Music

By: Meghan Thompson  Sam Smith`s new album “The Thrill of It All” is a beautiful story book that dances with the many feelings and moments that are experienced while in love. While his opening song “Too Good at Goodbyes” exhibits the emotions and the emotional damage that can wash over one in the time of messy breakup, his second song on the newly released album “Say it First” has the opposite effect as it paints a picture of a newly...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017

By: Mario Papa The spirit of the legendary progressive rock band Rush lived on recently as the Rush Tribute Band Mystic Rhythms performed on November 24 at (Le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City. The band, composed of Paul Armento, Adam Pliss, and Steve Longo performed the popular 1981 album Moving Pictures in its entirety along with every song off the live album, Exit…Stage Left. Armento, Pliss, and Longo portrayed Geddy Lee, Neil Peart, and Alex...

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Sunday, 03 December 2017

The Morning Buzz, Thursday Edition, interviews the masterminds behind Broadway Arts Lab, a non-profit musical theater program for kids in our North Jersey area. They joined us to talk about their latest production, coming to the Wayne YMCA Rosen theater, The Sound of Music. Opening night is tonight at 7pm with 4 more performances running through November 19th. For more info, visit to...

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

By Jess Metcalf RALEIGH’s promotional album only has two songs on it, however after the two songs I want to hear the whole album. The first song, Costume Party, is a bit of a slower song. However it picks up and is catchy, it’s a song you could listen to on a road trip somewhere. It is different from normal top 40 music, but is still very enjoyable. I recommend that you should at least listen to even if the...

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Friday, 20 October 2017

By Austin Jeffers The latest release, 1544, of the California-based blues/roots rock band, Kingsborough is a strong comeback since their last release in 2015 with The Night, The Grind, and The Woes. The previous record demonstrated what their sound was: upbeat and energetic, solid riffs (that weren’t very dynamic), but at the same time sounding good enough to show what they could do, an album that wasn’t highly impressive but had a good style to it. Kingsborough took their last...

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Friday, 20 October 2017

By Alejandro Arceo With Critics calling Manchester Orchestra’s new album “A Black Mile To The Surface” “their most confounding and thrilling work yet, with the most grandiose narrative concepts, production, and arrangements of their career,” I would have to agree 100%. Along with their album comes strong impacting vocals by lead singer Andy Hull as can be seen in their top song of the album “The Gold” and in “The Maze” as well as the mellowness in “The silence” and in...

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Friday, 20 October 2017

Matt Greiner of August Burns Red 10/7/17 at Rock Allegiance MTB: Welcome back to The Metal Teddy Bear Experience here on 90.3 WMSC Upper Montclair with your host Chris. I’m here at Rock Allegiance with Matt the drummer of August Burns Red. What’s up man, how are you doing? Matt: Hey you doing? Doing well. MTB: Really excited to be here. There’s a ton of bands here. Obviously, August Burns Red is playing tonight and we have Mastodon, Rob Zombie....

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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Listening to the debut LP of Danish band, Baby in Vain, is like going through a wormhole from early 90’s punk rock. The album titled “More Nothing” transcends traditional genre and takes influence from Bands all across music. While the album relies heavily on its two guitarists Andrea Thuesen Johansen and Lola Hammerich, songs like “I Have your Eyes” & “Low Life” have a strong Indie influence. They are in comparison, a 180 from earlier songs on the album “Transcendent”...

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Somewhat ironically, Hazel English is an Australian Indie musician. Her double EP “Just give in/Never Going Home” is everything you could ask an Indie album to give you aesthetically. It has the soft sounding Indie pop vibes of bands Beach House & Best Coast. The whole album emanates Best Coast’s song “California Nights” from their 2015 album of the same name. If this album sounds like Day Wave, that can be attributed to Jackson Phillips who contributed to the “Just...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017
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Baby Jesus revitalizes someone of rocks most influential names with their second album “Took Our Sons Away”. With retro psychedelic sensibilities, this is not what most people are listening to in 2017. The Swedish garage rock band’s album doesn’t give off the sound of a stadium-filling pop-artist. “Took Our Sons Away” is the LP of a group that fills a dive bar in the best way possible. Their Second album released through Yippee Ki Yay Records, Baby Jesus appears to...

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Thursday, 12 October 2017

By: Peter Zezas If after listening to Neck Deep’s newest album, The Peace and The Panic, you find yourself wanting more pop punk vibes then Seaway is the band for you. The simplistic lyrics allow for the listener to sing along and jump around without thinking too hard. Vacation paints a picture that simply says “Just Having Fun” all over it. Although the entire album is static in its sound and effect, it’s just too much fun to focus on...

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Wednesday, 04 October 2017

On July 22nd,  I attended the last show of Iron Maiden's Book of Souls World Tour at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. The tour began in February 2016, and had it's first US dates then. June marked the second time the most iconic metal act toured the US in support of their 2015 release "The Book of Souls".   I was fortunate enough to catch them twice on this last portion of their tour. The first time I saw them at New Jersey’s Prudential Center back in...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017