Danny Reynoso/Secretion has really outdone himself this time. In pre-Covid times, he would produce a week of shows- usually 4 or 5 nights of great local bands to in honor of his father, to benefit American Cancer Society. He is doing these online this year- the first happened on Wednesday night, so you will see them posted/archived here a couple of days after they are posted.
Includes a cool interview with local DJ/promoter Andy Hawk
You can order the benefit shirt online from Nov 11-30, check it out!
There are a few “can’t miss” music events in Sacramento each year– The Punch and Pie fest which used to happen in August, Danny Reynoso’s “Fuck Cancer” event in November, and this one. The Bat Guano fest has been curated by Ken Doose for the past 10 years, and it looked like this year would be cancelled due to Covid. Thanks to some friendly goading from friends, it was changed to an online event and it worked out really well. It also allowed past Bat Guano bands such as The Yoohoos to perform from Germany. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a virtual post-show hangout via zoom! Miss these guys (and gals).
I was so happy to see that The Knockoffs, one of my all time favorite Sacramento bands, were added to the Field Day show. They played a short(for them) 30 minute set packed with all of their hits. I sang myself hoarse between this set and Field Day.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Right after Sheer Terror’s set at Den of Sin, I broke down cameras and hauled ass over to Old Ironsides. As soon as I walked in and paid/ID check, they started their set. Perfect timing! The beginning of the video is a little chaotic since they put a damned halloween decoration hanging on stage which got in the way. It is smooth sailing after I move a couple minutes in.
This was the band’s show for their first release in about 15 years, the EP “What a Bunch of Dicks”. They only made 50 CD’s due to copyright issues with the cover. So happy to get one. They sound great with Bear on drums.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy
Equipment used: Panasonic GH5S, Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH Lens, Rode Videomic Pro Stereo
Here’s last night’s set from the Knockoffs. I was surprised at the turnout. I know there is a lot going on around town, but I thought this great lineup wuld pack the place. Show up tonight and celebrate Ken Doose birthday! Filmed with canon hfg30 and rode video pro microphone.
Since I had posted about a million audio shows in a row, I checked the list to see if I could put some actual moving pictures up here… I was sad to see that there are no posts from Plea for Peace on the archive. I only went to this show there- on the venue’s closing night- to see The Knockoffs play an unannounced show. The funny thing is that many of my good friends now (Jordan Wolfe, Bear Williams, Anthony Lew, Lory Gilpatric, Matt Bennett and Charles Albright) were playing the show but I did know them OR the bands back then! I was so out of it. One of the reasons why I did not post this back in 2013 was due to the audio quality. There was something wrong with the PA that night- it was not very loud, but SUPER “squelchy”. It made my ears ring badly after the show, even without the volume. This was The Knockoffs first show back after a years-long layoff. It was a secret warmup show in preparation for the headlining punch and pie 20th anniversary show the following weekend. Great show and who knew that you could stick guitar picks on Tom’s head like that?
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment Used: Canon HFM30 or HF200 (can’t remember)
I was at the Riving Loom last night, watching Tom Hutchison & Kevin Seconds play, and Tom mentioned getting The Knockoffs’ “sell the move” online. I thought of this CD that I bought from them years ago- it is one of my favorite things of theirs. Tom was OK with posting it, so here you go. 4 track demos of many “Sell the Move” tracks along with GREAT covers by Go National, Groovie Ghoulies, The Clash (my favorite cover), and many more.
The quality is raw, but I like raw. Hope you enjoy it.
PS: You should go to Riving Loom for a musical performance. Great sound and wonderfully intimate shows.