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'The NFL Beat': To Explode From Within
A personal take on the Jovan Belcher murder/suicide
DAILY Sports  December 1, 2012, by Alex Dunlap
"...I met Casey McPherson in 2004 when we were both very different people than we are in 2012. Casey was blessed with the gift of music, and I was blessed with the love of it. We became friends as my old band toured with his old band Endochine frequently..."

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview
All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time
Music Story  September 23, 2005
"...With titles such as "Where Does the Good Go?" and "You Wouldn't Like Me," their songs are the sweetest side of bitter. – Matt DentlerCasey McPherson Noon, Austin Ventures stage..."

If I Could Only Fly
Covers stylist Tameca Jones steps out into all-originals territory with a huge voice.
Music Story  October 8, 2015, by Kahron Spearman
"...Songwriting partner Casey McPherson of longtime Austin alternative rock outfit Alpha Rev sees this unmitigated transparency as a positive...."

After a Fashion
Stephen returns to his designing roots; plus, the most charming Web sites of late, and the year's fanciest garage sale
Columns  February 3, 2006, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...23 at Antone's, with a VIP Cocktail Hour from 7-8pm with Mike Vernon and 3 Balls of Fire playing. 54 Seconds and Johnny Goudie will also perform, followed by Alpha Rev (, featuring Casey McPherson, former lead singer for Endochine..."

Alpha Rev
Music Review  September 27, 2013, by Michael Toland
"...Unplugged from corporate resources after a sojourn with the majors, Casey McPherson keeps his vision of widescreen Americana intact on Alpha Rev's third album Bloom. Sounding as if they were recorded on a Hollywood soundstage, "Highways" and the Civil War-themed "Lexington" manage the difficult trick of sounding lush and spare at the same time, evoking the wide vistas and dawn-kissed horizons in McPherson's imagination..."

Off the Record
Alpha Rev goes Hollywood, Book of Shadows pen a few new chapters, and Alejandro Escovedo meets a Man From Plains
Music Column  September 12, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...The local alternative act signed a partial 360-deal with the Disney-backed label (and former home to Fastball and the Butthole Surfers) that will split a percentage of the band's touring and merchandise sales. "They've been following my career since Endochine," relays singer Casey McPherson, who graces the Oasis on Saturday, Sept..."

If John Lennon had attended this weekend's ACL Fest blowout he might have screamed, "I've got blisters on my feet!"
Music Column  September 26, 2003, by Christopher Gray
"...Ray Benson acted as emcee for the Man in Black homage, bringing out Tift Merritt, the Drive-by Truckers, North Mississippi Allstars, and the Old 97's for a string of Cash favorites including "I Still Miss Someone," "Big River," and "Ring of Fire." The by-now steady drizzle couldn't douse the Truckers' Dixie fire at the Heineken stage, which burned even brighter later that night at the Mercury -- whoops, the Parish -- as the hard-rocking quintet successfully raised enough money to get back to Georgia. Over at Bright Eyes, as Omaha savant Conor Oberst revealed himself to be the new Gram Parsons (with Beth Orton as Emmylou Harris), Endochine addition Johnny Goudie said playing with Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers guitarist/missile designer/LAPD forensics expert Jeff "Skunk" Baxter was "like having a narc onstage." The local alt-rockers also vowed to "keep fighting the war on VD" to Z102's Chris Mosser; handed a copy of their new disc, Day Two, to filmmaker Cameron Crowe; and didn't look stoned at all during Goudie and frontman Casey McPherson's on-air interview with News 8's Langer..."

Playback: Barracuda on the Block
Music Column  December 10, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...The benefactor, nonprofit Black Fret, uses a patronage model to collect money through membership dues, then doles out grants to Austin musicians receiving the most member votes. The beneficiaries – Ruby Jane, East Cameron Folkcore, Tameca Jones, Mother Falcon, Danny Malone, Gina Chavez, Casey McPherson, the Digital Wild, Migrant Kids, and Shakey Graves – each received $12,000 grants..."

Playback: Crazed for Christmas
Grammy nominations, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, and eight days of Christmas
Music Column  December 18, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Tuesday 23 Last-minute shoppers at the 39th annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in the Palmer Events Center will be serenaded by fiddle ace Warren Hood (noon) and young blues trio Peterson Brothers Band (3:30pm). Alpha Rev, whose new Christmas album options a personalized greeting from singer Casey McPherson in Santa suit or Speedo, headlines (8pm)...."

Alpha Rev
Music Review  April 30, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...At New Morning's best, lead single "New Morning" distills Coldplay and the catchy "Face Down" dials in the Police. Former Endochine frontman Casey McPherson has an impeccable range, and the arrangements are more cohesive than 2007's The Greatest Thing I've Ever Learned, but the lyrical content is generic drivel of the Hoobastank variety, painfully apparent in the piano ballad "Colder Months," overwrought "Get Out," and "Phoenix Burn." In other words, Alpha Rev is going platinum...."

After a Fashion
Bachelorette parties in gay bars: Sure. Why wouldn't we want to celebrate your wedding?
Columns  February 6, 2009, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Now, she needs our help. With Love to Moms features Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Alpha Rev's Casey McPherson, Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours, Penny Jo Pullus, and a surprise appearance by one of Austin's most beloved performers..."

Hot Diggity
Springsteen, moms, and more
DAILY Music  February 2, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...Its purpose is to raise funds to help Elizabeth Parr pay for a much-needed prosthetic device that will allow her to eat properly, post-cancer surgery. Parr’s daughter is Austin PR queen Pam Blanton, and she’s roped a stellar lineup for the 6pm show, including Dale Watson & the Lonestars, Van Wilks, Alpha Rev frontman Casey McPherson, Lucky Tubb & the Modern Day Troubadours, and a very special appearance by an unnamed troubadour...."

Alpha Rev
Bonus Tracks
Music Review  April 11, 2008, by Austin Powell
"...The difference between radio-friendly and radio-ready is immeasurable. Alpha Rev's remastered debut, led by the soaring vocals of former Endochine frontman Casey McPherson, proves the latter, shooting for Radiohead grandeur and landing closer to Muse's Black Holes and Revelations..."

Field trips to Houston and San Antonio, to see people coming to our own field in September
Music Column  May 6, 2005, by Christopher Gray
"...AUSTIN STORIES: Spoon, Grady, Zykos, Soundteam, Pong, Weary Boys, Asylum Street Spankers, Oliver Future, Real Heroes, South Austin Jug Band, Hairy Apes, Bukka Allen, Kacy Crowley, Maneja Beto, Casey McPherson Full list and ticket info available at"

Breece Is Back
Breece D'J Pancake committed suicide in 1979 at the age of 26, and his Stories -- which Little, Brown has reprinted -- shows that he "cut short a literary career which had suggested a greatness that can now only be guessed at."
Books Story  July 26, 2002, by Dominic Luxford
"...But if you've yet to come across his work, it's likely because The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake had been out of print from 1983 until earlier this month, when Little, Brown reissued the collection ($13.95). The new edition is essentially the same as that of the original -- retaining all 12 stories, James Alan McPherson's foreword, and John Casey's afterword -- but with the addition of a second afterword by Andre Dubus III..."

Texas Book Festival 2017: The Full List
Dan Rather, Jeffrey Eugenides, the Bush sisters, and 291 more
DAILY Arts  September 12, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...– Locking Up Our Own Michael Frank – The Mighty Franks Kinky Friedman ¶ Mary Lou Sullivan – Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman Elias Friedman – The Dogist Puppies Kenny Fries – In the Province of the Gods Sarah Gerard – Sunshine State Fany Gerson – Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories Greg Garrett – Living With the Living Dead: The Wisdom of the Zombie Apocalypse Bárbara Renaud González – Las Nalgas de JLo Barbara González Cigarroa – A Mexican Dream: and Other Compositions Stephanie Elizondo Griest – All the Agents and Saints Kate Harding & Samhita Mukhopadhyay – Nasty Women Meredith Hindley – Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle For North Africa in World War II Roger D. Hodge – Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands Skip Hollandsworth – The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer Chuck Holley – A Perfectly Good Guitar Michael Hurd – Thursday Night Lights Samantha Irby – We Are Never Meeting in Real Life Walter Isaacson – Leonardo da Vinci Scaachi Koul – One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter Lee Daniel Kravitz – Strange Contagion Paula Lavigne & Mark Schlabach – Violated Cynthia Levinson & Sanford Levinson – Fault Lines in the Constitution Randolph Lewis – Under Surveillance: Being Watched in Modern America Lauren Markham – The Far Away Brothers Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich – The Fact of a Body Larry McGuire & Tom Moorman – Elizabeth Street Café Maryn McKenna – Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats Edward McPherson – The History of the Future Adrian Miller – The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas Donna Marie Miller – The Broken Spoke: Austin's Legendary Honky-Tonk Ella Morton – Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Liza Mundy – Code Girls Eileen Myles – Afterglow Alexis Okeowo – A Moonless, Starless Sky Carolyn Osborn – Durations: A Memoir and Personal Essays Elena Passarello – Animals Strike Curious Poses Raj Patel – A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things Sarah Penrod – Urban Cowgirl Benjamin Percy – The Dark Net Anne Helen Petersen – Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman Kristen Radtme – Imagine Wanting Only This Dan Rather – What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism Patricia Roberts-Miller – Demagoguery and Democracy José Antonio Rodríguez – House Built on Ashes: A Memoir Joel Salcido – Spirit of Tequila Mike Scalise – The Brand New Catastrophe William Schwalbe – Books for Living Jared Yates Sexton – The People Are Going to Rise Like Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage Kathleen Shafer – Marfa: The Transformation of a West Texas Town Jim Shepard – The Tunnel at the End of the Light Gail Simmons – Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating Leslie Stein – Present Deanne Stillman – Blood Brothers Amy L..."

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