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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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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Fastcase- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 10/3/22 4K video with Soundboard audio Hardcore

I went to the show on Monday night and did a 5 camera multicam of all the bands.. except fastcase. I thought there were 5 bands on the bill and I did not have enough battery to do 5 bands, and I had assumed Soul Glo were going to play at least an hour… nope. Only 4 bands and they played a total of 90 minutes! That’s an efficient show.
So what I am trying to say is that I could have done a multicam of fastcase but miscalculated in many ways. Sorry.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HF G60 and Sony PCM-M10 through soundboard
Soundboard Rebalance in Izotope Rx8 (bass +5, Guitar +10!)
Audio Video synch in pluraleyes 4

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Roger Waters- Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Ca 9/20/22 4K UHD Multicam w/DPA 4061 Audio

OK everyone. Here is a fun one. Waters posts from this tour have been getting takedown notices and copyright strikes issued. So, in comes my friend “frenchonionsoupandkittylitter” to secretly host this one!
I really wanted to go to this show, but I wasn’t going to pay arena prices for tickets. Luckily, prices dropped on day of show and I snagged a nice ticket (lower level, row J?) for 50 bucks. Then I discovered that a taping friend (Tyler Jones) also filmed the set from the other side of the arena. They were a huge pain in the ass to synch and edit (thanks and sorry Tromster), but we made it work! Enjoy.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy and Tyler Jones
Equipment: Panasonic Lumix ZS-200, Panasonic Lumix ZS-100, DPA 4061 mics and church audio preamp into Sony PCM-A10
Enhance (degrain) in adobe premiere elements/neat video
Edit by tromster

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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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The Me Gustas- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca. 8/18/22 4K UHD Master Surf Rock Canon HFG60

Through some miracle of technology, this one uploaded and Youtube rendered it to 4K overnight.
It has been a long time since I have seen a crowd react so positively to a local opening band opening for a touring act. Most people come to these shows to see the headliner, and I think I can safely assume that most have never heard the local opener. People went nuts over the Me Gustas, dancing during the songs. It was really nice to see, couldn’t happen to nicer guys.
PS: They have an album out, GREAT cover artwork!

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

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Minus 5- Harlow’s, Sacramento Ca 8/2/22 4K UHD with Matrix audio Young Fresh Fellows Scott McCaughey

This one has a long dumb story. I was planning to shoot a multicamera of this one, since one of my all time favorite musicians, Kurt Bloch was on drums for this tour. That did not work out. First, I had trouble leaving on time- work got in the way and I did not have my gear organized for multicamera. I scrambled together some stuff, and left with enough time to arrive, get permission, set up and film.
Well, I forgot my rode mic at home so I had to go back and grab it, which cost me time. I had planned to arrive at the show at 7pm (doors), but I did not get there until 7:40. Then, I went to grab my bags and run out of the car, and I can’t find my fcking car keys. I burn more time digging around the car and find them on the floor, wedged between the center console and the driver’s seat. So I am finally charging my way up to the door and I see Steven King and Cory Vick. I have that “deer in the headlights” look in my eyes at this point and ask them if they know when the Minus 5 are going on. We don’t know so I got to the club and Steven introduced me to John Ramberg. I got the ok to tape and I ask when they are going on- they go on in 5 minutes! Holy sht- multicam is out of the question at this point.
I go to the soundboard to plug in and John Taylor (king of sound at Harlow’s) is super patient with me and gets me set up. I go to pull the Sony M10 out and power it on… no batteries. Kill me. I had given up any hope of a board tape when I realized that I have an extra video camera, so I pull that out and use it to record the soundboard audio.
After all of this, they performed without a drummer- Kurt did not perform due to illness- get well soon my friend.
Despite all of the chaos, it was an awesome show. 10/10 would do it again.
oh, and to all of my northwest friends- this NRBQ/Minus 5 show is a must see – pick up tickets for Saturday if you can!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Canon HFG60 (Video), HFG50 (audio). Audio source is soundboard plus Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Sbd/Aud matrix by Shayne Stacy, synch in pluraleyes 4

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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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Hatebreed- Heart Health Park, Sacramento 7/30/22 4K UHD Full Show w/DPA Audio Jamey Jasta

Man, what a busy weekend. 4 soccer games and 2 concerts, including this one. I snagged one of those sweet $30 “all-in” tickets off groupon, which included state fair admission. Unfortunately, I did not have time to enjoy the fair, but the show was a lot of fun. Caught up with so many friends.
Hatebreed opened the show. I thought I was in a good position to film but once they started playing, everyone moved up to the stage and I found myself filming in a crowd. Lots of hands and heads in the way at times as a result but I did my best. Slightly overexposed at first until I make some adjustments.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 and DPA 4061 mics/Church Audio Preamp/Sony A10
Audio/Video synch in pluraleyes 4

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