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Most nights I plan to have just a little more music than I end up getting to play. This means that, usually, I'll have a couple of tracks at the end of the night that I don't get to fit into the show. Tonight, however, will be a showcase of all those little odds and ends that never make it into the broadcast.

Tons of new music on display tonight, and for the most part it'll be laidback, mellow tracks featuring world, indie, alternative and some experimental studd along the way. Kick your feet up for this one.

Once more, we're flying blind tonight. Jumping all over the place (musically speaking) and seeing where the night takes us.

Joan Cornella

It's almost Valentine's Day! So grab you and your partner a drink (or maybe jut pour yourself two), cozy up to the radio and enjoy some indie tracks about love, loss and everything in between.

Who needs a plan? Not us. Tonight on Bridging, we start with one track and continue shooting from hip (musically speaking) and see where we find ourselves by the end of the night. Alternative, eclectic and indie - as always.

Mellow, soulful and lowkey tracks tonight on Bridging the Gap -  featuring soul, indie, and a few world selections tucked away throughout the evening. 

Tonight we're sending some love out to our neighbors in the Pacific, featuring nothing but indie, alternative, and eclectic artists from Australia.

No real theme here  - just playing a bunch of newer tracks that capture a certain feeling of cool. Tons of indie, alternative and eclectic on display tonight.

Last week I played my favorite songs I featured in the past year, so this week I figured it would be fun to focus on the best indie, alt and underground tracks that came on just in 2019. Rejoice in the likes of Ty Segall, Devendra Banhart, Cate Le Bon and more.

Tired of all the "end-of decade" or "best-of" musical recaps bombarding your music apps? Too bad! You're in for two hours of my favorite selections that I've played this year - my first year on Bridging the Gap.  Soul, indie, alternative, world music and a little bit of Americana will all be on display tonight.

To the surprise of no one, we've got another week of crazy news on our hands and possible tumult on the horizon. So why not channel that confusion and uncertainty of the state of the world into music? Tonight, plenty of songs that affirm that it's okay to not know what the heck is going on.

With the Hawaii International Film Festival still in full swing, I thought it would be fun to transpose some of me favorite sounds from the screen onto the radio. Tonight, we'll take a trip through some of the best tracks from some of the best soundtracks in recent memory - showcasing the works of Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Sofia Coppola, and more.

No theme, no plan tonight. Instead, we'll be zig-zagging our way through a handful of different genres anywhere from tropical world to chillout. It's about the journey, not the destination -right?

Tonight, a slew of new (and new-ish) releases ranging from soul and jazz to indie and experimental. New music, hot off the press.

If you fell asleep to this playlist, I don't think I could blame you. No blazing guitar riffs, high-octave vocals or any such musical intensity tonight. Just a whole lot of mellow indie and alternative with a few obscure tracks thrown in for good measure to help you ease into your Thursday evening.

You've heard it before: the "typical" Halloween playlist that gets recycled at every haunted house and costume party. Well, not here on Bridging the Gap. 

Instead, we'll be playing weird, obscure, alternative and eclectic tracks rife with macabre, spooky and general ghastly imagery.

If you've ever seen "Walk Hard," a 2007 film which parody's the musician biopic genre, you might remember a scene where the movie's lead sings a ridiculously arcane tune which obviously imitates some of Bob Dylan's early style. The opening lyrics go "Mailboxes drip like lampposts in the twisted birth canal of the coliseum..."

Ridiculous, right? Well, how fun would it be to play an entire show chock full of tracks with weird, esoteric and downright incomprehensible lyrics? Let's find out.

Latin Heritage month runs from September 15th to October 15th, so in honor of Latin artists I'll be playing a selection of tracks by some of my favorite Latin-American artists. We'll explore contemporary genres in the first hour, followed by some older classics in the second.

It's pledge drive here at HPR, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase some of my favorite selections from NPR's many music outlets. Tracks plucked from the Tiny Desk Series, All Songs Considered, Viking's Choice and other NPR music blogs will be on full display tonight.

Bridging the Gap's All-Vinyl week just keeps on... truckin. For day 4 of our momentous celebration of sound on wax, we kick things off with some old school funk and soul hits, moving to some contemporary and punk sounds later on.

Noe Tanigawa
Noe Tanigawa

When legendary promoter, Tom Moffatt, passed last month, eyes turned to the team at Bamp Project as the most likely successors in the very important task of booking Hawai‘i’s entertainment offerings.  If that’s the case, the guys at Bamp say they have several decades ahead to prove themselves.  Meanwhile, HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports there’s quality and diversity so far in the 2017 line up.