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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The Polyorchids- Green River Tap Room, Winters Ca 10/4/19 Live UHD 4k

We made a last minute decision to bring the entire family to The Polyorchids show last Friday, which was great! But when the kids are around I attempt to multitask and the video camerawork is usually pretty lousy. That’s the case here. Not only that, but I forgot that I had the camera on photo mode so I recorded the 1st 25min in the wrong 4k mode, then I tried fixing it and recorded the next 15min in the wrong mode and in 1080p. Finally, the last 25min of this video is at the right settings. Incomplete because my 4 year old was cold and tired.
This is the 4k footage only. The middle of the set in 1080p is coming on a separate upload.
When I do this bad of a job with filming, I usually bury the video (never post) but they were so good and they did a great selection of covers that it must be posted, if only for the audio track.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S,Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

The Polyorchids- Green River Tap Room, Winters Ca 10/4/19 Live 1080P portion

We made a last minute decision to bring the entire family to The Polyorchids show last Friday, which was great! But when the kids are around I attempt to multitask and the video camerawork is usually pretty lousy. That’s the case here. Not only that, but I forgot that I had the camera on photo mode so I recorded the 1st 25min in the wrong 4k mode, then I tried fixing it and recorded the next 15min in the wrong mode and in 1080p. Finally, the last 25min of this video is at the right settings. Incomplete because my 4 year old was cold and tired.
This is the 1080p footage only. The rest of the set in 4k is on a separate upload.
When I do this bad of a job with filming, I usually bury the video (never post) but they were so good and they did a great selection of covers that it must be posted, if only for the audio track.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S,Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Jesus & the Dinosaurs- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 9/27/19 4K UHD Live

I had a work event until late on Friday so I missed Lamonta (who sound great btw) and most of the O’Mulligans’ sets. There was a guy who was with the band shooting with a couple of cameras. If you see this and want to use this footage, please contact me at shaynestacy@hotmail.com.

While I still miss the original wild & flailing armed drummer, the band is much tighter with the “new” guy. They have quite the following.

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 Four Eyes- Bat Guano Fest, Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 9/21/19 4K UHD Live

The Four Eyes were the last band to play this year’s Bat Guano Fest. This is the 3rd time I have seen them. They were good this time & when I video’d them at CIP, but they were AMAZING the one time I didn’t film them. They opened for MTX at DNA Lounge in SF, and I was STARVING. I got to listen to the set from downstairs while I ate pizza. Oh well. Video looks and sounds nice. Good job with sound by Sean Hills in a tough room.

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 Enlows- Bat Guano Fest, Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 9/21/19 4K UHD Live

The Bat Guano fest had bands playing at both venues- Cafe Colonial and The Colony. It seems that The Enlows started their set while Freature were still playing at The Colony. I think that Freature went a little long. So that keep my streak of starting to record video while the band is playing for the entire night intact.
The Enlows released a full length CD for the first time after about 20 years of being a band! I picked it up at the show and it is pretty cool. Nice sticker included. Pick it up at outloud records’ bandcamp site.

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

Cory Wiegert- Bat Guano Fest, Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 9/21/19 4k UHD Live

I feel like I should apologize to Ken and Cory for this video. It has multiple cuts- once due to me trying to set levels on the camera, one for screwing up and recording on an almost-full memory card. I miss about a song. Ugh. It looks good, though.

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

Your Friends- Bat Guano Fest, The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 9/21/19 4K UHD Live

This was Your Friends’ 2nd show ever, and my first chance to see them. Wow! This is the catchiest/pop punkiest stuff I have ever heard Jordan Wolfe do. I loved it, and I’ll be back for more when they play again.

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