The Smoking Popes- Press Club, Sacramento Ca. 5/3/18 Star Struck One/ No More Smiles Live Multicam

This is amazing! We were so lucky to have The Smoking Popes come to the tiny Press Club in Sacramento a couple of weeks ago- thanks to Sean Hills for bringing them through. These guys have become one of my favorite bands- I just “discovered” them recently, thanks to Sean. This is a 5 cam edit.

Recorded by: Jim McClain & Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 w/rode video pro stereo mic, 2 gopro hero 4 silver,  2 of Jim’s canon HD cameras.

Edited by: Jim McLain

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Astral Cult- Dimple Records, Folsom Ca. 4/21/18 Canon HFG40 & Rode VPS Mic

Here is stop #2 of “Dimple RSD Tour 2018”. I was planning to go to the Graveshadow in store at Arden as well, but I got cranky so I just went home.
Man, Astral Cult are pretty cool. Psychedelic fuzzy wah wah bass goodness! Stefan(Bass) tended to drown out the guitar when the vocalist stopped playing second guitar, but it sounded pretty good- they were ear ringing loud but the sound is alright.
I also tried some of Stefan’s tea (he has a tea company) and edven though I am not a big tea drinker, that’s some good stuff. 2 thumbs up- one for astral cult, one for the tea.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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Anime Aliens- Dimple Records Broadway, Sacramento Ca. 4/21/18 Canon HFG40 Rode VPS Mic

Here was stop 1 of “Dimple RSD Tour 2018”.
I barely made this show. I hit up Dimple Citrus Height & Folsom, then headed out to Broadway for the Anime Aliens show. I walked up right when they were starting. They have added Ronald James Hill (formerly of Charles Albright Band) on 2nd guitar. Charlie and Ron’s dual leads + the songs structure reminded me of Pavement cross with Thin Lizzy!
I really wanted to get a pic of the lady clapping out of time by the garbage can, but wanted to respect privacy. Just imagine her, right over there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

 

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Sun Valley Gun Club- Colony, Sacramento Ca. 4/14/18 Canon HFG40

Man, what a lineup at the Colony last Saturday for the Polyorchids’ CD release show. Justin did a nice job with sound in a challenging situation. These guys (and lady) are an under appreciated gem in sacramento. Love them. I bought their new LP for $7! WHo sells LP’s for $7?

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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The Polyorchids- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 4/14/18 Canon HFG40 & Rode VPS Mic

I’m so happy that despite Justin moving away, the Polyorchids are still going strong. This was from one of their 2 CD release shows last weekend. They have a full length CD out now, and it is amazing! They played a 55 minute set with a bunch of new ones. Tony even sings one. Great stuff. Nice job by Junstin Hel on sounds- it’s a tough room to make sound good.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 and Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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Jesus and the Dinosaurs- Colony, Sacramento Ca. 4/14/18 Canon HFG40 Rode VPS Mic

So, I was really bummed to see that the wild drummer with the huge hair was no longer in the band, but the new guy was great! Things got a little wild during the set- they had some technical difficulty and they knocked the power out at the end. Wild times at the Colony.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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Danny Secretion- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 4/12/18 Canon HFG40 Rode VPS Mic

So I did something that I don’t normally do- I promoted a show and brought a band to town last week! 2 of my favorite bands/artists were super cool to open the show AND lend their equipment to the headliner (The Undead). Thanks so much guys! Danny opened the show with a truly awesome and unique set. He was so nervous to open for Bobby Steele! He put a lot of thought into the setlist. Listen to that first song and see if you recognize it…
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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