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.



Dog Party Acoustic- Stone Vintage Music Boutique, West Sacramento Ca 11/30/19 4K UHD

Man, this was such a special show. This is the first time that Lucy & Gwen have performed like this. Great selection of covers and amazing harmonies. My wife & kids were there, and my 4 year old was totally enthralled… and he doesn’t sit still for anything!

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

Lamonta- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 11/27/19 4K UHD Canon HFG50

Last night was a lot of fun. I got to the show late and was bummed to miss Motorcycle, but there were so many people there. It was packed! I was not sure how the turnout would be, the night before thanksgiving.
Lamonta are a new band – it looks like they have been around about 3 months. Man, they are so good. Catchy pop punk with harmonies. If that is your kind of thing, LISTEN and look their “Exactly” EP on youtube.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG50 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

M.D.C. Acoustic- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 11/22/19 4K UHD Live

I was hanging out with the kids last night, watching Scooby Doo and Speed Buggy cartoons and my wife asked me to take something to my mother-in-law. She lives less than a mile from the cafe, so I popped in to see if I could catch the M.D.C. set… but they were not headlining so I got there about halfway through their set. I got the last 15min. Oh well, it was nice to talk to Dave and Mike a bit, and I got to try out the new Canon HFG50!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG50 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Youth of Today- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca 11/15/19 5cam Multicam w/Matrix Audio

I think I have mentioned before that work has been killing me. We have been working day and night. I was even at the Strung Out show at Holy Diver and got called back on a Saturday night (I am an 8-5 M-F desk job guy).
The night before Strung Out, we had another work emergency and I was stuck on the phone. I decided that screw it, I wasn’t missing the YoT show. I packed my video bag while multitasking on the call, and then drove to Berkeley while the call dragged on. I made it to the show 20 minutes before YoT played. I set up 5 cameras in a hurry and got it done. I was SO happy to see Liz doing sound, her mixes always sound great and it mixed perfectly with the Rode audience mic.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 x2, Gopro Hero 4 silver x3.
Audio Equipment used: Rode Videomic Pro Stereo on an HFG40, USB drive through the board.
Edit: Tromster

Live Concert Video

The O’Mulligans- Colonial Theater, Sacramento Ca. 11/9/19 4K UHD Rode Stereo Videomic Pro

So EVERYTHING went wrong during the O’Mulligans’ set. The power went off to David’s amp, the PA went out at least twice… a lesser band would have crumbled. They rose to the occasion- they were entertaining throughout and the last song (he hate me) was HILARIOUS. So, a must-watch if you know the band, probably not the best intro to them though. Pick another video for that 🙂

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

The Enlows- Colonial Theater, Sacramento Ca. 11/9/19 4K UHD Live

I was excited to see The Enlows- I have never filmed them multicam, and the theater is a good place to film. I had my 4 cameras running and everything was going great…
Then they announce from stage that the Joe Queer/Moans show was moved from the Theater(where all of the cameras were set up), over to the cafe and starting soon! I TOTALLY panic and start shutting down cameras and throwing them in my bag while the band plays, apparently breaking a rode mic in the process. I missed the last couple songs, including a Ramones cover. Sorry Enlows. I’ll get it right one of the days.

Here is the single camera, 4K version

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

Joe Queer w/ The Moans- All Queers Pop Punk Set, Cafe Colonial, Sac 11/9/19 4K UHD

OK, this is going to be long.

TLDR version: The audio on this is horrible for the 1st 4 minutes, and fair for the next 10min. Fwd to 15:00ish if you can’t handle it.

Long version:
Man, what a crazy night. Danny flew Joe out to play a set of songs that he hasn’t played for about 20 years… which included a bunch of my favorites! About 20 minutes before they started, they moved the venue from Colonial Theater to Cafe Colonial. I had 7 cameras set up the the Theater and a recorder in the soundboard. So I had to do a mad scramble to grab 4 of the 7 to use at the cafe, and pack the other 3. I just left my tripods at the theater.
So they start the set and the volume is WAY louder at the cafe than the theater, so my camera’s levels were maxing badly for the first song. I was able to stop the camera and drop the levels, but they were still a bit distorted until the PA calmed down at about 15:00.
The set is great. Must watch.
After the show, I went to get my tripods, digital recorder etc and they LOCKED US OUT of the theater. Thankfully, AJ grabbed the valuable stuff. I was able to find Danny and we were all able to get our stuff out of there. That was the first time I ever had a bunch of cameras just tossed in the back of the car, loose.

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