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

Ramona- Press Club, Sacramento Ca. 8/14/19 4K UHD Live Rode Videomic Pro

Ramona were from Seattle and are now based in Philadelphia. Joe Burns- do you know these guys? They were pretty good and really funny. Sorry for the audio levels bouncing all over the place- my only complaint with the GH5S is that I need to shut it off to adjust settings- even audio levels. So I play around with the attenuation level on the mic to get it to a decent volume, but I could not get it dialed in for some reason.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Elway- Press Club, Sacramento Ca. 8/14/19 4K UHD Live Rode Videomic Pro

Sean Hills brings yet another great band to town, who I had never heard of before. Sean has been responsible for my “discovering” many of my favorite bands- Civil War Rust, City Mouse, Smoking Popes– he announces them and I go to listen to what they are all about and a good portion of the time I am floored. You should pay attention to what he and all of the local promoters are doing- you’ll find one who books stuff that is aligned with your tastes.
Elway is from Colorado, of course. They started out playing party pop punk type stuff, and then got a little more serious. Good stuff.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Sam Russo- Press Club, Sacramento Ca. 8/14/19 4K UHD Live Video w/ Rode Videomic Pro

After a busy night at home, I rushed over to Press Club to see one of the better bills in a while- Elway, Ramona, Sad Girlz Club (who I missed) and this guy. Sam Russo played second on the bill and is a punk solo acoustic performer, similar to Frank Turner. In fact, he has opened for Frank before. This is only the last 6 minutes of the set.

Recorded by: Shayne stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Polyorchids- Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Davis Ca. 8/1/19 Live 4K UHD with Rode Videomic Pro Stereo Audio

Man, I had to jump a number of hurdles to make it to this show, including taking a night conference call from my car while driving there… but it was totally worth it. You could feel how much the band missed playing together, and how much they enjoy it. They packed the patio at Sophia’s and everyone was loving it. This is probably their only show this year, so it was a can’t-miss for me.

2 NEW SONGS.

And I screwed up a bit at the beginning of the show, forgetting to hit record… then I had to stop and adjust audio levels. Camera gets a little shaky at times, as I was having a little too much fun. I need to remember that this new camera’s stabilization is not as strong as the 1080p canon cameras I have.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

 

Live Performance Video

The Coverups- 40th Street Block Party, Oakland Ca. 7/20/19 4k UHD Live Panasonic GH5S Green Day

OK, thanks to the community who informed me that I need to add a color LUT to my GH5S in order for the color to look right in the future. On a side note, OMG why is this so complicated?
I went ahead and color corrected this one in Adobe Premiere. Sorry for the multiple uploads- 1 more (2 camera) version is forthcoming.

The Coverups are a cover band consisting of:
Billie Joe Armstrong- Guitar/Vocals
Mike Dirnt- Guitar/Vocals
Jason White- Guitar/Vocals
Bill Schneider- Bass
Chris Dugan- Drums

Huge thanks to Frank Yeeann Chan for yelling over to me when I was walking by, and letting me hang out with him- it turned out to be a pretty nice place to video.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

 

Live Concert Video

Paper Dolls- 40th Street Block Party, Oakland Ca. 7/20/19 Live Color Corrected Panasonic GH5S Rode

So I was stuck in horrendous traffic from Sacramento to Oakland when I was trying to get to the block party. I thought I left in PLENTY of time to see Sarchasm play at noon, but I sat in traffic for over an hour by vacaville. I get to the front of the slowdown and discover that they closed a lane to trim bushes. On a goddamn saturday morning. WHAT THE HELL CALTRANS?

Anyway, I missed Sarchasm. I also missed Destroy Boys as they played at the same time as our 924 Gilman board meeting. So, only this and Coverups. These guys were pretty good- east bay pop punk.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Performance

The Coverups- 40th Street Block Party, Oakland Ca. 7/20/19 HD Live Multicamera Green Day

OK, this is the last version of The Coverups block party that I plan to post. It is a multicamera edit which consists of the GH5S color corrected angle + a Canon HF G40 that I mounted to a tree. The tree was flimsy and dropped a bunch of crap all over me when I mounted it. Glad the tree remained standing- you can see it bouncing a bit in the video. We also used a different audio source from the tree mount. Sounds a bit better.
The Coverups are a cover band consisting of:
Billie Joe Armstrong- Guitar/Vocals
Mike Dirnt- Guitar/Vocals
Jason White- Guitar/Vocals
Bill Schneider- Bass
Chris Dugan- Drums

Huge thanks to Frank Yeeann Chan for yelling over to me when I was walking by, and letting me hang out with him- it turned out to be a pretty nice place to video.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo + Canon HF G40 w/Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Edit by: Tromster

Live Concert Video