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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Kepi Ghoulie- The Side Door, Sacramento Ca. 6/12/21 Early Set Groovie Ghoulies 4K UHD Lumix GH5S

It’s the triumphant return of Kepi to a live concert setting! After a year plus of playing to an iphone (and a few backyard shows), this is the first concert Kepi played in a year-plus. It was a lot of fun! Kepi also played set, but I had to head home. I’ll do the multi-set thing next time.

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

Jason White- Tiny Towns Concert Series, Alameda Ca 5/21/21 4K UHD Master Pinhead Gunpowder Green Day

I filmed my first show in 15 months this past Friday, and boy was it a debacle. Doors were at 4 for this event, so I left work as early as I could to get there and get a decent table. I get there at 4:45 and we had 2 options- a table WAYY the hell back there, or one right up front but very far to the right. We picked the one to the right and the PA obstructed my shot of the stage.
I was able to move back to an empty table right behind ours and shoot almost all of Jason’s set. This was so awesome, includes Pinhead Gunpowder and Big Cats (his first) band from Arkansas songs.
I had not touched the GH5S in 15 months and I forgot to attach the rode mic to start (so it cuts in late), then I lose focus for about 10 minutes and did not realize. I guess I should have practiced using the gear before leaving home.
Oh, and this is in 4K but it takes youtube FOREVER to process to UHD. It has been processing for a day so far. It will get to 4k eventually.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Waxen Hand- Livestream, Sacramento 1/8/21

Here’s a cool bonus post for the day, and the first post that takes place in 2021!

Vinnie Guidera has a solo project called Waxen Hand that RIPS. It is his instrumental side project- his main gig with with Vinnie Guidera & the Dead Birds, plus he is an artist. Check this out, it grabbed me way more than expected. I bought the tape.

Here is what Vinnie has to say about it: “I wrote and recorded all the parts myself this summer, so the live sets are basically me muting an instrument and performing that part live. I know it’s not very live, but it’s the closest a one man band can get.”

Live Performance Video

Ben and Gabi Garcia, David Lindsay, Emma Simpson- F*ck Cancer Online benefit night 4 11/14/20

Ugh, I have been lagging on posting these. Here is a GREAT episode of Danny annual benefit show, with a stellar list of guests.

As a reminder TODAY is the LAST DAY to order a cool motorhead inspired F*ck Cancer shirt- check the episode for more details!

PS: This one is age restricted, so be sure you are an adult, or at least adult age, or have an adult’s login to youtube. Enjoy!

Live Performance Video

Sean Hills, Tim Williamson, Ricky Schmidt- F*ck Cancer Online benefit 11/12/20

I have been slacking off on getting these posted. This series is STILL GOING with the last episode happening tonight(Sunday) at 6:45pm. This is the one from Thursday night, with promoter/bass player/graphic artist/Renaissance man Sean Hills, solo acoustic with Tim Williamson, and Ricky Schmidt. Hosted by Danny Reynoso. Check it out, buy the shirt!

Live Performance Video

The Knockoffs, The Moans, Joshua Thompson- F*ck Cancer Online benefit 11/11/20

Danny Reynoso/Secretion has really outdone himself this time. In pre-Covid times, he would produce a week of shows- usually 4 or 5 nights of great local bands to in honor of his father, to benefit American Cancer Society. He is doing these online this year- the first happened on Wednesday night, so you will see them posted/archived here a couple of days after they are posted.

Includes a cool interview with local DJ/promoter Andy Hawk

You can order the benefit shirt online from Nov 11-30, check it out!

Live Performance Video

Bat Guano Fest 2020 w/ Yoohoos, Sad Girlz Club, Cory Wiegert, Cassette Idols, The Knockoffs, Joe McKinney, Brianna Carmel, Justin Pine, Sarchasm, Matt Crap, Well Placed Whoas, The Left Hand, Mark of Defyance, Danny Reynoso, and Tim Williamson!

There are a few “can’t miss” music events in Sacramento each year–
The Punch and Pie fest which used to happen in August, Danny Reynoso’s “Fuck Cancer” event in November, and this one. The Bat Guano fest has been curated by Ken Doose for the past 10 years, and it looked like this year would be cancelled due to Covid. Thanks to some friendly goading from friends, it was changed to an online event and it worked out really well. It also allowed past Bat Guano bands such as The Yoohoos to perform from Germany. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a virtual post-show hangout via zoom! Miss these guys (and gals).

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