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Matt Arado

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.


Reviews

Sunday, October 26 2014

Pissed Jeans: Shallow (Reissue)

The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.


Sunday, October 12 2014

Purling Hiss: Weirdon

The latest from Philadelphia guitar wizard Mike Polizze gives voice to his catchy, pop-loving side.


Monday, April 14 2014

The Fleshtones: Wheel of Talent

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

Milagres: Violent Light

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

Pontiak: Innocence

The prolific Virginia power trio delivers an album stocked with enough potent guitar riffs to overcome a few less than inspired ballads.


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