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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Phallucy- Cattle Club 30th Anniversary, Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 5/11/19 Sony A7Sii 4k HD Rode VPS

Here’s the Phallucy set from last Saturday. They were short a member or two, so they recruited a cast of Sacramento music legends to help fill in at times. Fun set and they sounded amazing- nice job by John Taylor.
Since I decided to come last-minute and Jim McLain had the multicamera video duties all covered, I decided to bring my new 4k DSLR camera to test it out. It was so new to me that I pulled the lens out of the shipping box while driving. I had no idea how to hell to use the camera and you can tell during anton barbeau’s set. I finally got it to an acceptable level after fiddling around with the controls while Anton was playing.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony A7Sii, Canon EF 24-105 lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

 

 

Live Concert Video

Ian Faith- Cattle Club 30th Anniversary, Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 5/11/19 4k Master Rode Sony A7Sii

Here is Ian Faith, playing for the first time in 30 years and likely the last time ever. It seemed that a lot of the crowd came to see them, as the club emptied out a bit after their set.
I learned that this Sony A7Sii is a total battery hog, so I was trying to charge one battery while using the other… and that method only got me about 20min of battery life per band after the first 3. So Ian, Phallucy and 58 Fury will be about this length as well…

Since I decided to come last-minute and Jim McLain had the multicamera video duties all covered, I decided to bring my new 4k DSLR camera to test it out. It was so new to me that I pulled the lens out of the shipping box while driving. I had no idea how to hell to use the camera and you can tell during anton barbeau’s set. I finally got it to an acceptable level after fiddling around with the controls while Anton was playing.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony A7Sii, Canon EF 24-105 lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

58 Fury- Cattle Club 30th Anniversary, Harlow’s Sacramento 5/11/19 4k HD Sony A7Sii Rode Videomic Pr

I think this was my first time seeing 58 fury. Damned good band, I’m not sure how I missed seeing them in the past. My battery charges just got shorter and shorter as the night wore on, so this is only the first 15min of the set. Jim should be posting the entire set multicamera with better audio in the future.

Also, this is the 2,500th post to the Sacramento Music Archive. That kinda blows me away that we were able to get this far in only a year and a half. Thanks to everyone who has contributed- Jim McLain, Jesse Davis, Brian Kast, Keely Sadira Dorran, Ken Doose, Agelos Porf, Richard Brown, Lee Osh and many more I am forgetting.

Since I decided to come last-minute and Jim McLain had the multicamera video duties all covered, I decided to bring my new 4k DSLR camera to test it out. It was so new to me that I pulled the lens out of the shipping box while driving. I had no idea how to hell to use the camera and you can tell during anton barbeau’s set. I finally got it to an acceptable level after fiddling around with the controls while Anton was playing.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony A7Sii, Canon EF 24-105 lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Kepi Ghoulie- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 5/11/19 4K HD Master Sony A7Sii Appetite for Adrenochrome Pt2

Here’s part 2. I need to find an MP4 file joiner so I can upload these in 4k as one file. The Sony is a notorious battery hog and I learned that you only get about 45min on a fully charged battery. Sorry for the gap- battery change.

I wasn’t planning on going to this show(I had family obligations), but Brian asked me to help with video projection, and Kepi announced that he was doing a special show with old songs. I did not know that Kepi was doing the ENTIRE Appetite for Adrenochrome album! Awesome! Not only that, but he had the all-star band of B-Face on bass and Jaz Brown on Drums. What a great show!! Thanks guys for the super unique show.
Since I decided to come last-minute and Jim McLain had the multicamera video duties all covered, I decided to bring my new 4k DSLR camera to test it out. It was so new to me that I pulled the lens out of the shipping box while driving. I had no idea how to hell to use the camera and you can tell during anton barbeau’s set. I finally got it to an acceptable level after fiddling around with the controls while Anton was playing.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony A7Sii, Canon EF 24-105 lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Performance Video

FMK- Cattle Club 30th Anniversary, Harlow’s Sacramento 5/11/19 4k HD Master Sony A7Sii

Here’s the FMK set. They were so tight and kicked so much ass that it seemed impossible that they have not played in years. I got about 35-40min of their LONG set. They did not exactly adhere to the 45min set time on the schedule.

Since I decided to come last-minute and Jim McLain had the multicamera video duties all covered, I decided to bring my new 4k DSLR camera to test it out. It was so new to me that I pulled the lens out of the shipping box while driving. I had no idea how to hell to use the camera and you can tell during anton barbeau’s set. I finally got it to an acceptable level after fiddling around with the controls while Anton was playing.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony A7Sii, Canon EF 24-105 lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Kepi Ghoulie- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 5/11/19 4K HD Master Sony A7Sii Appetite for Adrenochrome Pt1

I wasn’t planning on going to this show(I had family obligations), but Brian asked me to help with video projection, and Kepi announced that he was doing a special show with old songs. I did not know that Kepi was doing the ENTIRE Appetite for Adrenochrome album! Awesome! Not only that, but he had the all-star band of B-Face on bass and Jaz Brown on Drums. What a great show!! Thanks guys for the super unique show.
Since I decided to come last-minute and Jim McLain had the multicamera video duties all covered, I decided to bring my new 4k DSLR camera to test it out. It was so new to me that I pulled the lens out of the shipping box while driving. I had no idea how to hell to use the camera and you can tell during anton barbeau’s set. I finally got it to an acceptable level after fiddling around with the controls while Anton was playing.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony A7Sii, Canon EF 24-105 lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Performance Video

Build Us Airplanes- Press Club, Sacramento Ca. 5/1/19 Canon HFG30 Rode Audio

Build Us Airplanes played their first show in 6 years last Wednesday, for Sean’s big birthday/hotdog bash. I was setting up my cameras and I caught most of their set with the G30 mounted to the back post. The angle is static, but it sounds good. Good band- I bought their LP because they sounded so good.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG30 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

PS: Sweet shot of Pat Hills doing sound & drinking beer at the beginning. The man can multitask!

Live Concert Video