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Posted Jan 16, 2009


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Four Bands Appear at Bottletree January 22 Alabama Public Television (APT) will sponsor a benefit performance by four noted Alabama bands at Birmingham’s BottleTree Café on Thursday, January 22 at 9 p.m. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward funding future episodes of the locally produced music program “We Have Signal” on APT. Bands donating their talents to the benefit will be: • DEXATEENS – “…rooted in the rough-and-tumble rock & roll of the Faces and the Rolling Stones, with a strong undercurrent of outlaw country and some dynamics borrowed from the Southern rock tradition.” - Michael Toland, High Bias • THE BROKEN LETTERS – Pastoral post-punk • SWORN ENEMIES – Honkey-tonk with an upright bass and the occasional washboard. Dancing encouraged. • MT.ST.MTN. – A new instrumental collaboration between Birmingham music veterans. Kind of Don Caballero with miner’s helmets. On a rocketship. Three of the performances will be videotaped for future episodes of “We Have Signal.” Doors open at 8 p.m. with music scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.; an $8 admission will be charged. BottleTree will provide drink and food specials and APT will provide free stickers and t-shirts while supplies last. About WE HAVE SIGNAL: LIVE FROM BIRMINGHAM “We Have Signal” is a live episodic music program filmed by Alabama Public Television exclusively at The BottleTree Café in Birmingham, AL. The series features new, innovative bands from around the state, the country and the world. New episodes of “We Have Signal” air weekly at 10 p.m. on Thursday nights, followed by an encore presentation of the previous week’s episode. Each week’s new episode also airs at 11 p.m. Sunday evening on APT. The program debuted on APT in January of this year and the network is currently in repeats; new episodes are scheduled to begin in April. About The BottleTree Café The BottleTree Café is a live music venue and restaurant with an emphasis on national touring music acts and an eclectic mix of food of special appeal to vegetarians with locally grown, seasonal vegetables. BottleTree is located east of downtown Birmingham, Ala. at 3719 3rd Ave South. About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television, America’s first statewide educational television network, is a seven-day-a-week educational resource for every Alabamian – children and adults alike – through online services, analog and digital television programming, documentary production and outreach activities. It is affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System. CONTACT: For more information on the program, including a complete performer listing, contact producer J. Whitson at 205-451-0127 or jwhitson@aptv.org or Kathie Martin at 205-572-0875.