This was an odd night. The show was on a Sunday night and even though it was well-promoted, everyone seemed to forget it was coming up. Chris Lemos had to remind me a couple of times. I think it was because it was on a work/school night, at the end of a run of a bunch of killer shows. Anyway, not many people showed… which means that we didn’t get the encore with all of the Trouble songs. I was bummed. I hauled my ass out of the house, AND had to be on a plane for work at 6am the next day. No excuse for such a weak turnout.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HFG40x2, Gopro Hero 4 silver Audio recorded through the soundboard with sony PCM-M10, mixed with Rode Videomic Pro Stereo audio from one of the G40’s Edit by Tromster
I got the OK to post this one- thanks Ron! This and the Jello Biafra shows were probably my favorite Starlite shows. Filmed with 2 canon HFG30s, a rode video pro stereo mic, a gopro, and whatever camera Zoran used. 🙂 Thanks to Agelos for the edit, and to Zoran for use of his footage. Thanks to Chris for making starlite THE place for heavy music in sac for so long.
Recorded by: Shayne Stacy, Zoran
Equipment Used: Canon HFG30, GoPro, Rode Video Pro Stereo Mic
THis was an excellent performance, but I am not totally happy with my video. Agelos did a great job editing as usual, but a few things went kinda wrong while taping. First, we were recording through the soundboard and we got the opening band just fine. The Skull’s set is just silence. I think the soundguy forgot to punch the channel to the recorder. Bummer.. so, the sound is less than stellar. The Metro is notorious for their acoustics and this one sounds a bit distorted and distant. Second, Eric was under bright red lighjts so I freaked out with my camera a bit, trying to get his hair from being overexposed. I get it dialied in about 20min into the set. All in all, it’s not bad but I was hoping to make a better video. For Ron Holzner and John Sharpen, and Jason Ellis who were all there. Harald Oimen and Jeff Becerra(I think) were there too. The “famous musician” to regular guy ratio was high at this show. Enjoy. Maybe I am being too hard on it.
Strange night. This was a local guy’s “birthday bash” with 5 local bands and then The Skull. The show started late, and ran later as the night went on. Eric Wagner, who is the mellowest guy in the world was even visibly irritated about it. They did not start their set until 1am, ended at 2:30. I was hurting the next day- my daughter woke me up at 7 or so. That was a long drive back to Sacramento. Shot with the HFM30.
This is part 2 only- you can find the rest of the show on Youtube
R.I.P. Eric Wagner Well, Damn. This is a total shock. I kinda missed the boat on Trouble the first time around and became a big fan in the late 90’s. When I heard that The Skull had formed and were playing the old Trouble classics with Eric and Ron Holzner, I couldn’t wait to see them play. In 2013, they announced a show in L.A. but nothing up in norcal.. so I made a family vacation out of it and drove the 3 of us 7 hours to L.A. to see them play, and do some sightseeing in L.A. When I met Eric outside of the club, I told him how excited I was to see them play and how much I loved those early Trouble albums. Then I told him I drove 7 hours to get there- most traveling musicians would say the standard “wow, that is a long way- thanks for coming out”– Eric looked at me sideways and said “Why didn’t you just fly down”. Haha! He didn’t suffer fools at all. This was a birthday show for someone and there were 5 bands booked and the 2nd to last band played for what seemed to be hours. Eric was PISSED. It led to a hilariously sarcastic show with him smoking it up onstage with random fans. I have better multicamera videos of them on my site, but this was my favorite show. Thanks to Chris Lemos for bringing them to Sacramento. Twice.
Here is my original description of the show: Strange night. This was a local guy’s “birthday bash” with 5 local bands and then The Skull. The show started late, and ran later as the night went on. Eric Wagner, who is the mellowest guy in the world was even visibly irritated about it. They did not start their set until 1am, ended at 2:30. I was hurting the next day- my daughter woke me up at 7 or so. That was a long drive back to Sacramento. Shot with the HFM30.
This is the first time that this has been posted in full quality Recorded by: Shayne Stacy Equipment used: Canon HFM30 handheld