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Casey Rea

Casey Rea

Casey Rea was the Seven Days music editor from 2004 until 2007. He won the 2005 John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.
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    • Compact Crisis
    • Compact Crisis

      Vermont's small music stores prepare for post-CD sales
      For music lovers of a certain age, the infatuation goes well beyond the sounds themselves. Fans of all stripes have long fetishized the media…
    • Farm, Gray Birds

      (Self-released, CD) St. Albans will probably never be known as a fount of quality indie-rock, but local boys Farm are making music as though that…
    • Final post.

      Well, this is it  — my final SolidState post. After some discussion, we here at 7D have decided that the blog will stay much the…
    • Later, Everybody

      Soundbites: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Dan Zanes, Fishbone, The Coup
      Looks like this is gonna be my final column before our brand-new, factory-fresh Music Editor Dan Bolles takes over. No kidding - he actually smells…
    • Romans, All Those Wrists

      (Self-released, CD) Burlington's Romans can't be strictly categorized as a hardcore band. That's not the most surefooted way to start a review, but these dudes…
    • Critics on criticism.

      A little while back, Spitting Out Teeth linked to an article on Pitchfork about the "new drug music," which, unsurprisingly, is all about the pharmaceuticals.…
    • Lord of the Strings

      Soundbites: David Bromberg, The Last Town Chorus, David Grisman, Burlington Sounds Project
      What if the late Frank Zappa had a thing for trad blues and Americana, stopped being so cryptically cynical and underwent a major attitude adjustment?…
    • Dealing With Dylan

      Soundbites: Bob Dylan, Jeru the Damaja, Brandi Carlile, Cary Brothers
      It's been a while since songwriting genius/professional crank Bob Dylan has been seen in Vermont. Of course, that's not counting the annual Bob Dylan Wanna…
    • Finest hours.

      This is could be the funniest link I will ever post: My friend James is selling his cell phone on eBay. Be sure to scroll…
    • Chuch, Juarez

      (Self-released, CD) Burlington can claim its fair share of Americana acts, most of 'em on the mellower, acoustic side of the fence. That's not the…
    • New things.

      Took a brief break from posting to deal with some life stuff, all of it potentially good. Firstly, we're getting very close to choosing a…
    • Oak, EP 1 & EP 2

      (Self-released, CD) Burlington trio Oak are one of the most interesting and musically talented groups I've ever heard locally, and I don't think they've been…
    • Fascinating.

      I just read a really sad, funny and well-written piece in the New York Observer, a true "salmon-colored broadsheet." It's about how, with all the…
    • Wonder of wonders.
    • Wonder of wonders.

      The new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero, is actually *good.* I'd all but given up on Trent Reznor, especially since I'm no longer the…
    • Friday declaration.

      I call classic rock day! Go to Spitting Out Teeth and rank your favorite Stones LPs. Listen to "Heart of the Sunrise" by Yes and…
    • R.I.P. KV.

      Cathy Resmer already posted about Kurt Vonnegut's passing, but I can't help but also make note. Let's talk about what KV did to/for our developing…
    • Avi & Celia, Off The Floor

      (Self-released, CD) Like many local acts, Burlington's folk-blues-rock-soul duo Avi & Celia came together while attending UVM. Since then, the two have played both small…

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