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Event Archive - B. Dolan, Transit, Stage, Apollo Words

Thu. May 5th 2016 Copper Owl (No Minors)
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B. Dolan (of Strange Famous Records)
Apollo Words

B. Dolan is an explosive, confrontational hip-hop lyricist and performer from Providence, RI who first came on the scene in 2008. Starting with a lo-fi, apocalyptic concept record titled The Failure, Dolan floored listeners with tracks that were at turns personal, poetic, sweeping and strange. Years ahead of its time stylistically, it was released by Sage Francis Strange Famous imprint, where fans began slowly gravitating to the album and to Dolans intense live performances. One of those fans, producer Alias, would become the sole collaborator on Dolans 2010 follow up Fallen House, Sunken City, an underground rap opus that was praised by critics and fans alike, cementing Dolans place in the landscape.

Turning to hip-hops favorite unofficial format to explore different styles and experiment, Dolan then released a three part mixtape series titled House of Bees vols. 1-3 Political mixtape tracks like Film the Police, Which Side Are You On? and The Devil is Alive would become some of the rappers biggest anthems, while an exhaustive worldwide tour schedule won an army of fans for the unlikely bearded emcee from the Northeast.

in 2015, Dolan upped the ante yet again by self-producing KILL THE WOLF, an entire LP with a cast of over 30 musicians, vocalists and beatmakers. This 5-year opus in the making reinforces Dolans status as a complex lyricist and introduces him as a ambitious, versatile producer whos dedicated as ever to vision and concept over fleeting hip-hop trends. Kill The Wolf features contributions from a diverse group of peers that included Kathleen Stubelek of the hardcore act Circle Takes the Square, Dave Lamb from Brown Bird, Buck 65 and Aesop Rock.

Since his signing to SFR, Dolan has toured exhaustively and internationally to win himself a devoted cult following. So far his continually shapeshifting presentation, outsider perspective, and masterful execution have kept them coming back. KILL THE WOLF TOUR 2016 is B. Dolans first headlining tour of North America. It begins this March and will continue throughout the year.


Transit is an Independent Music Award winner and Western Canadian Music Award nominated rapper, a Calgary poet laureate finalist and a winner of a Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award. He has released 6 albums which have sold thousands of copies, and has collaborated with Rhymesayers recording artist Grieves, Sims of Doomtree, Astronautalis, Madchild of Swollen Members, and 8-time Juno Award winner Jann Arden. Transit has toured as a headliner several times and has also supported tours of Canada, the United States, and Europe with Doomtree, Sage Francis, Swollen Members, Apathy & Celph Titled, Astronautalis, and Zion I, and has shared stages with internationally recognized names like Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Murs, Hilltop Hoods, Dirty Heads, Down With Webster, Shad, and 54-40. Transit has been selected to showcase at prestigious festivals like SXSW, CMW, and Breakout West, and has performed live in front of over 200,000 people with a stint as a featured artist on the Calgary Stampede main stage. He has received national media coverage including features on Global TV, CTV, CBC TV, Shaw TV, CBC Radio One, in Maclean's Magazine, and regular MuchMusic rotation of his music videos, which have also gotten substantial support online with over 1,000,000 views on YouTube. Transit has also been awarded several FACTOR, Alberta Music, and SOCAN Foundation grants to further the development of his career.


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