Mr. T Experience MTX- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca. 12/10/17 LIVE Multicam

Here’s the headlining act from Aaron’s 50th Birthday Bash at the Starry Plough- MTX! It was so fun getting back to the starry plough- I had not been there since the early 2000’s. I think the last time was for a Slobberbone or Rhett Miller solo show. The staff was super nice and the sound person was cool. MTX were great as usual, I always feel so lucky to be able to see them as often as I do. Filmed with 2 Canon HFG30, 1 Canon HFG10, and 1 Gopro Hero5. SBD/Adience matrix courtesy of Jason Ellis, Edit Courtesy of Agelos. Thanks to Aaron for the invite, for the food & drink, and generosity in general. Enjoy!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Cnaon HFG10, GoPro Hero5

Edited/Remixed By: Agelos

Additional help by: Jason Ellis

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Bye Bye Blackbirds- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca. 12/10/17 Aaron Rubin’s 50th! LIVE Multicam

Next up at Aaron’s party is his current band, Bye Bye Blackbirds. These guys are an excellent power pop band- amazing vocals and harmonies. New album is called “Take Out the Poison” that just came out late last year. Filmed with 2 Canon HFG30, 1 Canon HFG10, and 1 Gopro Hero5. SBD/Adience matrix courtesy of Jason Ellis, Edit Courtesy of Agelos. Thanks to Aaron for the invite, for the food & drink, and generosity in general. Enjoy!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Canon HFG10, GoPro Hero5

Edited/Remixed By: Agelos

Additional help by: Jason Ellis

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Krudwerk- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca. 12/10/17 Aaron Rubin’s 50th! LIVE Multicam

So Aaron turned 50 and they threw a big party at Starry Plough in his honor. It was like an Aaron-fest! MTX, Bye Bye Blackbirds, and first up is The Mighty Krudwerk. Krudwerk includes Aaron’s son Ben Rubin and some of his schoolmates at 3 O’Clock Rock. They performed a set of many favorites and one really good original song. Aaron comes up to belt out vocals on one song as well. Filmed with 2 Canon HFG30, 1 Canon HFG10, and 1 Gopro Hero5. SBD/Adience matrix courtesy of Jason Ellis, Edit Courtesy of Agelos. Thanks to Aaron for the invite, for the food & drink, and generosity in general. Enjoy!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Canon HFG10, GoPro Hero5

Edited/Remixed By: Agelos

Additional help by: Jason Ellis

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Slobberbone- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca 11/5/00 xfer from DAT Master soundboard rebalanced

Here is one from the glory days of alt.country- when you could see bands like Slobberbone and Old 97s play every 3-6 months around here. I don’t know why I didn’t videotape this show- my camera might have been in the shop- but this DAT Soundboard sounds amazing. All I did to rebalance it was boost the snare a little bit, as it disappears from the mix for a while about midway through. I probably should have boosted the guitar a touch, but I like the full bassy sound.
If you are unfamiliar with the band, this is a good way to get acquainted. Awesome cover of Neil’s “Big Time” for the encore.
PS: I did video the show 3 months after this, plus DAT soundboard and schoeps audience. It’s on the (endless) to do list.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D8 into soundboard

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Forever Goldrush- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca 11/5/00 xfer from DAT Soundboard Master

If you haven’t heard, Sacramento’s best Americana/Alt.country band is BACK after a long hiatus! I have been trying to get out and see them but it hasn’t worked out yet. We have TWO chances to see them perform this Saturday 4/30: In the afternoon at the Sac Natural Foods Co-op and at Old Ironsides that night. So happy they are back.
Here is a set from 21+ years ago, opening for Slobberbone at the Berkeley institution Starry Plough. Charles Twilling was mixing sound that night and he did an amazing job- this is the raw soundboard. I didn’t need to do a thing to it.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D7 into soundboard
Transfer equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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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

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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

 

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Penelope Houston- Starry Plough, Berkeley Ca 1/4/92 DAT Audience master Nakamichi CM300

One of the downsides of having one of the early portable DAT machines was that they were plagued with issues. Sometimes the rechargeable battery packs would just conk out early in the middle of a set, and other times, the deck would just die completely and I would need to send it back to Sony for repair. This probably happened 5 times over the life of the TCD-D3. So, if you see gaps in DAT recordings from me, you know why.
Anyway, something happened here and I did not get the full set, which is a shame because this show sounds much better than the October 91 show I posted last week. Oh well, happy to have captured the 29 minutes here. Good stuff!

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Sony TCD-D3 and Nakamichi CM-300 mic
Transfer Equipment: Sony PCM-R500 and M-Audio Audiophile 2496 card

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