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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Mean Jeans- Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville Ca. 4/17/22 4K UHD Multicam

I posted the main angle of this one right after the show, but here is the full 4 camera edit. The funny thing was that I thought that the drum camera angle would be ruined after some over enthusiastic fans picked it up and placed it on stage, but it still worked pretty well! But seriously, please don’t touch the cameras. Thanks to the security guy for putting it back even better than before.

This is the reason why I headed to Goldfield on Easter- to see one of my favorite bands. It was so nice to see them play for a (relatively) big audience who appreciated their music. This is the best reaction I have seen to an opening band in years. Hard to tell if most of the crowd knew the band, or were just reacting to the greatness as they heard it for the first time.
This is just one angle of 4- we still need to get this one enhanced and edited together- consider this raw footage. As usual, a couple of things went wrong. First of all, I forgot 1 tiny adapter that would allow me to plug into the mixing board. I brought 50 other tiny things to make everything work, but that one thing… nope. Also, the rowdy crowd grabbed my gopro that I had focused on Jeans Wilder(drummer) and ended up setting it on stage, turned the wrong way. So much for the drum cam.
Still a great show. Best I have ever seen them. Glad they are finally getting the props they deserve here in sac.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens; Gopro Hero 5 Black x3.
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

Live Concert Video

Mean Jeans- Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville Ca 4/17/22 4K UHD Lumix GH5S and DPA 4061 Mics Punk

This is the reason why I headed to Goldfield on Easter- to see one of my favorite bands. It was so nice to see them play for a (relatively) big audience who appreciated their music. This is the best reaction I have seen to an opening band in years. Hard to tell if most of the crowd knew the band, or were just reacting to the greatness as they heard it for the first time.
This is just one angle of 4- we still need to get this one enhanced and edited together- consider this raw footage. As usual, a couple of things went wrong. First of all, I forgot 1 tiny adapter that would allow me to plug into the mixing board. I brought 50 other tiny things to make everything work, but that one thing… nope. Also, the rowdy crowd grabbed my gopro that I had focused on Jeans Wilder(drummer) and ended up setting it on stage, turned the wrong way. So much for the drum cam.
Still a great show. Best I have ever seen them. Glad they are finally getting the props they deserve here in sac.

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

The Chats- Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville Ca 4/17/22 4K UHD Lumix GH5S and DPA 4061 Mics Punk

This was my first time at Goldfield Roseville. I figured that it was not going to sound very good with the layout being “wide and narrow” along with the brick walls, but it sounded amazingly good in there.
I have been in my “old man punk” bubble for too long. I forgot how a good young punk band can make kids go apesh*t. What a show! I was blown away at the band’s, and the crowd’s energy. I tried to start filming the show from the same spot as I did for the Mean Jeans, but the crowd was just too crazy, even with my using a big support pole as a shield. I had to move back. You can tell how big of a difference it makes to those 4061 mics when you move away from the PA. Still good, but not as powerful.

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

Flying Khaleel Bros- CBGB, NYC 6/28/88 xfer from official demo tape

My laptop decided to die so I am tapping the daily post out on my phone. man, I hate using my phone for computer tasks.
anyway, here is another one from Dan Pettit’s collection. this is a bonus live show at the end of the demo. to give you a sense of timing, this tool place the week after sonic youth’s somewhat famous shows there.

Transfer by shayne stacy
equipment used: nakamichi dragon and m-audio audiophile 2496 card

Audio Live Concert

Murphys Law- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 4/5/22 4K UHD Master Single Camera Version

Happy Sunday everyone. Here is another show where I filmed with 4 cameras, but I decided to put one angle up until we get it done- consider this raw footage for now. Matt the soundman also recorded a multitrack, so I need to ask if he’d be willing to share that for this video too. This was such a fun show- half stand up comedy, half music. Jimmy is a funny guy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 w/ either stock mic or Rode Videomic Pro Stereo (not sure if I plugged the mic into the right hole)

Live Concert Video

Cockring- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 4/5/22 4K UHD Master Canon HF G60 Partial Queercore

Happy Easter to all of those who celebrate! Hmm, I thought that I caught just about all of Cockrin’g opening set for Murphy’s law, but this is only 11 minutes long. Maybe their set was super short. I still can’t figure out if this is the Rode mic or the stock mic. This sounds like Rode, but some of the other sets have some distorted audio. I think this might have been the band’s first show.

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

Live Concert Video

Holehog- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 4/5/22 4K UHD Master Canon HF G60

Holehog is a hardcore band from Sac that has been around for a couple of years now. Features Matthew Kadi on bass (Drummer for Monster Squad, Great Apes, and more). Somehow, I think I messed up and plugged my rode mic into the wrong hole- there is a headphone and a mic input jack side-by-side on the camera, and the lights went down before I was able to check which one was right. Audio is a bit distorted. Sorry- now I am really hoping that the multitrack sets turned out ok!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and apparently not a Rode Videomic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

M.D.C.- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 4/2/22 4K UHD Master w/ Rode Videomic Pro Stereo Millions Dead

There were so many good shows last weekend and I was planning on hitting at least 3 of them, and then my son got me sick. After resting up for a good part of Saturday, I was able to get to the show just in time to see MDC. It was nice catching up with Barry briefly. MDC’s new songs are really good!
There are a few cuts in the video. I did not have the energy to charge batteries before the show, so I was juggling 3 almost dead batteries while filming. I also tried a new setup (GH5S and the DPA mics) in preparation for the 7 seconds shows and it worked out great. Hope you like it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens w/ Sony A10, church audio tinybox preamp and DPA4061 mics

Live Concert Video

Jawbreaker- Ace of Spades, Sacramento 3/27/22 Pt. 1 4K UHD Lumix GH5S w/Schoeps Audio

Jawbreaker came to Sac last month and thanks to the generosity of TM Shawn, I was able to get a “photo” pass. I brought the DSLR (my best camera) and shot the show in 4K. Unfortunately, 2 things went wrong. First, I used a way too powerful lens so I could not pan back and get a full band shot. The show was packed, so breaking down and reattaching a different lens was kinda out of the question. Second, I got really fatigued holding the camera still, so it is very shaky at times. Sorry.
Big thanks to Anonymous for the Schoeps audio. I used the stock mic for audio on the GH5S and it is just massive distortion. I was shocked that Pluraleyes would synch 2 of the 3 parts with the source audio sounding so awful. It turned out alright.
This is in 2 parts- the main set is here, and the last few minutes are on part 2, posting in a couple minutes here.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S,Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens
Audio recorded by Anonymous
Equipment used: Schoeps MK4, Aerco Preamp
Main set synch in pluraleyes 4.0, encore manual synch in Sony Vegas 13

Live Concert Video

Exodus- 3rd & Castro, Oakland Ca. 3/6/22 Complete 4K UHD w/ Schoeps Audio Canon HF G60

Finally, here is the complete Exodus set. I made a mistake with my microphone for the first 40min of the set, so thanks to Ted Mattes, he hooked me up with a Schoeps audio recording and it sounds much better now.
Such a great show and a fun time- like Zetro said, there were so many bands represented that built the bay area thrash scene. I must commend all of us 50-somethings that kept the pit going for the entire show. I saw a couple people take a headfirst dive right over by me, hope everyone got home safely and avoided the hospital. Damn, what a party.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60
Audio recorded by: JL
Equipment used: Schoeps MK4 and Sony A10
Audio video synch in plural eyes 4

Live Concert Video