Deep Purple- Toyota Amphitheatre, Wheatland Ca. 9/30/18 Live Audio Master

This was my first time to the Sleep Train/Toyota/etc Amphitheatre. I am usually pretty cynical of big shows like this, but this was great! I love that they don’t charge for marking, and the sound at the venue was excellent. We had lawn seats and it sounded perfect. I didn’t even need earplugs. It really comes through in the recording- sounds pretty damned nice.
Ian Gillan sounded great as well- even though he is SEVENTY THREE years old. Damn, I hope I can be that productive at that age! Haha.
I did not know DP’s material beside the hits but it didn’t matter- very relaxing in the lawn chair on the lawn.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: DPA 4061 mics + Sony M10 digital recorder.

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Color TV, 09/29/2018, Blue Lamp, GearFest 2018, Video (Live Concert)

The GearFest 2018 site describes Color TV thusly:

LA power pop with well polished technique and style!
Tipper Newton’s modern take on melodic 80s rock and roll.
Tight and energetic vocal hooks. Pure and catchy hits!

I think you oughta just listen to it and enjoy it – words don’t do it justice, it’s great music! Color TV rocks! You won’t regret tuning in to their refreshing, energizing, authentic sound; lyrics I can fully relate to. (KSD)

Check out their Facebook & Bandcamp & Instagram.

Recorded by: Jim McLain

Band Members: Tipper Newton & Kate Feldmann





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FUR DIXON & WTFUKUSHIMA!, 09/29/2018, Blue Lamp, GearFest 2018, Video (Live Concert)

From the GearFest 2018 website:

Nearly 30 years after quitting The Cramps, Fur Dixon is reclaiming her place in rock ‘n’ roll. When Fur split from that iconic band, she left behind her electric bass, pink Mohawk and infamous bunny tail to re-establish herself as an angel-voiced singer and acoustic guitar slinger-songwriter in the American roots music scene. She recorded 5 CDs for a quieter crowd of dedicated followers and steered clear of anything to do with jungle drums, feedback, distortion and electric instruments. F*** that. In 2015 she strapped her electric guitar back on and decided it was time to get back to her God-given superpower of doing what she does best which is rocking the f*** out.


According to, her new band, WTFUKUSHIMA!!, is comprised of Dusty Watson (The Sonics) on drums, Paul Roessler (The Screamers, 45 Grave) on keyboards, Dave Provost (Dream Syndicate) on bass, and Bernard Yin (Fuzztones, BellRays) on lead guitar. Their latest full-length album, Return 2 Sender, was released in July 2018- you can buy an autographed copy (and other nifty swag) on the website or purchase via bandcamp, etc.

GearFest 2018 was a Rock Show, Car Show, and Ms. Gearhead Contest at The Blue Lamp, featuring several bands from NorCal & LA, including Public Eye, a band of nascent rockers from Sacto’s own School of Rock – Elk Grove. Proceeds from the show benefitted the Sacramento SPCA Behavior Dept. How cool is that?!


Recorded by: Jim McLain







Festival Live Concert Video

Adolescents- Faction Brewing Company, Alameda Ca. 9/29/18 Live Canon HFG40

My RAID is getting full so it is time to clean house a bit. This was intended to be a 4 camera multicam, but every other angle has something wrong with it, so we probably won’t edit this one.

The camerawork is a bit chaotic for the first few minutes. That is because my daughter needed to go to the restroom. We had 30 minutes before the set started to go, but she had to go during the first song. Also a dad fail for not reminding her…
The Faction from this day turned out great and I hope to get that one edited soon.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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The Faction- Faction Brewing Company, Alameda Ca. 9/29/18 Multicam with Soundboard Audio Skate Rock

Faction Brewing Co had their 5 year anniversary party at their brewery a while back, and they went all out! They had a full day of bands playing, including The Adolescents headlining with The Faction as co-headliner. The stage, lights and sound were top notch. If I had to nit pick, I would have repositioned the camera on Steve since there is so much glare from the spotlight. Great show!
By the way, The Faction are playing their last 2 shows EVER this month… They are playing L.A. this Saturday night, and San Jose on 2/22/20. I am going to miss them- I have appreciated them being so cool to me… they are responsible for my one and only official DVD release (Cab’s 50th at Vans in Orange County).

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40, 3x Gopro Hero4 silver, Sony M10 through the soundboard.
Edit: Tromster

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