Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Band member. Solo artist. Self-proclaimed “utter rock geek and art idealist who absolutely believes in the transformative, transcendent power of rocking the fuck out, which is in no way tied to volume or mood, but just letting go.” Jonah Matranga is, and has been, all those things. And perhaps, he always will be, if his ambitious track record is any indication.
Jonah Matranga is a prolific artist who is full of ideas. He straddles the line between the under-underground and the mainstream cusp. That suits him just fine. He attracts fans of Dashboard Confessional and Converge. No, that’s not a typo. Scan the crowds at his shows, and you’ll see kids adorned in Dashboard and Converge gear. He appeals to people seeking true, sincere art, to those who don’t care how you say it but that you say it in the first place. Ultimately, Matranga has universal appeal.