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/
  • 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 [...]

  • 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
  • Cave Clove at Uptown Nightclub, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: A unique First Friday showcase at The Uptown

Review + Photos: A unique First Friday showcase at The Uptown

Cave Clove (photo: Patric Carver)

I’m still not quite sure what to make of the show that I saw last Friday at The Uptown. I think that the word 'eclectic' [...]

By |February 8, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: A unique First Friday showcase at The Uptown
  • Your Fearless Leader at Rickshaw Stop, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Rickshaw Stop comes out for SF Suicide Prevention benefit

Review + Photos: Rickshaw Stop comes out for SF Suicide Prevention benefit

Your Fearless Leader (photo: Patric Carver)

The Rickshaw Stop was unusually crowded for a Thursday night, but the good people of San Francisco had gathered for a special reason. A small [...]

By |January 31, 2017|3 Comments
  • The Bye Bye Blackbirds at the Ivy Room, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: The Bye Bye Blackbirds take flight at The Ivy Room

Review + Photos: The Bye Bye Blackbirds take flight at The Ivy Room

The Bye Bye Blackbirds (photo: Patric Carver)

I recently read about a growing trend to buy vinyl records and never play them, keeping the record forever in its cellophane prison as [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Bye Bye Blackbirds take flight at The Ivy Room
  • Hubba Hubba Review - Soviet! at the DNA Lounge, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Hubba Hubba gets pulses racing with Soviet! at DNA

Review + Photos: Hubba Hubba gets pulses racing with Soviet! at DNA

Hubba Hubba Review - Soviet! (photo: Patric Carver)

About a month ago, DNA Lounge proprietor Jamie Zawinski penned a heartfelt message to the people of the Bay Area letting them know [...]

By |January 18, 2017|1 Comment
  • The Dandy Warhols at The Fillmore, by Patric Carver
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    Photos + Review: The Dandy Warhols overflow with sound at The Fillmore

Photos + Review: The Dandy Warhols overflow with sound at The Fillmore

The Dandy Warhols (photo: Patric Carver)

The Dandy Warhols gathered the masses at The Fillmore Saturday, December 17, 2016 for the last show of their US tour before heading overseas [...]

By |December 20, 2016|3 Comments
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