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Katastro formed in 2007 in Tempe, Arizona by Andy Chaves (Vocalist) Andrew Stravers (Drummer) and Tanner Riccio (Guitarist). Later on Ryan Weddle (bassist) joined the band to complete the current lineup. Katastro gained a quick following by creatively blending elements of rock, funk, blues and hip hop. The release of No Mud No Lotus helped widen their fan base and has been their most successful album release to date. The album has received over 1.5 million plays and their hit single, Runaway has over 1,036,000 plays and 35,000 downloads on SoundCloud.
There is no sign of the band slowing down anytime soon as they recently signed with LAW Records, which is owned and operated by the members of the music group Pepper. Katastro just completed recording their new album, “Strange Nights” which was produced by Kaleo Wassman (Pepper) and Mike Sutherland and will be released September 30th. The first single off the new record is titled, “Waste The Night” and features Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads.
Katastro’s first release was their 2007 EP entitled, “The Wonderful Daze” and was followed by their 2008 release, “The Facts.” In 2009, Bob Hoag (The Ataris, The Format, Gin Blossoms) produced the EP “Poking Holes in A Pattern” and in 2011 released their 4th studio album “Gentle Predator.” Katastro’s most recent release was their 2014 album “No Mud, No Lotus” which features their highly acclaimed song, “Runaway.” Katastro’s new album, “Strange Nights” will be available for pre sale on August 1st and the single, “Waste the Night” will be available upon purchase of the pre sale. Katastro will also be releasing more tour dates in the near future, stay updated by visiting Katastro.com.
Mouse Powell is the world’s most reluctant rapper. Mouse Powell loves dogs, and has been making music accordingly since 2011. His debut album “Where It’s Cloudy” surely pleased some people, but his follow up album “These Are The Good Times” was at least twice as effective. After taking a blood oath with Tempe based producer, The Ref, the duo have been making genre bending and life altering music ever since. As the two gear up to release another project they will continue their award winning formula of whiskey and friendship to bring the world an album that truly reflects their life long commitment to reluctantly being awesome. Mouse Powell is for you. Mouse Powell is you. Mouse Powell.
Forgotten Roots Is a brand new Dub / Reggae Rock band based in Northern Colorado and Denver. Made of 4 members, joining from different bands around the country, include Tim Fierro (Guitar) John Buttitta (Keyboard), Matt Pintauro (Drums) and Karl Robison (Bass Guitar). Weve Recently shared the stage with up and coming bands Pacific Dub, and Project 432, with more to come! Our sound incorporates new and old reggae rock concepts, deep drum and bass drops, plus spacey guitar and piano rhythm. We are currently working to refine our sound through recording A studio EP.