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.
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.
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.