Deathryders- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 10/21/22 4k UHD Tales of Terror set Charlie Stratford Mem

So much to say about this one. I hung out with so many old friends at the show that I only ended up video’ing the Deathryders set. There were a ton (6 or 7) of bands there and the cafe was packed. It was really nice to see everyone show up for the memorial. Pat Stratford was even there, glad to see him out for this.
Deathryders are Dustin Stratford (Charlie’s son), Jakobe Ares (playing Lyon Wong’s guitar), Brian Hanover, Charles Albright playing a set of mostly Tales of Terror songs. I did not catch the bass player’s name.

So why, you ask, did I decide to post this on Mediocre Monday? Well, 2 reasons. First, I had my laptop with me so I could record a multitrack off the soundboard but Matt was super busy so I decided to rely on the Rode mic instead for audio… and then something went wrong with the mic. I dropped it right before the set, but I have beat the hell out of that thing and it always worked fine. I think I finally killed it.
Anyway, sorry. Maybe they will do another show so I can make up for this. If anyone has decent audio for the full set, please let me know.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and (apparently broken) rode videomic pro stereo

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The Vacant- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Charlie Stratford Benefit Memorial 10/21/22 Multitrack sbd

I want to thank Jakobe Ares Moreno for sending across these multitrack stubs- we were expecting The Deathryders’ set to synch with video, but the file had the entire show! Thank to Matt from the Cafe for getting this all recorded for us.
Here is The Vacant’s set- Charlie was the drummer for the band until he passed away, so Roger and band performed with no drummer. Short set, but the best quality Vacant recording I have heard.
Flyer/poster by Paul Imagine. This was the uncolored draft, I’ll use the final version for the rest of the posts.
If you would like to contribute to Charlie’s gofundme for final expenses, I will add the link in facebook commments.

Recorded by: Matt from the cafe
Mix by Anonymous- thanks Anonymous!

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Cement Eater- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Charlie Stratford Benefit Memorial 10/21/22 Multitrack sbd

I hope this is Cement Eater- I think it is. This benefit show had 6 bands and there are no band announcements. Please let me know if I got it wrong

Flyer/poster by Paul Imagine.
If you would like to contribute to Charlie’s gofundme for final expenses, I will add the link in facebook commments.

Recorded by: Matt from the cafe
Mix by Anonymous- thanks Anonymous!

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Deathryders- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 10/21/22 4k UHD Tales of Terror set Multitrack Sbd audio

Once again, I need to thank Jakobe Ares Moreno for sending the multitrack audio files over so we could synch them up with this video. My audio came out distorted- I think the Rode failed.. so huge thanks!
The synch is all whacked out while they prepare to play for the first 1:50. I should have trimmed that out, sorry. Just forward it to 1:50 and they will start rocking.
Man, they sounded great.

So much to say about this one. I hung out with so many old friends at the show that I only ended up video’ing the Deathryders set. There were a ton (6 or 7) of bands there and the cafe was packed. It was really nice to see everyone show up for the memorial. Pat Stratford was even there, glad to see him out for this.
Deathryders are Dustin Stratford (Charlie’s son), Jakobe Ares (playing Lyon Wong’s guitar), Brian Hanover, Charles Albright playing a set of mostly Tales of Terror songs. I did not catch the bass player’s name.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 and multitrack audio from Matt at the cafe
Multitrack mix by Anonymous- thanks Anonymous!

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Cult Strange- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/18/22 4K UHD Post Punk Goth

After the Me Gustas set, I headed over to the Cafe. I try to support them any chance I get, so why not see 2 shows in one night? I missed the opener, who I heard were very good. These guys were next- they are from Oakland and they were awesome. I love that guitar tone. Matt (sound) did a nice job getting a little vocal in the mix- they were playing WAY too loud and overpowering the PA.

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

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Toiling Midgets- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento 8/18/22 4K UHD

Here’s a rarity- I totally lame’d out on a show and stopped video’ing about halfway through because I was tired. What can I say? Work has been rough and the kids had early wake-up calls for school all week. Better to bail out than falling asleep at the wheel on the way home…

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

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Feral Season- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca 7/31/22 4K UHD With multitrack audio Black Metal

TLDR Version: This band is GREAT and you should go see them play at Cafe Colonial tomorrow night 8/15.

So my friend Pat Hills (Earthtone Studios) asked me to come out and video the debut performance of his band, Feral Season. They released an album in February but I totally missed out. Man, this band is great. Beautiful, dark, haunting music segues into melodic black metal. As good, if not better than the touring Swedish black metal bands I have seen.
Pat recorded a multitrack of the show and put together what might be the best sounding live mix I have ever heard from a multitrack pull. Damn, it is so good.
Anyway, please listen and go to the show. They open the show, so ” can’t stay out late on a work night” is not a valid excuse!
The camera auto-exposed to a level that was way too bright- I fix it about 3min in. It is red and dark (as it should be) from there on out.

Video recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode videomic Stereo Pro
Audio recorded & Mixed by Pat Hills
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4

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Sick Burn- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 6/29/22 4K UHD Canon HFG60 Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

I got to the Negative Approach/Sick Burn/Holehog show late and Holehog was playing. It was so crowded in the room that there was no way to get to a spot to film them. So, missed Holehog.
Next up was Sick Burn. So not only did I get there late, but I was totally unprepared. All my time between set breaks was spent scrambling to find battery packs and memory cards for the next set. Unfortunately, that made me miss almost the entire first song, a killer cover of Uncontrollable Urge. This is what happens when you shoot 1.2TB of video over 4 days, then try to make it to a show with 1 day break.

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

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Negative Approach- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 6/29/22 4K UHD Multicam Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

Here’s a late one today. I was going non stop all day long. This show was nuts. I got there a little late and totally unprepared equipment-wise. I had just filmed 1/2TB worth of video over 4 days in texas and I had not prepped much of anything for this show. So, I am getting ready and none of my gopro battery packs wanted to work. I frantically swapped battery packs around until I finally got 2 of the 3 going, which was fine because there was no room for a 3rd one anyway.
I did not realize this, but one of the camera stands was damaged beyond repair at this show. I went up to the stage and was shocked that the one I stuck right by Brannon made it. It wasn’t until I tried to use it in Reno that I realized it was bent. Glad the gopro survived.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Rode Videomic Pro Stereo, 2x Gopro Hero 7 black
Edit by Tromster

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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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