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 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/

Review + Photos: Big Wreck at the Bottom of the Hill

Big Wreck (photo: Patric Carver)

"Wow. This place is small."

This was the most common observation amongst Big Wreck fans gathered at Bottom of the Hill, most of whom seemed to [...]

By |October 28, 2019|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Ride at the Regency Ballroom

Ride (photo: Patric Carver)

Ride came back to San Francisco to play a packed show at the Regency Ballroom.

Opening act Spirit of the Beehive had a bright and beautiful sound that, much like [...]

By |October 17, 2019|1 Comment
  • Bad Bad Hats at The New Parish, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Bad Bad Hats bring bubblegum folk to The New Parish

Review + Photos: Bad Bad Hats bring bubblegum folk to The New Parish

Bad Bad Hats (photo: Patric Carver)

“Hello, I usually do not speak until after the second song, so let’s pretend this did not happen.”

That’s how lead vocalist and guitarist Kerry [...]

By |October 11, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Bad Bad Hats bring bubblegum folk to The New Parish

Review + Photos: Bitter Lake at Rickshaw Stop

Bitter Lake (photo: Terry Gatechair)

I first saw Jason Myles on stage as part of the duo La Fin Absolute Du Monde, a heavy industrial unit that melted the faces of [...]

By |September 30, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Bitter Lake at Rickshaw Stop

Redd Kross and The Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

The Melvins (photo: Karen Goldman)

A few years ago, I came to really understand what living in the Bay Area was all about when I was invited to a group [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Redd Kross and The Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

Bloc Party go ‘Silent’ in SF this November

(photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Starting on September 16, Bloc Party has been playing a very limited tour of the US, playing their debut album Silent Alarm in its entirety. San Francisco [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Bloc Party go ‘Silent’ in SF this November

Black Belt Eagle Scout brings her ghostly jangle to SF

Two years ago, Katherine Paul's debut album as Black Belt Eagle Scout, Mother of my Children, was released. Haunting and simple, the constructs of the songs were designed to [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Black Belt Eagle Scout brings her ghostly jangle to SF

Beehive swarm up + down the West Coast to SF, Oakland

Though the duo Beehive formed recently in early 2019, band members Jake Sprecher (formerly of Terry Malts) and bassist Bud Amenti (also of Shutups), having been playing Bay Area venues for [...]

By |September 4, 2019|Comments Off on Beehive swarm up + down the West Coast to SF, Oakland

Review + Photos: OMD at the Mountain Winery

OMD (photo: Patric Carver)

"The moral of our set is don't be afraid of middle-aged men from Liverpool. We've come to kick your ass with synthesizers."

That's how bassist and vocalist [...]

By |August 19, 2019|Comments Off on Review + Photos: OMD at the Mountain Winery

James and the Psychedelic Furs at Stern Grove

The Psychedelic Furs (photo: Patric Carver)

How do you mend a broken heart? That question seemed to be on the minds of many of the at-capacity crowd that filled Stern [...]

By |August 13, 2019|1 Comment
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    Sleepbomb sountrack classic, sometimes campy films at the New Parkway

Sleepbomb sountrack classic, sometimes campy films at the New Parkway

About a week ago, I was at the New Parkway to see a movie, and I noticed an unsettling hum coming from the other theater. Was that the tritone? [...]

By |July 31, 2019|Comments Off on Sleepbomb sountrack classic, sometimes campy films at the New Parkway
  • War Stories at the Swedish American Hall, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: ‘Punk Rock Storytelling: War Stories’ at Swedish American Hall

Review + Photos: ‘Punk Rock Storytelling: War Stories’ at Swedish American Hall

War Stories (photo: Patric Carver)

They say that you care less about what other people think about you as you age.

Imagine what would happen if you didn't give a shit [...]

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