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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! 

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DANTE PELLEGRINO
Founder/Editor-in-chief
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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
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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. 

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Maxine Barrios
Writer
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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!

Jevon McKinnon
Writer
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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!

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Jesse Reyes
Videographer
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I am a filmmaker from the bay area. Some musicians that I admire are Novo Amor, Hailaker, and Tyler Burkhart who inspire my stories.

Mateo Leonardo
Lead Videographer & Music Matters Producer
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Born and cultured in the Bay Area. Being latino, music is a main course of my life. Its a blessing to witness the ever changing Hip-Hop scene and twice a blessing to be with the AboveTheBridge team.

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Rachel Murariu
Photographer
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Hey I’m Rachel! 

I love all things film, design, and fashion. I express myself best through photography, showcasing how i see authentic life unfolding in front of me. I currently have my own photography business shooting weddings but also shooting concerts in my free time! Some of my favorite music artists include tame impala, mac demarco, the growlers, the strokes, and so many more!

Vincenzo Pellegrino
Writer
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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!

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Nick Harrison
Writer
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Hello, my name is Nick Harrison. I am currently a college student attending Cal Poly SLO and I’m majoring in Environmental Management and Protection. I am a good friend of the founder, Dante Pellegrino, and I have been supporting ATB for a while now as well. I found ATB to be an exciting project and have really respected and appreciated the effort and work Mr. Pellegrino has put into ATB. I am an avid music listener and I have grown up listening to a plethora of music genres. Some of my favorites include Hip Hop, Rap, R&B, Soul, and Classic Rock. Other than music, my interests include soccer, drawing, and running. I’m excited to become a part of this great community, thank you for including me! 

Cade Talmadge
Playlist Curator
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Hey my name is Cade! I grew up and still love listening to old school rock and lots of disco thanks to my parents. Then around my freshmen year of high school I fell full heartedly in love with the spontaneous and most uniquely known random genre we know as Indie. The genre pretty much started my musical journey and really put me way more in touch with my music taste. I also really like to groove to some reggae alternative fusion, there’s nothing like a nice joint, the sun, and some reggae fusion. I can’t forget about the music that gets my boogie on the dance floor though, and that’s what I like to call modern disco. Its basically disco/indie fusion and it could get anyone to boogie down.

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Jayla Joyner
Playlist Curator
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Hi! My name is Jayla Joyner and I'm from Antioch, California. I've been a music fanatic since before I can remember. I grew up listening to R&B and Jazz music and playing the piano, and as I got older I got discovered other genres. I love pretty much every genre in existence and my music taste tends to be pretty random with my favorites being Pop, R&B, Hip-Hop, Alternative, and Indie. Also, I love live music and I find myself attending at least one live show a month. I'm super stoked to be apart of this!

Daylon Hicks
Playlist Curator
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My name is Daylon Hicks and I’m from Antioch, California. I am a good friend of the founder of ATB, Dante Pellegrino. I recently started up my own review page titled “The Rabbit’s Hole” and through that, it showcases my love for the different types of music out in the world.

 

I attend Washington State University located in Pullman WA where I am a member of the track and field team. I am also apart of the school’s newspaper, The Daily Evergreen. Some of my favorite artists are Bon Iver, James Blake, Nirvana, Joey Badass, and Kacy Hill.

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Juliette Musante
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Hey everyone! My name is Juliette Musante and I’m from the Bay Area! I have always been surrounded by music my entire life, and it has been one of my passions for as long as I can remember. I hope to work in the music industry someday and hopefully get to channel some of my passion for music into a career in the future. As far as instruments go, I play a bit of guitar and decided to try to learn how to play over quarantine! I listen to all kinds of music and some of my favorite musicians are Mac Miller, Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, and Harry Styles.

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