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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.

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.

  Two weeks ago I did an all-women's voices themed show. Tonight we're bringing balance back to the universe and highlighting some of my favorite male voices in music. Definitely not a definitive list of male voices, but just a sampler based on some of my favorite smooth crooners.

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.

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.

So Tonight on Bridging the Gap I wanted to do something of a deep dive on the Light in the Attic Record label. They specialize in previously unreleased or "lost" recordings from often forgotten artists. They also feature re-releases from cult musicians or more contemporary artists. Expect plenty of new, strange and eclectic sounds for this one.

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.

Tonight's Bridging the Gap is pretty straightforward: tons of indie new releases. We start the night off mellow and finish up the show with some heavier garage and psych rock tracks.

This week we're commemorating the 50th Aniversary of the Lunar Landing. More specifically, here on Bridging the Gap, we'll be playing nothing but moon-related songs and tracks. Believe it or not, plenty of artists have at least one moon-related song. 

For tonight's Bridging the Gap, Harrison Patino explores some of the most exciting new releases in indie, folk, world, punk and much more. All new music from across the musical spectrum.

Matthew Diomataris

For tonight's Bridging the Gap, DJ Harrison Patino fills in for DJ Mr. Nick - eschewing genre and categoritzation to jump from one end of the musical map to the other. Expect lots of indie, world, folk - and everything in between.

Bridging the Gap~May 14th, 2019: Moving On

May 14, 2019

On tonight's edition of Bridging The Gap, Paige Okamura / DJ Mermaid plays a collection of mostly mellow, somewhat emotional songs about "moving on", whatever that may mean for you.

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.

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