Bayside Frontman to Drop Off Current Tour


With just three tour dates left before it comes to a close, Bayside have lost their frontman, Anthony Raneri. But before you think that it had to do with some problems within the band, hold your horse because it looks like the singer’s wife is going into labor.

Today, the band posted an update on their social media accounts letting fans know that Raneri would be missing the last three dates because he need to fly back home to be with his wife as they welcomed their first child into the world. They also went on to explain that instead of the band just dropping off with three days left, members from Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs and This is Hell would be feeling in the vacancy. The shows that Raneri will be missing is tonight’s show in Grand Rapids, tomorrow’s show in Columbus and their final tour stop on Saturday in Toledo.

Read the following message from Bayside below:

“Breaking Bayside news: Anthony is flying home to become a daddy, he will miss the final 3 shows of this tour. We have some friends from Motion City Soundtrack, STATE CHAMPS, This is Hell& more helping out & trying to fill Ant’s shoes. Send your love to the new parents @AnthonyRaneri & @miagraffam on Twitter”

Congrats to the new parents and don’t forget to drop them a line while you’re at it!

Life is Good Festival Release Line Up


The Life is Good Festival, a family friendly festival which helps support all types of causes has revealed its line up for this year’s festivities.

Leading the line up are Jack Johnson,  Daryl Hall & John Oates and from the Nickelodeon hit show, Yo Gabba Gabba!

This year, the organizers expect over 30,000 fundraisers to show up and are hoping to raise over $1 million for the Life is Good Kids Foundation. The organizers behind such huge festival as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands fests, have teamed up to bring this charity-minded festival to life. The festival will host three stages, art activities and several kids’ areas; everything a parent could ask for.

A statement released by the organizers stress that the main point of the festival is to create a community of fundraisers while also having great music.

Those who purchase tickets, will be  directed to a personal fundraising page, where they can raise sums for the foundation. Each festival-goer that raise $500 or more will be labeled “Very Good People” or “VGP” and will be rewarded with backstage hospitality, preferred viewing vantage points, meet-and-greets with the artists and other incentives to continue raising funds.

The two day festival is scheduled to take place September 21-22 at Prowse Farm in Canton, Mass and tickets are priced at  $65 for a single-day adult ticket or $120 for a two-day pass. While kid’s tickets are priced at $20 or $35 while kids under two are free.

To purchase tickets you can head on over to the festival’s website here and have fun for a good cause.


Saturday, Sept. 21
Daryl Hall & John Oates
The Roots
Trampled By Turtles
Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
Lake Street Dive
Jesse Dee

Sunday, Sept. 22
Jack Johnson
Amos Lee
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Good Old War
Delta Rae

Kids Acts – Both Days
Yo Gabba Gabba!
Recess Monkey
Josh and The Jamtones