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: 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

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 [...]

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