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/

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

Review + Photos: ‘Brilliant Lies’ is honestly good

Brilliant Lies (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Brilliant Lies is the type of play that will make you uncomfortable in a good way. It’s a dark comedy that pulls its darkness from [...]

By |June 20, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: ‘Brilliant Lies’ is honestly good

Review + Photos: Misfit Cabaret presents ‘Cinephilia’

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret presents Cinephilia (photo: Patric Carver)

I’m not sure if it was Bill Murray’s Hunter S. Thompson from Where the Buffalo Roam or Johnny Depp’s Raoul Duke [...]

By |June 8, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Misfit Cabaret presents ‘Cinephilia’

Review + Photos: The Primitives still can’t be tamed

The Primitives (photo: Patric Carver)

Friday night at Brick & Mortar, the crowd was wall-to-wall. The night began with the Oilies who played an incredible set. Their sound is invigorating [...]

  • Bush at The Warfield, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: The Kickback and Bush dominate the Warfield

Review + Photos: The Kickback and Bush dominate the Warfield

Bush (photo: Patric Carver)

“Gavin will be out shortly to sing like a man,” the Kickback lead vocalist Billy Yost called out to the crowd, “which is a real difference [...]

By |June 6, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Kickback and Bush dominate the Warfield
  • Turn It Around at Alamo Draft House, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ premieres at SF Docfest

‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ premieres at SF Docfest

Turn It Around (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

The Wednesday night premiere at the Alamo Drafthouse of Turn It Around: the Story of East Bay Punk seemed a little like a punk [...]

By |June 5, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ premieres at SF Docfest
  • Hippo Campus at BottleRock Napa 2017, by Patric Carver
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    BottleRock 2017: Three days of excess, enthusiasm and a need for earplugs

BottleRock 2017: Three days of excess, enthusiasm and a need for earplugs

The Roots (photo: Patric Carver)

It’s day one of BottleRock, and I am planted on the bleachers at the Lagunitas stage trying to wrap my head around this massive event. Seated [...]

By |June 1, 2017|Comments Off on BottleRock 2017: Three days of excess, enthusiasm and a need for earplugs
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