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/

PRF BBQ shakes up East Bay for the fourth time

Conan Neutron and the Secret Friends (photo: Patric Carver)

PRF BBQ is a traveling music festival that hits cities around the United States each year. Born from discussions on Steve [...]

By |April 27, 2017|3 Comments
  • 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|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Subhumans tear down the walls at B O B Fest 2017
  • 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|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Crime and Punishment rewards burlesque audience at DNA
  • 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 [...]

  • Teenage Fanclub at Great American Music Hall, Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Review + Photos: Teenage Fanclub with Britta Phillips at Great American Music Hall

Teenage Fanclub (photo: Patric Carver)

Britta Phillips brought a quelling familiarity onto the stage, as if we were all regulars a bar where she headlined frequently. Because of this, the [...]

By |March 27, 2017|2 Comments
  • Ann Wilson at the UC Theatre, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Ann Wilson gives whole-hearted performance at UC Theatre

Review + Photos: Ann Wilson gives whole-hearted performance at UC Theatre

Ann Wilson (photo: Patric Carver)

You can’t really reflect on Ann Wilson’s new solo tour without first reflecting on her journey with Heart. The year 1976 was a watershed year [...]

By |March 15, 2017|1 Comment
  • Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret Presents Grimm at Great Star Theater, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: ‘Grimm’ brings legendary cabaret to the Great Star Theater

Review + Photos: ‘Grimm’ brings legendary cabaret to the Great Star Theater

Kat Robichaud's Misfit Cabaret Presents Grimm (photo: Patric Carver)

Remember when you were a kid and sleepovers were the epitome of excitement? Pizza, movies, gossip, and all the soda you [...]

By |March 1, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: ‘Grimm’ brings legendary cabaret to the Great Star Theater

Review + Photos: TOSPS Tuesdays showcases San Jose talent

David Brookings and the Average Lookings (photo: Patric Carver)

The Theatre on San Pedro Square (TOSPS) is home of the Tabard Theatre Company and host to weekly free Tuesday night [...]

By |February 24, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: TOSPS Tuesdays showcases San Jose talent

Review + Photos: Joan of Arc confuses at Bottom of the Hill

Joan of Arc (photo: Patric Carver)

First opening band, Club Night, is a recently formed outfit of veteran musicians from Bay Area bands Meat Market and Twin Steps. They played [...]

By |February 14, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Joan of Arc confuses at Bottom of the Hill

Photos + Review: Adam Ant delights fans at The Fillmore

Adam Ant (photo: Jon Bauer)

My Lyft driver wound through the rainy streets towards The Fillmore while making small talk. I expressed that I was worried about not being there when [...]

By |February 13, 2017|2 Comments
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