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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Justin Peter Kinkel-Schuster: Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton Tx. 6/24/22 4K UHD (almost) complete set

Here’s a break from the recent metal onslaught. Last weekend, Anonymous, wife of Anonymous and I flew to Texas to see Centro-Matic play 3 shows. I stuck around for a 4th day to see Centro again and Slobberbone.
Anyway, Justin was in a band called Water Liars, and he released a couple albums with Centro’s Will Johnson under the name Marie/Lepanto.

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

Live Concert Video

28th Day- Light Rail Studios, San Francisco Ca. 6/18/22 4K UHD Single Camera Version Barbara Manning

I filmed this with 4 cameras, and it is in for edit now… but I screwed up the audio recording a bit so I hope someone.. anyone has a better audio track to use. Note to self- don’t ever change the attenuation on the church audio amp.
Man, what a fun party. Parker Gibbs turned 60 and had a bunch of great bands play. Many of them (like 28th day) reunited/flew out etc just to play the show. There was free GOOD food with your paid ticket. The studio was super nice- it sounded great in there. Let’s hope better audio surfaces. It’s not that bad, but the clipping bass drum drives me nuts.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

Live Concert Video

Desslok- Light Rail Studios, San Francisco Ca 6/18/22 4K UHD Incomplete DPA4061 Mics Parkerzalooza

OK, it’s time for mediocre Monday. This band kicks ass and the recording is good as well. The only reason to post today was my mediocre job of only capturing one song. I was outside talking with people and missed the boat on these guys. Whoops.
Also mediocre is the fact that I screwed around with my mic/premp/input camera settings and completely screwed up the 28th day audio. I hope that Parker can rescue the audio. Happy birthday to Parker, btw. What a party! The final mediocre thing was me bailing after 28th day because I was tired and missing the rest of the show. You can blame kids and a 6am wake up call that day.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S and Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, DPA 4061 mics/Church audio preamp.

Live Concert Video

Fear- Alex’s Bar, Long Beach Ca. 5/27/22 4K UHD Complete show Compete performance of The Record

I am going to be busy tomorrow so you get 2 videos today… and oh boy, do I have a story for you. In between Field Day and the Fear set, I was trying to figure out a good place to film without getting hammered by the pit. I decided to get right next to the bar- it is close to the stage and PA and usually isn’t too crazy there. So, while I am waiting for Fear to start, someone spills a beer all the way down the back of my pants. The perpetrator apologizes and leaves. There’s nothing I can do, so I stand there in wet pants and film the show. After the set, I see my friend Barbara Manning and I tell her that someone spilled beer down by back. I look back, and it was PUKE. Someone barfed on me and I did not realize it, then soaked in it for over an hour. I was so skeezed out that I took off my pants in the middle of the street in Long Beach and drove back to San Fernando (45min!) in my underwear, with the window down and heater on. The next day, I go to the car to fetch my hoodie and it was puked on as well.
Have a beer with Fear, indeed.
I don’t have much to say about the set, except I paid more than $1 per minute that they played. Also, they would be completely screwed if Spit Stix was not with them. He is one of the best drummers in the world and he carried the band through this set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

Live Concert Video

Field Day- Alex’s Bar, Long Beach Ca. 5/27/22 4K UHD Complete show Dag Nasty

I planned a long weekend in southern cal to take the kids to Six Flags last weekend, so I grabbed a ticket for this FEAR show.. and it was a really nice surprise to have Field Day added to the bill after the show sold out. Field Day is Peter Cortner (Vocals) and Doug Carrion(Bass) along with the loudest drummer I have ever heard and a guitarist who is not Brian Baker(but still alright) doing Dag Nasty’s greatest hits and some new stuff.
They were fantastic. They blew the headliner off the stage, in my opinion. Their 45min set was longer than Fear’s as well. This was a super difficult show to film, as Peter was down on the floor/pit area for pretty much the entire time so I had to bounce between finding him in the pit, focusing the camera, then back to the band, focusing the camera. I am still pretty happy with it. You can tell I was really into the show. I hope you cant hear me singing along.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

Live Concert Video

Captured! By Robots- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 5/20/22 4K UHD Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

I don’t really know what to say about this one. I didn’t enjoy it, but posting it because maybe someone else will. Just one thing- the audio track of this video represents the sound in the room. The camera settings were exactly the same as the Freak Accident’s opening set, and my levels were not peaking. I don’t think Matt (cafe sound) had much control over what was happening through the system.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Freak Accident- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 5/20/22 4K UHD Rode Videomic Pro Stereo Victims Family

I headed out to the cafe last weekend to see these guys. I have been following Ralph’s bands and projects for almost 35 years(!) now. This is a new incarnation of the band- new drummer, new songs. I like it a bit more- new songs are catchier. I think we also got a multitrack soundboard, but I still need to check to see if it turned out ok.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

MC5- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 5/12/22 multicam w/Matrix Audio

Here’s a bonus post for you today. Last month, MC5 came to town and Jim McLain and I were there to film. I contributed 1 angle (the moving angle shot from straight on) and Jim did all the rest- shot the rest of the angles, took care of audio and editing. Thanks Jim!

Recorded by: Jim McLain and Shayne Stacy

Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and I think Jim has Canon HF G20’s now.

Audio and Edit work by Jim McLain

Live Concert Video

Mean Jeans- Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville Ca. 4/17/22 4K UHD Multicam

I posted the main angle of this one right after the show, but here is the full 4 camera edit. The funny thing was that I thought that the drum camera angle would be ruined after some over enthusiastic fans picked it up and placed it on stage, but it still worked pretty well! But seriously, please don’t touch the cameras. Thanks to the security guy for putting it back even better than before.

This is the reason why I headed to Goldfield on Easter- to see one of my favorite bands. It was so nice to see them play for a (relatively) big audience who appreciated their music. This is the best reaction I have seen to an opening band in years. Hard to tell if most of the crowd knew the band, or were just reacting to the greatness as they heard it for the first time.
This is just one angle of 4- we still need to get this one enhanced and edited together- consider this raw footage. As usual, a couple of things went wrong. First of all, I forgot 1 tiny adapter that would allow me to plug into the mixing board. I brought 50 other tiny things to make everything work, but that one thing… nope. Also, the rowdy crowd grabbed my gopro that I had focused on Jeans Wilder(drummer) and ended up setting it on stage, turned the wrong way. So much for the drum cam.
Still a great show. Best I have ever seen them. Glad they are finally getting the props they deserve here in sac.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens; Gopro Hero 5 Black x3.
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

Live Concert Video

Mean Jeans- Goldfield Trading Post, Roseville Ca 4/17/22 4K UHD Lumix GH5S and DPA 4061 Mics Punk

This is the reason why I headed to Goldfield on Easter- to see one of my favorite bands. It was so nice to see them play for a (relatively) big audience who appreciated their music. This is the best reaction I have seen to an opening band in years. Hard to tell if most of the crowd knew the band, or were just reacting to the greatness as they heard it for the first time.
This is just one angle of 4- we still need to get this one enhanced and edited together- consider this raw footage. As usual, a couple of things went wrong. First of all, I forgot 1 tiny adapter that would allow me to plug into the mixing board. I brought 50 other tiny things to make everything work, but that one thing… nope. Also, the rowdy crowd grabbed my gopro that I had focused on Jeans Wilder(drummer) and ended up setting it on stage, turned the wrong way. So much for the drum cam.
Still a great show. Best I have ever seen them. Glad they are finally getting the props they deserve here in sac.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

Live Concert Video