Richard Giraldi’s music journalism career began in New Orleans, Louisiana. After graduating from Loyola University New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, he went on to become a staff writer and editorial assistant for OffBeat Magazine, a prominent Louisiana blues and jazz publication. Giraldi moved to Chicago in 2008 when he was accepted into DePaul University’s M.A. in Journalism program, and quickly began freelancing for local entertainment publications including ALARM magazine, Chicago Innerview and TimeOut Chicago. In 2009, Giraldi founded LoudLoopPress.com with web designer Josh Reed with a mission to specifically cover Chicago’s local music scene. In addition to LoudLoopPress.com, Giraldi’s concert and album reviews can occasionally be found in the Chicago Sun-Times.
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