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It's my last show of the year, so we're going out on a funky bang! This show is full of music that is infused with other genres (mostly reggae, dub, jazz, and hip-hop) that create these catchy, fun, and funky tracks to bid 2020 adieu to. 

No theme this evening - just a selection of song to chill out, calm down and relax to. Indie world, folk and even a little bit of soul on display tonight.

Earlier this week, dj mr. nick took a crack at NPR's recently released top 100 track list for 2020. Having looked at the list myself, I thought it would be fun to pick my favorite and add a few of my own.

As we get into December, we're all getting ready to bid a fine farewell to a decidedly lame year. But, even in the worsts of times we still have music to lean on - so in the spirit of the hugely popular Spotify Wrapped playlists we've been seeing all over social media, tonight I'll be playing some heavy hitters that I've played over the last year of Bridging the Gap.

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Settling into December with songs that have the word "warm" in the title, or just bring a sense of warm groove.

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Sometimes you want music that raises your heartbeat, gets you amped for the night ahead, and generally brings some adrenaline to the table. Conversely, sometimes you just want to relax and let the music wash over you. Tonight with be the latter kind of show. Indie offerings ranging from soul, rock, jazz and everything in-between.

Sometimes that producer is just as important as the talent. Tonight, we'll be doing a deep dive on Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse - one of the most prolific alternative producers over the past 15 years. He's had a hand in releases big and small, and has also seen plenty of success as a musician in his own right. 

Tonight's show has no name because I don't know what to name it. It's a little bit of this, a little bit of that, a lot of self-reflection and a sprinkling of hope.

We're all taking in a lot of election-related noise this week, so I figured as a respite it would be nice to relax with an evening of instrumentals. No talking, no arguing - just great music.

For this very pledge centric show, we'll be running with a lot of really great indie - most of it relatively new. In particular, we'll be putting a lot of emerging female artists from Australia. Starts mellow and ends with a kick - stick with it. If you have the means to support the station during our drive - call (888) 536-4700 or make a donation on our website.

Tonight's outing feature's a very laidback offering of relatively new indie with a few eclectic throwbacks tossed in for good measure. We'll close out with a particularly strong track by Fiona Apple from her most recent album - with plenty of great music before that.

We've got a harvest moon on our hands, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to play some easygoing, laid back tracks perfect for taking in an evening of lunar phenomena. Underground soul, indie and some world music is on display tonight.

I wanted to start off today's show playing some new indie - but as you might expect, new music has been slow to trickle out in the past few months. So to fill out the back half we'll touch on some older eclectic tracks to round out the night. 

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On the surface, tonight's playlist seems like a random hodge-podge of music that wouldn't go together well, but they all have one common factor that allows them to get along: a harp! Much like my "ʻUkulele In Strange Places" show, tonight's playlist is a culmination of collecting songs that feature or are accompanied by a harp.

Reaching into the archive for a little respite tonight. For tonight's show, we'll have a roundup of cool, laid back tracks to ease you into your Thursday evening.

If you're a regular listener of the Thursday show, you know I have a tendency to follow no theme but the eclectic. Well, tonight is no different. Tons of different genres on display tonight as we weave our way through two hours of music that puts weirdness front and center.

This week marks 8 freaky years of Bridging the Gap here on Hawaii Public Radio. so as the freshest host on the program I'll be playing some of my favorite tracks since joining the team. Yes, it's a best of show!

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 - cataloging 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 stuff 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.

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