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/

Review + Photos: Ride at the Fillmore

RIDE (photo: Patric Carver)

“Well, after this we’re touring with Phoenix,” said Lo Moon frontman Matt Lowell. “Then we’re headed to Europe, with London Grammar.”

Our conversation is interrupted by a woman [...]

By |October 2, 2017|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Swervedriver at Bimbo’s 365

Swervedriver (photo: Patric Carver)

“Have you seen these guys before?” I asked the young woman standing next to me at the rim of the stage.

“Yeah,” she said with a sly smile, [...]

By |September 27, 2017|0 Comments
  • 3 O'Clock Rock, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock

3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock

It’s early evening, but time seems irrelevant in 3 O’Clock Rock’s cluttered basement practice space nestled in the belly of downtown Oakland. Instructor Donn Spindt is leading a student [...]

By |September 20, 2017|0 Comments

Review + Photos: The Bye Bye Blackbirds at the Ivy Room

The Bye Bye Blackbirds (photo: Patric Carver)

Bradley Skaught, frontman for The Bye Bye Blackbirds stepped up to the mic and asked the crowd: “Does it feel like Saturday night?”

The response [...]

By |September 13, 2017|1 Comment

Review + Photos: Rabbit Quinn sells out Cafe du Nord

Rabbit Quinn (photo: Patric Carver)

There’s been a lot of talk about women in media recently. There was the buzz surrounding the heralding economic success of Patty Jenkin’s superhero flick Wonder [...]

By |August 28, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Rabbit Quinn sells out Cafe du Nord

Punks with Lunch provide punk values, PB&J to West Oakland

Punks with Lunch/COHRT volunteers Ryan Dal Porto and Paula Rubin (all photos by Aaron Rubin)

Punks with Lunch started in September of 2015 when a group of friends decided to [...]

By |August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Punks with Lunch provide punk values, PB&J to West Oakland

Photos + Review: Rollin Hand deal simple but stylish rock

Rollin Hand (photo: Patric Carver)

You know that cool clerk at every guitar store? The one that’s usually not interested in working in a guitar store but equally disinterested in doing [...]

By |August 8, 2017|1 Comment

Photos + Review: OMD shines at the Regency

OMD (photo: Patric Carver)

Journalist George Mikes famously said, “An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.”

Our neighbors in the North Atlantic are known for their love [...]

By |July 31, 2017|Comments Off on Photos + Review: OMD shines at the Regency

Photos + Review: Now, Now take a bow

Now, Now (photo: Patric Carver)

Sunday night at Rickshaw Stop was a night of ups and downs. From the moment they stepped on stage, DEM YUUT was a polarizing band. It was [...]

By |July 19, 2017|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Now, Now take a bow

Review + Photos: Burger Boogaloo’s fun, filth, and fringe

Iggy Pop (photo: Aaron Rubin)

Burger Boogaloo, a quaint little punk fiesta held at the apex of summertime, pushed open its gates and rolled out its strange, sweat-stained carpet for fun and [...]

Premiere + Interview: The Bye Bye Blackbirds, “Duet”

Bradley Skaught photo: Patric Carver)

The Bye Bye Blackbirds are one of the tightest bands in the Bay Area.

Around for more than a decade, the Blackbirds play each set with [...]

Review + Photos: Low at the Fillmore

Low (photo: Patric Carver)

Japanese instrumental post-rock band Mono played a lusciously aggressive set at the Fillmore last Tuesday. More of an experience than a concert, Mono is theater with instruments. [...]

By |June 21, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Low at the Fillmore
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