Fear- Alex’s Bar, Long Beach Ca. 5/27/22 4K UHD Complete show Compete performance of The Record

I am going to be busy tomorrow so you get 2 videos today‚Ķ and oh boy, do I have a story for you. In between Field Day and the Fear set, I was trying to figure out a good place to film without getting hammered by the pit. I decided to get right next to the bar- it is close to the stage and PA and usually isn’t too crazy there. So, while I am waiting for Fear to start, someone spills a beer all the way down the back of my pants. The perpetrator apologizes and leaves. There’s nothing I can do, so I stand there in wet pants and film the show. After the set, I see my friend Barbara Manning and I tell her that someone spilled beer down by back. I look back, and it was PUKE. Someone barfed on me and I did not realize it, then soaked in it for over an hour. I was so skeezed out that I took off my pants in the middle of the street in Long Beach and drove back to San Fernando (45min!) in my underwear, with the window down and heater on. The next day, I go to the car to fetch my hoodie and it was puked on as well.
Have a beer with Fear, indeed.
I don’t have much to say about the set, except I paid more than $1 per minute that they played. Also, they would be completely screwed if Spit Stix was not with them. He is one of the best drummers in the world and he carried the band through this set.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

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Field Day- Alex’s Bar, Long Beach Ca. 5/27/22 4K UHD Complete show Dag Nasty

I planned a long weekend in southern cal to take the kids to Six Flags last weekend, so I grabbed a ticket for this FEAR show.. and it was a really nice surprise to have Field Day added to the bill after the show sold out. Field Day is Peter Cortner (Vocals) and Doug Carrion(Bass) along with the loudest drummer I have ever heard and a guitarist who is not Brian Baker(but still alright) doing Dag Nasty’s greatest hits and some new stuff.
They were fantastic. They blew the headliner off the stage, in my opinion. Their 45min set was longer than Fear’s as well. This was a super difficult show to film, as Peter was down on the floor/pit area for pretty much the entire time so I had to bounce between finding him in the pit, focusing the camera, then back to the band, focusing the camera. I am still pretty happy with it. You can tell I was really into the show. I hope you cant hear me singing along.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens
Audio equipment: DPA 4061 mics and Church Audio 9200 preamp.

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Captured! By Robots- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 5/20/22 4K UHD Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

I don’t really know what to say about this one. I didn’t enjoy it, but posting it because maybe someone else will. Just one thing- the audio track of this video represents the sound in the room. The camera settings were exactly the same as the Freak Accident’s opening set, and my levels were not peaking. I don’t think Matt (cafe sound) had much control over what was happening through the system.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Freak Accident- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 5/20/22 4K UHD Rode Videomic Pro Stereo Victims Family

I headed out to the cafe last weekend to see these guys. I have been following Ralph’s bands and projects for almost 35 years(!) now. This is a new incarnation of the band- new drummer, new songs. I like it a bit more- new songs are catchier. I think we also got a multitrack soundboard, but I still need to check to see if it turned out ok.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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MC5- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 5/12/22 multicam w/Matrix Audio

Here’s a bonus post for you today. Last month, MC5 came to town and Jim McLain and I were there to film. I contributed 1 angle (the moving angle shot from straight on) and Jim did all the rest- shot the rest of the angles, took care of audio and editing. Thanks Jim!

Recorded by: Jim McLain and Shayne Stacy

Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and I think Jim has Canon HF G20’s now.

Audio and Edit work by Jim McLain

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