The Outer 40


Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


As of late 2022, The Outer 40 is a 3-piece band based in San Francisco. We have a lead vocalist, Kathy, who also occasionally plays melodica, harmonica, vibraslap, tambourine and recently picked up mandolin; Matt plays acoustic and electric guitars, ukulele, as well as vocals; and Bruce plays drums and other pecussion. We primarily play covers of our own interpretation of songs that are not necessarily "top 40", but rather "outer 40" hence one meaning and significans of our band name.

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 16 2022
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
49 years


The Cure, Simple Minds, Velvet Underground, U2, Phoebe Bridgers, Roxy Music, Keane, Postal Service, Iron & Wine, Mazzy Star, Shawn Colvin, REM, James, Colin hay / Men at Work, Alvvays, English Beat. Smashing Pumpkins.

Members Of Band

Matt Lugar, guitar, vocals and ukulele. Kathy Menchaca Isbister, lead vocals and occasional melodica, mandolin, harmonica and vibraslap. Bruce Levin, drums and other percussion. Seeking a bass player and possibly a keyboard player.


Many guitars, acoustic and electric, ukuleles, with digital effects and a great tube amp, full drum kit, alternative percussion kit with congas and other great sounds, many mics, melodica, vibraslap, harmonicas, shakers, and most recently a mandolin.