Richard Giraldi is a Chicago-based writer, musician and graduate student at Loyola University Chicago’s Digital Media and Storytelling Program. He’s the founder/editor of Chicago indie rock website LoudLoopPress.com, which was voted Best Local Music Blog in the Chicago Reader from 2010 to 2013. Additionally, he has written about and reviewed music for the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago and ALARM Magazine.
Thursday, November 6 2014
Oozing Wound are bigger and badder on their sophomore effort, Earth Suck, which definitely has a spot among the best metal of 2014.
Tuesday, October 21 2014
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.
Thursday, October 2 2014
On Love Chills, Yawn ditches the samples and synth play for a more instrument-driven and mature approach, which results in their best record yet.
Monday, September 15 2014
The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd's new project is a solid attempt at arty prog-rock, but in the end, they just can't shake sounding like the Flaming Lips.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
The Mark Lanegan Band's first official release since 2012 is, unfortunately, a lackluster and unfocused affair.