Matches rekindle pop-punk glory for farewell: Aidin Vaziri | The Matches are calling it quits. Scratch that. “We are calling it a hiatus,” said guitarist Jon Devoto, finishing off lunch late last week. No matter what you call it the ambitious East Bay pop-punk band that seemed to constantly teeter on the verge of mall-devouring superstardom is going away for now – maybe forever. “It was a hard choice,” Devoto said. “It was really, really hard.” Read more.