Richard Giraldi is the Editor-In-Chief of Chicago's "hyper-local" music blog Loud Loop Press. The Blog has been in existence for two years and in 2010 won Chicago Reader's Best Chicago Music Blog Award. Loud Loop Press covers all aspects of Chicago music scene - album reviews, new releases, concerts, etc.
Richard joins MusicVox host Jesse Menendez to talk about how the blog got started, what makes it stand out amidst a myriad of other music blogs, gives useful tips to bands on what makes a good submission, and discusses 11 Chicago Bands To Watch in 2011.
Music used in this interview includes clips from several Chicago bands - My Gold Mask, Rabble Rabble, A Lull, White Mystery, Loyal Divide and California Wives