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 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: 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
  • Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret Presents Wilde Women at the Great Star Theater, by Patric Carver
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    Photos + Review: Misfits make merry at Kat Robichaud’s Wilde Women Cabaret

Photos + Review: Misfits make merry at Kat Robichaud’s Wilde Women Cabaret

Wilde Women Cabaret (photo: Patric Carver)

Before I had the pleasure of seeing Kat Robichaud’s Misfit Cabaret perform for the first time, I thought that cabaret was somewhat of a [...]

By |December 19, 2016|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Misfits make merry at Kat Robichaud’s Wilde Women Cabaret
  • Green Day at Not So Silent Night 2016, by SarahJayn Kemp
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    Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Green Day (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

The final night of Live 105’s Not So Silent Night was a packed event with supporting acts Day Wave, K. Flay, Phantogram, The Head and the [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on Photos + Review: Green Day breathe life into Night 2 of Not So Silent Night

Review: Pere Ubu preserves the chaos at Slim’s

Pere Ubu (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Leave it to a couple of nice boys from the Midwest to draw a crowd on a weeknight: Pere Ubu, fronted by legendary eccentric and [...]

By |December 8, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Pere Ubu preserves the chaos at Slim’s
  • Ruby at the DNA Lounge by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge

Ruby (photo: Patric Carver)

Lesley Rankine (formerly of Silverfish) brought her current project, Ruby, to the DNA Lounge Thursday, December 1, 2016.

The Ruby sound and experience slips between genres and contexts. [...]

By |December 6, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Ruby brings contradiction and comfortable chaos to DNA Lounge
  • Dark Cabaret at Great Star Theater, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Paul Nathan’s Dark Kabaret shines a light in Chinatown

Review + Photos: Paul Nathan’s Dark Kabaret shines a light in Chinatown

Dark Cabaret (photo: Patric Carver)

Fifteen years ago, Paul Nathan’s parents made a request. They wanted to see their son perform. Most performers might indulge their parents by sending them [...]

By |November 22, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Paul Nathan’s Dark Kabaret shines a light in Chinatown
  • Car Seat Headrest at the Great American Music Hall, by Patric Carver
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    Review + Photos: Car Seat Headrest come back to the Bay at Great American

Review + Photos: Car Seat Headrest come back to the Bay at Great American

Car Seat Headrest (photo: Patric Carver)

As recently-christened champions of indie rock, Car Seat Headrest played their fourth victory lap this year through San Francisco on November 14, 2016. The [...]

By |November 17, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Car Seat Headrest come back to the Bay at Great American
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