Mike Watt and the Missingmen- Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco 12/30/21 4K UHD The Minutemen

Brian McKenna and I came from Sac for this show. We left at 5 and we hit a couple of places on the way there, thinking we had plenty of time to get to B.O.T.H. to see Watt. We pulled up to the club at 8:55, and after the temp check, ID check and Vax check, Watt was already on stage- they were so good (and sounded so good), it was a bit shocking. I have seen Watt so many times over the years and this was probably one of the best, if not the best, performances I have ever seen. Still kicking ass at 64 years old. Well done!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Flipper- Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco 12/30/21 4K UHD Complete Show David Yow

Finally, here is the makeup post for the one I missed on NYE. There will also be a normal Monday audio post in addition to this. This took a while to process to 4K. I filmed with 4 4k cameras (and pulled a board mix), but this angle is the only complete one. The gopros conked out before the end of the set. I will get them edited together as soon as I can.
Bottom of the Hill is not an easy place to film. My monopod was on a barstool which had a swivel, so that’s why you sometimes see a little back-and-forth movement for no reason. Also, the lighting on the stage was super uneven. Rachel, Ted and Steve are in low light and Yow was well lit. When he would walk to the stage lip, he was lit way too much. I set exposure to at least see the other 3, but it overexposes when yow comes way up front. Not much else I could do.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Foo Fighters- Golden 1 Center, Sacramento 12/7/21 4k UHD Video w/Multichannel Soundboard Audio

I did not go to the Foo Fighters show last night. I was home with the kids. Jason Johnson was there and he filmed a couple of songs! Not only that, but “hoserama” also provided multitrack soundboard audio that sounds really nice, even before he has had time to mix it down.

Recorded by: Jason Johnson
Equipment: Don’t know, looks like a nice camera
Audio recorded by Hoserama
2 songs only so far

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Tommy Stinson- Phono Select, Sacramento Ca. 11/16/21 Partial 4K UHD Lumix GH5S

I bought tickets for this show before realizing that I had a team party for my daughter’s soccer team. So, I booked it over to Phono right after the party. I was a bit shocked at the crowd- there were only about 20 people there- where was everybody? The show was so intimate that I kept the camera in the bag for most of the show. Tommy’s manager was very nice and gave me the OK to film the last 15min of the show.
At times during the set, Tommy would step away from the mic, unplug his guitar and play a song or two. You get that on the 2nd song in the video. I had to boost the hell out of the audio (+31db!) on that song to level it out. So if you are wondering what all the noise in the background is, that is traffic on Fruitridge- it was that quiet.
Still a great show despite the light turnout.
It takes me about a minute to get my act together with focus and exposure.

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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Ben Nichols and Rick Steff- Folsom Hotel, Folsom Ca. 11/14/21 4K UHD Lucero Americana Alt.Country

This was the strangest booking I had seen in a while- Ben Nichols from Lucero playing at a venue close to home that rarely holds shows. I think this is the first touring artist I have ever heard playing here.
Me and Anonymous get to the show and it was pretty packed and loud. It was like trying to record a band playing in the middle of a house party. It was crazy.
The intimacy of the show clearly made it special. Ben played a main set of about 70 minutes, then came out for almost an hour of encores. There is one moment(at about 95 minutes in) where the hardcore fans in the front were singing along so loud to every word, that Ben stopped singing and let them take over. It was an unexpectedly excellent show. It goes to prove- no matter how goofy the booking seems, always go to the show. You never know what you might see.
Oh, and my memory card screwed up early in the set. I think I only lost the first song. I now know to never use slot 2 on the ol GH5S.

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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The Dickies- Ivy Room, Albany Ca 11/13/21 Late Show Punk 4K UHD Canon HFG50 Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

I have a very lengthy story/explanation to the day’s events, but I don’t have time now. Things went comically wrong and hijinks ensued. I’ll tell you later. One thing that went right was this angle (I filmed multiple angles), sound quality and performance. This is probably the best Dickies show I have ever seen, and I have been filming them since 1988! The crowd went nuts in that tiny place (it is only about 20 feet wide)- when you see that camera panned back and jiggling a little, that’s when I am getting HAMMERED by flying bodies. Thanks to my neighbors for helping keep people off me- I only got it bad once, right in the midsection.
The whole show is great, but the encores are the best. The crowd did great on the intro to Killer Klowns!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG50 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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The Moans- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 11/6/21 Live 4k UHD Ramones Cover F Cancer show punk

For the first time since 2019, Danny Reynoso held his series of F Cancer shows around town. I already posted the Gene Chowder set from Powerhouse, here are a couple of sets from last Saturday’s show. It was nice to see so many friends- it was like a scene reunion.
This was the Moans first show since the before times. Special guest appearance by Tim Williamson, doing the lead vocals on a ramones cover. The series of shows raised almost $4k and Danny is selling a very limited quantity of some of the shirts. Check them out- you’re gonna want one. Link in comments.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (I think- I can’t remember which lens I used), Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

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The O’Mulligans- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 11/6/21 Live 4k UHD F Cancer show punk

The O’Mulligans also played their first show in a couple years last Saturday. It was nice to see them back. They have new songs! If you haven’t heard it, you need to pick up their misfits cover EP on bandcamp- good stuff.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix GH5S, Lumix G Vario 14-140mm, F3.5-5.6 Power O.I.S. Lens (I think- I can’t remember which lens I used), Rode Video Mic Pro stereo

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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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