The Polyorchids- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 4/14/18 Canon HFG40 & Rode VPS Mic

I’m so happy that despite Justin moving away, the Polyorchids are still going strong. This was from one of their 2 CD release shows last weekend. They have a full length CD out now, and it is amazing! They played a 55 minute set with a bunch of new ones. Tony even sings one. Great stuff. Nice job by Junstin Hel on sounds- it’s a tough room to make sound good.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 and Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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Jesus and the Dinosaurs- Colony, Sacramento Ca. 4/14/18 Canon HFG40 Rode VPS Mic

So, I was really bummed to see that the wild drummer with the huge hair was no longer in the band, but the new guy was great! Things got a little wild during the set- they had some technical difficulty and they knocked the power out at the end. Wild times at the Colony.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG40 & Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

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FRACK! – The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 7/22/17 Part 1 Black Flag Punk

This really surprised me. I knew that FRACK! went over well at the Jello Biafra show in March, but I had no idea that they had such an intense, loyal following here in town. They went nuts the entire set. The slide guitar songs are so unique. How does that one guy run around the pit the entire night with someone on his back? Impressive. Oh, Black Flag keyword tag because they do a killer cover of “Rise Above” with slide.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

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Abolitionist- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 7/22/17 Part 1 Portland Punk

When this show was announced, I was planning to go so I checked out Abolitionist’s bandcamp page. I noticed that these guys recorded in Stan Wright’s (Arctic Flowers) studio which caused my ears to perk up. And, wow. Just when you think that you’ve heard it all… these guys defy categorization. They played way louder than the Colony’s PA could handle. I thought it looked funny that the guys were fruitlessly screaming into mics, but listening to instrumental versions of these songs made me realize how strong they were. I bought every tape & LP they had. LISTEN. Great stuff. PS: Bonus points to the drummer’s old school, late 70’s iron maiden shirt. Dianno rules.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

 

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The Polyorchids- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 7/22/17 Part 1 Canon HFG30 Rode VPS Mic

Man, I love this band. They have that genuine rural sound- it just sounds like woodland/winters, ca. to me. Kinda like Uncle Tupelo sounded like rural Illinois, these guys sound like rural sacramento valley. This was the best show I have ever seen of them and the crowd went nuts. It was like 1,000,000 degrees in the colony. Also, the colony’s PA is having some issues so vocals sound a bit blown out.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy

Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic

 

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