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Collection Number: 20415

Collection Title: Casey Burns Collection, 1997-2006

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Size 42 items
Abstract Casey Burns was born in 1975 in Hendersonville, N.C. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1993 to 1998, receiving a degree in journalism. During these years, he began to be involved in the independent rock music scene in Chapel Hill as a poster artist and musician. In 2006, Burns relocated to Portland, Ore., where he continued to create poster art. The collection contains posters designed and printed by poster artist and illustrator Casey Burns. The posters are primarily announcements for rock concerts in the Chapel Hill, N.C., area at venues such as Cat's Cradle, Local 506, and Go! Some of the musical acts featured on the posters are Tift Merritt, Bettie Serveert, Richard Buckner, Southern Culture on the Skids, Mogwai, Gang of Four, Joan Baez, Super Furry Animals, Crooked Fingers, Breeders, Lucinda Williams, Built to Spill, and Dashboard Confessional.
Creator Burns, Casey, 1975-
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Casey Burns Collection #20415, Southern Folklife Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Casey Burns of Portland, Ore., in October 2006 (Acc. 100523). Website harvested using Archive-It, beginning in October 2013 (Acc. 101944).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Casey Burns was born in 1975 in Hendersonville, N.C. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1993 to 1998, receiving a degree in journalism. During these years, he began to be involved in the independent rock music scene in Chapel Hill, desiging and printing posters for rock concerts at local music venues including Cat's Cradle, Local 506 and Go! In addition to posters, he created art for several books, comic books, and t-shirts for musicians such as Led Zeppelin, Tift Merritt, and the Sex Pistols. From 2002 to 2006, Burns played bass guitar and toured extensively with local rock band the Nein. In 2006, Burns relocated to Portland, Ore., where he continued to create poster art for music venues as well as illustrations for commercial enterprises such as Dr. Martens and Toyota.

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The collection contains posters designed and printed by poster artist and illustrator Casey Burns. The posters are primarily announcements for rock concerts in the Chapel Hill, N.C. area at venues such as Cat's Cradle, Local 506, and Go! Some of the musical acts featured on the posters are Tift Merritt, Bettie Serveert, Richard Buckner, Southern Culture on the Skids, Mogwai, Gang of Four, Joan Baez, Super Furry Animals, Crooked Fingers, Breeders, Lucinda Williams, Built to Spill, and Dashboard Confessional.

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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Posters, 1997-2006.

42 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

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Five Eight, Emmet Swimming at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 1 May 1997. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/1

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The Sea and Cake, Trans Am, Tractor Hips at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 4 May 1997. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/2

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Timinaction, Trackrabbits, Soundtrack at Go!, Carrboro, N.C., 2 January 1999. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/3

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Starpoint Electric, Jennyanykind, the Causey Way at Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C., 17 September 1999. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/4

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Bettie Serveert at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 19 September 1999. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/5

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The Mayflies U.S.A., Fin Fang Foom, the Comas, Panzer, Milemarker at Go!, Carrboro, N.C., 11 December 1999. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/6

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Jorma Kaukonen, Jon Shain at the Artscenter, Carrboro, N.C., 19 February 2000. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/7

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Fu Manchu, Supagroup, Step Kings at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 22 March 2000. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/8

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The Tom Collins at Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C., 20 May 2000. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/9

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Milemarker, Oxes, Malabaster at Go!, Carrboro, N.C., 21 August 2000. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/10

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Richard Buckner, Shannon Lyon at Go! Room 4, Carrboro, N.C., 17 September 2000. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/11

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Burning Spear, Rolly Gray, Sunfire at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 31 October 2000. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/12

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Leonard Skinnard, Never Mind the Bollocks, Garmonbozia at Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C., 31 October 2000. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/13

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Blake Babies, Starlight Mints at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 13 March 2001. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/14

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Crooked Fingers, Azure Ray at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 20 April 2001. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/15

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Unwound, Mecca Normal, Thrones at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 16 September 2001. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/16

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Richard Buckner, Anders Parker, the Crooked Jades at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 28 September 2001. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/17

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"A Holiday Celebration": Hobex, Johnny Irion & Sara Lee Guthrie, Thad Cockerell, Caitlin Cary, and friends at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 21 December 2001. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/18

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Fin Fang Foom, Texture, Structure, and the Condition of Moods album release announcement, Lovitt Records, Arlington, Va., 2001. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/19

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Don Dixon, Shalini at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 1 February, 2002. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/20

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The Breeders, the Comas at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 6 February 2002. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/21

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Dashboard Confessional, the Anniversary, Seafood, Ben Kweller at the Ritz, Raleigh, N.C., 13 April 2002. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/22

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Super Furry Animals, Dead Meadow at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 27 September 2002. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/23

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"A Benefit for WXYC": The Cherry Valence, Spatula, Portastatic, the Comas, Lud at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 5 October 2002. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/24

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North Elementary, Gerty, Pleasant at Go! Room 4, Carrboro, N.C., 6 June 2003. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/25

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The Fall, Jett Rink, Piedmont Charisma at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 11 July 2003. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/26

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Dashboard Confessional, MXPX, Brand New, Vendetta Red at Disco Rodeo, Raleigh, N.C., 9 September 2003. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/27

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Lucinda Williams, the Jayhawks at Disco Rodeo, Raleigh, N.C., 25 September 2003. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/28

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Built To Spill, Solace Bros., the Delusions at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 6 October 2003. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/29

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Joan Baez, Eastmountainsouth at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 7 October 2003. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/30

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The Nein, Cold Sides, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea at Bernie's Distillery, Columbus, Ohio, 11 July 2003. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/31

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Tift Merritt, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 3 April 2004. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/32

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Two Dollar Pistols, Barn Burning, David Childers and the Modern Don Juans at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 21 May 2004. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/33

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The Vandermark 5, Atomic at Go!, Carrboro, N.C., 25 June 2004. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/34

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The Chris Stamey Experience, Hotel Lights at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 26 June 2004. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/35

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Tift Merritt Tambourine CD release party: Tift Merritt, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Gary Louris at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 27-28 August 2004. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/36

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The Melvins, Trevor Dunn's Trio Convulsant at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 20 September 2004. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/37

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Bettie Serveert, Schooner at Local 506, Chapel Hill, N.C., 9 March 2005. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/38

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Gang of Four, Morningwood, Men Women & Children at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 6 October 2005. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/39

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Southern Culture on the Skids, the Moaners at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 10 December 2005. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/40

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Mogwai, Growing at Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, N.C., 8 March 2006. #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/41

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"Vans Warped Tour" #20415, Series: "1. Posters, 1997-2006." OP-20415/42

18 Visions, AFI, Aiden, the Academy Is, Adair, Adelyn, Against Me!, Amber Pacific, Anti Flag, Armor For Sleep, ASG, Billy Talent, the Black Out Pact, the Bled, Bouncing Souls, Bullet For My Valentine, Buzzcocks, Cartel, the Casualties, Class of Zero, Code 4-15, Danny Diablo, Die Hunns, Dork, Down To Earth Approach, Dropping Daylight, Dynamite 8, the Early November, Eight Fingers Down, Emanuel, Emery, Evaline, Every Time I Die, the Fall of Troy, Flashlight Brown, From Autumn to Ashes, From First to Last, the Fully Down, Gatsbys American Dream, the Germs, Greeley Estates, Gym Class Heroes, Hellogoodbye, Helmet, Illscarlett, I Am Ghost, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Less Than Jake, Left Alone, the Living End, Lorene Drive, Mastema, Moneen, Motion City Soundtrack, Mute Math, My American Heart, NOFX, Outernational, Over It, Paramore, the Pink Spiders, Pistolita, Plain White T's, Protest the Hero, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Reggie & the Full Effect, Rise Against, Riverboat Gamblers, Saosin, Saves the Day, Senses Fail, Shiragirl, Side 67, Silverstein, Skint, the Smashup, the Sounds, State Radio, Stretch Arm Strong, the Spill Canvas, Spitalfield, Split Fifty, the Sunstreak, Thursday, Underoath, Valient Thorr, Vaux, Voltera, We Are the Fury, Wheels on the Bus, Zeb, 2006.

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1 item.

"Casey Burns · Illustration and Design," website and news feed of artist Casey Burns. Includes examples of artwork, biographical information about Burns, news and press coverage of Burns, and artwork available for purchase.

Digital Item DI-20415/1

Website (caseyburns.com) #20415, Series: "Addition of February 2014: Casey Burns Website." DI-20415/1

Harvested using Archive-It, beginning in October 2013.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Robin Chen, November 2006

Encoded by: Robin Chen, November 2006

Finding aid updated by Amanda Loeb in February 2014 because of addition.

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