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

Son Volt- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 10/13/19 Live Audio DPA 4061 Mics

This was as last-minute of a decision as it gets. My kids had no nap last Sunday, so I was able to bolt out of the house at 8pm to the show. I got to Harlow’s, geared up in the bathroom, got a beer and the band started as I was walking away from the bar. Perfect timing! Quality improves after about 15min so stay with it.
Show was surprisingly packed. SV had not played here since 1996, so I guess that might be why.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: DPA 4061 mics, Chuch audio preamp, Sony M10 digital audio recorder.
Photo by John Shaban

 

Audio Live Concert

BARC- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 10/12/19 4K UHD Live Lumix TZ200

Saturday was my wedding anniversary so we planned to go to dinner & a comedy show. We finished dinner early and had about 30min to kill, so we went to the cafe to see a BARC set… all 7 minutes of it!

This was the maiden voyage for the new Lumiz TZ200 point and shoot camera. It did OK I guess. There was pretty much no lighting so the low light sensitivity is WAY better than the TZ70 or TZ100. I kept trying to get a shot of the front of charlie but when I shot into the stage fog, the camera would freak out and I would lose focus. Ugh. I sure hope that doesn’t happen at Slayer next month.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix TZ200 w/Stock Mic

Live Concert Video

Natural Selection- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 10/10/19 Live Hardcore Canon HFG40 Rode

I headed to The Colony last Thursday after getting shut out from taping the C.O.C. show. The multicam of Rotting Out will be coming soon. In the meantime, here are the opening bands.
I thought that Natural Selection was a new band, but I see that Lee Osh was raving about their demo 2 years ago! They were really good, especially for the opening band of the night. Good one!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Plead the Fifth- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 10/10/19 Live HFG40 Sacramento Hardcore

Another “fun” day at work, hence the late post. I really liked Plead the Fifth when I saw them open for Madball years ago. They didn’t seem to have the same energy level this time. They sounded good though. That stage was MOVING big time for Rotting Out, so maybe these 5 big guys were just being gentle to the stage. Haha.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

The Polyorchids- Green River Tap Room, Winters Ca 10/4/19 Live UHD 4k

We made a last minute decision to bring the entire family to The Polyorchids show last Friday, which was great! But when the kids are around I attempt to multitask and the video camerawork is usually pretty lousy. That’s the case here. Not only that, but I forgot that I had the camera on photo mode so I recorded the 1st 25min in the wrong 4k mode, then I tried fixing it and recorded the next 15min in the wrong mode and in 1080p. Finally, the last 25min of this video is at the right settings. Incomplete because my 4 year old was cold and tired.
This is the 4k footage only. The middle of the set in 1080p is coming on a separate upload.
When I do this bad of a job with filming, I usually bury the video (never post) but they were so good and they did a great selection of covers that it must be posted, if only for the audio track.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 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

The Polyorchids- Green River Tap Room, Winters Ca 10/4/19 Live 1080P portion

We made a last minute decision to bring the entire family to The Polyorchids show last Friday, which was great! But when the kids are around I attempt to multitask and the video camerawork is usually pretty lousy. That’s the case here. Not only that, but I forgot that I had the camera on photo mode so I recorded the 1st 25min in the wrong 4k mode, then I tried fixing it and recorded the next 15min in the wrong mode and in 1080p. Finally, the last 25min of this video is at the right settings. Incomplete because my 4 year old was cold and tired.
This is the 1080p footage only. The rest of the set in 4k is on a separate upload.
When I do this bad of a job with filming, I usually bury the video (never post) but they were so good and they did a great selection of covers that it must be posted, if only for the audio track.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: 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