News & Updates

Two New Podcasts As We Quickly Approch Number 100
Posted on Monday April 21, 2014 By Tre Brannum

Nearly four years have passed since we started this endeavor. We have interviewed local musicians, national touring acts, even the press to bring to your attention great music coming in and out of Birmingham. On May 3rd, we record our 100th podcast LIVE at The Bottletree in front of all our friends. Hear our two latest interviews, as well as interviews from the past, in our podcast section and let us know your favorite. And be sure to join us on May 3rd. Get your tickets today here, while they are still available.


Marc Broussard

Marc joins us to talk family, The Southern Soul Assembly, new music and crawfish. See him live at Jubilee Joe's Crawfish Boil at Warehouse 31 in Pelham, AL on Sat. April 26th. Featuring the single off his 2011, self titled album, "Lucky". Look for new music from Marc on July 29th, 2014.



Miles talks about the bands 2014 Spring tour that brings them to Birmingham's Parkside Cafe on April 24th with The Chad Fisher Group. Featuring the track "Release", that will appear on their soon to be released album. This is one of two tracks that will be given away to guests at their Parkside show, via download code. $8. 21+

EMEFE/ "Bang Bang" LIVE @ Bottletree from Lee M. Shook Jr. on Vimeo.

Ryan Russell Releases Photography Book/Split 7"
Posted on Wednesday April 09, 2014 By Tre Brannum

Ryan Russell has released a new travel photography book titled “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham” today via No Sleep Records. The limited edition book will also feature an exclusive 7” split record with unreleased and rare music from Manchester Orchestra and Minus The Bear.  The book is available for purchase now from No Sleep Records  and

Russell recently partnered with to stream Manchester Orchestra’s unreleased track “Sure Shot” and Minus The Bear’s rare B-side “Surf-n-Turf” from the exclusive 7” record. Click here to listen now

For the last decade Russell has captured memorable shots of famous rock bands like Paramore, Death Cab For Cutie and Blink-182 and had photos featured in publications like Rolling Stone, Esquire and New York Times all while amassing an impressive cult following of his work.  For his latest project “Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham” Russell turned his lens onto a different subject entirely. In the summer of 2013 he embarked on a life-changing,cross-country journey, moving from his native city of Birmingham, AL to the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA.  Russell documented his trip, capturing the back roads, ghost towns, national parks and historical sites of America with stunning photos of everything he saw.

The Bottletree will be hosting a book release party and happy hour, Saturday, April 12th from 3pm - 5pm. Come out and meet Ryan and pick up his new book!

Marc Broussard/Drivin'NCryin' at Jubilee Joe's Crawfish Boil
Posted on Tuesday April 01, 2014 By Tre Brannum