Matt Arado is an award-winning journalist and entertainment writer who lives in Chicago 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.
Wednesday, May 1 2013
The latest from these legendary slacker-punks is a worthy addition to their 30-year catalog.
Monday, April 22 2013
There are some great songs on the new album by this alt-country-rock band, but too often the record feels hemmed in by its classic influences.
Tuesday, April 16 2013
The veteran Chicago "Celtic-punk" band sticks to formula on its latest album, but the band's exuberance keeps the songs from feeling tired.
Tuesday, April 9 2013
This two-LP compilation of singles and demos from the great New Zealand post-punk band Toy Love is the perfect primer for those who missed the group the first time around.
Thursday, February 28 2013
The new solo record from the dB's co-founder is subtle, introspective and often quite beautiful, though it takes some time to appreciate.