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Summer Ends Music Festival: Q&A with Katastro

Katastro plays Summer Ends Music Festival, The Spec is giving away tickets

Summer Ends Music Festival will feature live performances by The Replacements, Foster the People, Capital Cities, Descendents, Violent Femmes, Fitz & the Tantrums and more than 20 other popular acts. The inaugural three-day festival will take place September 26-28 at Tempe Beach Park.  Tickets are on sale now: three-day passes for $250 and single-day passes for $65.

Through September, The Spec will be publishing interviews with bands on the lineup and giving away tickets to the event.

Native to Tempe, Katastro formed in 2007 and has since released four albums full of rock and hip hop fusion. The foursome recently relocated to southern California and is currently working on a new album due out this summer. You can catch the band live during day two of Summer Ends Music Festival.

Below, read The Spec‘s interview with Katastro and enter to win a pair of tickets to Summer Ends Music Festival…

Song of yours you would recommend to someone just being introduce to your music?
Alone” or “Gentle Predator.” Both songs are from our last record [Gentle Predator].

Unexpected talent you or someone else in the band has?
Ryan has the ability to NOT have the ability grow any facial hair.

Must-have thing while on tour or in the studio?
Chipotle, toothbrush and underwear…

Music award, honor, achievement or induction that you would be most excited to get?
Definitely landing a song in Taco Bell commercial.

Explain the moment you knew that you wanted to be a musician?
When I saw the Red Hot Chili Peppers live when I was 13.

Recent concert you attended as a fan and your favorite memory from it.
ALT – J. They are an incredible band and we are all huge fans. Their whole performance was inspiring.

Finish the following sentences:

Everyone thinks my music is bad but I think it is good.

Number one rule of being a musician or in a band is evolving and growing as a musician and constantly trying to recreate yourself.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of edibles.

Summer Ends Music Fest will be its going to be a blast. Such a great lineup of bands, we are excited to be a part of it and hometown shows in Tempe are always fun.

Enter below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Summer Ends Music Festival (the day of your choice). Fifteen winners will be chosen (five for each day of the festival) on July 31 and contacted by email soon after. To be eligible, you must complete the tasks in the Rafflecopter below, including leaving a comment with the day of the festival you most want to attend. Giveaways not your thing? Purchase your tickets online here.

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Follow The Spec’s continuing coverage of Summer Ends Music Festival here.


  1. I wanna see day 2 thanks!

  2. Sunday!

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