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Take a Sunday drive
on The Detour


NOTE: Many episodes are posted on Mixcloud! Listen anytime on the Birch Street Radio Mixcloud page

Each Sunday, we turn off Birch Street for an hour-long side trip. We call it "The Detour."

On this program, we depart from our usual big mix of new and classic rock, pop, folk and more - and play an even bigger variety of music. Even more indie and unsigned artists! Even deeper cuts from our music library! Even more styles of music!

On The Detour, you may encounter old rock'n'roll, classic jazz, modern experimental sounds, or new alternative music that hasn't found its way into our regular playlist. We'll strive to make it a very different show every week.

Join us for the ride - a Sunday drive along back roads. We take The Detour each Sunday at 5 PM Eastern time, and repeat it at 11 PM. That's 2 PM and 8 PM Pacific time, or 2100 and 0300 UTC.

We welcome your feedback and suggestions for music to add in future shows.

Here's the playlist from Episode 23 of The Detour, Jan. 13, 2019
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Danny Darko feat. Julien Kelland - Hanging Tree
Lorde - Yellow Flicker Beat
Citizen Cope - Justice
Gary Clark Jr. - This Land (explicit version)
Freudz Couch - Freedom
The Georgia Flood - Passport
Catfish & The Bottlemen - Longshot
Taking Back Sunday - All Ready to Go
The Decemberists - Traveling On
Lovelytheband - Maybe, I'm Afraid
Valley - There's Still A Light in the House
Birds and Arrows - Adrift
Magic & Naked - Bring Me The Moon
The Perms - Julie
Jack Blake - Look Into the Future
Brace! Brace! - Whales
White Denim - It Might Get Dark

Here's the playlist from Episode 22 of The Detour, Dec. 23, 2018

Billy Bragg - Accident Waiting to Happen
Habberdash - Hear You Say
Useless Cities - Eyesore
Jared & The Mill - Break in the Ether
Mo Kenney - If You're Not Dead
The Elephant Trees - Hooked
The Alternate Routes - Safe Haven
The Medicine Hat - St. Cecilia
The Defending Champions - You Make Me Feel
The Magic Es - How Do You Sleep?
The Dangerhounds - Nobody Gets Hurt
The Woods - Armchair Expert
Big Thief - Shark Smile
Traffic - Pearly Queen
All Them Witches - Alabaster

Here's the playlist from Episode 21 of The Detour, Dec. 16, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Jane's Party - Drive
Lifted Bells - All I Want (Joni Mitchell cover)
John Lewitt - All Good Things
The Byrds - Ballad Of Easy Rider
The Flying Burrito Brothers - Dim Lights
Amanda Duncan - Second Best
ZZ Ward - Help Me Mama
Ishani - Stormy Emotions
Babyteeth - Cocoon
The Wombats - Bee-Sting (Radio Edit)
Land Of Talk - Spiritual Intimidation
Talk Nice - Promised Land
Fast Friends - Enchantment
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Porterville
Canned Heat - Rollin' And Tumblin'
Alex Lahey - Every Day's The Weekend
Littless - Nothing to Regret
John Coltrane - Time After Time

Here's the playlist from Episode 20 of The Detour, Dec. 9, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Karen O & Danger Mouse - Lux Prima
Alice Merton - Funny Business
The Dandy Warhols - Cool Scene
Michael Jablonka - Papier-mâché
Layden Robinson - Someday
Signs to the City- Dark Soul
TV on the Radio - Will Do
Broken Bells - Shelter
Frances Cone - Wide Awake
Somedays - Knockout
Jane's Party - Wait For You
Moderate Rebels - The Value Of Shares
Birds And Arrows - Overloaded
New World Philharmonic and The Moody Blues - Talking Out Of Turn

Here's the playlist from Episode 19 of The Detour, Dec. 2, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Theme set 1: On The Radio
Crack The Sky - I'm On The Radio, Mom
The Guess Who - Playin' On The Radio
The Aquabats - Radio Down! (feat. Biz Markie)
Theme set 2: Scoundrels
Marie Danielle - Hustler
Cat Dail - Player
Carsie Blanton - Scoundrel
The Chestertons - Big Life
Cocoa Futures - Sink In The Water
Hero Fisher - Bird of Prey
John Lewitt - Best Kept Secret
Jimmy Hennessy - Darling (with Vivid & OneBrotherGrimm)
Land of Talk - Yes You Were
Fast Friends - Eureka
Useless Cities - Couldn't Ask For More
Lola Black - Nothing's Gonna Be Alright
Lizanne Knott, Jesse Terry and Michael Logen - Learning to Fly (from Sunset Avenue Sessions)

Here's the playlist from Episode 18 of The Detour, Nov. 18, 2018:
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Theme set: Heroes and Superpowers
Hemming: Heroes (David Bowie cover)
Alex Fry: Superhero Girl
Cat Dail: Wonder Love
Crash Test Dummies: Superman's Song
3 Doors Down: Kryptonite
The Kinks: (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
Spin Doctors: Jimmy Olsen's Blues
David Running: While The Wind Runs Through the Grass
Michael Crawford: Tears Falling, Short And Sweet
Robert Plant: Carry Fire
Micky Niner: Teenage Disaster
Tom Morello: Every Step That I Take (ft. Portugal, The Man & Whethan)
Divide the Empire: Carnival Ride
Hero Fisher: I Let Love
Gladie: Pages
The Decemberists: Severed

Here's the playlist from Episode 17 of The Detour, Nov. 11, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Theme set: We're So Done
Carol Martini: Don't Read You
The Waitresses: No Guilt
Margaret Glaspy: Before We Were Together
Carsie Blanton: Together Too Long
Chuck Morris: Good Life
Talk Nice: Afterglow
Mirah: Lighthouse
Hurray For The Riff Raff: I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright) (Live)
Horses Heaven: These Are the Days
Winnetka Bowling League: On The 5
Ryan & The Lightning Stones: Don't Throw Me Away
Claire Frances: Sea Of Stars
James Galvo Parker: The Weight
Signs To The City: Never Awake
Karyn Kuhl Band: Sad Eyes
Devo: Through Being Cool

Here's the playlist from Episode 16 of The Detour, Nov. 4, 2018

Beach Slang: Spin The Dial
Band of Rascals - Little Longer Now
Brian P. Matheny - Cycle of Apathy
Culture Wars - Bones
Bay Ledges - I Remember
The Wombats - Bee-Sting
Ambrose - Two Minutes to Paradise
Atlas Genius - 63 Days
Neilson Hubbard - I Wanna Go Driving
Walrus - In Timely Fashion
Freudz Couch - Freedom
Superorganism - Night Time
Autopilot - Living Dead
Guy Paul Thibault - We Just Don't Care
Young The Giant - Superposition
The Good, The Bad & The Queen - Merrie Land
Bob Dylan - Love Minus Zero

Here's the playlist from Episode 15 of The Detour, Oct. 28, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

An hour of long-form classics
Dire Straits - Private Investigations
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Take A Pebble
Fleetwood Mac - I'm So Afraid
Chicago - Liberation
Traffic - John Barleycorn
Neil Young - Words (Between The Lines of Age)
The Beatles - Revolution 9

Here's the playlist from Episode 14 of The Detour, Oct. 13, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Theme Set: Let Freedom Ring
The Whispering Tree - Bells
Joan Osborne - Ring Them Bells
The Byrds - Chimes of Freedom
Gregory Darling - Madly
Keuning - Restless Legs
Tom Auton - Stay
A Perfect Circle - So Long, And Thanks for All the Fish
Muse - Pressure
Parquet Courts - Dust
Hidden Cabins - The One That Got Out
Band of Rascals - Reaction
Moderate Rebels - Faith & Science
DeVotchKa - Straight Shot
Reel Big Fish - You Can't Have All Of Me
The Story So Far - Take Me As You Please
Horses Heaven - Gypsy

Here's the playlist from Episode 13 of The Detour, Oct. 7, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Theme set: Listen To Her
Gracie and Rachel - Her
Shawna Caspi - Not So Silent
Milck - Quiet (Stripped)
Mirah - Information
Patti Smith - People Have The Power
Elephant Trees - Uncomfortable
Cocoa Futures - Big Time
The High Points - Need Your Love
Steve Hewitt - Living On Faith
Ryan & The Lightning Stones - Distance
Gang of Youths - Let Me Down Easy
Ambrose - Two Minutes to Paradise
Neuromantics - Solaris
Lonely Avenue - The River
The Magic Es - Fine Lines

Here's the playlist from Episode 12 of The Detour, Sept. 30, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

An hour of all female indie artists:
Rorie Kelly - I Got This
Matilda Gracia - Player
Caroline Reese & The Drifting Fifth - New Tricks
Karyn Kuhl Band - The Stars Will Bring You Home
Dear Rouge - Little By Little
Melissa Etheridge - Monster
Danielia Cotton - Rare Child
Shemekia Copeland - Americans
Mirah - Counting
Alexandra Savior - Mirage
The Interrupters - Take Back the Power
Rachel Marie - Not Okay
Ani DiFranco - Play God
Land of Talk - What Was I Thinking?
Gracie and Rachel - Sing Song
Cayetana - Easy To Love

Here's the playlist from Episode 11 of The Detour, Sept. 23, 2018
Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Theme set: Whose Power Is It?
Hozier - Nina Cried Power
Arcade Fire - I Give You Power (feat. Mavis Staples)
The Interrupters - Take Back the Power
John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band - Power To The People
Paul McCartney - People Want Peace
Young Rascals - People Got To Be Free
Desperate Journalist - Incandescent
Hero Fisher - If I Die and Nothing Happens
Mona - Some Kind of Rage
Slothrust - Double Down
Signs to the City - Everyone Breathes
Chair Warriors - Chaser
Sam Gifford and the Innocent - What You Want
SYML - Clean Eyes
Reverend Horton Heat - Whole New Life
Casual Friday - Self Destruct
The Venus Fly Trap - Icon

Here's the playlist from Episode 10 of The Detour, Sept. 16, 2018
* Now available on Mixcloud - Listen anytime! *

Steve Hewitt Pushing Me Away
Theme set: Tend To The Garden
The Whispering Tree  Garden
Tom Paxton  Whose Garden Was This
Kirsty MacColl  Maybe It's Imaginary
Joni Mitchell  Big Yellow Taxi
Crosby & Nash To The Last Whale
Crack the Sky From the Greenhouse
Streetlight Manifesto Here's to Life
Habberdash What Do We Know
Coveter Love Me to Pieces
10,000 Maniacs  Because The Night
Cayetana World
Cream Deserted Cities Of The Heart
Fallen Stars BC This House
The Heirs Suburban Wonderland
David Wax Museum Born With A Broken Heart

Here's the playlist from the 9th episode of The Detour, a 2-hour special, Sept. 9, 2018

Cowboy Junkies Late Night Radio
Sylvan Esso Radio
LUC Glow
Fieldcrest Empty
Moderate Rebels I Love Today
Blue October Daylight
Carsie Blanton Anchor
Odell Fox 01 Medicine Man
Days Indoors Never Again
Warren Zevon Backs Turned Looking Down The Path
Stevey Damn Girl Lie
Runrummer Good For Nothing
Mirah Hot Hot
The Crystal Method There's A Difference
Crack the Sky A Sea Epic
Crash Test Dummies 01 God Shuffled His Feet
Caroline Reese & The Drifting Fifth 02 Airshow
Mt. Joy Silver Lining
The Story So Far Let It Go
Talk Nice Red
Shinedown Get Up
David Bromberg Band Eyesight To The Blind
The Who Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker)
The Smithereens 12 Not A Second Time
Slightly Stoopid If You Want It f/ Alborosie
Ishani Dark Angel
Dear Rouge Little By Little
Royal Teeth Never Gonna Quit
Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
The Moody Blues Floating
Wye Oak You of All People
Fallen Stars My Heart

Here's the playlist from the eighth episode of The Detour, on August 12, 2018

Fallen Stars My Heart
Kill The Moose From Here To Now
Castlecomer All Of The Noise
Sienna Wild 2. My Parade
Shemekia Copeland Americans
Simon & Garfunkel A Simple Desultry Philippic
Kenny White Cyberspace
Fergus Daly In Disguise
Martin Swinger Little Plastic Part
Bob Moses Back Down
Vanishing Shores Always
Keith Wallen Summer Sunday
Soulajar Somniloquy
The Beths Great No One
Rubblebucket Annihilation Song
Elle King Shame

Here's the playlist from the seventh episode of The Detour, on August 5, 2018

17:00 Brooks Williams Going to New Orleans
17:04 John Hiatt Memphis In The Meantime
17:08 The Revivalists All My Friends
17:12 Lovelytheband these are my friends
17:15 Hemming Some Of My Friends
17:18 Rorie Kelly Fall To Feel It
17:22 St. Vincent Fast Slow Disco
17:25 Sublime with Rome Wicked Heart
17:28 Arthur Buck Forever Waiting
17:32 The Georgia Flood Fingers Crossed
17:35 Third Eye Blind Ten
17:39 Fox Grin Shangri La
17:41 cosmic strip Heavenly
17:45 Caribou Run Roll On
17:50 Billy Gibbons Rollin' and Tumblin'
17:53 Roger Daltrey How Far
17:56 Pretty Vicious Move

Here's the playlist from the sixth episode of The Detour, on July 29, 2018

311  Self Esteem
The Offspring   Self Esteem
The Medicine Hat   St. Cecilia
The Blue Stones   Black Holes (Solid Ground)
In The Valley Below   Desperate Dance
Iration   Press Play
Jeen   Any Moment
Faded Paper Figures   Figured It Out
Chair Warriors   Firethin
The Thompson Twins   You Take Me Up
The Guess Who   Playin' on the Radio
Reel Big Fish   Talkin' Bout a Revolution
Jackson Browne  09 Lives In The Balance
Buffalo Springfield   Broken Arrow
Alice Coltrane   01 Blue Nile

Here's the playlist from the fifth episode of The Detour, on July 22, 2018:

Energy Dictator Easy As Mantis
Alkaline Trio Blackbird
David Byrne & St. Vincent Lazarus
.imp Lifedreamer
Banditos I Put a Spell On You
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Fire
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages Dig Yourself
The Kooks Four Leaf Clover
Just A Jester Make it Easier
Ruen Brothers All My Shades Of Blue
Streetlight Manifesto That'll Be the Day
The Gaslight Anthem American Slang
The Sea The Sea Ricochet
Fast Romantics Everybody's Trying to Steal Your Heart
Cold War Kids So Tied Up feat Bishop Briggs
Superorganism Everybody Wants To Be Famous
Matt And Kim Glad I Tried (Isom Innis Remix)

Here's the playlist from the fourth episode of The Detour, on July 15, 2018:

(All recent releases except where a date is shown)
Akiva - Ammunition
LaPeer - '90s Kids
Crack The Sky - I Don't Have A Tie (1975)
Traffic - Shanghai Noodle Factory (1969)
The Magic Es - Nothing In Your Way
Valle Hope - England
Three Star Revival - Curtis
Ishani - Insomnia
Moderate Rebels - Beyond Hidden Words
Kill The Moose - Good Girl
Saint Motel - Destroyer
Donna Missal - Keep Lying
The Kut - Hollywood Rock n Roll
Danze Macabre - Connected
Band of Rascals - Holler
The Magpie Salute - Send Me An Omen

Here's the playlist from the third episode of The Detour, on July 8, 2018:

Sylvan Esso - Radio
Everything Everything - Breadwinner
Icicle - Best Not Talk
The Magic Es - Wishing Well
Littless - Take Me Out
Danielia Cotton - Rare Child
Rorie Kelly - Coyote
Ani DiFranco - Play God
Leon Bridges - Beyond
Van Morrison - Into The Mystic
Signs to the City - Dark Soul
Castle Black - Sierra
Jason Wells - Warm Up
The Who - Boris The Spider
Bad Religion - The Kids Are Alt-Right
Science for Lunatics - Restless
Parquet Courts - 19 Dust

Here's the playlist from the second episode of The Detour, on July 1, 2018:

17:03 Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution
17:07 Gov't Mule - Revolution Come, Revolution Go
17:15 Jackson Browne - Which Side?
17:21 Making Movies - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
17:27 Rachael Sage - No One Is To Blame
17:31 Cocoa Futures - Circus
17:34 The Joy Formidable - Dance of the Lotus
17:38 Useless Cities - A Little Too Obtuse
17:43 Science for Lunatics - 02 In the Moment
17:47 The Beautiful Distortion - Gasoline
17:52 gladie - the problem is us
17:57 Artmagic - The Songs Of Other England (Radio Edit)

Here's the playlist from the debut edition of The Detour, on June 24, 2018:

17:00 Smashing Pumpkins - Solara
17:05 Fallen Stars BC - This House
17:07 Karyn Kuhl Band - Lobster Girl
17:12 Cayetana - Phonics failed me
17:15 The Mountainous - Visions
17:21 Cocoa Futures - Circus
17:24 Fred Seul - Wolves
17:28 Kaiser Chiefs - Hole In My Soul
17:32 Albert Hammond Jr - Far Away Truths (It's Just A Moment)
17:36 Coveter - No Dice
17:40 Nine Inch Nails - Less Than
17:44 Banditos - I Put a Spell On You
17:48 The Beautiful Distortion - Gasoline
17:54 Dreamers - Screws
17:57 Lovelytheband - These Are My Friends




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