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.

 

Uncategorized

Fear Gods. – Dingbatz, Clifton NJ 11/5/22 4K UHD Multicam with Matrix Audio Adrenalin O.D. AOD

Here’s the last Dingbatz post from me. I didn’t realize their sordid history until after filming this show. Yikes.
Anyway, fear gods. are a newish band featuring Jack Steeples from AOD and they are damned good. Forward to about 7:00 and 27:00 for my favorite tracks. Since Jack mentioned that AOD are doing “a bunch” of shows in 2023, I hope fear gods. can come along as the opener. That would be a bonus.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50, 3x Gopro Hero 7 black. Should brought the GH5S with this lighting, damnit.
Audio Equipment: DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio Preamp, Sony A10; Sony M10 in soundboard; Rode Videomic Pro on the G50.
Audio mix by Jim McLain
Video edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Accelerators- Dingbatz, Clifton NJ 11/5/22 4K UHD Multicam w/ 3 source matrix audio NYHC NJHC

Both AOD shows had great opening acts- both shows had Fear Gods, which is Jack Steeples’ new band.. and the Dingbatz’ show had the Accelerators opening. They put out a 7″ in 1984 and have released some albums on CDR over the past 10 years.
Challenging lighting- same as the AOD set. Very red. At least it sounds good.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50, 3x Gopro Hero 7 black. Should brought the GH5S with this lighting, damnit.
Audio Equipment: DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio Preamp, Sony A10; Sony M10 in soundboard; Rode Videomic Pro on the G50.
Audio mix by Jim McLain
Video edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Adrenalin O.D.- Dingbatz, Clifton NJ 11/5/22 4K UHD Multicam w/ 3 source matrix audio AOD NYHC NJHC

If it’s Tuesday, it must be time for an AOD post.
Last month, AOD got together for the first time in 8 years to celebrate the release of Dave Scott’s book “If it’s Tuesday this must be Walla Walla: The Wacky History of Adrenalin OD”, which is a hilarious chronicle of not only AOD but the early punk scene in NY/NJ. Dave put a lot of work into the book, pulling from his own surprisingly lucid memories along with a network of old friends’ accounts which makes it a much more detailed account of events than the usual oral history. I laughed out loud a lot while reading it. Available through DiWulf publishing.
Enough of the sales pitch, on to the performance. I think that these 2 performances were better than the 2014 reunion, and some of that had to do with the preparation. Dave (and I assume the rest of the band) practiced for a couple of months ahead of the show and you could really tell.
Unfortunately, the video suffers a bit from lighting challenges. The sound/light man was the highest person actually working a show that I had ever seen and it seems that he forgot to turn on the main stage lights until the last 5 min of the show. So we got red lights which caused my cameras to freak out a bit- I had to dial down the exposure on the G60 so Paul would not overexpose. Get a tan, wouldya?. We did our best. It sounds good- the 3 source mix sounds pretty nice.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50, 3x Gopro Hero 7 black. Should brought the GH5S with this lighting, damnit.
Audio Equipment: DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio Preamp, Sony A10; Sony M10 in soundboard; Rode Videomic Pro on the G50.
Audio mix by Jim McLain
Video edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Mercyful Fate- Hard Rock Live, Wheatland Ca. 10/30/22 4k UHD Full Show King Diamond

This one hurts. This was such a great show, and I put a lot of effort into bringing my good audio gear in to get a decent (DPA 4061 mics) quality audio recording to match up to this. I get home to listen to the audio and it is distorted. The battery in the preamp was low. Damnit, I have been having terrible luck with audio lately. If anyone has a line on audio, let me know. Nothing through the network of usual suspects or on DIME.
Anyway, the audio on this is fairly clear but lacks punch/low end. I did my best filming, but there were a LOT of phones/hands/ etc in the air. So, if you are wondering why I am focusing on someone other than Hank Sherman when he is playing a lead, it’s because there was a hand, beer or phone in the way. Such is life.
Nice seeing so many old and new friends. I’ll try to list everyone I saw/hung out with.
PS: I have never seen so many happy middle aged dudes singing about satan, in my life.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Panasonic Lumiz ZS200
Enhanced (degrain) in adobe premeire elements

Live Concert Video

Incendiary Device- Bowery Electric, New York NY 11/4/22 4K UHD Master w/Soundboard Audio Drew Stone

Posting 11 days of videos- here is day 1:
I traveled to New York/New Jersey last month to see 2 AOD shows. This band I had never heard of were opening, so I decided to save battery and memory card space and only film with 1 camera. Well, that was a mistake because these guys ripped and they featured Antidote vocalist and film producer/NYHC Chronicles host etc Drew Stone. Also featured my old friend from The Undead Tristan D’Graves. At least I was able to get the board mix (which had NO guitar all night) to rebalance to sound reasonably well.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 (video), Sony PCM-M10 through soundboard
Rebalance in Izotope RX8 (cranked guitar and bass)
Audio/Video synch in pluraleye 4.0

Live Concert Video

Fear Gods. – Bowery Electric, New York City 11/4/22 4K UHD Single Cam Version Jack Adrenalin OD

I was organizing the 1TB worth of footage that I shot from last weekend and this one angle turned out good enough to post right away. This is Jack Steeples from AOD’s new band which includes members of Ruth Ruth, Headwound, Blisters and more. Give them a listen- they are very good. I shot 5 angles (this is one of them) and recorded 3 high quality audio sources (this is not one of them), so a full edit is coming someday.
Since I was orchestrating 7 different recording machines, it took me a couple minutes to adjust levels on this one. It gets better after about 3min.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Canon HF G60 and Stock Mic

Live Concert Video

Kreator- Hard Rock Live, Wheatland Ca. 10/30/22 4k UHD Full Show open for Mercyful Fate

Kreator opened up the Mercyful Fate show with a ripping set. I have not followed them closely since the 80s, but it was an impressive set. They closed the show with 2 I knew- Pleasure to Kill and Flag of Hate.
Again, the audio is only OK due to a low battery in my DPA audio preamp. D’oh, live and learn.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS-200
Enhanced (denoise) with Adobe Premiere/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

Warning Shot- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 10/21/22 Multitrack Soundboard RIP Charlie Stratford

Oh wow, I almost forgot to post today. Here is the last set from the Charlie Stratford benefit show.
This band appears to have no online presence. Brian Hanover mentioned that Dave Chavez (Verbal Abuse, Code of Honor) plays in the band. There is a Warning Shot based out of Yuba City, but they do not mention Dave and they do not mention playing this show… so I assume the Yuba City Warning Shot is the wrong one, and this one is from the bay area and are new.
Charlie’s gofundme will be in facebook comments, in case you want to contribute.

Recorded by: Matt from Cafe
Multitrack Mixed by Anonymous
Show Poster by Paul Imagine

Audio Live Concert

Lewd Jaw- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 10/21/22 Multitrack Soundboard RIP Charlie Stratford

OK, Back once again to audio and the Charlie Stratford benefit show.
Not a lot of info about this band- it looks like they formed in 2020 and they are from the Sacramento area. I don’t know who is in the band.
Charlie’s gofundme will be in facebook comments, in case you want to contribute.

Recorded by: Matt from Cafe
Multitrack Mixed by Anonymous
Show Poster by Paul Imagine

Audio Live Concert

Hellbound Pound- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 10/21/22 Multitrack Soundboard RIP Charlie Stratford

OK, Back to the Charlie Stratford benefit show. Hellbound Pound started playing shows this year from what I can tell, and is either from Richmond Ca (as one flyer states) or Stockton (as the Stratford Benefit flyer says). Dunno which one is right.
Charlie’s gofundme will be in facebook comments, in case you want to contribute.

Recorded by: Matt from Cafe
Multitrack Mixed by Anonymous
Show Poster by Paul Imagine

Audio Live Concert