Mike Watt and the Missingmen- Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco 12/30/21 4K UHD The Minutemen

Brian McKenna and I came from Sac for this show. We left at 5 and we hit a couple of places on the way there, thinking we had plenty of time to get to B.O.T.H. to see Watt. We pulled up to the club at 8:55, and after the temp check, ID check and Vax check, Watt was already on stage- they were so good (and sounded so good), it was a bit shocking. I have seen Watt so many times over the years and this was probably one of the best, if not the best, performances I have ever seen. Still kicking ass at 64 years old. Well done!

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

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Flipper- Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco 12/30/21 4K UHD Complete Show David Yow

Finally, here is the makeup post for the one I missed on NYE. There will also be a normal Monday audio post in addition to this. This took a while to process to 4K. I filmed with 4 4k cameras (and pulled a board mix), but this angle is the only complete one. The gopros conked out before the end of the set. I will get them edited together as soon as I can.
Bottom of the Hill is not an easy place to film. My monopod was on a barstool which had a swivel, so that’s why you sometimes see a little back-and-forth movement for no reason. Also, the lighting on the stage was super uneven. Rachel, Ted and Steve are in low light and Yow was well lit. When he would walk to the stage lip, he was lit way too much. I set exposure to at least see the other 3, but it overexposes when yow comes way up front. Not much else I could do.

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

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Avengers- Stern Grove Festival San Francisco Ca 7/25/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic GH5S Rode Videomic Pro

Hey everyone, here comes a set of 4 videos in a row running through the weekend. The first one is from last Sunday. My friend Gary Shurtleff scored tickets to the Avengers/X show at Stern Grove. The festival started in 1938, and this was the first punk show in their history. Pretty cool.
Me, Gary and Jesse Davis were able to get a nice view just above the concrete amphitheater seating, on a log. When you are in the dirt and on a log, trying to assemble an $1100 lens onto a $1700 body, it makes you a little nervous.. but it all went off without a hitch. I have never filmed a band from so far away– I was so far back there, you can see a slight delay in music vs. picture.
All of the controls on the camera are manual except for a push-button autofocus. I lost focus a couple times, but I think I did an OK job considering how far away I was. Great set by the band- far more energy than the headliner I think… or maybe I am just biased.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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X- Stern Grove Festival, San Francisco 7/25/21 4K UHD Live Panasonic GH5S Rode Mic

Here is X’s set from last Sunday, in stunning 4k! I don’t know why (it was probably me), but I had a hard time getting into the show until they hit some of the older songs right before the encore break. Despite that, or maybe because of that, I think my filming job was more stable- fewer pans and zooms.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f/4-6.3 ASPH. O.I.S. Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo

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Victims Family- Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 4K UHD Live Victim’s

Here’s Victims Family’s opening set for the Mr. Bungle show. I got word that I got a ticket a few hours before the show, and after some back and forth with security, I made it into the venue about 10min before VF started playing. It was really strange to see VF play in such a large venue. I am seen them many (20?) times in small clubs.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic ZS200 w/Stock mic

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Mr. Bungle- The Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 4k UHD Live w/Improved Excellent Audio

Thanks to audio taper Jamie Lutch, we now have really nice Mr. Bungle audio for the 2/8/20 show that I filmed. For the past month-plus, we have been hard at work getting this audio to synch with the video- it would not cooperate. Huge thanks to Tromster for working so long and hard to make this synch, and to Jamie for taping the show!

Video recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Video equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200
Audio Recorded by: Jamie Lutch
Audio Equipment used: Digital recorder & DPA 4061 mics
Synch by: Tromster

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Mr. Bungle- Warfield, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/20 Live 4K UHD Live Video Scott Ian Mike Patton Lombardo

Here is a first look at the Mr. Bungle show from last Saturday night. I need to recover another 5-10 minutes of the show (including my favorite song of the set, The Crumbsuckers’ Sit There), plus I need to degrain it and hopefully find a better audio source to synch to it. Stay tuned. Regardlerss, this turned out pretty damned nice. I LOVE the ZS200.
So I went into this with no expectations. I figured they’d play the demo and a few covers as a goof and be done. I did NOT expect for my face to be completely melted off. What an amazing show- you MUST GO if you have the opportunity. Trey is a beast on lead guitar, Lombardo is (imho) the best metal drummer ever, and it was obvious they were all having a blast. Scott never stopped smiling!
I was able to cut down on the amount of out of focus shots by turning on continuous AF, but I realized it was eating batteries like crazy so I had to shut it off for the last 15-20 min.
MVP of the night includes the person who got me tickets (you know who you are- thanks!) and Daniel Hague, who not only gave up his spot to me so I could film, but he also stood in the merch line so I could get a shirt! Thank you so much.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic Lumix ZS200 w/stock mic

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Thurston Moore- The Chapel, San Francisco Ca. 12/16/19 Multicam with Matrix audio Sonic Youth Live

Here’s something totally different. My good friend Ted Mattes asked me if Tromster could do an edit of a Thurston Moore show that was audiotaped by Ted and video’d by his friend Catherine Lee… then Ted asked me if I could host it here on the Sac Music Archive. That was very nice- great collaboration!

Producer : Ted Mattes
Video : both cameras , Catherine Lee
Audio: Ted Mattes and Kirk Nelson, Matrix by Joe Noel
Edit by: Tromster

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Mudhoney- The Independent, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/19 Multicam w/ partial Martix Audio

Man, where do I start? So, if you read the Avengers post from this night, you know that Penelope Houston came to our rescue when it was nearly impossible to get permission to film by working with the venue.

After we got our passes & before Penelope’s set, Jim & I started to set up our cameras. We had 4 or 5 with 1 small footprint tripod & 1 monopod. The house guy (stage manager? production manager?) comes upstairs and starts yelling at us, telling us that it costs $500 to multicam and who gave permission to do it etc… I calmly comply with all of his requests and we start breaking down the tripod, and he gave us each the OK to operate 1 camera. I also had a digital recorder so we lined into the soundboard- the house soundman was super nice.

During the set break after Avengers, I approached Mudhoney’s soundman and Parker Gibbs was there, talking with the soundman and Mudhoney’s manager (nice meeting you Parker!). They both(Parker/Soundman) told me to just go for it and film. I also told them that we had a recorder lined into the board and they were cool about it.

So Mudhoney starts and “house guy” comes up and starts yelling at Jim. Jim let him know that I had explicit permission from the band’s management. About 1 minute later, my digital recorder stops recording. When I got to it after the show, all record/pause/play lights were flashing which had never happened before, or since. I’m not sure what happened. So, that’s why you may hear the audio quality change after 15-20min. The board mix was SO good- it’s a shame, really.

It was a great show, and I am super thankful to the bands for letting us film. Not so much with the venue. Things have changed A LOT in SF since the 80s- It has changed from a culturally rich, affordable place where artists were free to do their own thing, to a bunch of corporate or quasi- corporate venues giving DIY people a hard time… even in the same goddamned building (Kennel Club –> independent)

Recorded by: Jim McLain & Shayne Stacy

Equipment used: Canon HFG40 w/stock mic, Canon HFM400

Audio equipment used: Sony M10 into soundboard until it was apparently beat into submission

Edit/Audio matrix: Jim Mclain

Thanks Jim for editing together 2 roving cameras- that’s not easy.

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The Avengers- The Independent, San Francisco Ca. 2/8/19 Multicam with Sbd/Aud Matrix Audio

This was quite the experience. I used to come here in the late 80s/early 90s and just walk right in with my video equipment and film bands (with permission, of course). Now, they only let you bring in equipment if you have band permission… and there is no access to artists allowed. I have video’d both in the past, but I did not have an easy way to contact either one…

After a few minutes of fruitless negotiation with the venue, I put my equipment in coat check and tried to figure out how I could get permission. We got so lucky to find Penelope in the crowd, and she was SO nice and accommodating… even though it was last minute. She got me a video pass and off we went. I can’t thank Penelope enough- we really appreciate it!

Special thanks to Jim McLain for heading to the show and filming with me, and for the edit/audio matrix work. This is not an easy edit- we were both filming independent of each other and he had the “fun” job of trying to splice it together into a cohesive final product!

Thanks to the band:

Penelope Houston – vocals

Greg Ingraham – guitar

Luis Illades – drums

Joel Reader – bass and bk vocals

Recorded by: Jim McLain & Shayne Stacy

Video Equipment used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Videomic Pro Stereo; Canon HFM400

Audio Equipment used: Sony M10 into soundboard

Edit/Audio Matrix: Jim McLain



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