indie rock

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.

Fact: I am a 90s baby. Additional fact: I'm going to see the Backstreet Boys live here in Honolulu and am beyond stoked. So in honor of fulfilling my lifelong 90s-baby dream, I decided (under dj mrnick's heavily judgemental watch) to do a 90s throwback show featuring some of my favorite hip hop/R&B/indie rock tracks that I grew up with.

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.

An illustration by Stephen Gammell from "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark"

It's a couple days before Halloween, but why not start getting into the mood? Tonight's show is a collection of various dark-themed tracks - find something for your Halloween party or to play in the back while you pass out candy to all the eager trick-or-treaters.

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.

Indie Rock, sometimes know as College Rock is the backbone of AAA radio, which is the foundation of this show. It's also something that I don't always pay that much attention to although is so much good music coming out all the time. So this session of Bridging the Gap will focus on some of my favorites, both old and new.

Joan Cornella

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.

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.

Willem Hampson

Bridging the Gap's Harrison Patino is feeling warm and fuzzy tonight - though not in the way you might think. For tonight's show we'll be exploring fuzz, distortion and reverb as techniques of sound, and the psychedelic effect it has on the songs that utilize it.

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.

Sometimes the best plan is no plan at all. HPR's Harrison Patino proves that with tonight's Bridging the Gap, where he goes down the musical rabbit hole - exploring jazz, world music, indie rock, soul and even a few new releases to boot. Expect the unexpected.

Whether you're running for excercise, or running from your problems, Paige Okamura a.k.a. DJ Mermaid has curated two hours of (mostly indie rock) music to run to. She's got you covered tonight as you start out on a high, songs to give you that much need encouragement in the middle, and finally easing the tempo for a nice cool down.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño offers a diverse set of some Australia and New Zealandʻs latest and greatest sounds in indie and alternative (with a few older surprises) in celebration of ANZAC Day.

Keeping it mellow for this Monday evening session of Bridging the Gap, with mostly indie rock/folk selections throughout the night.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño explores the funky eclectic, groovy side of indie music...with a few curve balls thrown in.

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño takes a deep dive into different styles of indie rock (with a few more recognizable artists peppered in) on tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

 

Our DJ-in-training Harrison Patiño mixes together a set of indie rock and world music for tonight's session of Bridging the Gap.

John Brosio
John Brosio

HPR's newest DJ- Harrison Patiño stretches his legs with two hours of indie rock for this session of Bridging the Gap.

Switching back and forth between indie rock and world music for this session of Bridging the Gap. Working in new music from The Specials, Dexter Story, Beck and more.

Turning the focus of tonights show towards the harp. We'll be weaving in and out of indie rock, classical fusion and jazz all tied together by the harp.