Sunday, October 28, 2007
Live Review - Bayside at Nokia Theater
It was a sort of homecoming for the Queens/Long Island quartet Bayside as they begin there headlining trek around the country. It was a traveling Victory Records showcase featuring Bayside, The Sleeping, June, Driverside Impact and more, the emo-showcase made its way right to Times Square Friday night. "Seven years ago if you told us we would be playing Times Square I would have never believed you," Bayside singer Anthony Raneri mentioned halfway through the bands hour long set. Bayside a band that has come and gone under the emo and/or punk radar the past few years is finally deserving much success in support of this years latest The Walking Wounded. It is an album dealing with the loss of former drummer John "Beatz" Holohan who was killed in a car accident involving the whole band in 2005. Yet Bayside have marched on and continue to make music and tour in memory of their friend and band mate. They are a band that combines metal riffs, punk rhythm's and morbid lyrics. Playing most song of their first record Sirens and Condolences and Walking Wounded, Bayside even mixed it up a bit by doing a few acoustic songs which garnered much attention after Holohan's death. The Victory records tour will be on the road through New Years and worth checking out.