Bayside starts their tour in Cleveland

“Bayside, The Matches, Valencia and The Status are all currently touring together on the Involuntary Movement Tour. Because four bands are from three different labels this tour has good variety. The cross-country tour started Oct. 7 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland.”

Bayside, The Matches, Valencia and The Status are all currently touring together on the Involuntary Movement Tour. Because four bands are from three different labels this tour has good variety. The cross-country tour started Oct. 7 at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland.

The Status is the opening band for the Involuntary Movement tour. Considering they have only toured once before this and have been a band for two years, this is a big event for the Georgia based band.

They are currently signed to Doghouse records and are managed by none other than Nick Ghanbarian, the bass player for Bayside.

After seeing this band play live I can only guess they joined the tour because of their connections with Bayside, not because of their talent. Although vocals sound fine in recordings, they lack the power and the ability to be in tune while performing.

Valencia, is second on the bill and the vocals are sung with clarity and good tone that grab audience members attention.

But after two or three songs they sound just like every other pop punk band out there. This band would be good background music at a party.

Following Valencia, The Matches are like the paramedics coming to bring the audience back to life. Their unique style of singing and energetic stage presence is a must see.

The lead guitar player, Jon Devoto, played everything to perfection, despite having a broken ring finger.

Finally there is Bayside. Although they aren’t the most interesting band to watch on stage, everything they play live sounds like it’s coming straight off of their CDs. They are a great band to watch and sing along too, especially because the audience almost out powers Bayside’s vocals.

The Involuntary Movement goes until Nov. 16. Overall, it is a fun tour to see and money worth spending.