• Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England by Robert Alleyne
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    Beyond the Bay: Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England

Beyond the Bay: Fantastic Negrito at Dingwalls in London, England

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Oakland singer and songwriter Fantastic Negrito took his signature sound that blends various genres of R&B, blues, and rock across the Atlantic to Dingwalls in London. [...]

  • Fantastic Negrito at Stern Grove Festival, by Robert Alleyne
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    Fantastic Negrito announces new album ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’

Fantastic Negrito announces new album ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’

Grammy-winning blues artist Fantastic Negrito has announced his latest album, Please Don't Be Dead, out June 15. The Oakland-based musician's newest album comes at a time when discussions of [...]

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Fantastic Negrito performs at charity ball this Saturday

(photo: Fouad Lakbir)

Get down for a good cause at the annual Gilded Hearts Charity Masquerade Ball on February 24 headlined by Oakland Grammy Award-winning performer Fantastic Negrito. Hosted by [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, October 13 – 15

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, October 13 – 15

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    Sponsored: Fantastic Negrito pushes back at The UC Theatre this weekend

Sponsored: Fantastic Negrito pushes back at The UC Theatre this weekend

There are few artists more emblematic of the Oakland music scene than Fantastic Negrito.

Rocketed to fame after winning NPR's inaugural Tiny Desk Contest a few years ago, he's finally [...]

By |October 10, 2017|Comments Off on Sponsored: Fantastic Negrito pushes back at The UC Theatre this weekend
  • Fantastic Negrito at Stern Grove Festival, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: Fantastic Negrito and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at Stern Grove

Photos: Fantastic Negrito and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at Stern Grove

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Robert Alleyne)

The 80th annual Stern Grove Festival is in season and some Bay Area bands headlined it last weekend, July 2, 2017. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers [...]

By |July 7, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Fantastic Negrito and Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers at Stern Grove
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    The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: Abbot Kinney to Kev Choice

The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: Abbot Kinney to Kev Choice

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If you missed it last month, the Band-to-Band Relay is part of The Bay Bridged’s ongoing desire to curate and deepen your awareness of your local [...]

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  • Fantastic Negrito at the New Parish, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: Fantastic Negrito celebrates back home at The New Parish

Photos: Fantastic Negrito celebrates back home at The New Parish

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Jon Bauer)

It was a night of fantastic music at the New Parish as the Grammy-nominated and Bay Area's own Fantastic Negrito rocked the house last Friday, [...]

By |January 17, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Fantastic Negrito celebrates back home at The New Parish
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    Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area

Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area


Download: Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #395)

This podcast originally appeared on KQED.org.

San Francisco's Minna Choi has been known to indie musicians and music [...]

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Fantastic Negrito debuts docu-narrative “In The Pines”

One of Oakland's fastest-rising stars in the last few years has been Xavier Dphrepaulezz, more recognizable as the soul-blended and bluesy musician Fantastic Negrito, and who could better be [...]

By |September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Fantastic Negrito debuts docu-narrative “In The Pines”
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    Fantastic Negrito releases debut album ‘The Last Days of Oakland’

Fantastic Negrito releases debut album ‘The Last Days of Oakland’

Xavier Dphrepaulezz was dead, at least creatively — and for a time seemingly in actuality, after a car accident left him in a month-long coma. The collision occurred shortly [...]

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    Fantastic Negrito performs chilling rendition of American standard “In the Pines”

Fantastic Negrito performs chilling rendition of American standard “In the Pines”

Following his controversial arrest last year at Outside Lands, Oakland's Fantastic Negrito has been making slow and steady strides to sublime musical greatness. Ahead of the release of his [...]

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