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.



Tommy Stinson- Phono Select, Sacramento Ca. 11/16/21 Partial 4K UHD Lumix GH5S

I bought tickets for this show before realizing that I had a team party for my daughter’s soccer team. So, I booked it over to Phono right after the party. I was a bit shocked at the crowd- there were only about 20 people there- where was everybody? The show was so intimate that I kept the camera in the bag for most of the show. Tommy’s manager was very nice and gave me the OK to film the last 15min of the show.
At times during the set, Tommy would step away from the mic, unplug his guitar and play a song or two. You get that on the 2nd song in the video. I had to boost the hell out of the audio (+31db!) on that song to level it out. So if you are wondering what all the noise in the background is, that is traffic on Fruitridge- it was that quiet.
Still a great show despite the light turnout.
It takes me about a minute to get my act together with focus and exposure.

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

Ben Nichols and Rick Steff- Folsom Hotel, Folsom Ca. 11/14/21 4K UHD Lucero Americana Alt.Country

This was the strangest booking I had seen in a while- Ben Nichols from Lucero playing at a venue close to home that rarely holds shows. I think this is the first touring artist I have ever heard playing here.
Me and Anonymous get to the show and it was pretty packed and loud. It was like trying to record a band playing in the middle of a house party. It was crazy.
The intimacy of the show clearly made it special. Ben played a main set of about 70 minutes, then came out for almost an hour of encores. There is one moment(at about 95 minutes in) where the hardcore fans in the front were singing along so loud to every word, that Ben stopped singing and let them take over. It was an unexpectedly excellent show. It goes to prove- no matter how goofy the booking seems, always go to the show. You never know what you might see.
Oh, and my memory card screwed up early in the set. I think I only lost the first song. I now know to never use slot 2 on the ol GH5S.

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 Dickies- Ivy Room, Albany Ca 11/13/21 Late Show Punk 4K UHD Canon HFG50 Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

I have a very lengthy story/explanation to the day’s events, but I don’t have time now. Things went comically wrong and hijinks ensued. I’ll tell you later. One thing that went right was this angle (I filmed multiple angles), sound quality and performance. This is probably the best Dickies show I have ever seen, and I have been filming them since 1988! The crowd went nuts in that tiny place (it is only about 20 feet wide)- when you see that camera panned back and jiggling a little, that’s when I am getting HAMMERED by flying bodies. Thanks to my neighbors for helping keep people off me- I only got it bad once, right in the midsection.
The whole show is great, but the encores are the best. The crowd did great on the intro to Killer Klowns!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG50 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

The O’Mulligans- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 11/6/21 Live 4k UHD F Cancer show punk

The O’Mulligans also played their first show in a couple years last Saturday. It was nice to see them back. They have new songs! If you haven’t heard it, you need to pick up their misfits cover EP on bandcamp- good stuff.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (I think- I can’t remember which lens I used), Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

The Moans- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 11/6/21 Live 4k UHD Ramones Cover F Cancer show punk

For the first time since 2019, Danny Reynoso held his series of F Cancer shows around town. I already posted the Gene Chowder set from Powerhouse, here are a couple of sets from last Saturday’s show. It was nice to see so many friends- it was like a scene reunion.
This was the Moans first show since the before times. Special guest appearance by Tim Williamson, doing the lead vocals on a ramones cover. The series of shows raised almost $4k and Danny is selling a very limited quantity of some of the shirts. Check them out- you’re gonna want one. Link in comments.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (I think- I can’t remember which lens I used), Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Gene Chowder- Powerhouse Pub, Folsom Ca. 11/3/21 4K UHD Live w/ Misfits Ramones Frank Sinatra covers

Last night was the kickoff of Danny Reynoso’s annual F Cancer run of benefit shows. Here is Gene Chowder’s set from the show- this guy has an uncanny resemblance to Danny! Gene performs lounge-style versions of your favorite punk (and Sinatra) songs. Good times!
I wasn’t planning on going, but I had a 45 minute window in my day (school tour, then work, then soccer game, dinner/shower/bedtime for the kids) so I hauled ass, dirty and unshaven, to The Powerhouse and arrived right when Gene got on stage. What I am saying is, if I can make it to a show with that schedule, you most definitely can as well. Please support this and other local shows.
Here is this weekend’s detail of F Cancer shows:
Thursday, November 4th at Cafe Colonial in Sacramento, CA
SHORT TRIP (acoustic)
7pm/$10 minimum donation/ALL-AGES
Friday, November 5th at Old Ironsides in Sacramento, CA
*JOSH COLBURN TRIO (feat. Jake D from Lonely Kings, Chrome Rose)
*CHRIS WHALEY (Knocked Down)
*SHAWN PETER (Ghost Town Rebellion)
*ROSS HAMMOND (playing a special set outdoors!)
8pm/$10 minimum donation/21+
Saturday, November 6th at Cafe Colonial in Sacramento, CA
7pm/$10 minimum donation/ALL-AGES
Sunday, November 7th
Bottle & Barlow
Roderick Carpio & Danny Reynoso DJ set!
7pm/no cover charge/donations accepted/21+

And, Brian McKenna from Abstract keeps bringing the hits to Sacramento. He has a band called Nothing hitting the holy diver TONIGHT. See? Your weekend plans are set! You’re welcome.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo


Lydia Loveless- Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento Ca 10/30/21 4K UHD Lumix GH5S Americana

Lydia came through town last weekend in what was supposedly a “co-headlining” tour with Lily Hiatt… but it was pretty clear that Lydia had an opening length set and she played first. I forgot my monopod so I shot this by hand and skipped Lily’s set because I am old, it was too loud and my shoulder hurt after holding this damned thing in the air for 45min. Get off my lawn.
The set was good, but definitely lacking the energy they had when I saw them open for DBT in 2016. Maybe it was due to having no drummer… or maybe it was due to not having the Cliff Burton of americana, Ben Lamb, in the band now. Dunno.
Thanks to Anonymous for the free ticket and the ride to the show. I could fight the halloween pub crawl bros to enjoy an extra beer.
Thanks to Brian for taking risks that sometimes don’t pay off to keep bringing great music to town.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds cover The Misfits: Vinnie’s House, Sacramento October 2021

In the before times, Sean Hills would hold a Halloween covers show at the Press Club and Vinnie Guidera (and the Dead Birds) would play a set of Misfits songs. It was always a good time with a lot of singing along. Since that’s not happening this year (Press Club is gone from that location now, too), the band was kind enough to post this online for you all. Multicamera edited and all!

Recorded by: the band
Edit by: The band

Live Performance Video

Yo La Tengo- Grass Valley Center for the Arts, Grass Valley Ca. 10/13/21 4K UHD Live Partial Set

If you read my daily posts, you probably notice that I don’t have much negative to say about bands or venues for the most part. They are all investing time and energy into entertaining us so they deserve props. I am going to make an exception to my self imposed rule.
Anonymous & I got to the venue pretty close to doors. I tried asking around(merch lady etc) for video permission but I could not get to anyone who had any authority to give permission. My 5 camera 4k multicam dreams were crushed again. We were having a beer while waiting for the band to start and one of the volunteers asked anonymous to pull his mask up between drinks. I am pro-mask and I do that normally (I was in florida over the summer), but damn… that is pretty heavy handed. The same volunteer asked us what the band plays- she thought they were a spanish band. We had to tell her to go get some earplugs. Haha.
Well apparently, while I went to my car to fetch my DSLR and grab something quick to eat, there were announcements that there are no photos allowed, don’t even remove your phone from your pocket. I get back and the band starts- I whip out the GH5S and start filming. Volunteer lady sees me and comes over:
Me: Oh, Hi! (thinking she would recognize me from earlier)
VL: Don’t you know there is no recording here?
Me: I am taking pictures (white lie- I was taking 30pics a second with sound)
VL (growing visibly agitated): Didn’t you hear the announcements? There are no pictures either!
Me: No, I wasn’t here for announcements! (This was the truth. I was inhaling a pretzel at the bar down the street)
At least I got 12 minutes before I was spotted. So, don’t expect any more videos from this place. Too bad because they had a nice stage setup and good sound.
By the way, YLT were so snoozy in the first set that I fell asleep 5 times. This is not an exaggeration- I conked.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

Live Concert Video

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes- Heart Health Park, Sacramento 10/12/21 Live 4k DPA Audio Dolly Parton

I took a day off after Aftershock, but went to yet another show on Tuesday. Thanks to Bonnie London for the nice gift of tickets for the show! It was my anniversary, so we went to the show and saw Me First, then went to a Korean BBQ joint. It was kind of a “let’s do each other’s favorites” kind of night.
I had never seen Me First, so I was looking forward to it. It was even more ridiculous than I expected. Nice Dolly cover to start the set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Enhanced (denoise) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

Live Concert Video