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Jeff Matika: Green Day on Break for Rest of the Year

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Jeff Matika moved to Little Rock in 1991. “I kind of thought this was going to be a stepping stone,” he said recently. “I’d come here for a couple of years and figure out where I wanted to go.” He fell into the music scene, playing shows and hanging out at Vino’s until he got a job there, which he kept for 10 years. He toured the country in beloved local bands like Ashtray Babyhead and the Magic Cropdusters, before settling down in the 2000s with an IT job. “I had decided, I’m going to play music forever,” he said, “but as a casual thing.” Then he got a call from Green Day.

His old friend Jason White, a Little Rock native, had been playing with the band for a decade, and when they decided they needed a touring guitarist, Matika’s name came up. He was flown out to Los Angeles and spent a panic-stricken night practicing Green Day songs in a hotel room. His tryout lasted two weeks. “I figured the worst that could happen was I’d get a cool vacation out of this,” Matika said. A few months later he was playing the season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” sharing a cramped backstage with Tom Hanks and Will Ferrell.

"For me, the big stages are almost not real," he says of his time with the band. "It’s just so ridiculous. To play stadiums in Europe, with thousands of people, it’s just kind of a blur. Somebody may be looking at me every once in a while, but the chances of me making eye contact with anyone are slim."

It’s a long way from Vino’s, but Matika found himself missing his hometown venue. Now that Green Day is on break for at least the remainder of the year, he’s taken over Vino’s booking and hopes to revive some of the ’90s spirit of the place. He remembers it as a linchpin of the local music community, a space where young bands who “didn’t really have their stuff together” could develop, and though he’s aware that “times have changed,” he wants to do his part.

He’s also started a booking agency, The Poison Shop, through which he hopes he can encourage artists “willing and able to work” to think broader than the local scene. So far, he’s working with Bonnie Montgomery, Kevin Kerby, Peckerwolf and Whale Fire, though he knows there are plenty more out there ready for the road. “People need to hear these bands,” he said. “They need to get out of Little Rock occasionally and take it to the masses.”

When he’s on vacation from his role as part of the biggest rock band in the world, he’s committed to giving back to the Little Rock scene. “I don’t know how long it’s going to take to get a foothold on this and get things going again,” he said, “but I’ve got time.” WS

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