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.



7 Seconds- Paper Tiger, San Antonio Tx. 9/2/22 4K UHD Gopro 9min Sample Circle Jerks tour

I am in Texas, filming every 7 Seconds show of the Circle Jerks/7 Seconds and Negative Approach tour there. I don’t usually put up show fragments, but I only have my work laptop so I can’t bring the entire angle together. Don’t have the tools. I saw that Kev did not live stream and this was the best crowd I had seen of the tour so far, so I figured I’d give a taste. I did 4 angles that will be edited together soon. Fwd to 4:50 to see the crowd go nuts during “Young ’til I die” and even 99 red baloons!
I also put it up because the Westin tried to argue with me about how internet works… so I clogged up their hotel internet with this 5gb file. Man, I hate bougie hotels. At least the bed was nice, I was exhausted.
Anyway, thanks to Kev and the band for always being so nice to me and my camera (s).. for over 30 years. Always being cool even when a lot of others weren’t.
Edits coming soon so subscribe if you want to see them.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Gopro Hero 7 Black

Live Concert Video

Toiling Midgets- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/18/22 4K UHD

Here’s a rarity- I totally lame’d out on a show and stopped video’ing about halfway through because I was tired. What can I say? Work has been rough and the kids had early wake-up calls for school all week. Better to bail out than falling asleep at the wheel on the way home…

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Cult Strange- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/18/22 4K UHD Post Punk Goth

After the Me Gustas set, I headed over to the Cafe. I try to support them any chance I get, so why not see 2 shows in one night? I missed the opener, who I heard were very good. These guys were next- they are from Oakland and they were awesome. I love that guitar tone. Matt (sound) did a nice job getting a little vocal in the mix- they were playing WAY too loud and overpowering the PA.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

The Me Gustas- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 8/18/22 4K UHD Master Surf Rock Canon HFG60

Through some miracle of technology, this one uploaded and Youtube rendered it to 4K overnight.
It has been a long time since I have seen a crowd react so positively to a local opening band opening for a touring act. Most people come to these shows to see the headliner, and I think I can safely assume that most have never heard the local opener. People went nuts over the Me Gustas, dancing during the songs. It was really nice to see, couldn’t happen to nicer guys.
PS: They have an album out, GREAT cover artwork!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Live Concert Video

Accused AD- Plaid Pig, Tacoma Wa. 8/6/22 4K UHD Multicam Hardcore Punk Metal

What a wild night. I was on vacation doing family stuff and I get to the club super late. Across the street from the venue is 2 biker bars and there are literally HUNDREDS to harley davidsons lined up and people packed in the bars and flowing out onto the street. I got lucky and found a parking spot right next to one of the bars and across the street from the venue.
I get in there and this is the punkest punk club I have been to in years- dank and humid, graffiti everywhere, and the drink selection consisted of PBR, Miller and Coors light. I talk to the soundman about plugging into the board and he tells me that the outputs are blown- there is no way to get a board mix. So instead, I settle into an area that should be safe from the pit and a good place for audio… and then that side of the PA starts smoking. The soundman assures me that it is working fine, but when Blaine starts checking the mic, nothing is coming out of that main.
So I scramble over to the other side of the stage and get close to the PA, hoping I get decent audio. Nope- it was garbled and distorted. So instead of a board mix, or the rode video pro stereo mic, you get Canon HFG50 stock audio. I tried.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60, Canon HF G50, Gopro Hero 7 black x3.
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Minus 5- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca 8/2/22 4K UHD with Matrix audio Young Fresh Fellows Scott McCaughey

This one has a long dumb story. I was planning to shoot a multicamera of this one, since one of my all time favorite musicians, Kurt Bloch was on drums for this tour. That did not work out. First, I had trouble leaving on time- work got in the way and I did not have my gear organized for multicamera. I scrambled together some stuff, and left with enough time to arrive, get permission, set up and film.
Well, I forgot my rode mic at home so I had to go back and grab it, which cost me time. I had planned to arrive at the show at 7pm (doors), but I did not get there until 7:40. Then, I went to grab my bags and run out of the car, and I can’t find my fcking car keys. I burn more time digging around the car and find them on the floor, wedged between the center console and the driver’s seat. So I am finally charging my way up to the door and I see Steven King and Cory Vick. I have that “deer in the headlights” look in my eyes at this point and ask them if they know when the Minus 5 are going on. We don’t know so I got to the club and Steven introduced me to John Ramberg. I got the ok to tape and I ask when they are going on- they go on in 5 minutes! Holy sht- multicam is out of the question at this point.
I go to the soundboard to plug in and John Taylor (king of sound at Harlow’s) is super patient with me and gets me set up. I go to pull the Sony M10 out and power it on… no batteries. Kill me. I had given up any hope of a board tape when I realized that I have an extra video camera, so I pull that out and use it to record the soundboard audio.
After all of this, they performed without a drummer- Kurt did not perform due to illness- get well soon my friend.
Despite all of the chaos, it was an awesome show. 10/10 would do it again.
oh, and to all of my northwest friends- this NRBQ/Minus 5 show is a must see – pick up tickets for Saturday if you can!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 (Video), HFG50 (audio). Audio source is soundboard plus Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Sbd/Aud matrix by Shayne Stacy, synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Feral Season- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 7/31/22 4K UHD With multitrack audio Black Metal

TLDR Version: This band is GREAT and you should go see them play at Cafe Colonial tomorrow night 8/15.

So my friend Pat Hills (Earthtone Studios) asked me to come out and video the debut performance of his band, Feral Season. They released an album in February but I totally missed out. Man, this band is great. Beautiful, dark, haunting music segues into melodic black metal. As good, if not better than the touring Swedish black metal bands I have seen.
Pat recorded a multitrack of the show and put together what might be the best sounding live mix I have ever heard from a multitrack pull. Damn, it is so good.
Anyway, please listen and go to the show. They open the show, so ” can’t stay out late on a work night” is not a valid excuse!
The camera auto-exposed to a level that was way too bright- I fix it about 3min in. It is red and dark (as it should be) from there on out.

Video recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode videomic Stereo Pro
Audio recorded & Mixed by Pat Hills
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Black Label Society- Heart Health Park Sacramento 7/30/22 enhanced with DPA 4061 Audio Zakk Wylde BLS

BLS was the one band on the bill that was unfamiliar to me. I was going to write this long thing and bag on them, but I’ll just admit I must not get it. There were a lot of people very excited to see the show. In fact, there was one guy in front of me for the first part of the show who was going apesh*t- I was going to give up and just film him, but I eventually re-engaged and focused on filming. This one turned out the best of the 3, quality wise. The wind had not picked up and the sun was going down.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 and DPA 4061 mics/Church Audio Preamp/Sony A10
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4
Audio EQ in Sony Sound Forge 10

Live Concert Video

Anthrax- Heart Health Park, Sacramento 7/30/22 4K UHD Full Show Enhanced w DPA 4061 audio

Like Paul Piazza mentioned, this show was super difficult to shoot. The wind picked up and blew from behind the stage toward the crowd, which brought all of the fog machine smoke in front of the band. Combine that with the LED lighting and you have one hell of a mess. I did my best.
It was a fun show. I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in the same canned (EXACTLY the same every night) and short set (12 songs)… but what they did play was excellent. This is the best I have heard Joey sound live.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 and DPA 4061 mics/Church Audio Preamp/Sony A10
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4
Audio EQ in Sony Sound Forge 10

Live Concert Video

Hatebreed- Heart Health Park, Sacramento 7/30/22 4K UHD Full Show w/DPA Audio Jamey Jasta

Man, what a busy weekend. 4 soccer games and 2 concerts, including this one. I snagged one of those sweet $30 “all-in” tickets off groupon, which included state fair admission. Unfortunately, I did not have time to enjoy the fair, but the show was a lot of fun. Caught up with so many friends.
Hatebreed opened the show. I thought I was in a good position to film but once they started playing, everyone moved up to the stage and I found myself filming in a crowd. Lots of hands and heads in the way at times as a result but I did my best. Slightly overexposed at first until I make some adjustments.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 and DPA 4061 mics/Church Audio Preamp/Sony A10
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video