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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Iron Maiden- Golden 1 Center, Sacramento 9/9/19 New Audio Source DPA 4061 mics LIVE

Here’s my audio recording from Monday night’s show. The bass was a little overpowering so I shaved off about 2db of low end, and it is STILL boomy. Much better audio than the camera’s audio in my opinion. It starts out a little muddy and they get it dialed in at about 45:00. Fwd to at least 7:30 to see how it sounds- the beginning is a little messy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: DPA 4061 mics, Chuch audio preamp, Sony M10 digital audio recorder.
AWESOME Photo by Paul Piazza, Beet Seeking Missle

Audio Live Concert

Iron Maiden- Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Ca. 9/9/19 4K UHD Live Full Complete Show

I have mixed feelings about this one. The ZS70 has a “feature” where it loses focus when you pan and zoom, so you can see me constantly refocusing… which annoys the hell out of me. With that said, I was able to get some really nice closeups. I do have a much better audio source, so please let me know if you think it is worth synching that audio with this video. I am on the fence.
The video is still processing- it has been more than a day so far and is currently at 1080p. If you want to see it in 4k, give it a day or so.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 w/Stock mic

Live Concert Video

Jason Lytle & Virgil Shaw- 1st Friday Fest, 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Ca. 9/6/19 4K UHD LIVE

My plans for this past Friday changed pretty much the second I saw Middagh Goodwin’s post on Wednesday. Jason Lytle was playing Modesto’s version of Sac’s second saturday. It was nice to finally see him play- he rarely performs and it has been years since I last saw a show.

He swapped songs with Virgil Shaw, who used to be in Brent’s TV (Gilman Connection) & Dieselhad in the 80s/90s. Great stuff- he is very entertaining to watch – very animated.

We get a new song from Jason that he wrote in his truck that morning- called “Going to Hell”.

Huge thanks to Middagh for booking this show.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S,Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Joel Geronimo & Lefty- 1st Friday Fest, 10th Street Plaza, Modesto Ca. 9/6/19 4K UHD LIVE

Joel Geronimo & Lefty opened the 1st friday fest show with Jason Lytle. I don’t know a lot about him, but I thought it was pretty good- good enough to pull the camera out. Sorry for the low audio levels- one of the downsides of the GH5S is that the levels don’t adjust high enough- even when I have the Rode mic on the highest sensitivity setting. Turn it up!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S,Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

The Ghost Town Rebellion- Chalk it Up, Fremont Park, Sacramento Ca. 9/1/19 4k UHD Live Lumix GH5S

Here’s the last set I filmed on Sunday- The Ghost Town Rebellion. They have an americana/roots sound and they sing about Sacramento/California history. Pretty cool. This was their bass player’s debut gig- well done!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S,Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Dan Janisch- Chalk it Up, Fremont Park, Sacramento Ca. 9/1/19 4k UHD Live Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

I had not seen Dan Janisch perform in about 20 years(!)- I’m familiar with his music but have not listened much in years. He was excellent- captivating performance! He has a great voice, great songwriting skills and is a talented player… what’s not to love?
Sorry for the bouncy camera at times- I was a ways back and I was multitasking with family.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S,Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Dr. Frank- Chalk it Up, Fremont Park, Sacramento 9/1/19 4K UHD MTX Mr. T Experience

After Metalachi at Denio’s, we went downtown to the Chalk it Up fest. I had a sleeping toddler in the car, so my wife stayed with him and my daughter & I went to catch the last 5min of Kepi’s set and Dr. Frank.
I thought that I had focused the camera when I started filming Kepi, but apparently I screwed up (I blame Dad multitasking) so Kepi’s set is all blurry as is the first 10min of Dr. Frank’s set. I finally decide to focus about 2 min into “Deep Deep Down”, which is my favorite song that Frank does acoustic.
Don’t miss Frank (and MTX) and Kepi (with Roy from the muffs and B-face) doing full band sets at the blue lamp on 9/20. I know a lot is going on that night, but you should go… then book it over to Old Ironsides after the show to catch Mike Watt.

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