Whenever a Bayside song begins, I always think it’s The Smoking Popes and it’s probably Anthony Raneri’s fault. The Bayside frontman/guitarist is doing a select number of solo acoustic shows where he’ll be performing Bayside songs, originals, and some covers. Now working on his solo record and the new Bayside album, Raneri still finds time to Tweet and update his blog about important things like Uggs and Juggalos. So if you miss Bayside or want to hear a softer side of Raneri, check out his show at School of Rock in Hackensack on Jan. 23. All ages. anthonyraneri.com.
Anthony Raneri: Back To Bayside
—by Cristina Jimenez, January 21, 2010