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Fantastic Negrito Picks Three Can’t-Miss Local Shows

A trio of upcoming East Bay concerts that caught the Grammy winner’s ear.


Fantastic Negrito.

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Rachelle Ferrell.

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Toots and the Maytals.

Photo: Karl Simpson

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Photo: Alex Lake

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Fresh off his Grammy win—a contemporary blues album award for The Last Days of Oakland—East Bay crooner Fantastic Negrito, né Xavier Dphrepaulezz, picks the shows we’d be crazy to miss.

Rachelle Ferrell
“I am a huge fan of Rachelle Ferrell. ‘I Can Explain’ is a great song. Sheis the living embodiment of the human voice. Amazing artist.”
Apr. 1–2, Yoshi’s, Oakland

Toots and the Maytals
“My aunt was Rastafarian and exposed me to roots reggae. If you aren’t aware of these legends, do yourself a favor and check them out.”
Apr. 14, UC Theatre, Berkeley

“Radiohead is one of my favorite groups of all time. Thom Yorke is anointed! They continue to put out albums that push boundaries.”
Apr. 17–18, Greek Theatre, Berkeley


Originally published in the April issue of San Francisco 

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