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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Ross the Boss- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 2/14/20 DPA4061 Audio Master FULL Manowar Hail to England

What a show last night. Manowar was one of my favorite bands when I was in high school, and I never had a chance to see them perform. With Ross the Boss(original guitarist and songwriter) coming to town AND playing my favorite Manowar album in its entirety, I couldn’t miss it. Great show- a few from the new Ross the Boss band, a few from other Manowar albums including my favorite song, Battle Hymns. So happy they came to Sac for the first time ever.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: DPA 4061 mics w/church audio preamp/Sony M10

Audio Live Concert

Victims Family- Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 4K UHD Live Victim's

Here’s Victims Family’s opening set for the Mr. Bungle show. I got word that I got a ticket a few hours before the show, and after some back and forth with security, I made it into the venue about 10min before VF started playing. It was really strange to see VF play in such a large venue. I am seen them many (20?) times in small clubs.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic ZS200 w/Stock mic

Live Concert Video

Mr. Bungle- Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 Live 4K UHD Live Video Scott Ian Mike Patton Lombardo

Here is a first look at the Mr. Bungle show from last Saturday night. I need to recover another 5-10 minutes of the show (including my favorite song of the set, The Crumbsuckers’ Sit There), plus I need to degrain it and hopefully find a better audio source to synch to it. Stay tuned. Regardlerss, this turned out pretty damned nice. I LOVE the ZS200.
So I went into this with no expectations. I figured they’d play the demo and a few covers as a goof and be done. I did NOT expect for my face to be completely melted off. What an amazing show- you MUST GO if you have the opportunity. Trey is a beast on lead guitar, Lombardo is (imho) the best metal drummer ever, and it was obvious they were all having a blast. Scott never stopped smiling!
I was able to cut down on the amount of out of focus shots by turning on continuous AF, but I realized it was eating batteries like crazy so I had to shut it off for the last 15-20 min.
MVP of the night includes the person who got me tickets (you know who you are- thanks!) and Daniel Hague, who not only gave up his spot to me so I could film, but he also stood in the merch line so I could get a shirt! Thank you so much.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 w/stock mic

Live Concert Video

Gimme an F- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 1/25/20 4k Live UHD Kevin Seconds

Warning- the first 4 minutes of this video is “not as good” audio. This DSLR does not allow for most adjustments while it is operating, and I happened to plug my mic into the jack after I turned the camera on… I fix it about 45 minutes in and it sounds a lot better.
It’s Kevin Seconds’ new band, accompanied with the rhythm section of Your Friends! It just amazes me that Kevin can continue to write so many songs. This entire set is newly written songs, just for this band. There’s even a hardcore one for the 7 seconds fans.

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 Knockoffs- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 1/25/20 Lumix GH5S 4K UHD Live Punk w/Rode Audio

I was so happy to see that The Knockoffs, one of my all time favorite Sacramento bands, were added to the Field Day show. They played a short(for them) 30 minute set packed with all of their hits. I sang myself hoarse between this set and Field Day.

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

Bastards of Young- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 1/25/20 4K UHD Live Lumix GH5S w/Rode Mic

Man, I had so much fun last night. Thanks to Sean for bringing Field Day to town and for creating the best 4 band bill that I can remember.
I need to do some work on Kevin Seconds’ and Jordan Wolfe’s new band who opened the show, so I will post that set later.
Next on the bill were Bastards of Young. They delivered a killer set, as usual, and I think they might have picked up some new fans. I know my friend “Anonymous” was rocking along during their set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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TSOL- Observatory, Santa Ana Ca. 1/4/20 4k UHD Live Video 40 Year Anniversary Set Rare Songs t.s.o.l

After a lot of back and forth (trying to get permission to video TSOL, then buying a nirvana reunion ticket and seeing that camera rules changed, then cancelling Nirvana and going to TSOL anyway), I made a last minute decision to see TSOL.. and boy am I glad I did. What a set!
When I saw that they were doing a 40th anniversary set with “old songs never played before”, I was hoping that they would play something off of my favorite album “Beneath the Shadows”. I about lost it when they opened with Soft Focus. It was obvious that the band enjoyed playing these songs as well.
If this tour is coming to your town, you must go.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Panasonic Lumix TZ200

Live Concert Video