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article imageReview: Bayside amazing at The Paramount in Huntington Special

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 9, 2017 in Music
Huntington - On September 9, rock band Bayside was amazing at The Paramount in Huntington for their "10 Year Anniversary Tour" of their album "The Walking Wounded."
Bayside is made of Anthony Raneri on lead vocals and guitar, Jack O’Shea on lead guitar, Nick Ghanbarian on bass and Chris Guglielmo on drums.
All-girl group Potty Mouth served as their opening act.
Bayside kicked off their set with the drum driven "Devotion and Desire," as orange and blue lights dimmed from the stage. "Sing it Long Island," they shouted, encouraging their audience to sing along, but the crowd was already ahead of them, reciting the lyrics verbatim. It was met with a raucous response, as they gave Bayside a royal Long Island welcome.
They continued with the softer "A Call to Arms" and they took their fans on a trip to "Montauk," which was very well-received. "Hands up Long Island," Raneri screamed.
"Thank you! How the hell are you?" he asked. "It's fucking good to be home. I recently moved to California and my parents were not happy about that. We haven't played on Long Island in a really long time," he added. Raneri shared that playing at The Paramount was nostalgic for him, since the band started in Islip in their basement, and their first show was at Ground Zero in Bellmore, and now there are more people standing on the side of the stage than at that show.
"Mary" was one of the highlight vocals of the night, due to its beautiful melodies and rich lyrics. It was one of those songs that this journalist would want to hear all night long on repeat. "Long Island, New York. This is 'Sick, Sick, Sick'," and they immediately broke into a spitfire rendition of the song.
Equally fun was hearing The Walking Wounded album in its entirety, which featured such songs as the title cut, "They're Not Horses, They're Unicorns," "Duality," "Carry On," "Choice Hops and Bottled Self Esteem" and "A Rite of Passage," among others.
The Verdict
Overall, Bayside gave The Paramount a night of rock music to remember. To quote their fans, this band is truly "a cult," and they have a hardcore following. Their set at The Paramount garnered an A rating.
For more information on Bayside and their touring schedule, check out their official website.
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