Michael Atchison


Michael Atchison writes about music for The Bridge. He is the host of Revival on The Bridge and the author of three books, including the novel “Mellow Submarine,” which Publishers Weekly calls “a fast-paced delight."

Revival with Michael Atchison is on from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Sunday.

Articles by Michael Atchison

Episode 116 – Live Aid 35th Anniversary

Posted on July 12 2020 by Michael Atchison

The 35th Anniversary of Live Aid is coming up, and we celebrate with tracks from five artists who you might not remember having played that day. We also hear one each from John and Yoko, plus a track from a band that played a concert that changed Michael’... [Read More]

Episode 115 – Looking For America

Posted on July 5 2020 by Michael Atchison

On Independence Day weekend, we celebrate with a handful of uniquely American songs, including the work of a jazz-funk pioneer reimagined by a modern R&B diva. We also take a deep dive into a two-and-a-half minute garage rock classic that’s worthy of a tw... [Read More]

Episode 114 – Pride Month

Posted on June 28 2020 by Michael Atchison

June is Pride Month, and we celebrate with songs by and for members of the LGBTQ+ community. We also hear some supple funk from the '90s, father and daughter R&B stars from the '60s, and solo tracks from members of two all-time great bands, plus o... [Read More]

Episode 113 – Higher Ground

Posted on June 21 2020 by Michael Atchison

This week’s show features a pair of lost classics from Volt Records, a live track from the Grateful Dead, and the title track to one of Van Morrison’s great '70s albums. We also celebrate the 80th birthday of a 1960s pop chanteuse, and spin tracks fro... [Read More]

Episode 112 – The '90s All Over Again

Posted on June 14 2020 by Michael Atchison

Last week’s all '90s show was so much fun that we’re going to devote another hour to the decade, with tracks from Pavement, Portishead, Public Enemy and others. We also hear three Motown classics from 1966, plus early tracks from the Rolling Stones an... [Read More]

Episode 111 – '90s Week on 90.9

Posted on June 7 2020 by Michael Atchison

It’s '90s Week on 90.9 The Bridge, and Revival features some of the best the decade had to offer, from hip hop and trip hop to Brit pop, plus returns to form from legendary singer-songwriters of an earlier age. There’s also plenty of alt rock and alt... [Read More]

Episode 110 – Apples, Peaches, Incense and Peppermints

Posted on May 31 2020 by Michael Atchison

This week’s show kicks off with three tracks from 1970s acts with art-rock leanings, and also features a trio of 1950s rhythm & blues classics from Atlantic Records. Later, we preview '90s Week on 90.9 The Bridge, with three of the decade’s foremost B... [Read More]

Episode 109 – Block Party Weekend

Posted on May 24 2020 by Michael Atchison

It’s a Block Party Weekend on The Bridge, and Revival joins in the fun with sets from some of our favorite artists — including a chronological jaunt through Joni Mitchell’s work, three from Bob Dylan’s mid-1970s period, and one each from three phases of W... [Read More]

Episode 108 – Album Spotlight on 'The Beach Boys Love You'

Posted on May 17 2020 by Michael Atchison

This week’s show features some funk from the 1970s, a pair of tracks from concept albums about life in post-war England, and two artists sure to turn your mind inside out. We also shine a spotlight on a Beach Boys album that some thought was a mess and ot... [Read More]

Episode 107 – Mothers, Mott and Monk

Posted on May 10 2020 by Michael Atchison

This week’s show features a bit of 1950s jazz, some '70s glam and a trio of '90s indie-rock tracks. We also hear a pair of all-female English punk bands and two groups that were once compared to U2. And we celebrate Mother’s Day with some tracks d... [Read More]


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