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.

Ian Parish
Head Writer

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. 

Nolan Crua
Part-time Contributor

Hi, my name is Nolan Crua. I am from the Bay Area, and I write on and off for ATB. My favorite music is the type that makes me feel intellectually superior to other people, especially mid 2000s indie rock and noise pop. I give this bio a 7/10.

Abu Alhag
Part-time Contributor

Hey, my name is Abwbkr or Abu for short. I am from the Bay Area and I joined ATB, mainly listening and writing reviews for hip-hop and R&B. My music taste can range from $NOT to Travis Scott, but I’ll listen to anything in between. 

Nicholas Altkin
Part-time Contributor

Hi! My name is Nicholas Altkin and I am from New York. I was recruited to the ATB team after previously writing under my own title, themusicmethod. I have had a passion for music for the last half dozen years of my life, and eventually decided to begin to write my thoughts and opinions down on different pieces. Some favorite bands/artists include Soundgarden, Bob Dylan, The Wallflowers, Kendrick Lamar, Real Estate, and The Wood Brothers. 

Richard Dombrowski
Lead Videographer

Hello, I'm Richard Dombrowski, Videographer for AboveTheBridge. I am a Bay Area actor, writer, filmmaker and founder of RichFlicks Productions. You can find many of my short films on my YouTube channel, Rich Flicks. I have a passion for music and video and I'm excited to bring you content I hope you"ll all enjoy Watching. 

Vincenzo Pellegrino

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!