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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The Misfits- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca 10/9/21 Audio Only DPA4061 Mics

Sac music archive correspondent “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” checks in with a post for today:
So the Misfits played Aftershock on Saturday- this was the second time that I got to see them by accident- I had bought tickets to the fest already when MCR cancelled and they were named as the Saturday headliner. So lucky.
The show was the typical Misfits set. I don’t know what happened, but Glenn threw the mic down early in the set and walked off the stage, then came back on immediately. Jerry Only smashed his bass in apparent frustration as well. I guess things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows in Misfits Land, even with all of that shared Festival and Hot Topic merch money!
The mix starts out a little bass heavy but balances out about 10-15min in.
The picture is during their setup for the set- one of the evil pumpkins took a little tumble.
Video forthcoming- it took too long to upload overnight so I had to kill the job. Probably video this weekend or so.
Thanks, FOSAKL!

Recorded by: frenchonionsoupandkittylitter
Equipment used: Sony PCM-A10, DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio preamp
Normalized in Sony Soundforge 10

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Metallica- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca. 10/8/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic Lumix

I went to the Aftershock fest for the first time and boy was it tiring! This one came out pretty nice- I was trying to hold the camera steady (it’s like practicing yoga.. for hours) and my back was getting pretty fatigued toward the end and you can tell- I get a little shaky with the camera. I was only 1 row back on the barrier of the VIP section, but there were 2 very excited fans in front of me who were waving their hands around A LOT- that explains why you see a bunch of dark shadows across the screen at times.
But, I’m nitpicking. It’s pretty ok for a massive festival video with a bazillion people there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70/Stock mic

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Destroy Boys- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/7/21 4k UHD Live

After listening to the audio from my camera and comparing it to the DPA mics, I decided that this will be the last one that I will post without a DPA synch. In fact, I will repost this set with the better audio next week.
So on Thursday at work, I double-checked the app to see what time I needed to get there for Death Angel and lo and behold, Destroy Boys were added as a last-second replacement for some metal band I didn’t care about. I left early and got there close to their set time- it takes a while to drive to sleep train arena, park and shuttle over to Discovery Park. After getting the audio setup all plugged in, I heard them start.
Man, I was shocked at the band’s growth. The last show that I had seen of theirs was 4 and a half years ago at the Blue Lamp. So much more stage presence and confidence, it was so cool. This was the most fun set of the weekend for me. I smiled the entire time.
One other thing- the auto setting was overexposing badly, so I flipped it over to manual about 3 minutes into the set. It gets better is what I am trying to say.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 camera with internal mic

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The Queers- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca 10/5/21 4K UHD Live Joe King

Last Tuesday, I was planning to shoot my first multicam show in 4K. I bought some used Gopro Hero 5 during the pandemic and I am even building a new server to handle the workload of 4k multicam editing.
So I get to the show and start to get set up… and I realize I brought the wrong gopro batteries. I left the ones for the Hero 5 on my desk at home, 25min drive each way. So you’ll eventually get a 2 camera 4k multicam- this angle and a shot from the back with the Canon HFG50.
I don’t know what it is about the queers live, but they play so loud that I can’t make out the songs. They will be halfway through a song and I’ll be like “oh yeah, I know this one”. It not the sound in the club- my audience mic sounds fine. My ears must not like all that midrange.
This one is the makeup post for yesterday- this weekend has been so busy between aftershock and family, I had no time to post. 1 more is coming today.

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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Black Crosses- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 10/5/21 Panasonic Lumis GH5S 4K UHD Live

Black Crosses are from Sacramento- they have been around for a while. I recall them opening the Jello Biafra show on St. Patricks day almost 5 years ago, I can’t seem to find any official releases online by them. Features Jasson Jess on guitar and vocals.

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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Danny Reynoso- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 10/5/21 Solo set with The Knockoffs, Secretions Songs GH5S

First off, here is a PSA for you- you will want to either subscribe to the http://www.sacramentomusicarchive.com website email alerts list, or join the sacramento music archive facebook group. Just today, one of our friends posted a Misfits set from Aftershock this past weekend. You’re not going to hear about it on the 3 cameras and a microphone YT channel, so go check it out there!
So, what does this have to do with my good friend Danny? He opened for Bobby Steele’s (Misfits) band The Undead solo back in 2018. In fact, I think this show and the 2018 show may be the only ones he has done solo.
Fun set which includes choice covers and some songs from his bands. The biggest crowd reaction came during “3 Chords and a F*ck You” (Secretions), which was cool to see. Man, their popularity has endured.

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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Lamonta- Holy Diver, Sacramento Ca. 10/5/21 Live 4K UHD Pop Punk

I went to Holy Diver for the first time since the pandemic hit and it wasn’t too bad. I was worried about ventilation in that small room but they have 2 huge industrial fans circulating air. I felt relatively safe with that and a mask on.
Lamonta are one of my favorite newish bands out of Sacramento. Very well written pop punk and Kyle Olson can sing in key- always a plus. I was surprised to see that they released a vinyl album during the pandemic. I’ll put their bandcamp details in comments in case you want to check it out.
As an aside, I finally used that new 10-140 lens. It works great for a small club. I see a little grain in the video, but I might just be super picky.

if I wasn’t clear, you should really check these guys out.

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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The Blasters- Tiny Towns Concert Series, Alameda Ca. 10/2/21 4K UHD Live Phil Alvin

Here is a special video post on a Tuesday. Man, this thing sounds amazing for just an audience mic on a camera- I encourage everyone to at least listen to it for a bit. Props to the soundman- I was also standing right next to him so that helped. If you want good sound in a venue, stand next the the guy with the tablet.
The band played with more energy than I expected- I had heard news of Phil’s health issues so I didn’t know what to expect- it rocked! Loved the show and I am glad I went. This popup venue is so nice, I hope they do it again next year.
I made 1 small mistake- I used a lens that did not allow me to do any full zoom individual shots, so you get a full stage shot for pretty much the entire show. I was worried about using this new lens and screwing up the show, so I played it safe.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Negativland- Starlet Room, Sacramento 9/18/21 Master Recording with DPA 4061 mics Live

I had trouble getting out of the house (kids, I tell ya) and I got to the show at about a quarter after 8. Negativland was ALREADY ON! Sh*t. I was told that I did not miss much of the set- I caught the last 45min. Wow, what a great show. I encourage anyone even remotely interested to go see this show. The visual show along with this soundtrack was really cool.
At the end of the show, I went to talk to my friends Vinny and Sherman and looked down at my PCM-M10 and it had shut off. I don’t know why- I think the batteries that I had in there since before the pandemic(and showed full) pooped the bed. So I get home and I see that I got the complete end of the show- great! I try to EQ it and the file is corrupt due to the power drop. I had to jump through hoops (huge thanks to youtube tutorials) to un-corrupt it. First world pandemic problems.
It sounds pretty good. I should have stood in the center of the venue rather than next to 1 PA speaker- I did not know it was going to be a stereo mix. Very cool.
Thanks to Brian McKenna for continuing to bring great and risky (promoting wise) acts to town.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony PCM-M10, Church Audio preamp, DPA4061 mics.

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