Oakland indie-soul musician Fantastic Negrito, or Xavier Dphrepaulezz by day, has announced a headline show for Whelan’s on September 17th. An artist with a colourful, and often checkered past, Dphrepaulezz was a gang-banger in his youth, before signing with Prince’s management as Xavier. After a slow recovery from a car crash that left him in a three week long coma with a fractured skull, Dphrepaulezz undertook several different musical alter egos – including a stint in punk band Blood Sugar X. In the end, Xavier completely walked away from music for five years, only to reemerge fully regenerated as Fantastic Negrito.
Check out this barnstorming live rendition of ‘Scary Woman’ below. Tickets on sale now from all usual outlets.