This one requires a little bit of explanation. I wasn’t even supposed to go to the Jawbreaker show, but I blew out of a work conference (in San Francisco) early to go to the show. There was some kind of traffic issue on the Bay Bridge which took me on a huge detour and I got to the show super late. It took something like 2 or 2.5 hours to get from SF to Berkeley. So, when I walk into Gilman, I see that Sarchasm is getting ready to play. I haul ass and start setting up cameras. So, for the first 10min of the show, you only get 1 camera from the old soundbooth.. then you get camera #2 (Ladder mount) at about 9:30, then my camera from straight back at about 12:30 in. Sorry- I know Alex and the band really wanted this documented. Not only that, but there was no multitrack recording of the show, so you get stock camera audio. Regardless, the band is still great and it is still listenable.
Last year on this date, I lucked out and was on my way home from my work’s sales conference in SF and was able to catch this show in Berkeley. I had 6 cameras ready to film, but I was not allowed to put my gopros up so I only have 3 angles. I hope to get this edited one day- we are waiting on audio. This one is the stationary camera in the old sound booth. There are some vibration issues up there, even though I tried to avoid them by sticking gel heels on the legs of the tripod… nope, too bassy. Even with that, this was the best full-show single camera angle to post.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
I had tickets to another show on this night (Possessed) but after seeing VF, Nasalrod and Freak Accident the night before in Sac, I blew off the death metal to see them again.
When we got to the venue, we could hear Ralph singing as we walked up. Freak Accident opened the show! Between their early start and some difficulty getting to the balcony to film, I completely missed the set. Sorry Ralph.
VF were great but a little sloppier than usual. Not a complaint- it was nice to see them having fun up there. I really appreciate these shows- with all of the members’ competing priorities, a VF show is a rarity.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video Equipment used: Canon HFG40 x2, Canon HFG30 x2
Audio Equipment used: Rode Videomic Pro Stereo, Sony M10 through soundboard
Audio Matrix: Jason Ellis
Video Edit: Tromster
Getting set up at the Phoenix was total chaos. First, I was unable to get to the balcony so I headed for the soundboard. The soundguy was super nice but we could not get a signal. I had to get the cameras set up, so I left the recorder with him and he said he would try to get it working. I didn’t know until after the show that he got it going at the last minute. That’s also why you see the show start out with 1 angle for the first minute and a half– I was setting cameras up on the balcony!
What a perfect opening band for Victims Family- Nasalrod has a similar sound to VF while still sounding unique. It is a joy to watch Spit Stix (also from Fear) on drums.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video Equipment used: 2x HFG30, 2x HFG40
Audio equipment used: Sony M10 (sbd) & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Edit by: Tromster
Audio Matrix: Jason Ellis.
Here’s yet another newly edited multicam show from the Blue Lamp. I was able to enhance the board tape a bit and bring the guitars up- it starts to sound better about 10-15min in. The Freak Accident is Ralph Spight’s main band. He is also in Victim’s family. Eric Strand (former Victim’s family, now Roadside Bombs) plays drums. It’s a little different than Victim’s Family, but still great and Ralph still holds guitar and vocal duties in the band.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HFG40x2, Canon HFG30. Soundboard with Sony PCM-M10 Enhancements in Izotope Rz7 (guitar/bass boost), Adobe Premiere Elements and neat video. Edit by Tromster