At AboveTheBridge we strive to make music matter. We are an independent, online, music publication and entertainment website founded in the Bay Area in 2018. We operate on the principles of supporting independent artistry and expression to the best of our abilities. Our team produces multiple different genres of content ranging from artist interviews to album reviews to live sessions and much much more!
Hey there, my name is Dante Pellegrino. I am from the Bay Area in California. Four score and seven years ago I made a little Instagram account where I shared my thoughts on certain albums that I enjoy. What it turned into is what you’re viewing right now. Outside of AboveTheBridge and music, some things I enjoy are hiking, playing spikeball and running. Some of my favorite musicians ever include Red Hot Chili Peppers, J.I.D, Bright Eyes, Kanye West, The Front Bottoms, Led Zeppelin, and Mac Miller.
Hi! I'm Ian Parish. I am from St. Louis, Missouri, and I had been following the ATB project for a little under a year before I started writing reviews and articles. I love all kinds of music, but especially hard rock, as well as some very calm singer/songwriter records. Favorite bands/artists include: Black Midi, Queens of the Stone Age, Remo Drive, Highly Suspect, Hozier, Phoebe Bridgers, Kendrick Lamar, Talking Heads.
Hi, I’m Maxine Barrios. I’ve been a musician my whole life, so needless to say that music has become my entire life! I play several instruments, write and record my own music, and occasionally (time permitting) compose my own orchestral pieces. Aside from writing and playing, I love live shows. I like to say I’ve been to more shows than I can count on my fingers and toes! Gorillaz, Metallica, Queens of the Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, the Who… you name it, i've probably seen em!
Hey there! My name is Jevon McKinnon. I am a punk guitarist and a story writer from the Bay Area. I have known the founder, Dante Pellegrino, for about 8 years and have been a close supporter of ATB since it’s origins. My music taste generally stands in the 90’s and early 2000’s punk rock area and the theatrical rock operas of the 70’s. Some of my favorite artists include Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Frank Iero, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, The Strokes, Pierce The Veil, and Black Flag. I am also currently working on storylines for comic books called “Preventing Judgement Day” and “Corporate Bombsite”. Can’t wait to write for you!
Lead Videographer & Music Matters Producer
I am a filmmaker from the bay area. Some musicians that I admire are Novo Amor, Hailaker, and Tyler Burkhart who inspire my stories.
Hey! My name is Vincenzo Pellegrino. I’m a Jazz musician from the Sierra Nevada area and family to the founder, Dante Pellegrino. As a big admirer and follower of his website, I am so thrilled to be apart of a community of fellow music lovers. I have a very diverse music taste, with my main genres being Jazz, Neo Soul, Hip-Hop, and Contemporary R&B. Some of my favorite artists include D’Angelo, Jacob Collier, John Coltrane, Daniel Caesar, Anderson .Paak, Kneebody, and Bill Evans. Excited to be writing for you all!