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.

 

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Negativland- Starlet Room, Sacramento 9/18/21 Master Recording with DPA 4061 mics Live

I had trouble getting out of the house (kids, I tell ya) and I got to the show at about a quarter after 8. Negativland was ALREADY ON! Sh*t. I was told that I did not miss much of the set- I caught the last 45min. Wow, what a great show. I encourage anyone even remotely interested to go see this show. The visual show along with this soundtrack was really cool.
At the end of the show, I went to talk to my friends Vinny and Sherman and looked down at my PCM-M10 and it had shut off. I don’t know why- I think the batteries that I had in there since before the pandemic(and showed full) pooped the bed. So I get home and I see that I got the complete end of the show- great! I try to EQ it and the file is corrupt due to the power drop. I had to jump through hoops (huge thanks to youtube tutorials) to un-corrupt it. First world pandemic problems.
It sounds pretty good. I should have stood in the center of the venue rather than next to 1 PA speaker- I did not know it was going to be a stereo mix. Very cool.
Thanks to Brian McKenna for continuing to bring great and risky (promoting wise) acts to town.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-M10, Church Audio preamp, DPA4061 mics.

Audio Live Concert

KISS- Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland Ca 9/12/21 4K UHD Live Lumix ZS70 Gene Simmons Paul Stanley

As promised, here is the video that I shot from Sunday. Getting upgraded to 13th row was an unexpected treat, and it meant that I could get some killer closeups of the band. This is shot extremely tight/close. Enjoy!
Also, I could synch this up with the audio that I posted with DPA mics on Monday. It would be a lot of work. Let me know if anyone really wants to see it. It would be DPA audio in 1080p… unless someone wants to synch and output in 4K for me.

Here’s the original insane story from that night:
Oh man, what a night. This is going to be long. Buckle up.
I bought a pair of the cheap $20 lawn seats that ticketmaster was selling a while back, not even sure if I was going to go yet. I saw Kiss back in 1983 on the Creatures of the Night tour, and that was the only time I had ever seen them.

I decide to go and invited my friend Cory last-minute. After we got into the venue, he decided to rent a couple lawn chairs for us rather than use the blanket I had. I was bagging on this idea the entire time we were in line for the chairs- complaining that LiveNation stops letting us bring in chairs, then rents them to us for $10 a pop. What kind of bullsh*t is that? We get to the front of the line and the nice worker there hands us comp tickets for the 14th row! Like, the 14th row of the front section of the venue. We couldn’t believe it. Thanks Cory!

But it doesn’t end there. We get to the seats and realize that we both have a ticket for the same seat. I haul ass back to the chair rental place and let the lady know and she apologizes, and then heads to the ticket office to correct the issue. She comes back with EVEN BETTER seats in the 13th row, right in front of a PA main (important for nerds like me). So I go back to where Cory was sitting and tell him to DITCH THE BLANKET in the aisle. So, Toyota Amp now has a 20 year old blue and white blanket. Sorry guys. Also, the chair lady was an MVP- she could have just told me “sorry”, but she took care of it. I wish I knew her name…

The show was great- I have never been a big Kiss fan, but I knew all but 2 of the songs played just through osmosis- either hearing it on the radio, or through friends & family. It was silly fun- I have not laughed or smiled like that at a show in years!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 with stock internal microphone

Audio Live Concert

Kiss- Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland Ca 9/12/21 Gene Simmons Paul Stanley DPA 4061 Mics Live

Oh man, what a night. This is going to be long. Buckle up.
I bought a pair of the cheap $20 lawn seats that ticketmaster was selling a while back, not even sure if I was going to go yet. I saw Kiss back in 1983 on the Creatures of the Night tour, and that was the only time I had ever seen them.

I decide to go and invited my friend Cory last-minute. After we got into the venue, he decided to rent a couple lawn chairs for us rather than use the blanket I had. I was bagging on this idea the entire time we were in line for the chairs- complaining that LiveNation stops letting us bring in chairs, then rents them to us for $10 a pop. What kind of bullsh*t is that? We get to the front of the line and the nice worker there hands us comp tickets for the 14th row! Like, the 14th row of the front section of the venue. We couldn’t believe it. Thanks Cory!

But it doesn’t end there. We get to the seats and realize that we both have a ticket for the same seat. I haul ass back to the chair rental place and let the lady know and she apologizes, and then heads to the ticket office to correct the issue. She comes back with EVEN BETTER seats in the 13th row, right in front of a PA main (important for nerds like me). So I go back to where Cory was sitting and tell him to DITCH THE BLANKET in the aisle. So, Toyota Amp now has a 20 year old blue and white blanket. Sorry guys. Also, the chair lady was an MVP- she could have just told me “sorry”, but she took care of it. I wish I knew her name…

The show was great- I have never been a big Kiss fan, but I knew all but 2 of the songs played just through osmosis- either hearing it on the radio, or through friends & family. It was silly fun- I have not laughed or smiled like that at a show in years!

I shot the show in 4k and will be posting that soon. It takes Youtube about a week to process 2 hours of 4k video, and I already have 2 up and processing now. So, hopefully video this weekend. In the meantime, here is my audio recording. It turned out pretty good. I did a quick EQ and brought a lot of the thumpy bass out of the mix, and pushed up the mids and highs.

More to come.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-M10, DPA 4061 Mics, Church Audio preamp.
EQ in Sony Sound forge (Bass minus 2-3db, Mids and hughs plus 2-3db.

Audio Live Concert

Cracker- Hopmonk Tavern, Novato Ca. 9/11/21 Single Cam 4K UHD GH5S angle Camper Van Beethoven Lowery

Thanks to the kindness and generosity of”Cracker Crumbs” fb group member Mike Sean Zorn, I was able to attend the Cracker show last Saturday. I had tickets to another show that was cancelled, and by that time this show had sold out.
Thanks to the kindness of Velena Vego and KC Turner, I was able to film the show with 5 cameras. Thanks for the help, and allowing me to nerd out with all of the gear.
I plan to post 3 versions of the show- the 2 RAW angles that I shot in 4K with a nice camera mic first, and then the final edit in 1080p with the 3 gopros on stage.
I want to emphasize the RAW aspect of this- these angles are meant to be edited together, so you will see me bouncing around and filming stuff that may make no sense.. but there were 4 other cameras capturing stuff.
It only took youtube 5 days to get this rendered into 4k- not too bad for them!

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

Vitriol- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/29/21 4K UHD Live video Lumix GH5S Death Doom Metal

Finally, here is Vitriol’s headlining set from Cafe Colonial last month. This was a last-minute show since they were coming back from Psycho Fest and it was pretty well attended. If you want to go to their upcoming show at the cafe (yes they are coming back), you might want to buy tickets (ticket link in comments)

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

Solanum- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 8/29/21 4K UHD Live Thrash Metal Lumix GH5S Rode Video Pro St

Here’s a unique one- Solanum had their second guitarist come down sick before the show, so they played this one as a three piece. Sounded different but still great. If you haven’t heard these guys, they are one of the best thrash metal bands in northern cal. Out of the ones I have heard, I would put these guys, Psychosomatic and Unprovoked as my top three. But, you know, that’s just my humble opinion.
Also, heads up to folks who bag on the cafe’s sound… check this out. They have revamped their sound system and made a ton of improvements. It can sound pretty good in there! I used to be a bagger. Sorry.

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

Tentacult- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/29/21 4K UHD Live video Lumix GH5S Death Doom Metal

I got to this show early (so I thought- there was no start time on the flyer) so I could grab something to eat. While I was eating (cafe’s food is highly recommended btw), Tentacult starts playing at about 7:45pm! That was a bit earlier than the usual 8:30 start time. I wolfed down the frybread and hustled into the performance area to catch the last 7 minutes of the set. I even had to shoot this handheld- my monopod was in the bag. Oh well.

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

Clay Wheels- N-Men Summer Sessions, Cafe Colonial Sacramento 8/21/21 live 4k UHD Ray Stevens Faction

Here is the Clay Wheels set from a couple of weeks back. It was great to see Ray back on stage and rocking. I think this might have been the first time he has performed since his bout with covid earlier this year. I was a bit worried that the place would be too full, but it wasn’t too bad. good show.

recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S

Live Concert Video

Cement Eater- N-Men Summer Sessions, Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/21/21 4K UHD Live Skate Punk GH5S

Man. I know I complain about youtube’s slow 4k processing, but this is ridiculous. This one took over a week to get to 4k… for a 30min video. I uploaded Clay Wheels and it is ready in a day. Totally random.
Anyway, here is Cement Eater from Petaluma

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

Vacant- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/21/21 4K UHD Live Skate Punk Lumix GH5S

I had planned to post this one last Sunday, but it is taking youtube over 4 days to process videos into 4k. It took so much longer than usual that I thought the video was “stuck” so I deleted it and started over. And waited 4 more days. I am hoping that another set from this show is ready tomorrow…
Anyway, when this show was announced, I had to a do a double-take when I saw the flyer. I don’t think I have ever heard of legendary Sac punk band Vacant play a show outside of the 1980’s. Happy to finally see them play- I missed out on the Club Minimal days. They even had Demo CDRs for sale!

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