Here is that bonus post I promised- I had to cut out a bit of it where a guy complimented my Tank shirt and I had to tell him Algy Ward died. That happened twice. Refer to the MDC post to understand why this is only 5min long and audio only.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Schoeps CCM4/Naiant Tinybox/Sony A10 EQ and trim in Sony Sound Forge 10
I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I busted ass and left early from Sacramento to get to Cornerstone right when the doors open at 7pm, and I was one of the first 10 people in the venue. I start asking around for permission to film, since I have permission from MDC. The PM tells me that my facebook message conversation with Barry isn’t good enough, he needs to talk to him in person. MDC is not at the venue yet, so I wait… and wait. In the meantime, I ask the soundman for a board feed and I will only plug in once permission is secured which gets me a vague “OK…”. Barry gets there at about 7:40 and gets me permission for MDC and offers to help with GBH- thanks Barry! I run into Ross from GBH at the bar and he gives me the “thumbs up” for video, but I knew that would not be enough unless I got to the PM and GBH’s manager… which was impossible. The show is sold out and the venue is pretty small with a balcony that goes across all 3 non-stage sides of the venue. I mention this because when a punk show sells out there, just about everyone goes down to the floor and a big pit starts, smashing the rest of the crowd against the sides and making it impossible to move through the place. This is what I get to deal with in setting up 6 cameras (5 mounted plus the one I am using) across the entire venue- front and back, stage left and right. I got them set up just in time and bolt back to the soundboard to see if I can plug in the recorder- soundman is busy and unavailable so I hit record, leave my XLR cables clearly visible (needing them to be plugged in), and go to my spot to video. I sure hope he plugs it in! I film in front of a pole that is in between the 3 merch tables on the left hand side of the venue. I figured I’d be OK there since it is all the way on one side of the venue… nope. I am in the middle of a walkway that appears when MDC starts and I have no place to go,. People bump into me constantly through the set. My position for audio is shitty, since the sweet spot in the venue is in the middle of the pit. I make the best of it anyway. Set ends and I go to the stage to pull the gopros off, and I see GBH’s manager(who I never got to talk to) and the PM waving at me, asking me to get the gopros off the stage urgently. I’m going as fast as I can. I fight through people and pull the cameras off the stage and poles and lay my camera backback right into a puddle of beer while pulling down the last one. The very last thing I do is go to the soundboard to get my recorder. There my recorder sits, with an XLR pair of soundboard plugs sitting about 3 inches from my plugs… not plugged in. I wanted to take a picture because I couldn’t believe it, but I couldn’t get the phone out of my pocket because it was TOO FUCKING PACKED to even do so. So despite all of this, this is probably the best MDC video I have done. Dave has an in ear monitor and it has made all the difference- he can hear and he is on point. Crowd is wild and the band is on fire. I did not film GBH. In fact, I left during the first song or 2. I’m too old for this shit. As a bonus, I’ll post me walking out of the venue during GBH. If you want to see a GBH video, search the website or channel- there are 2 multicamera videos done with permission.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy\ Equipment used: Canon HFG60, Canon HFG50 x2, Gopro Hero 7 black x3. Audio equipment: Schoeps CCM4/Tinybox/Sony A10 Edit by tromster Shoutout to Wayne Triggs for watching stuff and for the help.
OK, here it is finally. Sorry for the false start yesterday- I had to boost levels and I boosted them so much that I screwed up audio at the start.
Wow, what a fun event Monday night. Huge thanks to KVIE for hosting this- they know how to put on a party! The movie was shown first and then Fanny came out and played… for 80 MINUTES. I have been to these “movie and performance” things before, and the standard seems to be a quick 30min set. Nope, we got a full Fanny set. It was a BLAST! I talked Patti Quatro after the show and she said they were running on pure adrenaline, and this was the last (and best performance) of a screening/performance tour.
OK, on to the video. As usual, I had some issues. I figured that I would be able to get my camera and Schoeps audio setup ready while they rolled the credits, but the band hopped on stage and started playing pretty much immediately after the movie ended. It was dark and I was fumbling with the gear and I could NOT find my digitial recorder. I just plugged the mics into the camera and (thankfully) it turned out really great. Big shout out to Keith Krider for selling me these Schoeps mics. Could not love them more.
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: Schoeps CCM4 mics, Naiant Tinybox preamp lined into the GH5S.
Monster Treasure is probably the best regional band that I had not seen yet. They rarely play out, maybe once or twice a year if that. I bought their first album when it came out (thanks Dal) and loved it. They can reproduce the harmonies live- no studio trickery with these ladies. I was outside talking to friends and missed the first 5min or so. In fact, we were all talking and I was like “is a band playing” and someone told me they had started their set. D’oh.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HF G60 w/ Schoeps Audio CCM4 audio synched. Audio equipment: Schoeps CCM4, Naiant tinybox, Sony A10 recorder Audio/Video synch in Pluraleyes 4
Another bonus post. I had family stuff until 8:30 last night so I got to the Golden Bear as quickly as I could, but missed almost all of Blizzard of Al’s set.. which is unfortunate because what I heard was really good. Damn. This is the debut of the new(to me) Schoeps CCM4 microphone setup that I got last week. Man, do they sound good. Thanks to Keith Kreider for selling them to me- love them already. By the way, you might hear me talking at the start of this. Someone kindly told me that I had a tag hanging off of my hat and since I am socially awkward, I had to tell him the entire story of WHY it was there. Anyway, the hat is a keeper and the tag is coming off.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Schoeps CCM4 mics, Naiant Tinybox preamp, Somy A10 digital recorder
Bonus post today- Former Sacramentan Zoran Theorodovic comes in with a multicam show from his new horror punk band, the Creepy Crawlies. This is a playlist and this is the first song only, so keep playing if you want to watch more.