Lydia Loveless- Goldfield Trading Post, Sacramento Ca 10/30/21 4K UHD Lumix GH5S Americana

Lydia came through town last weekend in what was supposedly a “co-headlining” tour with Lily Hiatt… but it was pretty clear that Lydia had an opening length set and she played first. I forgot my monopod so I shot this by hand and skipped Lily’s set because I am old, it was too loud and my shoulder hurt after holding this damned thing in the air for 45min. Get off my lawn.
The set was good, but definitely lacking the energy they had when I saw them open for DBT in 2016. Maybe it was due to having no drummer… or maybe it was due to not having the Cliff Burton of americana, Ben Lamb, in the band now. Dunno.
Thanks to Anonymous for the free ticket and the ride to the show. I could fight the halloween pub crawl bros to enjoy an extra beer.
Thanks to Brian for taking risks that sometimes don’t pay off to keep bringing great music to town.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

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Vinnie Guidera & The Dead Birds cover The Misfits: Vinnie’s House, Sacramento October 2021

In the before times, Sean Hills would hold a Halloween covers show at the Press Club and Vinnie Guidera (and the Dead Birds) would play a set of Misfits songs. It was always a good time with a lot of singing along. Since that’s not happening this year (Press Club is gone from that location now, too), the band was kind enough to post this online for you all. Multicamera edited and all!

Recorded by: the band
Edit by: The band

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Yo La Tengo- Grass Valley Center for the Arts, Grass Valley Ca. 10/13/21 4K UHD Live Partial Set

If you read my daily posts, you probably notice that I don’t have much negative to say about bands or venues for the most part. They are all investing time and energy into entertaining us so they deserve props. I am going to make an exception to my self imposed rule.
Anonymous & I got to the venue pretty close to doors. I tried asking around(merch lady etc) for video permission but I could not get to anyone who had any authority to give permission. My 5 camera 4k multicam dreams were crushed again. We were having a beer while waiting for the band to start and one of the volunteers asked anonymous to pull his mask up between drinks. I am pro-mask and I do that normally (I was in florida over the summer), but damn… that is pretty heavy handed. The same volunteer asked us what the band plays- she thought they were a spanish band. We had to tell her to go get some earplugs. Haha.
Well apparently, while I went to my car to fetch my DSLR and grab something quick to eat, there were announcements that there are no photos allowed, don’t even remove your phone from your pocket. I get back and the band starts- I whip out the GH5S and start filming. Volunteer lady sees me and comes over:
Me: Oh, Hi! (thinking she would recognize me from earlier)
VL: Don’t you know there is no recording here?
Me: I am taking pictures (white lie- I was taking 30pics a second with sound)
VL (growing visibly agitated): Didn’t you hear the announcements? There are no pictures either!
Me: No, I wasn’t here for announcements! (This was the truth. I was inhaling a pretzel at the bar down the street)
At least I got 12 minutes before I was spotted. So, don’t expect any more videos from this place. Too bad because they had a nice stage setup and good sound.
By the way, YLT were so snoozy in the first set that I fell asleep 5 times. This is not an exaggeration- I conked.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens, Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes- Heart Health Park, Sacramento 10/12/21 Live 4k DPA Audio Dolly Parton

I took a day off after Aftershock, but went to yet another show on Tuesday. Thanks to Bonnie London for the nice gift of tickets for the show! It was my anniversary, so we went to the show and saw Me First, then went to a Korean BBQ joint. It was kind of a “let’s do each other’s favorites” kind of night.
I had never seen Me First, so I was looking forward to it. It was even more ridiculous than I expected. Nice Dolly cover to start the set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Enhanced (denoise) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

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Metallica- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca 10/10/21 Live 4K Enhanced w/ DPA Audio

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OK, For this last set of Aftershock, I tried to learn from mistakes made during the first night of Metallica. For that one, I got as close to the VIP rail as I could- I was only 1 row back and I had people that I could shoot over standing in front of me. I thought it was a good plan, until they threw their hands in the air for 2 hours. Oh well.
This time, I went up the hill quite a bit further from the rail, but closer to the stage. Since I was on a steeper incline, I was able to avoid obstructions and the DPA audio sounds better as I was closer to the PA. Live and learn.

This set includes the entire Black Album, performed from back to front. I got to see this at the Orion fest back in 2012, but it was still a rare treat. Plus, I got to see the best encore I have ever seen them perform.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Enhanced (denoise) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

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Social Distortion- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca. 10/10/21 Live 4K DPA Audio

This was the surprise set of the fest for me. I used to be a huge Social D fan back in the early 2000’s. I loved the Sex Love and Rock and Roll album- it was one of my most listened-to albums of the past 20 years. When they came out with that Hard Times album, it bored the hell out of me. I went to a show in 2011 and it also bored the hell out of me. So I had kinda written them off as a nostalgia band for the pompadour and classic car crowd.
They do 2 songs from the Sex Love album- not even the hits but a couple of my favorites. They also do a new song called “The Way Things Were”, which sounds like it could be off the Sex Love album. Wow! Sorry I doubted them.
Looking forward to the new album now.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Enhanced (brightness, denoise) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

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Mastodon- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/10/21 Partial song w/ DPA Audio 4K Live

So here is the 3 and a half minutes of Mastodon with DPA audio that I mentioned yesterday. Damnit, it would have been so much better if I had remembered to hit record on the A10. D’oh.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

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Mastodon- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/10/21 Metal 4k UDH Live

After Pennywise’s set, I ran over to the Kolas stage for Mastodon’s set. This was my first time seeing them and they were really good. One of the standouts of the fest for sure. This is where I discovered that I didn’t turn on the DPA mics for the past couple hours. I will make another post with the end of the set with the DPA audio. Sounds great.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 w/camera audio

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Pennywise- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/10/21 Live 4k UHD Punk Fletcher

Alright, back to the Aftershock videos. I made sure to get to the fest in time to see Pennywise. I even got my DPA microphone setup all wired and ready… and then I forgot to hit record. So, this and most of Mastodon’s set doesn’t have the better audio. Bummer. It doesn’t sound that bad, it just could have been way better.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70

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The Offspring- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca 10/9/21 4K UHD Live w/DPA Audio

I wasn’t planning on recording the Offspring’s set, but I was scouting out the best place to do the Misfits set so I ended up getting about 15min while I was testing the shot. This was shot from the VIP Section, facing the Kolas stage. On the map, they make it look like there is this big, close viewing area for VIP’ers. In reality, there is a 12′ wide barrier that we could view from, and it was super far away. Glad I moved out of VIP, closer to the stage before the Misfits set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Enhanced (brightness, denoise) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

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