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.
This week’s show features classic country from Loretta Lynn, vintage R&B from Gladys Knight, and first generation punk from the Buzzcocks. We also spin one from a landmark Radiohead album that’s about to celebrate its 20th anniversary, and we dip a toe in... [Read More]
It’s a Block Party Weekend on The Bridge, and Revival joins in the fun with some of the best four-, five- and even six-album runs in music history from classic artists at their peaks. We hear how David Bowie, Talking Heads, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, E... [Read More]
This week’s show features three second-wave American power-pop artists, two Leons and a Leonard, and the dirty minds of Prince and Marvin Gaye. We also celebrate Van Morrison’s 75th birthday with two of his long songs that you rarely hear on the radio. Al... [Read More]
Records already rebounded from a near-death experience, but can they survive a pandemic? The assignment came in January. Conceived as a Kansas City-centric primer for Record Store Day, it was pitched as little more than a declarative statement: “Vinyl... [Read More]
The Bridge turns 19 years old this week, and we celebrate on Revival with a virtual concert featuring tracks from some of our favorite artists, including Sam Cooke and two of his acolytes, a set from Paul McCartney, and songs from different phases of Bruc... [Read More]
Today — Sunday, Aug. 16 — is 816 Day, and we celebrate on Revival with artists from Kansas City and throughout the region, from St. Louis to central Kansas. And it’s not just Charlie Parker and The Rainmakers. We also prove that if you try hard enough, yo... [Read More]
This week’s show features remembrances of two towering musicians — the great jazz singer Annie Ross and Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green. We also hear some alternative rock from the late 1980s and early '90s, a trio of tracks from Motown’s mid-'6... [Read More]
This week’s show features a pair of British bands that were huge at home but not in the States, three American roots rockers, and an obscure soul track that was sampled by a major hip-hop act. We also heard a band – and a man – called Blondie, and we reme... [Read More]
This week’s show features some alt-country from the 1990s, power pop from the late '70s, and a pair of bands that grew out of Miles Davis’s jazz fusion groups and became big stars. We also hear solo tracks from Robert Plant and Aimee Mann, plus a song... [Read More]
On this week's show, we dive deep into the mind of Bob Dylan with 13 tracks referenced in his new song, “A Murder Most Foul.” We also hear a trio of tunes written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, plus a Modern English song that isn’t “I Melt With You”... [Read More]