July 18, 2012
Editor’s note: According to Dominant Legs’ Twitter, this Saturday’s set will be the last one featuring Dominant Legs’ current lineup:
Sad but true. This Saturday will be the last show together for Andrew, Garett, Hannah, Rene and my self. DL is still a thing. Just changing.
— Ryan Lynch (@DominantLynchie) July 17, 2012
Don’t miss it!
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, seriously — tell me that the simple fact that Main Attrakionz remixed a Dominant Legs song doesn’t instantly make Dominant Legs seem pretty cool. And if you actually listened to the remix, don’t even try to tell me that you’re not interested in coming out and — hopefully — hearing the original.
“Make Time For The Boy” is off of Dominant Legs’ most recent album, Invitation, which came out last September on Lefse Records. Here’s the video for another album cut, “Hoop of Love”:
Here’s yet another track from Invitation, “Where We Trip The Light”, which you can download for free:
Announcing the 2012 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Fresh & Onlys, UMO, Dominant Legs, Gardens & Villa and more!
May 29, 2012
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 include performances by Gardens & Villa, Dominant Legs, La Sera, Sea of Bees, and Mwahaha.
The bands will be joined at the festival by eight terrific local food trucks serving up a variety of tasty and creative fare: Doc’s of the Bay, Kung Fu Tacos, Kasa Indian, TomKat, An the Go, Whisk on Wheels, Voodoo Van, and Frozen Kuhsterd.
Consistent with The Bay Bridged’s mission of creating affordable, community-oriented local music experiences, tickets are available at the low sliding scale price of $7-10 (just a dollar a band!), with a portion of the proceeds benefiting San Francisco Recreation and Parks, as well as two Mission-based nonprofits, Women’s Audio Mission and Girlventures.
Phono del Sol is presented in association with acclaimed SF recording studio Tiny Telephone, located adjacent to Potrero del Sol Park, and is generously sponsored by Deli Radio, San Francisco Recreation & Parks, Bold Italic, Do415, and Yelp.
For the thousands who attended the first Phono del Sol last year, this year’s event promises more: more bands, more food trucks, and more fun, including a carnival, local beer and wine, and much more. For those who didn’t attend last year’s event, this one promises to be one of the highlights of the summer.
May 18, 2012
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 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 Hilfiger Denim Live, and they play San Miguel Primavera Sound in Barcelona the very next day.
February 10, 2012
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
- 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 for touring musicians from Ryan Lynch:
Thanks for the rt’s. Be careful. We only left our van for 1 hour, 1 block away, broad daylight. Enough of this. On to better thoughts.
— Ryan Lynch (@DominantLynchie) February 9, 2012
January 13, 2012
Tour dates below:
December 14, 2011
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 collection of great songs from this year.
Lumerians – Atlanta Brook”
Dominant Legs – “Where We Trip The Light”
We’d been awaiting Dominant Legs’ full length for a while, and Invitation did not disappoint. The SF band created a unique world of buoyant, shimmering pop on the album, with Ryan Lynch and Hannah Hunt’s vocal interplay a particular highlight.
Mikal Cronin – “Get Along”
Before this year, Mikal Cronin had collaborated with Ty Segall on Reverse Shark Attack, and released records with Moonhearts, but his self-titled solo album allowed his unique psych-pop talent to take center-stage.
Exray’s – “Hesitation”
Part Time – “I Wanna Take You Out”
As Part Time, David Speck released a collection of synth-pop gems on Mexican Summer in July. He’ll be following up What Would You Say? with a new 7″ soon.
tUnE-yArDs – “Powa”
Does this one even need any observation? tUnE-yArDs’ profile skyrocketed with the release of the universally-acclaimed w h o k i l l, and we couldn’t be happier.
October 6, 2011
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 TheBayBridged.com in September, with links below to download each of them individually.
September 27, 2011
Every week, we’ll be offering you early picks for some of the week’s best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings.
Dominant Legs release Invitation, celebrate tonight at Cafe Du Nord
Dominant Legs‘ debut album is out today and the band is kicking off a US tour tonight with Nurses at Cafe Du Nord (9pm, $10). Speaking of Nurses, like DL, they’ve also got a compelling new experimental pop album — Dracula, out now on Dead Oceans.
Active Child and Chad Valley at Bottom of the Hill
Active Child‘s show at Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday, September 28th is sold out, but it’s worth seeking out tickets to catch Pat Grossi’s finely-crafted electronic pop. Chad Valley and SF’s Silver Swans support.