Antiquiet’s relationship with Strange Famous started way back in 2008, with Johnny’s first on-camera interview with Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip. We’ve been keeping tabs on the collective ever since, as majordomo Sage Francis rolls up a roster of talent keeping pace (in quality, if not size) with the likes of Doomtree and Rhymesayers. Sage and his artists are on our list every year when SXSW rolls around, and this year we were thrilled to lock in B. Dolan from Providence for a key slot. As he took the stage between LA indie punkers Death Valley Girls and adolescent metalheads Unlocking The Truth, he yelled, “I don’t know what I’m doing here, I’m a rapper…” but I think he was just being humble. Everything was going according to well-laid plans. Backed by live drums and guitars via Denver’s Rubedo, B’s fierce energy made the artificial line between Hip Hop and Rock completely irrelevant, and along with free pizza, made our showcase this year one for the books.
In March when this was filmed, Dolan was mostly promoting the third installment of his House Of Bees mixtape series, featuring Sage Francis, Dan Le Sac, Warren Peace, Worldwide, and Neil Hamburger, of all people, on the studio version of Natural Born Trouble.
On July 10th, B. Dolan released his third proper studio album, Kill The Wolf. Be sure to check that out via Strange Famous if you haven’t already. It’s been packed with hard substance over a five-year gestation period, and features appearances by Aesop Rock, Buck 65, Alias, Cecil Otter, Kathleen Stubelek of Circle Takes The Square, Ds3k, Buddy Peace, Aupheus, and the late David Lamb of Brown Bird. In the meantime, we’re proud to present this wrecking ball of a live set as Antiquiet Session #24:
House Of Bees Volume 3 and Kill The Wolf are both available now and ready for you to get your ears around them. Get all the House Of Bees mixtapes from B. Dolan’s Bandcamp, and get Kill The Wolf from Strange Famous.