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.



Mercyful Fate- Hard Rock Live, Wheatland Ca. 10/30/22 4k UHD Full Show King Diamond

This one hurts. This was such a great show, and I put a lot of effort into bringing my good audio gear in to get a decent (DPA 4061 mics) quality audio recording to match up to this. I get home to listen to the audio and it is distorted. The battery in the preamp was low. Damnit, I have been having terrible luck with audio lately. If anyone has a line on audio, let me know. Nothing through the network of usual suspects or on DIME.
Anyway, the audio on this is fairly clear but lacks punch/low end. I did my best filming, but there were a LOT of phones/hands/ etc in the air. So, if you are wondering why I am focusing on someone other than Hank Sherman when he is playing a lead, it’s because there was a hand, beer or phone in the way. Such is life.
Nice seeing so many old and new friends. I’ll try to list everyone I saw/hung out with.
PS: I have never seen so many happy middle aged dudes singing about satan, in my life.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Panasonic Lumiz ZS200
Enhanced (degrain) in adobe premeire elements

Live Concert Video

Fear Gods. – Bowery Electric, New York City 11/4/22 4K UHD Single Cam Version Jack Adrenalin OD

I was organizing the 1TB worth of footage that I shot from last weekend and this one angle turned out good enough to post right away. This is Jack Steeples from AOD’s new band which includes members of Ruth Ruth, Headwound, Blisters and more. Give them a listen- they are very good. I shot 5 angles (this is one of them) and recorded 3 high quality audio sources (this is not one of them), so a full edit is coming someday.
Since I was orchestrating 7 different recording machines, it took me a couple minutes to adjust levels on this one. It gets better after about 3min.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Canon HF G60 and Stock Mic

Live Concert Video

Kreator- Hard Rock Live, Wheatland Ca. 10/30/22 4k UHD Full Show open for Mercyful Fate

Kreator opened up the Mercyful Fate show with a ripping set. I have not followed them closely since the 80s, but it was an impressive set. They closed the show with 2 I knew- Pleasure to Kill and Flag of Hate.
Again, the audio is only OK due to a low battery in my DPA audio preamp. D’oh, live and learn.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS-200
Enhanced (denoise) with Adobe Premiere/Neat Video

Live Concert Video

The Vacant- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Charlie Stratford Benefit Memorial 10/21/22 Multitrack sbd

I want to thank Jakobe Ares Moreno for sending across these multitrack stubs- we were expecting The Deathryders’ set to synch with video, but the file had the entire show! Thank to Matt from the Cafe for getting this all recorded for us.
Here is The Vacant’s set- Charlie was the drummer for the band until he passed away, so Roger and band performed with no drummer. Short set, but the best quality Vacant recording I have heard.
Flyer/poster by Paul Imagine. This was the uncolored draft, I’ll use the final version for the rest of the posts.
If you would like to contribute to Charlie’s gofundme for final expenses, I will add the link in facebook commments.

Recorded by: Matt from the cafe
Mix by Anonymous- thanks Anonymous!

Audio Live Concert

Deathryders- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 10/21/22 4k UHD Tales of Terror set Charlie Stratford Mem

So much to say about this one. I hung out with so many old friends at the show that I only ended up video’ing the Deathryders set. There were a ton (6 or 7) of bands there and the cafe was packed. It was really nice to see everyone show up for the memorial. Pat Stratford was even there, glad to see him out for this.
Deathryders are Dustin Stratford (Charlie’s son), Jakobe Ares (playing Lyon Wong’s guitar), Brian Hanover, Charles Albright playing a set of mostly Tales of Terror songs. I did not catch the bass player’s name.

So why, you ask, did I decide to post this on Mediocre Monday? Well, 2 reasons. First, I had my laptop with me so I could record a multitrack off the soundboard but Matt was super busy so I decided to rely on the Rode mic instead for audio… and then something went wrong with the mic. I dropped it right before the set, but I have beat the hell out of that thing and it always worked fine. I think I finally killed it.
Anyway, sorry. Maybe they will do another show so I can make up for this. If anyone has decent audio for the full set, please let me know.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and (apparently broken) rode videomic pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Fastcase- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 10/3/22 4K video with Soundboard audio Hardcore

I went to the show on Monday night and did a 5 camera multicam of all the bands.. except fastcase. I thought there were 5 bands on the bill and I did not have enough battery to do 5 bands, and I had assumed Soul Glo were going to play at least an hour… nope. Only 4 bands and they played a total of 90 minutes! That’s an efficient show.
So what I am trying to say is that I could have done a multicam of fastcase but miscalculated in many ways. Sorry.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Sony PCM-M10 through soundboard
Soundboard Rebalance in Izotope Rx8 (bass +5, Guitar +10!)
Audio Video synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Medicine- Los Angeles Area, mid-1990’s xfer from Hi8 Master Tape Enhanced

I checked with Steve on this one and we can’t figure out what the venue is. The only venue showing in the mid-90s on setlist.fm is The Roxy, but I don’t recall The Roxy having a balcony like that. Maybe the Whiskey?

Recorded by: Steve Rogers
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony DCR-TRV340
Enhanced (degrain) in Adobe Premiere Elements

Live Concert Video

Roger Waters- Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Ca 9/20/22 4K UHD Multicam w/DPA 4061 Audio

OK everyone. Here is a fun one. Waters posts from this tour have been getting takedown notices and copyright strikes issued. So, in comes my friend “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” to secretly host this one!
I really wanted to go to this show, but I wasn’t going to pay arena prices for tickets. Luckily, prices dropped on day of show and I snagged a nice ticket (lower level, row J?) for 50 bucks. Then I discovered that a taping friend (Tyler Jones) also filmed the set from the other side of the arena. They were a huge pain in the ass to synch and edit (thanks and sorry Tromster), but we made it work! Enjoy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy and Tyler Jones
Equipment: Panasonic Lumix ZS-200, Panasonic Lumix ZS-100, DPA 4061 mics and church audio preamp into Sony PCM-A10
Enhance (degrain) in adobe premiere elements/neat video
Edit by tromster

Live Concert Video

Negative Approach- Mohawk, Austin Tx. 9/6/22 4K UHD Multicam with Matrix Audio John Brannon

Man, that is awful news about DH Peligro. I did not know him, but I was lucky enough to have a camera/video pass to a fest they played. He & East Bay Ray were the highlights of that set, for sure. The video is on Sacramento Music Archive if you want to see it, not gonna push it on anyone.
Anyway, here is another one of the multicamera shots I did at the Mohawk- the tour played 2 nights here and this was the 2nd night, and the last night of the NA/7 Seconds/CJ tour. Man, I love this venue and the people who work there. Just a great place and a perfect place for my video setup.
NA were so awesome on this tour- I don’t see how Brannon can do that type of vocal every night on tour. My voice was gone, just trying to talk to people during that run.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped with the edit.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G50 (Balcony mount)
Panasonic Lumix GH5S w/ Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
3x Gopro Hero 7 Black

Audio equipment: DPA4061 and Church Audio Preamp; Rode Videomic Pro Stereo; Sony PCM-M10 through the soundboard

Audio matrix by Jim Mclain
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

7 Seconds- Mohawk, Austin Tx. 9/6/22 6 camera 4k Multicam with Matrix audio Kevin Hardcore

I got so busy yesterday that I did not have time to post this. Even though we are on Mediocre Monday, this one is far from mediocre. I don’t typically enjoy my own videos- I see my mistakes and I can’t watch. This is one where everything came out really well. We also added an audience gopro camera which gives you a good view of the pit. Jim’s mix of the 3 audio sources (DPA Mics, Rode Mic and board mix) make it sounds like an official live album. Tromster’s edit came out nice, 7 Seconds is one of his favorite bands. Well done on all fronts.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G50 (Balcony mount)
Panasonic Lumix GH5S w/ Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
3x Gopro Hero 7 Black

Audio equipment: DPA4061 and Church Audio Preamp; Rode Videomic Pro Stereo; Sony PCM-M10 through the soundboard

Audio matrix by Jim Mclain
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video