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By: Peter Zezas To start off with the album artwork, I really like the colorful X-ray of a person they have the cover. In fact, it actually looks like there is, not only, someone’s side profile but another person looking directly at you. I like how the album is called “Hot Thoughts” and they covered the front and top area of the skull with red to show the “hot” thoughts. At first, my thought was this album was going to...

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

By: Jonathan Hoch I was very pleased with all four songs on this album. I think the lyrics are very deep, and very poignant, but not too complex for anyone to not understand. The entire sound of the band is incredible, and I should also note that the lyrics for every song but specifically “Too Much Love”, and “My Nature” are downright honest and straight to the point. I feel that the inspiration behind the songs had to be a...

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Monday, 20 March 2017

By: Noelle Florio On Tuesday, February 7th I attended my first ever “DNCE” Concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. I only knew a few hit songs such as “Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush”, but since I am big fan of Joe Jonas, the lead singer, I was very excited to see him live in concert once again. When the band first entered the stage, they were dressed up as Storm Troopers from Star Wars, with light...

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Monday, 27 February 2017

  For many more Metal Teddy Bear Experience interviews, click here!  MTB: I’m here at Playstation Theater with Anders of In Flames, what’s up? Anders:  It’s good. I took a little nap. MTB: That’s always good, a nap before a show. Anders: Yeah, well, we were up really early. We’ve been playing some acoustic at the Hard Drive Radio. MTB: Oh really? That sounds awesome. Anders: So, we recorded early this morning and it was way too early for a heavy metal guy,...

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016

By: Mike Stringham On November 17th I had the opportunity to see Deafheaven at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. This was my sixth or seventh time seeing them live and first time in New Jersey. I got to the venue towards the end of the opening band Inter Arma’s set, catching a song or two before they left the stage. I walked right up to the front of the room (as close as I could get to the stage...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

By: Robert Treanor I thought we’d be forever, what was I to say?” These words were viscerally screamed from Greg Puciato, front man of The Dillinger Escape Plan, as they took the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island on Friday, November 18th. The lyric comes from their single “Limerent Death”, the opening song of their set and opener of their latest and ironically last album, Dissociation. The veteran math-core (math rock/hardcore) outfit from Morris Plains, New Jersey has decided...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Written By: Leslie Arrobo Oliver James released his album “What Have We Learned”. The first track he played was “The Space Between”, this song has a lot of soul, it sounds like a singer/songwriter with a hint of Indie. He plays guitar, trumpet and drums during his album. At first the beat is slow, but after the third song, the instruments pick up. Oliver James has an old school rock vibe going on. The track “More You Love The More...

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Written By: Patrick M. Cicchetti Local ska-punk heroes Streetlight Manifesto played a sold-out show at the Starland Ballroom on October 29th. Streetlight Manifesto has cultivated an impressive following; not just in the ska community, but in the alternative music scene at large. Their sound goes above and beyond what is expected of a ska band; blending elements of folk, punk rock, reggae, and lightning-fast ska into a technical, high-energy sound unlike any of their contemporaries. Streetlight are the breakout stars...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

By: Peter Zezas The cover of this album looks like someone took a picture of Charlie Sheen in his 30s and then overlaid it with a 90s filter. Track 2 is interesting to say the least. This album gives me a sort of solo rock artist feel. This is definitely road trip kind of music that you sing to whether its corny or not – you sing with all your friends while cruising down the highway in mid-July. This is...

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Monday, 14 November 2016

By: Heather Murphy Coast Modern has a sound that really bounces back to you, and is a really dynamic sounding group. Each song is a different experience, it’s very good if you need something to motivate you to get up and go somewhere. It has a real ‘feel good’ vibe, with a good pick me up melody. It sounds like it would be popular at parties, or even if you just wanted to listen alone. The has it’s own sound...

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016

By Austin Resnick New Jersey trio, The Moms release a new EP titled Snowbird. Consisting of six original songs lasting all of 12 minutes, this EP ends before it feels like it even started, but it works. Each song consists of a blend of modern rock and punk, that is in your face and unapologetic about it. Opening track “Road Soda” is about a minute and a half long, but sets up the band’s sound and identity perfecting. “Seen Enough”...

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Wednesday, 02 November 2016

90.3 FM WMSC is having a party for College Radio Day on Friday, November 4th! To celebrate we’re having 8 full bands and 7 acoustic acts come in to do live, in-studio performances. While this event isn’t open for the public to watch, there are many ways you can listen to these incredible bands: WMSC website, the iHeart Radio app , or if you’re in the Montclair area on 90.3 FM. These bands/acts are local and shred in the best...

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Thursday, 27 October 2016