Matt Arado is an award-winning journalist and entertainment writer who lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two boys. He is also pursuing an MFA degree in creative writing at Columbia College Chicago. He kicks himself daily for never having seen Husker Du, Nirvana or the Jesus Lizard live on stage. Follow him on Twitter at @mjarado.
Thursday, December 12 2013
A Chicago trio delivers an exhilarating blast of sneering, snarling, punk-fueled heavy metal.
Thursday, October 10 2013
This excellent indie quartet from Missouri broadens its sonic palette and creates its richest album yet.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
Swedish post-punk revivalists deliver a few killer tracks, but then start to repeat themselves on their sophomore album.
Sunday, September 15 2013
Sometimes, you just have to bow your head to the legions of fans and critics who love an album and respectfully say, "I'm sorry, but it's just not for me."
Wednesday, September 4 2013
Feminist punk icon Kathleen Hanna is back with a great new band and sparkling new album.