M.D.C.- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 4/2/22 4K UHD Master w/ Rode Videomic Pro Stereo Millions Dead

There were so many good shows last weekend and I was planning on hitting at least 3 of them, and then my son got me sick. After resting up for a good part of Saturday, I was able to get to the show just in time to see MDC. It was nice catching up with Barry briefly. MDC’s new songs are really good!
There are a few cuts in the video. I did not have the energy to charge batteries before the show, so I was juggling 3 almost dead batteries while filming. I also tried a new setup (GH5S and the DPA mics) in preparation for the 7 seconds shows and it worked out great. Hope you like it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens w/ Sony A10, church audio tinybox preamp and DPA4061 mics

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M.D.C. Acoustic- Cafe Colonial, Sacramento Ca. 11/22/19 4K UHD Live

I was hanging out with the kids last night, watching Scooby Doo and Speed Buggy cartoons and my wife asked me to take something to my mother-in-law. She lives less than a mile from the cafe, so I popped in to see if I could catch the M.D.C. set… but they were not headlining so I got there about halfway through their set. I got the last 15min. Oh well, it was nice to talk to Dave and Mike a bit, and I got to try out the new Canon HFG50!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG50 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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M.D.C.- Blue Lamp, Sacramento Ca. 1/21/18 Multicam Live MDC Millions Dead Cops

This one has a LONG, wacky backstory to it. This was MDC’s last show of the US leg of their tour- they were flying to Japan early the next morning out of SFO (2.5 hour drive). They had already parked their tour van by SFO and were playing on borrowed equipment. Barry Ward came to me and asked if he could borrow an amp from someone, so we (me and someone else- eric Marias?) called everyone who lived close and Cory Weigert had Andy’s amp from the Peace Killers. So, during the set break right before MDC goes on, I haul ass in my car to the Cafe Colonial to meet up with Cory. He is still talking to Andy and he gets the OK. In our haste, Cory locks himself out of the Cafe- he is yelling through the mail slot to Matt to let him back in… we finally get the amp and haul ass back to the Blue Lamp. I pull up on the sidewalk and bring the amp on stage… and they don’t use it. Barry DI’d into the board. So I scramble to get cameras up and film this video. Thanks to Cory for enduring all that, and thanks to Gabi for pushing the band’s start time back until we arrived.

Epilogue: About 2 days after the show, I get a FB message from one of the opening bands. He was upset that MDC named his band as the guys who were supposed to loan them equipment. Ah, no good deed goes unpunished. Oh well. 🙂


Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 w/ Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic, Canon HFG30 on tripod, Canon HFG10 by stage, Gopro hero 4 silver on Al.

Edit by: Tromster



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MDC- 924 Gilman, Berkeley Ca. 6/24/88 xfer from 1st gen VHS tape w/ enhanced audio Live M.D.C. Punk

I’m late today- very busy. Here is the last full show from the Gilman benefit streaming event. There are tons more Gilman videos that I need to clean up and improve audio. It’ll take months or maybe years. Stay tuned.
Like the Op Ivy, this one was also taken from the cleanest VHS copy available- the tape comes from legendary soundman Radley Hirsch’s VHS tape, transferred with a high end VHS setup.
If you have heard/seen other versions of this show on youtube, the straight board mix on the video is not great. It is basically all bass and vocals. We extracted the audio and we were able to improve it a little. You can now hear guitar and there is some snare in there as well.

Recorded by: ?
Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Transfer equipment: JVC HRS9800 & Canopus ADVC300
Audio rebalance in Izotope rx7

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