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.



Lightweight- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 2/24/19 Live Canon HFG40 Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

Opening the Smoking Popes show was Lightweight. It was nice to hear them on a bigger sound system- Donny usually maxes out smaller PA systems. They sounded really good and they were pumped to open the show.

Lightweight are:
Donny:Guitar and Vocals
Bryan:Guitar and Vocals
Jeff:Bass and Vocals

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

Live Concert Video

Direct Hit! – Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 2/24/19 Canon HFG40 Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Direct Hit was the one band on the bill that I had not heard before. They were amazing- catchy songs with killer harmonies. I was not expecting this type of melody and energy- so great. I looked back at one point and saw their merch guy singing along at the top of his lungs. That’s when you know it’s good- the guy who sees the set every day is into it! They have a CD out on Fat Wreck Chords- I grabbed one.

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

Live Concert Video

Dog Party- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 2/24/19 Canon HFG40 Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

There was an unbelievably stacked lineup at Holy Diver Sunday before last. Thanks to Sean Hills for promoting such a great show.
Dog Party were second on the bill. They don’t play very often anymore- Lucy lives in So Cal so this was a rare treat!

Dog Party are: Lucy & Gwendolyn Giles

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

Live Concert Video

Smoking Popes- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 2/24/19 Multicam w/ Sbd/Aud Matrix Audio. Canon HFG40

Now that I know how to make passable matrix recordings, it’s time to clear out some of this multicam backlog.
This was a crazy weekend- I went to City Mouse/Sad Girlz Club at The Colony on Friday night, A fest at Gilman on Saturday with a ton of bands including Dog Party & City Mouse, then back over to Holy Diver for this show. I think I filmed just about every band on every bill, all 3 nights… so I was pretty much exhausted going into this show.
Towards the end of the set, I got SUPER hot and saw stars and felt like I was going to pass out. I sat on the floor and attempted to keep filming, so if the camera work gets crappy toward the end that is the reason. Big thanks to Sean for bringing me a bottle of water. Saved me from totally going under.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 x2, Gopro Hero 4 silver x2
Audio: Soundboard & Audio from Rode Videomic Pro Stereo, Matrix by Shayne Stacy
Edit: Tromster

Live Concert Video

City Mouse- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 2/23/19 Multicam with Matrix Audio

City Mouse came through in February and played Femfest at Gilman. They had some new band members since the last time I saw them in 2018… including Jen Louie from Hammerbombs!

Huge thanks to Charlie Passarell & Liam Dennis(and maybe others) for the help with editing. They reached out to me to help get these videos done. More to come.

Also thanks to Anonymous for doing the soundboard/audience matrix. Soundboard via USB drive & Audience with the Rode on the balcony cam.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 x2, Canon HFG30, 2x Gopro Hero 4 silver

Live Concert Video

Pity Party- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 2/23/19 Multicam with enhanced Soundboard Audio East Bay Punk

We are STILL working through the backlog of multicam footage that I shot over the years. I realized that we had never posted a multicam of Pity Party, and a quick check of youtube has NO Pity Party live multicams.
Here they are as part of Femfest 2019. I think this was the last show before their US tour? I lost one angle in the middle of the set unfortunately. I rebalanced the audio to sound good for MOST of the show. The mix fluctuated a bit, so the guitar will be low for the first part, then in comes in nicely about halfway through. Oh well, best I could do.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40 x2, Canon HFG30
Audio recorded through soundboard with USB drive
Edit by Tromster

Live Concert Video

Dog Party- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 2/23/19 Multicam with soundboard audio

I’ve seen Dog Party a bunch, but this was the first multicamera I did of them. I had 5 cameras set up (kind of overkill for 2 people in the band), but 1 of the gopros did not work out well. So this turned out to be a 4 camera shoot and I think it turned out nice.
We also had to do a couple of things with the audio- first, the soundboard cuts in at about 3:20 of the show, so you get audio from one of the Rode mics until then. I also enhanced/rebalanced the mix on the board tape. Hope you find it enjoyable- the audio took forever to fix.

recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG40, HFG30 x2, Gopro Hero 4 silver.
Audio equipment used: USB Drive into soundboard
Edit: Tromster

Live Concert Video