August 23, 2013
Philly, Brooklyn & Westchester - Get your tickets for my upcoming acoustic shows at www.anthonyraneri.com - it’s going to be radical

Philly, Brooklyn & Westchester - Get your tickets for my upcoming acoustic shows at www.anthonyraneri.com - it’s going to be radical

April 10, 2013

for my grandfather

Last night proved to be my grandfather’s last night on earth. He spoke mostly a mixture of Spanish and Italian with the family, although his English was pretty good before the Alzheimer’s had it’s way with him. He was a musician first and foremost and the years that I spent at his house surrounded by him and his friend’s playing can possibly be the number one reason my lie has taken the path that it has. I’m thankful for that. 

After 94 years, there is so much to say about a person like him. A man who grew up in Italy and raised his children in Argentina before finally ending up in Queens, NY where he would become a grandfather 6 times and a great grandfather 5 times. Besides being a musician, songwriter and teacher of music, he was a barber from the time he was very little. I have heard stories about him as a small child standing on wine crates in Italy to cut the hair of grown men and as a young man cutting hair while simultaneously scolding his piano student from across the room for their poor posture. 

Without a doubt, my favorite story about my grandfather comes from his time in World War II. He left Italy for Germany when he was 18. He and my grandmother were still dating at the time. He was captured and placed into a Nazi prison camp. He spent nearly a year there before he and another Italian man were able to escape. The two men and their newfound freedom were far from safe upon their escape. They were found by a family of Germans who were against the Nazi regime and taken into their house for safe keeping. The two men lived in the basement for an entire year before it was safe for them to come out and make their way home. He came home to my grandmother, who didn’t know if he was a live or dead, and they got married. For next 65 years, they never left each other sides again. Until the day he died, he remained friends with the family in Germany that took him in and saved his life. 

When I think about these incredible stories and about how many more there are, I can’t help but notice how they sound a lot like stories that you other people tell about their own grandparents. When a man or woman from that era passes, we are flooded with wonderful memories of wars fought, romances that last half a century or more, family vacations, morals instilled and lessons learned. It makes me think about myself and my own generation and whether we will have these same legacies. When my own time comes, will I be eulogized as a gentleman, a provider, a hero, a comedian, a father and a friend? Will I be remembered as a man who was worth remembering the way my grandfather is? I can only hope so and I am thankful that he, and the men and woman of his generation gave us something to strive to be. 

April 1, 2013
Do you want Bayside to play at your school? Well we want to! Make sure your school events people know. You can email baysidecollegeshows@gmail.com and let us know

Do you want Bayside to play at your school? Well we want to! Make sure your school events people know. You can email baysidecollegeshows@gmail.com and let us know

February 22, 2013
To celebrate the Grand Opening of my new merch store, for a limited time every purchase will include a FREE digital download of the “New Cathedrals” EP!!

To celebrate the Grand Opening of my new merch store, for a limited time every purchase will include a FREE digital download of the “New Cathedrals” EP!!

January 4, 2013

Join the Anthony Raneri Mailing List For a Free Song Download!

If you join the Official Anthony Raneri Mailing List right now, you can get a FREE download of the “Ballad of Bill the Saint” demo recorded in June 2009. My first ever solo recording. Stay up to date on everything I do. No spam. Promise. 

November 27, 2012

Happy Tuesday everyone. Bored? Here is a little video that Jack put together over the last couple of years featuring all of us in Bayside and members of New Found GlorySenses FailThe MenzingersTaking Back SundayThe Nightbeast,The B

ouncing Souls

 and our touring crew over the years. 

Sharing on all your networks is always appreciated!
November 26, 2012
baysideband:

TAYF10 Tour is a Wrap! After 8 wonderful weeks, the TAYF10 Tour has come to an end. We want to thank Taking Back Sunday, Mansions, Man Overboard, Gabrielle the Marine and the Menzingers for making this tour so special and fun and of course all of the fans that came to the shows and showed us their love. It makes us feel all kinds of warm inside to step in front of that many people each night with such a great band playing such a special record after us and still see people giving us their all and singing along. The Cult has been in full effect this Fall. We will be seeing everyone again soon enough. BAYSIDE IS STILL A CULT

baysideband:

TAYF10 Tour is a Wrap!

After 8 wonderful weeks, the TAYF10 Tour has come to an end. We want to thank Taking Back Sunday, Mansions, Man Overboard, Gabrielle the Marine and the Menzingers for making this tour so special and fun and of course all of the fans that came to the shows and showed us their love. It makes us feel all kinds of warm inside to step in front of that many people each night with such a great band playing such a special record after us and still see people giving us their all and singing along. The Cult has been in full effect this Fall. We will be seeing everyone again soon enough.

BAYSIDE IS STILL A CULT

October 23, 2012
Our new EP “Covers - Volume 1” is out now worldwide via iTunes. Please help support the band by picking up your copy for only $5. So proud of this one

Our new EP “Covers - Volume 1” is out now worldwide via iTunes. Please help support the band by picking up your copy for only $5. So proud of this one

August 6, 2012

Bayside Fall Tour Announcement!

We will be going doing a full US tour this Fall with our good buddies in Taking Back Sunday. Here are the dates…

*All Shows Taking Back Sunday & Bayside*

Oct 4 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues

Oct 6 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater

Oct 7 - Detroit, MI @ Fillmore

Oct 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall

Oct 11 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave

Oct 12 - Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater

Oct 13 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater

Oct 14 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater

Oct 16 - Salt lake City, UT @ In the Venue

Oct 18 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox

Oct 19 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

Oct 20 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst

Oct 21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency

Oct 24 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater

Oct 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia Live

Oct 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

Oct 27 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater 

Oct 28 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater

Oct 31 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom

Nov 1  - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

Nov 2  - Austin, TX @ Emo’s

Nov 3  - Houston, TX @ House of Blues

Nov 4  - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues

Nov 6  - Orlando, FL @ House of Blues

Nov 7  - Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution

Nov 8  - St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing

Nov 9  - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

Nov 10 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva

Nov 11 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

Nov 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory

Nov 16 - Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

Nov 17 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues

Nov 18 - Portland, ME @ State Theater

Nov 20 - Providence, RI @ Lupos

Nov 23 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5

July 16, 2012

when you play with fire, sometimes you get burned. the problem with feeling so passionate about something is that when things get hard, you’re just as passionate about them. I’m a passionate person and for as much as it has gotten me, it has taken away just as many things. we say things we don’t mean. we act in ways we don’t want to act. sometimes you let yourself live too close to the edge and you let your engines run too hot. Eventually the engine stops and you would give anything to go back and pump the breaks. I would give anything I have

May 23, 2012
New Logo!

New Logo!

May 18, 2012
Thank you @converse !  (Taken with instagram)

Thank you @converse ! (Taken with instagram)

April 19, 2012
So hard not to buy this. 

So hard not to buy this. 

April 15, 2012

Bored at home so I made this. Such a great song

April 13, 2012

This is really awesome.