Old 97s- UC Davis Quad, Davis Ca. 5/6/01 xfer from master tape!

There was a time when I was a huge Old 97s fan. I would see every one of their shows in California. This is the time that they played the UCD quad for FREE at lunch. It was hotter than hell, so I started my DAT machine plugged into the soundboard and went to video. I came back after the show and my poor DAT had heat stroke- the display was black and it stopped. What a bummer. At least the video turned out nice. Filmed with an Aiwa DV camera(don’t know model #) and stock microphone.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Aiwa DV


Live Concert Video

Old 97s- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca. 11/5/98 xfer from master video tape + Enhanced DAT Master Audio

Now that I have multiple amazing software programs to enhance and synch video and audio, I guess it is time to start taking some of my old master soundboard recordings and synching them up to my old master videos.
Here’s the first one. I was able to take the video and denoise it a bit. I did not mess with the lighting- Rhett is already overexposed a bit and Philip is a bit dark.. so not gonna mess with that. I took the master soundboard and boosted the hell out of bass and guitar, and drums a little bit.
TL/DR version: It will sound better about 5-10min in. The board mix takes some time to settle.

Old 97s at their peak, in one of their favorite clubs in the bay area. So awesome. I think this might have been their last time playing there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment used: Sony TR-81 w/standard 8 videotape
Audio equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 DAT
Audio Xfer equipment: Sony PCMR500 & M-Audio Audiophile 2496 Card
Denoise in Adobe premiere elements w/Neat video
Mix rebalance in Izotope
Audio/Video alignment in PluralEyes

Live Concert Video

Old 97s- Austin City Limits TV Show 1/26/98 COMPLETE UNAIRED FULL SHOW xfer f/ 1st gen VHS Live 97’s

My daily post is super late, but it is a really cool one. I got this from someone at the label, but I can’t remember who… on a VHS tape in 6 hour mode! D’oh. Oh well, it still looks good. This is the complete 1 hour set that was performed live in studio- about half of this was never broadcast, and a quick search shows it was never released on DVD or posted to YT.
It’s awesome that the band is still together today and releasing quality material, but this is their best era, in my opinion.

Transfer by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment: JVC HRS9800 and Canopus ADVC300

Live Performance Video

Old 97s- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca. 8/8/97 Direct xfer from 8mm Master Tape!

Here’s a video of the Old 97s in their prime- back when Rhett was nerdy and he beat his acoustic guitar so badly that it caused an arm injury. The unique aspect of this show is that Philip Peeples is not on drums- he had an inner ear infection so former manager Mike Schwidler is doing the honors (and does quite well). The show itself is a drunken party- they are playing a pub- and the atmosphere is loose and fun. In fact, Rhett drops a lollipop out of his mouth and kicks it from the stage mid-song.. and nails someone in the front row! It was funny. Enjoy! Filmed with a Sony TR-81 camera.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Sony TR-81


Live Concert Video