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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TSOL- Observatory, Santa Ana Ca. 1/4/20 4k UHD Live Video 40 Year Anniversary Set Rare Songs t.s.o.l

After a lot of back and forth (trying to get permission to video TSOL, then buying a nirvana reunion ticket and seeing that camera rules changed, then cancelling Nirvana and going to TSOL anyway), I made a last minute decision to see TSOL.. and boy am I glad I did. What a set!
When I saw that they were doing a 40th anniversary set with “old songs never played before”, I was hoping that they would play something off of my favorite album “Beneath the Shadows”. I about lost it when they opened with Soft Focus. It was obvious that the band enjoyed playing these songs as well.
If this tour is coming to your town, you must go.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Panasonic Lumix TZ200

Live Concert Video

The Dickies- Observatory, Santa Ana Ca. 1/4/20 4K UHD Master Video Punk Greg Hetson Circle Jerks

While on vacation with the family in L.A. last week, I was lucky enough to make it over to the Observatory and catch the 2 bands that I really wanted to see- TSOL (40th anniversary show) and The Dickies.
I have been going to see the Dickies since 1988. In fact, they were on of the first bands I ever filmed in May of 88. This show was the best I have ever seen them, hands down. Great set and great performance.
They announced that their LAST album is coming out soon… does this mean that they are going to stop/retire? Man, that would be a bummer.. but if they keep sounding like this, it will be good to go out on top.
Features an appearance by Greg Hetson on guitar on 1 song, and in the backstage audience behind Stan.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200

Live Concert Video

The Globs- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 12/29/19 4K UHD Live Enhanced Video

The lighting was super challenging for this one. Shelley was the only band member who was lit well. Everyone else was in the dark. I enhanced the vid by boosting brightness & exposure, so she now glows a little bit. This was the first show as a 6 piece band! They are playing again this weekend with a couple of great local bands. You should go.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG50 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Enhanced/neat noise reduction via Adobe Premier

Live Concert Video

Get Married- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 12/29/19 4K UHD Live East Bay Punk

I had not heard Get Married before these 2 shows (Gilman on 12/28 and this) and I really liked them. Best sound of the night as well- the cafe is a tough room to sound good in.
This set the The Globs’s set had very low lighting, so I had to enhance this a bit in adobe premier.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG50 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Enhanced (brightness/contrast/neat noise reduction) in adobe premier.

Live Concert Video

Danger Inc. – Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 12/29/19 4k UHD Master video w/ Rode audio

I forgot about posting an entire night of videos from last month. 🙂
First up is Danger Inc. The lighting on this one is way better than the Gilman one. Some time between Sarchasm and Get Married, some lights got shut off and the rest of the videos from this night are not great. I am trying to fix them now.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG50 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video