The Bay Bridged Presents:

Audio Out Send
The Lonelyhearts
Leigh Gregory

Friday, January 11th
The Hemlock Tavern
9:30pm, $7

Our Presents series kicks off in 2008 with a fantastic night of synthed-up rock and acoustic folk-pop at one of our favorite local venues. All three acts share a love for lyrical, melodic songwriting, and the Hemlock’s got the great sound to do them justice.

About the bands:

Audio Out Send (MySpace/web site) headlines in support of their brand new release Sharpen the Hours, on which the band introduces a new sound, mixing uptempo psych-tinged rock with their trademark synthy atmospherics. “The sonic equivalent of a slow motion shot of landscape through a car window. Delicate keyboards, fuzzed out guitars and drowsy vocals create a floating space rock sound that stretches time, and dissipates it into tiny particles…” (SF Bay Guardian) “This is the kind of indie rock the Bay Area needs more of.” (Rasputin Records)

Click here to listen! Click to listen to our feature episode on Audio Out Send!

Synth-folk duo The Lonelyhearts (MySpace/web site) recently released The Four-Wheel Drive EP, a preview for the band’s upcoming full length follow-up to the excellent Dispatch. “

[Dispatch] should be thoroughly enjoyed with the album’s gifted lyrics in one hand and a deep, 90+ proof bottle in the other. The only time this album should be allowed to gather dust is when I die…” (

Click here to listen! Click to listen to our feature episode on The Lonelyhearts!

[audio:] The Lonelyhearts – “New Virginia” (from The Four-Wheel Drive EP)

Formerly leader of the band Mellow Drunk, San Francisco singer-songwriter Leigh Gregory (MySpace/web site) kicks off the show with his thoughtful acoustic folk-pop. “[D]rawing [from] The Wedding Present, adding the literate social commentary of Black Box Recorder’s Luke Haines. Reviews to date cite The Church[,] but Leigh Gregory’s vocals are closer to Robyn Hitchcock….File under: mind-expanding.” (Uncut–review of Mellow Drunk’s Never Sleep At Night)

[audio:] Leigh Gregory – “Rowena is Queen” (from Rainy Season Never Ends)

[audio:] Leigh Gregory – “Rainy Season Never Ends” (from Rainy Season Never Ends)