Mathew Blades and "American Idol" contestant Jason Castro

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PHOENIX -- Scott Pasmore checks in with MIX 96.9's Mathew Blades, who was hangin' with "American Idol" contestant Jason Castro.

Castro, who just released his debut album last week, is in town for a show. He'll be at Chasers in Scottsdale on Thursday. Show time is 7 p.m.