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.



Four Eyes- Charles Albright Birthday Party at Craig & Lory’s house Sacramento 3/11/23 4K

2 weeks ago, Charles Albright held a super fun party for his birthday- glad I was able to make it. The Four Eyes was the second and final band to play. I think at least one of these songs is unreleased- I could not find the rock and roll pizza song in their discography. What is up with Sacramento bands and pizza anyway? We have this pizza song, Pizza night by the O’Mulligans, and even a band called the pizzas.. with Charles Albright and his wife Christine. Almost too much pizza for one post. Favorite track: Rock and Roll Martian about halfway through their set. Features the back of Charles Albright’s head for the 2nd half of the show.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Xclaim- Charles Albright Birthday Party at Craig & Lory’s house Sacramento 3/11/23 SSD Covers Set 4K

I had planned to post something else today but this was so much fun I decided to call an audible. Sorry Neil- yours are going up this week!
I went to Charles’ birthday and it was a blast. I am not a social guy, but it felt like I walked in and then 3 hours had gone by in an instant. So much great conversation with cool folks. Charles should have birthday parties more often.
This was a one-time only show (I think) for the party- a band that played all SSD covers. The band is Charles Albright on Guitar, Craig Hancock on drums, Brian Hanover on bass, Tommy Faucett on vocals, and Steve Borek from B’LAST on Guitar.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Dead Kennedys- The Farm, San Francisco Ca 5/24/85 xfer from 2nd gen soundboard cassette

Happy Friday everyone! I don’t have any video to share today, but here is the best version of this well-circulated tape I have ever seen. James thinks it is 2nd gen, and it sounds like it. I did EQ this because it was super heavy on high end and light on bass.

From James Edmonds’ collection
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
EQ in Sony Soundforge 10

Audio Live Concert

Quasi- Ivy Room, Albany Ca. 2/25/23 4K UHD video with Rode Videomic pro stereo Sleater Kinney

For all of you who are on the fence about going to the Quasi show at Starlet room tonight, you need to go. They have an excellent new album out, and they are weeks into a national tour. They are firing on all cylinders at this point. If you are unaware of them, I am posting the video from last night. It was sold out and packed and I could not find Sam before the show, so this one is 1 camera only.
The set consists of all Organ/Drums songs, which are my favorite. Quasi has not been to Sac since 2004, so you need to come see this!
This one is still uploading at the time that I wrote this, so it may not be rendered to 4k when I post. It will, takes YT some time with a file of this size.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G40 with Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

FRACK!- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 2/15/23 4K UHD Multicam with Rode Audio Black Flag cover

Here’s one for all of youse guys who went to the Black Flag show last night- forward to about 32:00 for the ultimate dirge cover of My War. I think this is the longest set I have seen Frack play- there are some new songs in there. Hell, watch the whole thing. Unfortunately, the G50 on the bracket above the door vibrates a bit- they were pretty heavy on the low end!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG50, Canon HFG60 w/ Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic, 1 Gopro Hero 7 Black
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Unsane- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 2/15/23 4K UHD Multicam with Rode Videomic Pro Stereo Audio

I wasn’t familiar with much of Unsane’s output but I snagged a ticket to the show out of curiosity… and holy cow they RIPPED. I was talking to Chris Lemos last week about this, and apparently even the band told him that they were not usually that tight. I really think it is the room- the sound improvements that have been made in there make it one of the best sounding rooms in Sac. It helps.
It was super dark in there, with only red light being prominent. I did everything I could to enhance the video, but it is still pretty dark.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50, and 3x Gopro Hero 7 black
Enhanced in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat Video
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Mean Jeans- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 12/3/22 4K UHD Multicam with soundboard audio

This last 24 hours has been the busiest I have been in months. 4 kids sports games and an arcade game pickup in Walnut Grove.. and now to Oakland to see SATAN. It feels a lot like the night I filmed this Mean Jeans show.
I can’t remember why (probably kids sports again), but I could not get out of sac until late and I sped all the way there. I find a spot right up front and walk in to see the Mean Jeans (headliner) setting up. I set up, filmed, broke down and headed home in about 90 minutes. That’s efficient taping!
This was the first time the bad had played at Gilman and they were pretty stoked about it. Their set was longer than usuak and they took some “deep cut” requests from the audience. Super fun (and hilarious) set from the guys.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50, 2x Gopro Hero 7 black. The one on Billy Jeans(bass) froze up. Gah!
Audio was a USB through the soundboard, rebalanced in Izotope Rx8
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Lemonheads- Harlows, Sacramento Ca 11/29/22 4K UHD Multicam w/ DPA 4061 Audio It’s a Shame About Ray

I’ll take a little risk today and post this one. When I filmed this, the tour manager asked to see the video before posting. Well, we can’t find his contact info so I sent an email to Evan’s manager, John Kastner. No reply. Joe Burns- maybe you can tag Evan to see if he is cool with it.
Anyway, this was such a great show. I sang along a couple of times, forgetting that I had mics right next to my face. I hope you can’t hear it. Everything went ok with the shoot, except for the off-center anchor cam and the soundboard did not work for some reason.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, HFG50 x2, Gopro Hero 7 Black x2.
Audio Equipment: DPA4061 mics-church audio preamp-Sony A10
Some angles degrained in Adobe Premiere Elements/Neat video
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

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