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.
Monday, April 14 2014
Nearly four decades into their career, these veteran garage-rockers haven't lost their knack for creating catchy and infectious tunes.
Thursday, March 27 2014
There's a lot of beauty on the second album by this Brooklyn band, but the songs suffer from a museum-like coldness.
Sunday, February 16 2014
The prolific Virginia power trio delivers an album stocked with enough potent guitar riffs to overcome a few less than inspired ballads.
Sunday, February 9 2014
The latest punk effort from Hank3 takes a rustic approach to the genre, but the songs are more bland than bad-ass.
Wednesday, January 8 2014
The reissue of the acclaimed debut by Australian producer Flume offers enough strong new content for both fans old and new.