Matt Flowers


Born in Erie and raised on its beaches, Matt had a colorful upbringing. Building fires, skipping rocks, peeing in the lake while watching the sun set, and sneaking beers from the fridge occupied his younger years. While these are still some of his favorite pastimes, he also enjoys a good book, writing, listening to music, playing music in his band Falling Hollywood, drinking good beer, drinking cheap beer, yard work, demolishing things, making up words, using malapropisms, abbreviating words that don’t need to be abbreved, cooking, making up band names and guessing their respective genres.

Matt is a fresh graduate from Pennsylvania State University. While there, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts and Sciences and a minor in English. After graduation, he returned to Erie to continue playing in his band Falling Hollywood. In conjunction with his musical endeavors he wanted to find a writing job; lo and behold, The Erie Reader decided they wanted a “Flowers” on their team too. You can contact Matt at, and you can follow him on Twitter @MFlowersER.


Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 6:30 AM

Do you still support the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation after leading research Dr. Curley was charged with a felony and Therm Med’s patent was sold to a super-green Colorado based company?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Celebrating and Recognizing the Talent Pool that is the Erie Music Scene

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 8:04 AM

How do you spend your winter in the snowiest city in the U.S.?

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013 at 12:18 AM

What changes do you want to see in Erie in 2004?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 7:52 AM

What would you like to see most at the Scott Enterprises-proposed Harbor Place?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Both Erie Vinyl and give Erie collectors space to talk discs.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 8:04 AM

What do you think of Erie County Executive Barry Grossman's decision to step down from chair of Destination Erie's Steering Committee?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 at 8:06 AM

"If you ask Roy what his treatment is currently, he'll tell you with convinction, 'Hope.'"

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Two families find an alternative way to subsist.

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Cele-Bret Erie not your thing? Go to this instead.

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 11
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Your guide to the 2017 festival scene

Analysis, commentary on Erie’s latest elections

Frank advice from a former mayor to a future one


Erie team ends its championship drought


Scenic speed bumps and ski mask surprise