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.



Urethane- Old Ironsides Sacramento Ca 6/3/23 Schoeps Audio Master Incomplete Steve Caballero Faction

Another story for you all, this time for mediocre Monday. As you can see, this post is only 3 minutes and 48 seconds long. Why?
Well, it’s kind of a long story. First, I had planned to get there early and do multicamera video of Urethane (featuring Steve Caballero of the Faction) and Good Riddance. But, I wasn’t feeling very well (something I ate) and I was debating whether I should go at all… and then my daughter asked me to play soccer with her and she blasted me with the ball straight into my nuts, which put me down for the count for a bit longer. She is 12, 100lbs of muscle and in competitive soccer fyi.
I finally leave from home in Orangevale and go down hwy 50 to Mather Field (about 15-20min away) and realize that I don’t have my preamp for the mics. I must turn back.
I finally get to Old I and I find a spot to park right out front! I get in the club and Urethane is almost finished with their set. The place is also packed, so this is recorded from the very back of the main room. Rest assured that the Good Riddance video will sound way better than this!
Totally bummed to miss urethane. How cool is it that 2 skate rock shows sold out in sac on the same night

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Audio equipment: Schoeps CCM4/Tinybox/Sony A10

Audio Live Concert

G.B.H.- Cornerstone, Berkeley Ca 5/26/23 Schoeps audio 1st song and a half of show GBH

Here is that bonus post I promised- I had to cut out a bit of it where a guy complimented my Tank shirt and I had to tell him Algy Ward died. That happened twice.
Refer to the MDC post to understand why this is only 5min long and audio only.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Schoeps CCM4/Naiant Tinybox/Sony A10
EQ and trim in Sony Sound Forge 10

Audio Live Concert

M.D.C.- Cornerstone, Berkeley Ca 5/26/23 4K UHD Multicam w/Schoeps Audio Millions of Dead Cops MDC

I don’t even know where to begin with this one.
I busted ass and left early from Sacramento to get to Cornerstone right when the doors open at 7pm, and I was one of the first 10 people in the venue. I start asking around for permission to film, since I have permission from MDC. The PM tells me that my facebook message conversation with Barry isn’t good enough, he needs to talk to him in person. MDC is not at the venue yet, so I wait… and wait. In the meantime, I ask the soundman for a board feed and I will only plug in once permission is secured which gets me a vague “OK…”. Barry gets there at about 7:40 and gets me permission for MDC and offers to help with GBH- thanks Barry! I run into Ross from GBH at the bar and he gives me the “thumbs up” for video, but I knew that would not be enough unless I got to the PM and GBH’s manager… which was impossible.
The show is sold out and the venue is pretty small with a balcony that goes across all 3 non-stage sides of the venue. I mention this because when a punk show sells out there, just about everyone goes down to the floor and a big pit starts, smashing the rest of the crowd against the sides and making it impossible to move through the place. This is what I get to deal with in setting up 6 cameras (5 mounted plus the one I am using) across the entire venue- front and back, stage left and right. I got them set up just in time and bolt back to the soundboard to see if I can plug in the recorder- soundman is busy and unavailable so I hit record, leave my XLR cables clearly visible (needing them to be plugged in), and go to my spot to video. I sure hope he plugs it in!
I film in front of a pole that is in between the 3 merch tables on the left hand side of the venue. I figured I’d be OK there since it is all the way on one side of the venue… nope. I am in the middle of a walkway that appears when MDC starts and I have no place to go,. People bump into me constantly through the set. My position for audio is shitty, since the sweet spot in the venue is in the middle of the pit. I make the best of it anyway.
Set ends and I go to the stage to pull the gopros off, and I see GBH’s manager(who I never got to talk to) and the PM waving at me, asking me to get the gopros off the stage urgently. I’m going as fast as I can. I fight through people and pull the cameras off the stage and poles and lay my camera backback right into a puddle of beer while pulling down the last one. The very last thing I do is go to the soundboard to get my recorder. There my recorder sits, with an XLR pair of soundboard plugs sitting about 3 inches from my plugs… not plugged in. I wanted to take a picture because I couldn’t believe it, but I couldn’t get the phone out of my pocket because it was TOO FUCKING PACKED to even do so.
So despite all of this, this is probably the best MDC video I have done. Dave has an in ear monitor and it has made all the difference- he can hear and he is on point. Crowd is wild and the band is on fire.
I did not film GBH. In fact, I left during the first song or 2. I’m too old for this shit. As a bonus, I’ll post me walking out of the venue during GBH. If you want to see a GBH video, search the website or channel- there are 2 multicamera videos done with permission.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy\
Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50 x2, Gopro Hero 7 black x3.
Audio equipment: Schoeps CCM4/Tinybox/Sony A10
Edit by tromster
Shoutout to Wayne Triggs for watching stuff and for the help.

Live Concert Video

Fanny- Crest Theater, Sacramento Ca 5/22/23 FULL SHOW 4K UHD master Schoeps Audio Walked the Earth

OK, here it is finally. Sorry for the false start yesterday- I had to boost levels and I boosted them so much that I screwed up audio at the start.

Wow, what a fun event Monday night. Huge thanks to KVIE for hosting this- they know how to put on a party! The movie was shown first and then Fanny came out and played… for 80 MINUTES. I have been to these “movie and performance” things before, and the standard seems to be a quick 30min set. Nope, we got a full Fanny set. It was a BLAST! I talked Patti Quatro after the show and she said they were running on pure adrenaline, and this was the last (and best performance) of a screening/performance tour.

OK, on to the video. As usual, I had some issues. I figured that I would be able to get my camera and Schoeps audio setup ready while they rolled the credits, but the band hopped on stage and started playing pretty much immediately after the movie ended. It was dark and I was fumbling with the gear and I could NOT find my digitial recorder. I just plugged the mics into the camera and (thankfully) it turned out really great. Big shout out to Keith Krider for selling me these Schoeps mics. Could not love them more.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: Schoeps CCM4 mics, Naiant Tinybox preamp lined into the GH5S.

Live Concert Video

Monster Treasure- Golden Bear, Sacramento 5/11/23 4K UHD with Schoeps CCM4 audio

Monster Treasure is probably the best regional band that I had not seen yet. They rarely play out, maybe once or twice a year if that. I bought their first album when it came out (thanks Dal) and loved it. They can reproduce the harmonies live- no studio trickery with these ladies. I was outside talking to friends and missed the first 5min or so. In fact, we were all talking and I was like “is a band playing” and someone told me they had started their set. D’oh.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 w/ Schoeps Audio CCM4 audio synched.
Audio equipment: Schoeps CCM4, Naiant tinybox, Sony A10 recorder
Audio/Video synch in Pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Blizzard of Al- Golden Bear, Sacramento 5/11/23 Schoeps CCM4 Audio Master incomplete

Another bonus post. I had family stuff until 8:30 last night so I got to the Golden Bear as quickly as I could, but missed almost all of Blizzard of Al’s set.. which is unfortunate because what I heard was really good. Damn. This is the debut of the new(to me) Schoeps CCM4 microphone setup that I got last week. Man, do they sound good. Thanks to Keith Kreider for selling them to me- love them already.
By the way, you might hear me talking at the start of this. Someone kindly told me that I had a tag hanging off of my hat and since I am socially awkward, I had to tell him the entire story of WHY it was there. Anyway, the hat is a keeper and the tag is coming off.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Schoeps CCM4 mics, Naiant Tinybox preamp, Somy A10 digital recorder

Audio Live Concert

Planet on a Chain- The Colony, Sacramento Ca 4/28/23 4K UHD Canon HF G50 Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

After a busy day yesterday, I headed over to The Colony to catch the end of the hardcore show. Luckily, I got there right before the last band started. I was able to drive from orangevale, tape the set, and drive back in 90 minutes. That’s an efficient trip.
Planet on a Chain are based in Oakland, but their vocalist now lives in Texas so they don’t play very often. In fact, this is their first show after releasing their album “Boxed In” on Revelation Records earlier this year.
I was in a hurry to get out the door and accidentally grabbed the wrong camera. It still came out fine, but I wish I had the G60.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G50 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Freature- Old Ironsides, Sacramento Ca. 4/16/23 4K UHD Master with Rode Videomic Pro Stereo Audio

City Mouse FINALLY came to Sac for the first time in about 5 years last month- multicam of that one coming up. A couple of my favorite Sacramento bands opened- Freature and Lightweight. If Cory could have added Lamonta, it would have been the trifecta!
Freature are recording or have just finished recording their debut LP. Sorry for the shaky camera work at times- I was rockin’. I ran out of battery and the video cuts off on their last song, which is my favorite one (Automatic).
Sorry for the spotty lighting- Old I has changed their lighting and in the process has created a huge dead spot where the vlocaist usually stands. Let’s hope they fix it soon.

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

Live Concert Video

Dead Sound- Golden Bull, Oakland Ca 4/8/23 4K UHD Master with DPA4061 mics GH5S cam Monsula Pinhead

Opening for that Samiam show a couple weeks back were Dead Sound. I have been looking forward to seeing them for a while. This is Bill Schneider’s (PHGP, Monsula, etc) new band along with Mark Lynn (Bill’s bandmate in Uranium 9 Volt), Mike Goshert, and Mack Narragon.
The sound was a little muddy and bassy, a situation that the DPA mics don’t deal with too well. I hope you can find it listenable. They have an LP out on 1234 Go!’s in house label.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp

Live Concert Video