Show Review: Katastro kicks off a summer of ‘Sucker’ with weekend album release shows

It’s the summer of Sucker and Arizona hybrid band Katastro did it up right with back to back shows celebrating the release of their latest album. Atlas attended night two, as the quartet mixed up the setlist for a pleasant blend of new releases and older staples.

Kicking off our time at Marquee Theatre was So-Cal reggae-rock singer DENM. Backed by a killer band, he successfully hyped up the audience as more people trickled into the room. Although he’s fairly new on the scene, his debut album had already permeated the room and fans sang loudly- especially on the incredible vibes of “Life’s 2 Short”.

Katastro was the main event- of course- and the diehards were ready to party. The band has been a solid AZ presence for almost 15 years and it’s so easy to see why. Fans showed up decked out in multiples eras of merch and we even spotted a luminescent tutu/headband combo dancing the night away.

Towards the end of the set, the band brought out Barefoot singer Dylan Fay for a chilled out cover of Outkast’s “Ms. Jackson” that sent the venue into an uproar of loud voices and waving hands. It was an evening of stellar vibes, good friends and a real return to Arizona live music.

Story and photos by Olivia Khiel 

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