In addition to writing about music on PopMatters, Casey is a Portland-based music writer for popular Northwest publications like the Willamette Week and Eleven, while also contributing online for Spectrum Culture. Four of his five favorite books are biographies about the Clash. Follow him on twitter: @caseyhardmeyer
Gardens & Villa: Music For Dogs | 20 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM
Gardens & Villa ditch the dull synthpop of their previous outing and turn out one of the year's best rock albums, a gritty art-pop statement crackling with energy.
Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts | 28 Jul 2015 // 9:15 PM
Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.
Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid' Is the Last Great Western | 20 Mar 2015 // 5:00 AM
This is not just a great Peckinpah film, but perhaps Hollywood’s last great classic Western, a film of tremendous self-reflection and deep sadness.
Why the "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit Verdict Was a Mistake | 12 Mar 2015 // 9:51 AM
No matter how much one dislikes "Blurred Lines", it's hard to see how the victory of the Gaye estate will be beneficial to artists in the future.