About SarahJayn Kemp

SarahJayn is a writer, photographer, and teacher from Tampa, Florida. She graduated from New College of Florida with a B.A. in Humanities. How she ended up teaching Math in Oakland is one of life's great mysteries. She loves her dog Twiggy, manatees, punk rock, a good meal, discovering new places. Her most prized possession is an original pressing of The Replacements' 'Let It Be.' Check out her photography at https://sarahjayn1980.myportfolio.com/
  • Guided by Voices at Bimbo's, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Review + Photos: Guided by Voices played to fans at Bimbo’s 365

Review + Photos: Guided by Voices played to fans at Bimbo’s 365

Guided By Voices (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

“We cannot fucking believe we are opening up for GBV.” said Zach of Rogue Wave. There was a breathlessness in his voice that made [...]

By |April 18, 2017|3 Comments
  • Subhumans at Oakland Metro Opera House, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Review + Photos: Subhumans tear down the walls at B O B Fest 2017

Review + Photos: Subhumans tear down the walls at B O B Fest 2017

Subhumans (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

“Want some?” I turned around to see a young woman holding up a can of frothy Colt 45 a few inches from my face. Her bullet-casing [...]

By |April 17, 2017|0 Comments
  • The Damned at The Fillmore, by Patric Carver
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    Well, I’ll be damned: The Damned destroy audience at the Fillmore

Well, I’ll be damned: The Damned destroy audience at the Fillmore

The Damned (photo: Patric Carver)

1976 was a bleak year in some ways. The Eagles released the lyrical mush "Hotel California" – the soupy go-nowhere tune that’s been over-celebrated by [...]

By |April 13, 2017|1 Comment
  • Hubba Hubba Review Presents "Crime and Punishment" at the DNA Lounge, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Crime and Punishment rewards burlesque audience at DNA

Review + Photos: Crime and Punishment rewards burlesque audience at DNA

Hubba Hubba Revue presents "Crime and Punishment" (photo: Patric Carver)

When I was a kid, I loved the television show Cheers. The idea of a bar where everyone knew my [...]

By |April 11, 2017|0 Comments
  • PRF BBQ West
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    PRF BBQ returns to the West Coast, whether you know it or not

PRF BBQ returns to the West Coast, whether you know it or not

These are some troubling times. This winter seemed extra oppressive, dragging even the most cheerfully stalwart amongst us into at least a short period of malaise. Turning on the [...]