jurss, Daniel Romandia, Ashli Jade, Jorden Hales
Copy Editors: Robert Aguilar, Megan Houchin
Photographers: Allen Dubnikov, Jesika Gatdula, Elmer Martinez
Contributors: Kendra Beltran, Eric Delgado

Unplugged Magazine Issue 18