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:
– 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)

– 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.



Minus 5- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca 8/2/22 4K UHD with Matrix audio Young Fresh Fellows Scott McCaughey

This one has a long dumb story. I was planning to shoot a multicamera of this one, since one of my all time favorite musicians, Kurt Bloch was on drums for this tour. That did not work out. First, I had trouble leaving on time- work got in the way and I did not have my gear organized for multicamera. I scrambled together some stuff, and left with enough time to arrive, get permission, set up and film.
Well, I forgot my rode mic at home so I had to go back and grab it, which cost me time. I had planned to arrive at the show at 7pm (doors), but I did not get there until 7:40. Then, I went to grab my bags and run out of the car, and I can’t find my fcking car keys. I burn more time digging around the car and find them on the floor, wedged between the center console and the driver’s seat. So I am finally charging my way up to the door and I see Steven King and Cory Vick. I have that “deer in the headlights” look in my eyes at this point and ask them if they know when the Minus 5 are going on. We don’t know so I got to the club and Steven introduced me to John Ramberg. I got the ok to tape and I ask when they are going on- they go on in 5 minutes! Holy sht- multicam is out of the question at this point.
I go to the soundboard to plug in and John Taylor (king of sound at Harlow’s) is super patient with me and gets me set up. I go to pull the Sony M10 out and power it on… no batteries. Kill me. I had given up any hope of a board tape when I realized that I have an extra video camera, so I pull that out and use it to record the soundboard audio.
After all of this, they performed without a drummer- Kurt did not perform due to illness- get well soon my friend.
Despite all of the chaos, it was an awesome show. 10/10 would do it again.
oh, and to all of my northwest friends- this NRBQ/Minus 5 show is a must see – pick up tickets for Saturday if you can!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 (Video), HFG50 (audio). Audio source is soundboard plus Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Sbd/Aud matrix by Shayne Stacy, synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Black Label Society- Heart Health Park Sacramento 7/30/22 enhanced with DPA 4061 Audio Zakk Wylde BLS

BLS was the one band on the bill that was unfamiliar to me. I was going to write this long thing and bag on them, but I’ll just admit I must not get it. There were a lot of people very excited to see the show. In fact, there was one guy in front of me for the first part of the show who was going apesh*t- I was going to give up and just film him, but I eventually re-engaged and focused on filming. This one turned out the best of the 3, quality wise. The wind had not picked up and the sun was going down.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 and DPA 4061 mics/Church Audio Preamp/Sony A10
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4
Audio EQ in Sony Sound Forge 10

Live Concert Video

Anthrax- Heart Health Park, Sacramento 7/30/22 4K UHD Full Show Enhanced w DPA 4061 audio

Like Paul Piazza mentioned, this show was super difficult to shoot. The wind picked up and blew from behind the stage toward the crowd, which brought all of the fog machine smoke in front of the band. Combine that with the LED lighting and you have one hell of a mess. I did my best.
It was a fun show. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in the same canned (EXACTLY the same every night) and short set (12 songs)… but what they did play was excellent. This is the best I have heard Joey sound live.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 and DPA 4061 mics/Church Audio Preamp/Sony A10
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4
Audio EQ in Sony Sound Forge 10

Live Concert Video

Hatebreed- Heart Health Park, Sacramento 7/30/22 4K UHD Full Show w/DPA Audio Jamey Jasta

Man, what a busy weekend. 4 soccer games and 2 concerts, including this one. I snagged one of those sweet $30 “all-in” tickets off groupon, which included state fair admission. Unfortunately, I did not have time to enjoy the fair, but the show was a lot of fun. Caught up with so many friends.
Hatebreed opened the show. I thought I was in a good position to film but once they started playing, everyone moved up to the stage and I found myself filming in a crowd. Lots of hands and heads in the way at times as a result but I did my best. Slightly overexposed at first until I make some adjustments.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 and DPA 4061 mics/Church Audio Preamp/Sony A10
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Addalemon- The Audio Nerd, Rocklin Ca. 7/23/22

Kurtis Bishop reached out to me on the sacmusicarchive’s website email and let me know that he audio taped the Audio Nerd show last weekend. It’s nice to have another taper in town, and it is nice to finally hear addalemon. I am a sucker for pop punk so I’ll try to catch them at a show.

Also nice to have a recording from The Audio Nerd- good store and Steve is a good guy.

Recorded by: Kurtis Bishop

Equipment used: Roland R-09 and built in mics

Audio Live Concert

Near Beer- 7th Street Station, Reno Nv. 7/14/22 4K UHD Single Camera Version Henry Clay People

One of my favorite bands over the past 15 years has been Henry Clay People. They put out a slew of great albums, even recording the last one in Sacramento. Near Beer features 2 members from HCP, including Joey Siara on guitar and lead vocals. This was enough to get me (and Anonymous) to drive 2 hours each way on a weeknight to see them play a house show in Reno.
Tim Wainer is a longtime friend who we met through the postcardfromhell email list- he has put on shows at his house for the past 10(?) years. The room is about 12×12- if you want an intimate show, this is the place to be. In fact, Craig Finn from The Hold Steady is playing there soon.
It was great meeting the band- I got to talk to Joey for a bit- and the whole show had a great, laid back, house party vibe. Nice meeting Gia as well- we have a bunch of mutual friends and loved her Request Video cable show when I lived in Whittier in the 90s.
This is 1 camera of 3 that I crammed into that tiny room. I know the drum cam came out ok, I am not sure if I can salvage the Joey Cam. If so, there will be a 3 cam edit of this one.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Degrain in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Negative Approach- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 6/29/22 4K UHD Multicam Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Here’s a late one today. I was going non stop all day long. This show was nuts. I got there a little late and totally unprepared equipment-wise. I had just filmed 1/2TB worth of video over 4 days in texas and I had not prepped much of anything for this show. So, I am getting ready and none of my gopro battery packs wanted to work. I frantically swapped battery packs around until I finally got 2 of the 3 going, which was fine because there was no room for a 3rd one anyway.
I did not realize this, but one of the camera stands was damaged beyond repair at this show. I went up to the stage and was shocked that the one I stuck right by Brannon made it. It wasn’t until I tried to use it in Reno that I realized it was bent. Glad the gopro survived.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo, 2x Gopro Hero 7 black
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Sick Burn- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 6/29/22 4K UHD Canon HFG60 Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

I got to the Negative Approach/Sick Burn/Holehog show late and Holehog was playing. It was so crowded in the room that there was no way to get to a spot to film them. So, missed Holehog.
Next up was Sick Burn. So not only did I get there late, but I was totally unprepared. All my time between set breaks was spent scrambling to find battery packs and memory cards for the next set. Unfortunately, that made me miss almost the entire first song, a killer cover of Uncontrollable Urge. This is what happens when you shoot 1.2TB of video over 4 days, then try to make it to a show with 1 day break.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Centro-Matic: Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton Tx. 6/24/22 4K UHD Multicam with Matrix Audio Will Johnson

About a month ago, I went to Texas with my friend Anonymous and his wife. We had a blast and got to see Centro-Matic play a weekend’s worth of shows at Dan’s. Man, I love Denton- it is like an oasis in the middle of Texas.. even moreso than Austin (Blasphemy!).
But anyway, I brought 5 4k cameras and Anonymous brought his schoeps audio rig. Brent Best was doing sound for the shows and they sounded great. I don’t know if I will ever get used to asking one of my favorite musicians to plug me into the board.
In general, a lot of stuff can go wrong when doing multicam and this one is no exception. The gopros conked out early, so this goes from 5 camera to 2 camera as the show progresses. Great set- probably my favorite set out of the 4.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used:
Canon HF G50 (Pole mount)
Panasonic Lumix GH5S w/ Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
3x Gopro Hero 7 Black
Audio Recorded by: Shayne Stacy (board) and Anonymous (Schoeps MK4)
Audio Matrix by Anonymous
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster: Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton Tx. 6/24/22 4K UHD (almost) complete set

Here’s a break from the recent metal onslaught. Last weekend, Anonymous, wife of Anonymous and I flew to Texas to see Centro-Matic play 3 shows. I stuck around for a 4th day to see Centro again and Slobberbone.
Anyway, Justin was in a band called Water Liars, and he released a couple albums with Centro’s Will Johnson under the name Marie/Lepanto.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens; Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video