Fantastic Negrito, 10/23/2016, Stubb’s Austin, Photos – Write-up

Fantastic Negrito (Xavier Dphrepaulezz) owns the stage from the moment he steps on until the last note! His emotive “blues with punk attitude” filled the room and no one could take their eyes off him. Xavier, along with his band comprised of Tomas Salcedo (guitar), Nathan Pedley (bass), Joshua Nash (keys), DaQuantae “Q” Johnson (drums), deftly performed songs that cover diverse and relevant subjects –from the working poor, race, love, and much more. All the songs seem to be very personal and relatable. If the subject was foreign, it was easy to empathize with a glimpse of the struggles, pain, and heartache watching Fantastic Negrito and hearing it in his voice. Never miss a Fantastic Negrito concert!