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In a sort of follow up to yesterday's program and in honor of the recently departed (and criminally underrated) soul singer Willie Wright, we'll be taking the time tonight to do a deep dive into the many Eccentric Soul compilations put out by the Numero Group - cataloguing deep cuts put out by lesser known recording houses from the South Side of Chicago to inner city Washington D.C. 

While we won't be going on any real trips anytime soon, we can at least get a little trippy with our music selection by evoking some weird, eclectic and psychedelic sounds. We'll be playing lots of neo-psychedelia and fuzzy garage rock tonight on Bridging the Gap.

Cinco De Mayo was... earlier this week! But a semi-significant Mexican Holiday widely celebrated in the States only rolls around every so often - so why not use it as an opportunity some really fun Spanish language music? We'll be taking a deep dive into several Latin American genre's - old and new - here on tonight's show. Orale!

Things got a little nostalgic for tonight's show. It started as a generally down-tempo evening of modern alternative tracks, before I decided to start throwing in equal parts old-school soul, reggae and jazz. Come take a load off.

With everything that's going on with the world, sometimes music is a great place to take refuge. For tonight's show, we'll have a roundup of cool, laid back tracks to ease you into your Thursday night.

Today's a special day as it commemorates the kind of media you get to listen to this show on - Public Radio! For tonight's show, it'll be a nice round-up of alternative, indie-rock, garage and a smattering of pysch-rock. 

Tonight's show is full of songs of positivity and hope for the better days to come - with a nod to Bill Withers, who recently passed away at the age of 81. All of the songs tie in to the theme through title, lyrics, or melody. I like to think of it as a playlist you can throw on when you need a little positive pick-me-up, or something to get and take a dance break to when you're feeling the stay-at-home blues.

Are looking for a show that starts with funk, ends with African Jazz, and stops off and a lot of weird, interesting genres along the way? If so, then you're in luck. Tonight's show features a bunch of great tracks with no particular rhyme or reason - just great music.

It's been a crazy week and things only seem to get crazier. When the going gets weird, I turn to music. Tonight, tons of psych-rock and dreamy sounding indie and alternative rock to channel this strange state of the world into sound. 

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.

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.

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.

Hauʻoli makahiki hou iā kākou! Mahalo to my best friend, Jon Alan, for bringing us into the new year last week.

New year, new music - some brand new, and some just new to my library. Kicking off 2020 manifesting a year filled with good music.

DJ Mermaid here, subbing in for Harrison tonight! Sorry, tonight's show is not about the Baby Yoda, but he is cute isn't he?

After taking a short break from our HPR + HIFF collaboration shows, we're back at it tonight with episode 4 featuring selections by local filmmaker, Bradley Tangonan. I was lucky enough to meet Brad at a recent media maker's summit, where he asked an insightful question at a rather mismatched panel (in my opinion) on place-based storytelling.

Happy Thanksgiving! Through a track list comprising mainly of jazz and soul (the kind of music I like to listen to when I'm digging in to my Turkey Day spread) and a few wild cards thrown in at the end, we'll be ringing in the holiday with no shortage of songs with titles that evoke thanks, gratitude and, most importantly, food.

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.

It seems like another week of heavy news stories emerging all across the globe, so to remedy that somewhat we'll be playing some world music here on Bridging the Gap tonight. Tons of afrobeat, psychedelic and soul from the four corners of our hectic world.

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We'll be forgoing any convuluted themes or metapohrical musical explorations here on Bridging the Gap tonight. Instead: upbeat, heartbeat-raising music - plain and simple.

Take a cool dip into tonight's music. Inspired by the intense, lingering heat of this summer, tonight's episode of Bridging The Gap features songs about water. Whether it be rain, ocean, river, or tears, each song is written about or mentions water in some form. 

DJ Mermaid still subbing in for dj mr. nick who will be back next week.

School is back in session and August is rolling to a close, leaving the dog days of summer upon us. For me, the final days of summer evoke a feeling of sultry tension and moodiness - so I wanted to play some tracks to reflect those feelings. Tonight's show will feature some great acoustic tracks earlier on, moving to indie rock and soul in the second hour.

In the world of butchery, the "off cuts" are the harder to find or less desirable cuts that prove just as juicy and just as desirable when given the proper appreciation. I'd like to think the same goes for music, so tonight we'll be playing some musical off cuts: lesser known tracks by well known artists and really great tracks by artists that are virtually unknown in the mainstream.

DJ Mermaid puts together an eclectic, multi-genre collection of her favorite cover songs and re-works, some of which may even be better than the original - but you can be the judge of that for yourself.

The theme for tonight's show is "Cool, Calm, and Collected." It's the perfect playlist to have in the background while working or relaxing, as well as a good playlist to have whenever you need a little lift to your mood. The perfect pick-me-up to your Tuesday evening.

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