One more great track from our 10th Anniversary Comp: Ryan Lynch (of Dominant Legs) — “Sashay”

As the frontman and creative force behind Dominant Legs, Ryan Lynch has made a name for himself by perfecting the art of the up-tempo pop song. Tracks like “Hoop of Love” and “Young at Love and Life,” followed a tried-and-true formula—springy, sharp guitar play blanketed by warm synths and Lynch’s inviting, cooing vocals. For his contribution to The Bay Bridged 10th Anniversary Compilation, Lynch takes a different approach, but the results are just as rewarding. “Sashay,” starts off with a deliberate, countrified drumbeat, the delicate plinking of keys and the soft strumming of a nylon-string guitar. The pace is subtle [...]

By |December 18, 2015|Tags: , |

Dominant Legs return with strong performance at the Knockout

For the last several years, residents of San Francisco have been force-fed a narrative that the city is changing for the worst and that downward spiral is irreversible, particularly from a cultural standpoint. The story being that a combination of rising rents, ceaseless influx of tech-bros and rapidly changing neighborhoods have priced out all the weirdos and creative types, leaving the city bereft of daring and talented artists. Yet while San Francisco certainly has its issues — ongoing gentrification chief among them — there is clearly still a deep pool of exciting and innovating artists who call this place home. [...]

By |August 6, 2015|Tags: |

Real Estate stage intimate second Noise Pop show at the Indy

Photos by Tanner Pikop For the second performance of their two-night stint at The Independent, Real Estate maintained the vibrations at a cool medium between casual and intimate. The venue was packed to capacity, and while they kept the audience interaction to friendly, nonchalant banter, they reportedly had a lot of family in the house. They greeted their mothers multiple times and highlighted the fact that it was the birthday of their good friend Grant, who also happened to hold some responsibility for the display behind the band--a three-by-five collection of white square that amplified the incandescent color being projected [...]

Phono del Sol Preview: Dominant Legs

Editor's note: According to Dominant Legs' Twitter, this Saturday's set will be the last one featuring Dominant Legs' current lineup: Don't miss it! If you haven't heard this Main Attrakionz remix of the Dominant Legs tune "Make Time For The Boy" yet, then drop what you're doing and listen to it right now: Dominant Legs - Make Time For The Boy (Main Attrakionz Remix) San Francisco's Dominant Legs is playing Phono del Sol this Saturday, and, while it may seem weird to pitch you on coming to see them based on a remix someone else made of their music, [...]

Announcing the 2012 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Fresh & Onlys, UMO, Dominant Legs, Gardens & Villa and more!

Fans of indie music and food trucks take note: the 2012 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival is coming! This second annual celebration of great Bay Area music and food returns to Potrero del Sol Park in San Francisco's Mission District for an all-day, all ages extravaganza on July 21, 2012. Produced by The Bay Bridged, Phono del Sol 2012 features seven top-notch indie rock bands, mixing local favorites with several of the West Coast's best performers for a day of exciting and eclectic sounds. Co-headlined by The Fresh & Onlys and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the fest will also [...]

Main Attrakionz remixes Dominant Legs' "Make Time For The Boy"

Stereogum recently premiered Oakland hip-hip duo Main Attrakionz' remix of cross-Bay indie outfit Dominant Legs' "Make Time for the Boy." Squadda Bambino and MondreM.A.N. inject a healthy dose of cloud rap beats and laid-back lyricism into the track, along with a sped-up vocal sample from the original's opening line. Check it out below: Dominant Legs - "Make Time For The Boy" (Main Attrakionz Remix) Dominant Legs also just announced two shows at the end of the month. On 5/30/12, they're joining Wavves, Smith Westerns, Go Back To The Zoo, Tennis, Mr Wix and SpaceGirls at The Paradiso in Amsterdam for [...]

Dominant Legs' gear stolen in Portland

Portlanders, if you see someone wearing my beloved Giants '87 sweatshirt, stop them!! That person also has all our guitars and computers. :(— Ryan Lynch (@DominantLynchie) February 9, 2012 Dominant Legs hit a rough patch in Portland when they had a bunch of gear stolen from their van. Via All Shook Down, the list of stolen gear: - Brand-new Fender Stratocaster (Olympic White) - Mexican Fender Telecaster (Natural Ash woodgrain) - Ovation Magnum 2 bass guitar (crack in headstock) - Three bags with two Macintosh laptops, one iPad, and various clothes (including the lucky Giants sweatshirt. Finally, a cautionary note [...]

By |February 10, 2012|Tags: |

Video: Dominant Legs – "Make Time For The Boy"

Dominant Legs' latest video comes a few weeks before the band tours the West Coast with Eleanor Friedberger. That pairing comes to The Independent on February 4th (8:30pm, $13/15). Tour dates below: 2/2 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah 2/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour 2/4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent 2/7 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios 2/9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

By |January 13, 2012|Tags: |

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263)

Mixtape: Twelve Bay Area Highlights from 2011 (Podcast #263) We might be biased, but, from this vantage point, 2011 reconfirmed that the Bay Area continues to have the most vibrant music community nationwide. The SF scene cranked out a ton of amazing albums this year, and our final podcast of 2011 highlights twelve great releases from Bay Area artists over the past twelve months. This isn't a "Best of" list per se, but these acts did create some of our favorite music in 2011. We'll be doing more year-in-review coverage over the next few weeks, but, for now, enjoy this [...]

Taking Stock of September: A mix featuring eighteen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

If you're anything like me, you know how difficult it can be to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are eighteen (!) new tracks that were posted on in September, with links below to download each of them individually. The Bay Bridged - Best of the Blog September 2011 Mixtape Tracklisting: 1. Thee Oh Sees - "Carrion Crawler" 2. Burnt Ones - "Do the Spell" 3. The [...]

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