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This Week on Homegrown With Mo: Barefoot, Justin Reece, Anarbor and Katastro!



A Local Music Segment airing every Monday through Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!

Like one of one the bands we’re featuring this week on ALT AZ 93.3? Vote to hear their song again for the Friday Replay at the bottom of the page.

All the bands featured this week are playing a show together at the Marquee Theater

Saturday, June 24th:

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Barefoot consists of Dylan Fay on vocals, Dylan Heinrich and Eric Folts on guitar, Patrick Smiley on bass and Christia Aroz on Drums. “We’re just 5 music obsessed friends jamming in Tempe, AZ. We rehearse as a band several nights a week & all love different kinds of music. After playing together awhile, we eventually stumbled onto the Alternative Rock sound we have now because of our vocalists singing style and our love for the genre and bands like Incubus, Circa Survive, & Queens of the Stone Age. Also, the scene around us as we’ve been developing shaped our sound a bit, playing with bands like Katastro & Sunset Voodoo. We’re just another band trying to perfect a unique sound of our own. Our new album comes out this Thursday December 1st. We recorded the drums at Salt Mine Studios in Mesa, Arizona with our good friend and producer Matt Keller from the band Lydia. We did instruments and everything else at his home.” You can find Barefoot at The Marquee Theatre, June 24th and don’t forget to check em out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Check out their song “Breathing In” below, then if ya love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday replay at the bottom of the page.



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Singer, songwriter, and producer Justin Reece is best known for his unique vocals and on-stage ability to capture any audience present. Justin has deep roots in the music community resulting from his 10-year career as a singer/songwriter. Behind the scenes Justin has worked alongside various artist as a songwriter, while publicly he is best known for his voice in bands known as wlfpck, Reece, and Brailen. However, Justin’s most recent body of work has gone far beyond his known accolades of vocal abilities and live performances. Debuting in December of 2016, Justin Reece’s introduction as a solo artist is quickly revealing a discovery that is captivating all listener’s attention. In a recent interview Justin was asked what inspires him to write music, after collecting his thoughts he eloquently answered “…creating music is therapeutic for me, it is what I do to express myself in ways I normally wouldn’t feel comfortable. My goal is for my songs is to speak for the unspoken…” He went onto to say “If I could help as much as one person relieve the atmospheric pressure this non-sensible world can bring to them through my music, that would be more rewarding than anything else I could imagine doing with my time…”. You can find Justin Reece’s first two singles “Composure” and “We Don’t Get High Anymore” on iTunes, Apple Music & Spotify. In 2017 Justin has immediate plans to introduce more music, release his debut album and perform his critically acclaimed tracks across the globe. Catch Justin live at The Marquee Theatre, June 24th and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Spotify. Preview his song “Composure” then if ya love it, vote to have me replay it on Friday, at the bottom of the page.


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Phoenix, Arizona based alternative rock band, Anarbor was formed in 2003 while the members were still in junior school. After signing with Hopeless Records in 2008, Anarbor found mainstream successes providing theme’s for Cartoon Network’s “Scooby Doo! The Mystery Begins”, ESPN’s SportsCenter, Good Day L.A. and MLB Network Countdown. Along with relentless touring in the United States, Anarbor have appeared in Japan, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia. While partnering with Hopeless Records, Anarbor released two E.P.’s and two full length studio albums.

 More recently, Anarbor independently released their eponymous third studio album entitled, “Anarbor” in June of 2016. The album was self-funded and produced by long-time collaborator Matt Keller (Lydia, The Maine, The Summer Set, Katastro). Anarbor is comprised of lead vocalist and bassist Slade Echeverria, guitarist Adam Juwig and guitarist Danny Stravers. You see Anarbor live at The Marquee Theatre, June 24th and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube. Preview their song “Can’t Help It”, if you love it, vote to hear it again for the Friday replay!


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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.
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. In September 2016, Katastro released their latest album, “Strange Nights”, produced by Kaleo Wassman (Pepper) and Mike Sutherland. The first single off the record was “Waste The Night” featuring Jared Watson of the Dirty Heads.  You can catch Katastro at The Marquee Theatre, June 24th  and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Soundcloud. Check out their song and music video for

“Oh My” below, then vote to hear it again for the Friday replay, at the bottom.


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