Welcome to the Sacramento Music Archive! Read me first

We built this website to bring all Sacramento-related music content into one easy to use place.

Sacramento-related means:

– Content from Sacramento artists performing anywhere in the world
– Any content of artists performing in Sacramento (or surrounding area)
– Any content documented by a Sacramento resident, anywhere (photos, audio, video, flyers)
– Any significant content that was archived by a Sacramento resident.

Here are some tips regarding the site:

– Viewing the website on a desktop/laptop provides a WAY better experience for you- highly recommended. I mean, you could use a phone or tablet, but see below for some stuff you might miss:

– The archive has 4 ways to search for content. I will outline each as they appear from top to bottom on the RH navigation pane of the website

1. Search the archive: The search capability allows you to search by keyword throughout the titles and descriptions of the archive. This is my #1 way to find stuff myself. This searches title and description.

2. Filter by band name, venue and more! This is a cool word cloud feature that (in theory) sizes all content on the website, and correlates them into text size. We have so much stuff that not all bands are represented, but it is a nice way to browse.

3. Browse by Month: You can browse content by the month/year that the performance took place. It is a fun way to go way back and see all of the cattle club shows in chronological order, for example.

4. Browse by category: You can filter by Audio recordings only, video only, flyers, etc.

Or, you can just scroll down below this post to see everything in reverse chronological order.

Due to the unique chronological nature of the site, it is easy to miss posts since they do not post to the top (I post things from the 80s all the time). If you’d like to be informed of any new posts, please sign up for the facebook group here. It is for new posts to the archive only, so you won’t be spammed: https://www.facebook.com/groups/405563493249982/

 

I (Shayne) also posted my list of tapes here: https://sacramentomusicarchive.com/tape-lists/
if you want something posted, let me know. I will add it to my list of stuff to do.

If you have Sacramento-related content that you would like to add to the archive, please contact me! We can give you an editor login if you’d like to keep your content on your youtube site, or you can loan me your tapes for transfer and post from the 3 cameras and a microphone YT channel.

Formats that we can transfer:
AUDIO:
– DAT (Digital Audio tape) via Sony PCMR500 & multiple other decks/Audiophile 2496 capture card
– Audio cassettes via Nakamichi Dragon/Audiophile 2496 capture card
– Reel to Reel (7″ & 10″ reels, 3.75 & 7.5ips) via Teac X-10R/Audiophile 2496 capture card
– Minidisc via Yamaha MDX-793 (optical transfers into TDK CD Recorder)

VIDEO:
– VHS Tapes via JVC HRS9800U/9900U/9911U (VCR w/TBC) & Canopus ADVC300
– PAL VHS via Philips VR1000 (PAL VCR with TBC)/Canopus
– Rest of world VHS formats (Secam/etc) via Samsung SV-5000W/Canopus
– 8mm videotapes via Sony DCR-TRV340
– MiniDV via multiple cameras
– VHSC Videotapes via VHSC Adapter into JVC HRS9800/Canopus
– Beta via multiple decks/Canopus
– Umatic via Sony VO9800/Canopus

Which brings me to my last point. Do you want to help preserve history? Let me know. I need help posting stuff! Pay is zero, but you’ll feel good about contributing to a good cause.

 

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X- Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco 7/25/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic GH5S Rode Mic

Here is X’s set from last Sunday, in stunning 4k! I don’t know why (it was probably me), but I had a hard time getting into the show until they hit some of the older songs right before the encore break. Despite that, or maybe because of that, I think my filming job was more stable- fewer pans and zooms.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Avengers- Stern Grove Festival San Francisco Ca 7/25/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic GH5S Rode Videomic Pro

Hey everyone, here comes a set of 4 videos in a row running through the weekend. The first one is from last Sunday. My friend Gary Shurtleff scored tickets to the Avengers/X show at Stern Grove. The festival started in 1938, and this was the first punk show in their history. Pretty cool.
Me, Gary and Jesse Davis were able to get a nice view just above the concrete amphitheater seating, on a log. When you are in the dirt and on a log, trying to assemble an $1100 lens onto a $1700 body, it makes you a little nervous.. but it all went off without a hitch. I have never filmed a band from so far away– I was so far back there, you can see a slight delay in music vs. picture.
All of the controls on the camera are manual except for a push-button autofocus. I lost focus a couple times, but I think I did an OK job considering how far away I was. Great set by the band- far more energy than the headliner I think… or maybe I am just biased.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

FRACK!- Sacramento Rehearsal Studios, Sacramento Ca. 7/23/21 4K UHD Live Lumix GH5S Punk

Here is FRACK!’s set from Friday night. This was the most energetic set I have ever seen from them, and it was clear that they were having a blast. Unfortunately, this was the last band I filmed on Friday. I had been up for 24 hours at that point and was falling asleep. I really wanted to catch Solanum…

I brought my gear to run a multicamera, but the folks at Forbidden Place Records already had that covered and were doing a live stream (check it out on Forbidden Place Records’ facebook page). I decided to film single camera in 4k for any of you resolution snobs.

Please help the cafe:
VENMO: @cafe-colonial
PAYPAL: cafecolonial916@gmail.com / @cafecolonial
CASHAP: $cafecolonial

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, and Rode Videomic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Sky Pig- Sacramento Rehearsal Studios, Sacramento Ca. 7/23/21 4K UHD Live Lumix GH5S Doom Metal

I feel bad about the late post because this band deserves some views. I had only seen Sky Pig once before- the end of a set at Cafe Colonial and I didn’t get it. This time, they kicked ass. Super heavy sludge if that’s your thing. Both guitars were so distorted, I could not ID whether it was the bass or Rob’s guitar at times- you can see me fumble around looking for the noisemaker at times.

I brought my gear to run a multicamera, but the folks at Forbidden Place Records already had that covered and were doing a live stream (check it out on Forbidden Place Records’ facebook page). I decided to film single camera in 4k for any of you resolution snobs.
Speaking of 4k, this thing has been processing for over 16 hours and it is still in 1080p. Youtube takes FOREVER to process videos to 4k. Give it a little more time and check back, it will be at 4k res sometime soon.
Please give to cafe colonial:
VENMO: @cafe-colonial
PAYPAL: cafecolonial916@gmail.com / @cafecolonial
CASHAP: $cafecolonial

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, and Rode Videomic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Middle-Aged Queers: Sacramento Rehearsal Studios, Sacramento Ca. 7/23/21 4K UHD Live Lumix GH5S

Nice job by the Sacramento punk scene to pull together this benefit for Cafe Colonial outside of SRS last night. First up were Middle-Aged Queers. They came all the way from the bay area to play the benefit, which is pretty damned cool.
I brought my gear to run a multicamera, but the folks at Forbidden Place Records already had that covered and were doing a live stream (check it out on Forbidden Place Records’ facebook page). I decided to film single camera in 4k for any of you resolution snobs.
Speaking of 4k, this thing has been processing for over 16 hours and it is still in 1080p. Youtube takes FOREVER to process videos to 4k. Give it a little more time and check back, it will be at 4k res sometime soon.
Please give to cafe colonial:
VENMO: @cafe-colonial
PAYPAL: cafecolonial916@gmail.com / @cafecolonial
CASHAP: $cafecolonial

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S and Rode Videomic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Kepi Ghoulie- The Side Door, Sacramento Ca. 6/12/21 Early Set Groovie Ghoulies 4K UHD Lumix GH5S

It’s the triumphant return of Kepi to a live concert setting! After a year plus of playing to an iphone (and a few backyard shows), this is the first concert Kepi played in a year-plus. It was a lot of fun! Kepi also played set, but I had to head home. I’ll do the multi-set thing next time.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Jason White- Tiny Towns Concert Series, Alameda Ca 5/21/21 4K UHD Master Pinhead Gunpowder Green Day

I filmed my first show in 15 months this past Friday, and boy was it a debacle. Doors were at 4 for this event, so I left work as early as I could to get there and get a decent table. I get there at 4:45 and we had 2 options- a table WAYY the hell back there, or one right up front but very far to the right. We picked the one to the right and the PA obstructed my shot of the stage.
I was able to move back to an empty table right behind ours and shoot almost all of Jason’s set. This was so awesome, includes Pinhead Gunpowder and Big Cats (his first) band from Arkansas songs.
I had not touched the GH5S in 15 months and I forgot to attach the rode mic to start (so it cuts in late), then I lose focus for about 10 minutes and did not realize. I guess I should have practiced using the gear before leaving home.
Oh, and this is in 4K but it takes youtube FOREVER to process to UHD. It has been processing for a day so far. It will get to 4k eventually.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Waxen Hand- Livestream, Sacramento 1/8/21

Here’s a cool bonus post for the day, and the first post that takes place in 2021!

Vinnie Guidera has a solo project called Waxen Hand that RIPS. It is his instrumental side project- his main gig with with Vinnie Guidera & the Dead Birds, plus he is an artist. Check this out, it grabbed me way more than expected. I bought the tape.

Here is what Vinnie has to say about it: “I wrote and recorded all the parts myself this summer, so the live sets are basically me muting an instrument and performing that part live. I know it’s not very live, but it’s the closest a one man band can get.”

Live Performance Video

Ben and Gabi Garcia, David Lindsay, Emma Simpson- F*ck Cancer Online benefit night 4 11/14/20

Ugh, I have been lagging on posting these. Here is a GREAT episode of Danny annual benefit show, with a stellar list of guests.

As a reminder TODAY is the LAST DAY to order a cool motorhead inspired F*ck Cancer shirt- check the episode for more details!

PS: This one is age restricted, so be sure you are an adult, or at least adult age, or have an adult’s login to youtube. Enjoy!

Live Performance Video