Zoran (former Sacramentan) headed over to the Ivy Room earlier this month, and caught Seized Up. They were formed in Santa Cruz, California in early 2019 with Bl’ast singer Clifford Dinsmore, Fast Asleep guitarist Danny B., Good Riddance bassist Chuck Platt and The Distillers drummer Andy Granelli.
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
OK, buckle up, this is going to be long story.. but up front, the audio is NOT GOOD on this for the first 5min- it is Gopro Audio from the stage. Please forward past 5min if you can’t take it. I coach my daughter’s soccer team and I didn’t think I was going to be able to make this show- the show started at 3pm- but I bolted out of there right when the game ended and made it to the Ivy right when Boneless Ones were setting up. I get permission to video them and I reach into my camera bag for my memory card wallet… and it isn’t there. I mistook my audio recorder case for the wallet. I am screwed- I am 2 hours from home and I don’t have a memory card for my main 4k camera. I run back out to my car and begin a slapstick series of phone calls to local camera shops ($300 memory card- no thanks) thrashing through city streets to the Best Buy in Emeryville (20min each way) to beg employees to UNLOCK the memory card case NOW. I fly back to the Ivy, lose my parking spot and park blocks away, run into the club to see the Dickies setting up. Can’t believe I made it back in time. I was able to get 2 of my 3 Gopros set up and was able to pull it off. Since my nerves were still on edge, I accidentally hit my start button twice on my main camera which started then stopped it, so I ended up not filming the first 5 minutes of the set with the main camera. That’s why the audio is bad. Let’s not do that again.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HF G60 w/Rode Videomic Pro Stereo, Gopro Hero 5 Black x2 Edit by Tromster
I posted the single camera version of this set back in November, but we just got the edit done on this one. Both of these sets were supposed to be 4 camera multicams- one on each corner of the stage and one on drums. Well, things went wrong and I got 3 cameras for the early set, and only 2 for this one. I had a gopro in Stan’s corner and it did not start recording– I thought I turned it on. Even with 2 cameras, this one works pretty well. The main angle had Adam hidden in the back, and the gopro angle shows only him. The rode audio sound so good that I did not even try to deal with the soundboard recording… especially after they get the backup vocals dialed in a couple of minutes into the set.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HFG50 w/Rode Videomic Pro Stereo, Gopro hero 5 black Edit by: Tromster
This show was super challenging to film. I had planned to do a multicamera of the show, but I could not find anyone from the band to ask about it until the last minute, and it was SUPER crowded. I would have lost my main spot for the camera I operate if I started putting Gopros on the stage.
When the show started, the orange spotlight was right on Penelope’s face and she was totally washed out on camera, so I had to decrease my exposure to bring her features back. That makes the rest of the stage pretty dark. Meh, oh well.. it was a GREAT show and it sounds amazing. This is the best show I have seen of theirs and Penelope sounded really good.
I turned exposure back to auto so I could get footage of the crowd going crazy during the encores. The camera is a bit shaky throughout because I was getting bumped into constantly.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
It’s been a while since I have seen the Pathogens, and they have a bunch of new songs. The band includes Cinder from Tilt, Jesse from Blatz, and members of many east bay punk bands. I bought their cassette at the show and I think it is an advance of their upcoming LP.
Jesse still managed to jump into the audience and get to the back of the club, even though it was packed. The crowd was helping him out with the mic cable, good team effort.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 and Rode Video Pro Mic
So every once in a while a new band will come around that blows you away. It has happened twice this year- Sad Girlz Club over the summer, and now Charger. I wasn’t planning on going to the show- I’ve been sick all week and need the rest.. but they posted their 3 song EP and I couldn’t not go.
Charger is Jason Willer on drums and vocals (Jello Biafra and TGSOM, Alaric, Cross Stitched Eyes, Enemies), Matt Freeman on bass and vocals (Operation Ivy, Rancid), and Andrew McGee on guitar. This is a MUST WATCH- it is great to see guys this talented playing together.
Man, I can’t believe it has been almost 2 years since I last saw MoD. Time flies. For some reason, my gopro that was on David’s side of the stage decided to not work. I thought it would affect the edit a lot, but it isn’t too bad.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy (Video) and Tom Scharff(Audio) Equipment Used: Video: Canon HFG40, Canon HFG30(drums), Gopro Hero 4 silver. Audio: Neumann KM140 pair at FoH + 2x Neumann KM143 on stage, Sound Devices MixPre6, WAV @24/48 Edit: Tromster