The anti-preacher, Fantastic Negrito, will play tomorrow night (Saturday, August 1st) at The High Watt with Adia Victoria, Nashville local and alt-blues darling. The show starts at 8 p.m. and will be raucous rebellion (Fantastic Negrito) with dark and twisted delight (Adia Victoria). Read on to find more about these stirring newcomers, and snag your $10 tickets right here.
Fantastic Negrito talks of his rebirth after a lot of awful s*** happened to him, like the 3-week coma he woke up from. He heard a phrase right as a woke up, which informed “Night Has Turned to Day,” a deep, down-in-the-dirt, turned clean song that embodies “a long hard life channeled through black roots music” (from the artist’s website bio). His Fantastic Negrito Deluxe EP is full of this roots music, and he is possessed by some kind of spirit that holds together sin and sainthood, evil and holiness. Fantastic Negrito likes to talk about the real stuff. He’s a fighter. He’s one of the most exciting new artists out there, and recently garnered a larger spotlight when he won NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert competition this past February. He carries that hardened, intense manner of his Oakland, California home, while breaking free through his timeless music.
Adia Victoria is Nashville’s dark, twisted, alt darling because of her deliciously raw songs. Her second song release, “Sea of Sand,” sounds more classically alternative 90’s with very Cranberries-esque vocals. Her newest single,”Howlin’ Shame,” is representative of the haunted prairies and farms of the South, alluding to wolfs and a chorus of ghosts. Read No Country’s interview with Adia Victoria from her January show at The 5 Spot here, and listen to her newest changeling, “Howlin’ Shame,” below.
Fantastic Negrito will rip the roof off The High Watt with Adia Victoria tomorrow/Saturday night! Tickets are $10, the venue is 18+, the doors open at 7 p.m., and the music starts at 8 p.m. If you know what’s good for you…