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.



Frack! – Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 7/12/19 Live HD Master Video Canon HF G40 Black Flag cover

I have seen Frack about 5 times now and this was their best set I have seen. You could tell that they were pretty happy to be opening the sold-out Flipper show. The new songs sound great, while keeping in the best of the older ones. Features the crowd pleasing Rise Above cover, like you’ve never heard before!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Connoisseur- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 7/6/19 Live 4k HD Master Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

My friend Dan Hague and his band connoisseur came through town last weekend so I decided to bring my wife to the show on “date night”. She had no idea what powerviolence was, but she survived the show and even enjoyed seeing them play. They were great- Carlos is an entertaining front man.

Also nice to see Lee Osh and Scott Torguson- first time meeting Scott in person.

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

CHRCH- Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 7/5/19 Live 4K HD Video w/ Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Man, it has been over a year since I saw CHRCH play. They are always slow and heavy, like a heavy blanket.. that tries to smother and kill you… or maybe it was so heavy that I was having a slight panic attack. Whichever it was, I couldn’t breathe. That’s heavy!
Since the last time I saw them, I got this cool new camera that records really well in low lighting, and in red lighting, and in 4k. I like how this one turned out.

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

Usnea- Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 7/5/19 HD Master Live Video Death Funeral Doom

Usnea came from Oregon to do this run of shows with CHRCH. They are on Relapse Records and they are a perfect match to play with CHRCH. Their 6 song album is about an hour long. I like the 2 vocalists- it’s like Extreme Noise Terror, but slower.
I forgot my good mic so audio is courtesy of the stock mic on the new DSLR. It is not as bad as I expected. The MVP of the night is my wife, who drove the Rode mic from Orangevale to the Blue Lamp. That’s why this video cuts at about 40:00 and resumes with better audio. I ran out in the middle of Alhambra Blvd with my camera in hand to get the mic as she drove by. The last 5min sound great!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Stock Mic (Duh) 1st 40min, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo last 5min.

Live Concert Video

Chrome Ghost- Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 7/5/19 Live HD Master

This was my first time seeing the “real” Chrome Ghost. I saw them as Nirvana on Halloween last year and it was good. They were totally amazing! Sludge/Doom with a good vocalist- I’ll definitely be checking them out again.

So I got yet another new 4k camera. I hated the Sony so I just went for it and got the one I really wanted- the Panasonic GH5S. This was the first time I was able to get useful video from it… and I forgot to put the setting on 4k for Chrome Ghost and Usnea. Damnit. I also forgot my good mic for Chrome Ghost and Usnea, so audio is only “OK” for the first 2 bands that night.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Stock Mic (Duh)

Live Concert Video