The Forum is a-buzz with gig-goers all lined up outside waiting eagerly for Alkaline Trio to take the stage. What most of the fans don’t know is inside an equally formidable and talented act is up first- Bayside. Upstairs their rigorous sound check is audible through the creaking floors. As silence descends upon the venue, the squeal of the dressing room door is almost deafening; enter Bayside’s bassist Nick Ghanbarian. A punk-ified James Dean, Ghanbarian sports a toothpick that he rolls between his lips deftly, chewing on in pensive moments. He takes a seat across the couch as The Forum roars into life again.