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

Live Performance Video

The Misfits- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca 10/9/21 Audio Only DPA4061 Mics

Sac music archive correspondent “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” checks in with a post for today:
So the Misfits played Aftershock on Saturday- this was the second time that I got to see them by accident- I had bought tickets to the fest already when MCR cancelled and they were named as the Saturday headliner. So lucky.
The show was the typical Misfits set. I don’t know what happened, but Glenn threw the mic down early in the set and walked off the stage, then came back on immediately. Jerry Only smashed his bass in apparent frustration as well. I guess things aren’t all sunshine and rainbows in Misfits Land, even with all of that shared Festival and Hot Topic merch money!
The mix starts out a little bass heavy but balances out about 10-15min in.
The picture is during their setup for the set- one of the evil pumpkins took a little tumble.
Video forthcoming- it took too long to upload overnight so I had to kill the job. Probably video this weekend or so.
Thanks, FOSAKL!

Recorded by: frenchonionsoupandkittylitter
Equipment used: Sony PCM-A10, DPA4061 Mics, Church Audio preamp
Normalized in Sony Soundforge 10

Audio Live Concert

The Original Misfits- Aftershock Festival, Sacramento Ca 10/9/21 4K UHD Complete w DPA Audio Danzig

frenchonionshoupandkittylitter check in once again with a nice Misfits video. There seems to be some discord in Misfits land- Glenn drops the mic and walks off stage at the 4-5 minute mark, Jerry Only smashes his bass in apparent frustration, and Danzig’s intro of the band is hilariously callous. Oh well, glad FOSAKL got nice video.

Recorded by: FOSAKL
Equipment used: Unknown, but it looks like one of those Lumix ZS70s with DPA mic audio synched via pluraleyes.

Live Concert Video

Metallica- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca. 10/8/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic Lumix

I went to the Aftershock fest for the first time and boy was it tiring! This one came out pretty nice- I was trying to hold the camera steady (it’s like practicing yoga.. for hours) and my back was getting pretty fatigued toward the end and you can tell- I get a little shaky with the camera. I was only 1 row back on the barrier of the VIP section, but there were 2 very excited fans in front of me who were waving their hands around A LOT- that explains why you see a bunch of dark shadows across the screen at times.
But, I’m nitpicking. It’s pretty ok for a massive festival video with a bazillion people there.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70/Stock mic

Live Concert Video

Dropkick Murphys- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/8/21 Live 4k w/ DPA Audio

I left work early on Friday so I could get to Aftershock in time to see these guys. I have been a fan for over 20 years but never seen them live. It was only okay. It seems that the main stage daytime sets suffered a bit- there wasn’t much energy with most bands I saw there and the sound was TERRIBLE in the VIP section. I thought about going into GA but saw the sea of people there and thought “screw that”. Maybe it was due to the sun being right in their eyes for the entire set.
Also, I had glare on my screen so I couldn’t tell if everything was in perfect focus or not. I correct it a few minutes in, but another annoyance.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70
Audio equipment used: Sony PCM-A10 and DPA 4061 mics with chuck audio preamp.
EQ in sony soundforge 10
Synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Suicidal Tendencies- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca. 10/8/21 4K Live DPA Mics

After Dropkick Murphys, I hauled ass over to the Coors Light stage and Suicidal started right when I was walking up. The stage was packed and there was nowhere to go- I cut my way through the crowd until I found a pocket of space in front of the soundboard. It was still totally chaotic- hands in the air constantly and people were going nuts.
If you don’t watch this entire thing, I encourage you to forward the video to about the 32:30 mark and watch the insanity during “cyco Vision”. That pit pushed me from my spot and I was crushed up against a big guy who asked me to move. Since there was nowhere to go and the Rancid set was due to start, I just bailed.
Oh, one last thing- You will notice a big drop in quality from about 25min to 32min. I could not get pluraleyes to synch the DPA audio to the video. When I synched it manually, the program I use to join all these fragments took a dump. After screwing around with it for days, I’m just leaving it like this. If anyone want to see Subliminal with better audio, I’ll post it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Enhanced (brightness, denoise) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

Live Concert Video

Exodus- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/7/21 enhanced DPA Audio Live 4k Thrash

I didn’t think that this one was going to be ready today, but YT flipped it over to 4k right before lunch.
When the sun started to set, the lighting at the dreaded Coors Light stage wasn’t quite enough to keep my camera’s focus from freaking out. It’s not totally awful, but it’s noticeable to me. This video is actually brighter than it was that day- I had to crank up the brightness 65% in adobe premiere to get it to look like this. The audio sounds great- the closer you get to the line array (PA) with the DPAs, the better the result.
My battery conked out at about 30min. I was going to do the battery swap, but it was super packed and if I dropped a battery I would be screwed… so I packed it in and headed over to the Kolas stage for Anthrax.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 (video); Sony PCM-A10, DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio preamp.
Enhanced (brightness, denoise) in Adobe Premiere Elements and Neat Video
Audio/Video synch via Plural Eyes 4

Live Concert Video

Destroy Boys- Aftershock Festival, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/7/21 4k UHD Live

After listening to the audio from my camera and comparing it to the DPA mics, I decided that this will be the last one that I will post without a DPA synch. In fact, I will repost this set with the better audio next week.
So on Thursday at work, I double-checked the app to see what time I needed to get there for Death Angel and lo and behold, Destroy Boys were added as a last-second replacement for some metal band I didn’t care about. I left early and got there close to their set time- it takes a while to drive to sleep train arena, park and shuttle over to Discovery Park. After getting the audio setup all plugged in, I heard them start.
Man, I was shocked at the band’s growth. The last show that I had seen of theirs was 4 and a half years ago at the Blue Lamp. So much more stage presence and confidence, it was so cool. This was the most fun set of the weekend for me. I smiled the entire time.
One other thing- the auto setting was overexposing badly, so I flipped it over to manual about 3 minutes into the set. It gets better is what I am trying to say.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 camera with internal mic

Live Concert Video

Death Angel- Aftershock Fest, Discovery Park, Sacramento Ca. 10/7/21 Complete with DPA Audio Live

PSA: The Misfits aftershock video has been posted over at http://www.sacramentomusicarchive.com! Hop over there to check it out and sign up for notifications there if you want to catch other cool stuff like that. There is also a facebook group if that’s how you prefer to be notified.

After the Destroy Boys set, I had to hustle over to the Coors Light stage for Death Angel. I knew that the stage was in this little bottom part of the festival grounds, but I had no idea that it was about a 10 minute walk. I made that walk 6 times on Thursday, and the set schedule is so tight that you can’t watch the end of a set at one stage and make it to the start of the set at the other. I missed the start of this set, and only filmed 1 complete set out of the 5 that day.
Also, even though I was very appreciative of this extra fest day with bands I really wanted to see, it was obvious that the Coors Light stage was not meant to be used after dark. The lighting was terrible and my camera couldn’t handle it- it was a focus nightmare the entire time. Sorry in advance. Coors light stage was just like the beer- weak and sh*tty. This was the only one that turned out decent because the sun hadn’t set yet.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70
Audio equipment used: Sony PCM-A10 and DPA 4061 mics with chuck audio preamp.
EQ in sony soundforge 10
Synch in pluraleyes 4

Live Concert Video

Destroy Boys- Aftershock Fest, Discovery Park, Sacramento 10/7/21 with Improved DPA Audio 4k Live

I know I just posted the raw (camera audio) version of this 5 days ago, but this sounds way better in my opinion. Those DPA mics worked great on this stage and the coors light stage. The sound from the VIP section at the main stage was sketchy.
Here’s what I wrote last week about the show:
So on Thursday at work, I double-checked the app to see what time I needed to get there for Death Angel and lo and behold, Destroy Boys were added as a last-second replacement for some metal band I didn’t care about. I left early and got there close to their set time- it takes a while to drive to sleep train arena, park and shuttle over to Discovery Park. After getting the audio setup all plugged in, I heard them start.
Man, I was shocked at the band’s growth. The last show that I had seen of theirs was 4 and a half years ago at the Blue Lamp. So much more stage presence and confidence, it was so cool. This was the most fun set of the weekend for me. I smiled the entire time.
One other thing- the auto setting was overexposing badly, so I flipped it over to manual about 3 minutes into the set. It gets better is what I am trying to say.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS70 camera (video), DPA 4061 mics, Church Audio Preamp, Sony PCM-A10 digital recorder

Live Concert Video