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:
– 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)

– 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.



Yo La Tengo- Grass Valley Center for the Arts, Grass Valley Ca. 10/13/21 4K UHD Live Partial Set

If you read my daily posts, you probably notice that I don’t have much negative to say about bands or venues for the most part. They are all investing time and energy into entertaining us so they deserve props. I am going to make an exception to my self imposed rule.
Anonymous & I got to the venue pretty close to doors. I tried asking around(merch lady etc) for video permission but I could not get to anyone who had any authority to give permission. My 5 camera 4k multicam dreams were crushed again. We were having a beer while waiting for the band to start and one of the volunteers asked anonymous to pull his mask up between drinks. I am pro-mask and I do that normally (I was in florida over the summer), but damn… that is pretty heavy handed. The same volunteer asked us what the band plays- she thought they were a spanish band. We had to tell her to go get some earplugs. Haha.
Well apparently, while I went to my car to fetch my DSLR and grab something quick to eat, there were announcements that there are no photos allowed, don’t even remove your phone from your pocket. I get back and the band starts- I whip out the GH5S and start filming. Volunteer lady sees me and comes over:
Me: Oh, Hi! (thinking she would recognize me from earlier)
VL: Don’t you know there is no recording here?
Me: I am taking pictures (white lie- I was taking 30pics a second with sound)
VL (growing visibly agitated): Didn’t you hear the announcements? There are no pictures either!
Me: No, I wasn’t here for announcements! (This was the truth. I was inhaling a pretzel at the bar down the street)
At least I got 12 minutes before I was spotted. So, don’t expect any more videos from this place. Too bad because they had a nice stage setup and good sound.
By the way, YLT were so snoozy in the first set that I fell asleep 5 times. This is not an exaggeration- I conked.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

The Original Misfits- Aftershock Festival, Sacramento Ca 10/9/21 4K UHD Complete w DPA Audio Danzig

frenchonionshoupandkittylitter check in once again with a nice Misfits video. There seems to be some discord in Misfits land- Glenn drops the mic and walks off stage at the 4-5 minute mark, Jerry Only smashes his bass in apparent frustration, and Danzig’s intro of the band is hilariously callous. Oh well, glad FOSAKL got nice video.

Recorded by: FOSAKL
Equipment used: Unknown, but it looks like one of those Lumix ZS70s with DPA mic audio synched via pluraleyes.

Live Concert Video

The Misfits- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca 10/9/21 Audio Only DPA4061 Mics

Sac music archive correspondent “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” checks in with a post for today:
So the Misfits played Aftershock on Saturday- this was the second time that I got to see them by accident- I had bought tickets to the fest already when MCR cancelled and they were named as the Saturday headliner. So lucky.
The show was the typical Misfits set. I don’t know what happened, but Glenn threw the mic down early in the set and walked off the stage, then came back on immediately. Jerry Only smashed his bass in apparent frustration as well. I guess things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows in Misfits Land, even with all of that shared Festival and Hot Topic merch money!
The mix starts out a little bass heavy but balances out about 10-15min in.
The picture is during their setup for the set- one of the evil pumpkins took a little tumble.
Video forthcoming- it took too long to upload overnight so I had to kill the job. Probably video this weekend or so.
Thanks, FOSAKL!

Recorded by: frenchonionsoupandkittylitter
Equipment used: Sony PCM-A10, DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio preamp
Normalized in Sony Soundforge 10

Audio Live Concert

Metallica- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca. 10/8/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic Lumix

I went to the Aftershock fest for the first time and boy was it tiring! This one came out pretty nice- I was trying to hold the camera steady (it’s like practicing yoga.. for hours) and my back was getting pretty fatigued toward the end and you can tell- I get a little shaky with the camera. I was only 1 row back on the barrier of the VIP section, but there were 2 very excited fans in front of me who were waving their hands around A LOT- that explains why you see a bunch of dark shadows across the screen at times.
But, I’m nitpicking. It’s pretty ok for a massive festival video with a bazillion people there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70/Stock mic

Live Concert Video

Death Angel- Aftershock Fest, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca. 10/7/21 Complete with DPA Audio Live

PSA: The Misfits aftershock video has been posted over at http://www.sacramentomusicarchive.com! Hop over there to check it out and sign up for notifications there if you want to catch other cool stuff like that. There is also a facebook group if that’s how you prefer to be notified.

After the Destroy Boys set, I had to hustle over to the Coors Light stage for Death Angel. I knew that the stage was in this little bottom part of the festival grounds, but I had no idea that it was about a 10 minute walk. I made that walk 6 times on Thursday, and the set schedule is so tight that you can’t watch the end of a set at one stage and make it to the start of the set at the other. I missed the start of this set, and only filmed 1 complete set out of the 5 that day.
Also, even though I was very appreciative of this extra fest day with bands I really wanted to see, it was obvious that the Coors Light stage was not meant to be used after dark. The lighting was terrible and my camera couldn’t handle it- it was a focus nightmare the entire time. Sorry in advance. Coors light stage was just like the beer- weak and sh*tty. This was the only one that turned out decent because the sun hadn’t set yet.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70
Audio equipment used: Sony PCM-A10 and DPA 4061 mics with chuck audio preamp.
EQ in sony soundforge 10
Synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Destroy Boys- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/7/21 4k UHD Live

After listening to the audio from my camera and comparing it to the DPA mics, I decided that this will be the last one that I will post without a DPA synch. In fact, I will repost this set with the better audio next week.
So on Thursday at work, I double-checked the app to see what time I needed to get there for Death Angel and lo and behold, Destroy Boys were added as a last-second replacement for some metal band I didn’t care about. I left early and got there close to their set time- it takes a while to drive to sleep train arena, park and shuttle over to Discovery Park. After getting the audio setup all plugged in, I heard them start.
Man, I was shocked at the band’s growth. The last show that I had seen of theirs was 4 and a half years ago at the Blue Lamp. So much more stage presence and confidence, it was so cool. This was the most fun set of the weekend for me. I smiled the entire time.
One other thing- the auto setting was overexposing badly, so I flipped it over to manual about 3 minutes into the set. It gets better is what I am trying to say.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 camera with internal mic

Live Concert Video

The Queers- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca 10/5/21 4K UHD Live Joe King

Last Tuesday, I was planning to shoot my first multicam show in 4K. I bought some used Gopro Hero 5 during the pandemic and I am even building a new server to handle the workload of 4k multicam editing.
So I get to the show and start to get set up… and I realize I brought the wrong gopro batteries. I left the ones for the Hero 5 on my desk at home, 25min drive each way. So you’ll eventually get a 2 camera 4k multicam- this angle and a shot from the back with the Canon HFG50.
I don’t know what it is about the queers live, but they play so loud that I can’t make out the songs. They will be halfway through a song and I’ll be like “oh yeah, I know this one”. It not the sound in the club- my audience mic sounds fine. My ears must not like all that midrange.
This one is the makeup post for yesterday- this weekend has been so busy between aftershock and family, I had no time to post. 1 more is coming today.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Danny Reynoso- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 10/5/21 Solo set with The Knockoffs, Secretions Songs GH5S

First off, here is a PSA for you- you will want to either subscribe to the http://www.sacramentomusicarchive.com website email alerts list, or join the sacramento music archive facebook group. Just today, one of our friends posted a Misfits set from Aftershock this past weekend. You’re not going to hear about it on the 3 cameras and a microphone YT channel, so go check it out there!
So, what does this have to do with my good friend Danny? He opened for Bobby Steele’s (Misfits) band The Undead solo back in 2018. In fact, I think this show and the 2018 show may be the only ones he has done solo.
Fun set which includes choice covers and some songs from his bands. The biggest crowd reaction came during “3 Chords and a F*ck You” (Secretions), which was cool to see. Man, their popularity has endured.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Black Crosses- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 10/5/21 Panasonic Lumis GH5S 4K UHD Live

Black Crosses are from Sacramento- they have been around for a while. I recall them opening the Jello Biafra show on St. Patricks day almost 5 years ago, I can’t seem to find any official releases online by them. Features Jasson Jess on guitar and vocals.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Lamonta- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 10/5/21 Live 4K UHD Pop Punk

I went to Holy Diver for the first time since the pandemic hit and it wasn’t too bad. I was worried about ventilation in that small room but they have 2 huge industrial fans circulating air. I felt relatively safe with that and a mask on.
Lamonta are one of my favorite newish bands out of Sacramento. Very well written pop punk and Kyle Olson can sing in key- always a plus. I was surprised to see that they released a vinyl album during the pandemic. I’ll put their bandcamp details in comments in case you want to check it out.
As an aside, I finally used that new 10-140 lens. It works great for a small club. I see a little grain in the video, but I might just be super picky.

if I wasn’t clear, you should really check these guys out.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video