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:
AUDIO:
– 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)

VIDEO:
– 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.

 

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Sad Girlz Club- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 2/22/19 CD Release Show Canon HFG40 Rode Videomic Pro St

Sad Girlz Club released their first CD called Hard Feelings last month! They threw a party at The Colony a couple of weeks ago and it was PACKED. Check their bandcamp page to buy the album digitally, or the great bomb pop records website to pick up the actual disc (they have many more great discs as well)

SGC is: Shelby Murray, Travis Latrine, Lys Mayo, Erik La Febre

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

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Warsenal- Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 5/8/18

 

So I have been slammed with a ton of concerts, work, and life in general. Here comes a ton of stuff all at once. Enjoy!
Warsenal opened the Solstice show. Unfortunately, Morbid Angel gave away free tickets to the Ace of Spades show on the same night so no one was there. They were pretty decent for a thrash metal band.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic.

 

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Backtrack- VFW Hall, Fair Oaks Ca. 2/3/18 Multicam Live NYHC

Man, the lighting at the VFW hall is TOUGH. There is no lighting on anyone who steps to the front of the stage. So, here you have 4 musicians and a silhouette on vocals. Recorded with Canon HFG40/Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic, 1 HFG10 side stage, and 1 gopro behind the drummer.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40/Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic, 1 HFG10 side stage, and 1 gopro behind the drummer

Edit by: Tromster

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FRACK! – The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 7/22/17 Part 1 Black Flag Punk

This really surprised me. I knew that FRACK! went over well at the Jello Biafra show in March, but I had no idea that they had such an intense, loyal following here in town. They went nuts the entire set. The slide guitar songs are so unique. How does that one guy run around the pit the entire night with someone on his back? Impressive. Oh, Black Flag keyword tag because they do a killer cover of “Rise Above” with slide.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

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Abolitionist- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 7/22/17 Part 1 Portland Punk

When this show was announced, I was planning to go so I checked out Abolitionist’s bandcamp page. I noticed that these guys recorded in Stan Wright’s (Arctic Flowers) studio which caused my ears to perk up. And, wow. Just when you think that you’ve heard it all… these guys defy categorization. They played way louder than the Colony’s PA could handle. I thought it looked funny that the guys were fruitlessly screaming into mics, but listening to instrumental versions of these songs made me realize how strong they were. I bought every tape & LP they had. LISTEN. Great stuff. PS: Bonus points to the drummer’s old school, late 70’s iron maiden shirt. Dianno rules.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

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