The Matches


The Matches Are Back And Better Than Your Favorite Band

Six years have passed since The Matches blessed us with new music, but when the band officially reunited earlier this year fans knew it was only a matter of time until the group returned to the studio. I’m happy to say, the wait is finally over. Earlier today, September 30, The Matches partnered with our […]


LIVE REVIEW: The Matches’ ‘E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals’ 10th Anniversary Tour in Adelaide, Australia (1/10/15)

While shamelessly promoting my own band back in the MySpace era of 2004, I was alerted by similar covert activities being undertaken by Epitaph Records to the existence of a quirky pop-punk act from Oakland, California named The Matches. Immediately capturing my attention with the bratty yet rather witty ode to unrequited love, “Dog-Eared Page,” […]


UTG TV: The Matches Talk Reunion Shows

In 2004, Epitaph Records re-released The Matches‘ debut album E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals. Ten years later and after a break from being a band, the guys got back together to repress some vinyl. They didn’t expect it to turn into a series of sold-out reunion shows in Chicago, New York City, and even […]


The Matches Add NYC Reunion Show

When the members of The Matches announced plans for a one time only reunion performance in San Francisco, fans around the world cried foul and demanded that the group play more shows. After the initial performance sold out, a second was added, and suddenly people realized it was a possibility that the band may add […]


The Matches Announce Third Reunion Show

Another week, another reunion show announcement from The Matches. After fans quickly bought up tickets for the first two shows, breaking the ticketing website in the process, the band announced a third show scheduled for Nov. 6. The show will take place at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale […]


The Matches Announce Second Reunion Show

After tickets for their first reunion show quickly sold out, The Matches have announced a second show slated for Nov. 7 at Slim’s in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. PST Sunday, May 25. They can be purchased by going to Fans that missed out on tickets for the original show should be […]


The Matches Announce 10-year Anniversary Show For ‘E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals’

Fans of The Matches rejoice: The band will be playing a reunion show Nov. 8 at Slim’s in San Francisco in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut release, E. Von Dahl Killed The Locals.  The performance will feature the original line-up of vocalist and guitarist Shawn Harris, lead guitarist Jon Devoto, bassist Justin San […]


UTG LIST: 10-Year Album Anniversaries We Want To See Celebrated In 2014

The majority of our staff was in high school a decade back and as 10-year anniversary tours have seemingly become a staple in the genres we held closest to our hearts at the time (and still), we’ve grown to accept this fact and find it only appropriate that we again look back and pinpoint our […]

MUSIC VIDEO: Maniac – 3 Kings Day

Maniac (ex-The Matches) have released their music video for “3 Kings Day.” You can view the video below. According to the description, “3 Kings Day” was shot on two countries with a budget of $0.


Maniac Debut New EP

The Matches’ Shawn Harris and Jake Grigg of Something With Numbers have formed a new group called Maniac, and have released new EP called ‘Extended Play’ and can be heard after the jump!

Vinyl Run

Maniac, featuring Shawn Harris of The Matches, have pressed a limited-run vinyl of Extended Play. Click here to grab a copy.

Shawn Harris discusses the end of The Matches

Shawn Harris, former vocalist and guitarist for The Matches, just did an interview with Alternative Press Magazine in which he discusses the end of the band and his new project, Maniac. Read it HERE. You’d known for a couple months before you made the announcement, so the information was so much newer to your friends […]