Friday, September 4, 2009

M-Dot 50 day tour schedule inside! (round USA) (shows with D-12) New Newspaper write up. Must Read

Hope this message finds all of you doing well. Thank you all for the continued support.

Just wanted to give you the tour dates for all upcoming shows. I'm sure there is a show date that comes through you city or state (or with in close distance). M-Dot's 50 day tour begins on the West coast (Sept. 9 - Sept.23), then M-Dot will be performing with D-12 in Milwaukee (Sept. 24 - Sept. 27). We will back in Mass for only one week over the next two months (October 1rst), in which we will celebrate Rev's Birthday and DJ Six-S going away party live @ Kitty Osheas (Fanueil Hall, Boston). Then On October 7th Krumb Snatcha, Tableek & M-Dot will be on the road from October 7 - October 31. Finally on November 14th M-Dot will perform a coming home party/show with the Woodland Creatures @ The Sand Bar (Lynn, Mass), as well as a show in Manchester, NH (The Skaskeen, December 4th). Check all the dates below and see what shows you can make. Hope to hear from you guys. And I looking forward to seeing you. Be on the lookout for an M-Dot & Krumb Snatcha duo cd coming soon. And at some point next year you guys will at last get M-Dot's album "M.usically D.riven O.ver T.ime."

Also Definitely make a point to check out the new article on M-Dot in the Cape Cod Times (full article below the show list). Heres the link

Please forward to any friends

M-Dot Tour Schedule

9/10/2009 12:00 PM Filming “Back Stabbers” Music Video (North Hollywood, CA)

9/11/2009 12:00 PM Filming “Back Stabbers” Music Video (North Hollywood, CA)

9/17/2009 08:00 PM Beachside Bar & Grill (San Diego, CA)

9/19/2009 08:00 PM Bar 24 (Bill’s Casino) (Stateline, NV)

9/24/2009 08:00 PM w/ D12 @ Miramar Theatre (Milwaukee, WI)

9/26/2009 08:00 PM Live On North (Milwaukee, WI)

10/1/2009 08:00 PM Kitty O’Shea’s Fanuelle Hall (Boston, MA)

10/8/2009 08:00 PM Shadow Lounge (Pittsburgh, PA)

10/9/2009 08:00 PM Stonefly (Milwaukee, WI)

10/10/2009 08:00 PM Billy Goats (Green Bay, WI)

10/12/2009 08:00 PM Scion Lab (Kansas City, MO)

10/13/2009 06:00 PM Providence College (Providence, RI)

10/14/2009 08:00 PM Zebra Cocktail Lounge (Bozeman, MT)

10/17/2009 08:00 PM Kava Lounge (Ventura, CA)

10/21/2009 08:00 PM Ale House (San Jose, CA)

10/23/2009 08:00 PM Urban Lounge (Salt Lake City, Utah)

10/25/2009 08:00 PM Equinox (Las Cruces, NM)

10/26/2009 08:00 PM Hidden House (Phoenix, AZ)

10/28/2009 08:00 PM Burt’s Tiki Lounge (Albuquerque, NM)

10/29/2009 08:00 PM The Walnut Room (Denver, CO)

11/14/2009 08:00 PM The Sand Bar (Lynn, MA)

12/4/2009 08:00 PM The SkaSkeen (Manchester, NH)

By Ken Capobianco (Music writer for the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Times, & many other publications for over 23 years)
September 01 M-DOT: A Boston MC With a Vision It’s the first day of September, so I’m going to start out by writing about an act I’ve been meaning to tout all summer. As some of you might know, I wrote about the Boston hip-hop scene for most of my 20 year tenure in Boston and while I still write about hip-hop for other publications in Boston, I’m nowhere near ground zero of the hip-hop scene as I was in the late ’90s and early part of this decade. Of course that’s what happens when you live on the other coast. But I’ve always been trying to ferret out new voices and talents, who just might finally help put Boston on the hip-hop map or somewhere near it. Sadly, the city’s scene has been ignored almost completely over the years. But one of the most vital MCs I’ve heard in a long time is M-DOT (it stands for Money Doesn’t Own Thought) and he’s a rigorous, versatile artist, who’s completely passionate about his music and expressing himself—the essence of what hip-hop should be about. It’s rare that you hear an MC with the kind of honesty, commitment and lyrical finesse that he possesses. M-DOT is Michael Januario, a 25-year-old from Lynn. He’s been rapping for nine years but you’d never know that he’s been honing his skills for less than a decade. His verse is lucid and tough edged but not phony playa nonsense. What really marks his work is his blue collar work ethic and sense that nothing is going to defeat him or stand as an impediment to not only changing his life, but also perhaps, alter the course of hip-hop. The latter may sound like an overly grand aim, but that’s the kind of spirit that makes his work so involving and vivid.
His songs are about pushing himself to the limits. And, of course, like most good MCs, the music speaks on a universal level, so it resonates and has an honest, inspirational undercurrent that’s rarely found in hip-hop these days (The music is drowning in false inspiration and hypocritical, empty notions of faith and devotion). M-DOT’s work is indeed infused with a sense that this can indeed be a better world if we actually take the time to contribute something to it. He’s not about money, toting guns or strippers—the holy trinity of too many of today’s MCs. We all know that stuff is bogus, as are the claims to authenticity, and that’s why so many people are tuning out hip-hop. They simply can’t relate to it. M-DOT’s songs are about real life: work, struggling, relationships. And he flips rhymes with an insistent flow and dexterity. Earlier this year, he put out an outstanding mixtape filled with hot beats and even fiercer rhymes.
He’s got his first full length CD coming soon and it should be interesting to see what he does over a concentrated work with specific producers. I’ve heard a few new tracks that I hope make the record because they are smart, involving and heartfelt. He seems to be wildly prolific, so who knows how much material he’s got stored up for it. The MC is also industrious and he says right now when he’s not writing, cutting tracks or playing shows, he’s serving as his own manager, booker and publicist, which is unheard of in the industry these days. He may be keeping Red Bull in business for all I know.
What I am sure of is that this is a talent to pay attention to and if you like hip-hop—and I’m not talking about the silly stuff that’s passing itself off as hip-hop these days—then check this guy out. His website is at Myspace. No doubt you can find his mixtape and more there.

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