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Morgan Cole Brown is a singer/songwriter from Boston, MA, who, after years of different projects and aliases’, is now performing as his true self! Tune in to hear Morgan and music director Emily ‘Emol’ McCormack talk about his debut album “Watching Your Friends Get Famous,” his musical theatre inspiration, the importance of local music, and [...]

WMSC celebrated its 57th Anniversary with its biggest episode of WMSC Unplugged yet! Click below to hear the the three and a half hour broadcast, featuring performances by Nick Najarian, Funeral Doors, Abbie Griffin, Jack Flowers & The Petal Tones, Wednesday Fischer, Aidan Jack Finnecy and Morgan Cole Brown! Click below to hear each set […]

Starcrossed performed for the final episode of WMSC Unplugged Spring 2024!

  Photos courtesy of Maddie Barkocy.

Montclair, NJ — May 1, 2024 — Montclair State University psychology student Kangela Guerrero is gearing up to compete for the coveted title of MISS NEW JERSEY USA® 2024. The highly anticipated pageant will unfold from June 21-23, 2024, at The Hilton Parsippany Hotel in Parsippany, NJ. A multi-talented individual, the 22-year-old has proven her [...]

Joyer performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!


Music Librarian Amber Bintliff interviews Arrows in Action for Tunes on Tuesday!

New York band E.N.F.P performed some covers and original songs for WMSC’s Info Desk Concert in Montclair State University’s Student Center to celebrate WMSC’s 57th Anniversary!

New Jersey’s own THE SPINS performed original and unreleased songs on an episode of WMSC Unplugged!

Review by Heidy Carranza Alvarado – Grammy winner for Best Traditional Pop, Vocal Album, Laufey has recently released her new single, alongside a music video “Goddess” starring William Gao. This song is an extension from her upcoming deluxe album Bewitched: The Goddess edition which releases on April 26, 2024, including three new songs. Laufey is […]

Review and Photos by Manda Martinez – Following his UK & Europe leg, singer Matt Maltese returned to New York for his Touring Just To Tour tour on March 22, 2024. The title of the tour is a reference to his album released in April of 2023 of a similar name, Driving Just To Drive. […]

Article by Katherine Garcia – It’s known that all good artists take inspiration from other artists, and lately we have been seeing a very unusual pairing. Growing up, I have seen Spanish music grow and change and being able to see that and listen to other genres like alternative music on my own as well […]

Review by Josh Maxi – Almost three months later and if I’m being honest, Mk.gee (pronounced McGee) still has me in a chokehold with his project Two Star & The Dream Police. A very fitting title as well actually because that’s exactly what it sounds like, a dreamlike flashback to the 80s. All the tracks […]

Review by Josh Maxi – Everyone loves a good reunion in the world of music, and Mount Kimbie gave us exactly that on their latest album, The Sunset Violent. Released on April 5, 2024, the band from London, formerly a duo consisting of college friends Kai Campos and Dom Maker, expanded their roster with new […]

Review by Katherine Garcia – Just scrolling through Spotify’s new rock releases, I came across “MIDAS” by Wunderhouse. This is their first single since their debut album back in 2022 so this was a very long wait for fans. On first listen, it struck me as super similar to Julian Casabalanca’s voice and execution which […]

Review by Katherine Garcia – As a Hispanic woman myself, I love to see women shine in places they may not have before. I was at work when I was shuffling through my Spotify and “S!CK” by The Warning came on and from there I dug down the rabbit hole. The Warning is a rock […]

WMSC’s music team explores alternative rock songs that explore political topics. Read below for some politically motivated favorites made by, or enjoyed by Generation Z as part of Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media Spring 2024 #FOCUS project! “Don’t Wait” – Neck Deep (ft. Sam Carter) Review by Amber Bintliff Featuring vocals from […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, we celebrate WMSC’s 57th Anniversary by exploring favorite alternative tracks from the 1960’s to the present!   1960s – “I’ll Be Your Mirror” – The Velvet Underground (1967)  Review by Manda Martinez A sweet love song by The […]

Montclair State University’s award-winning college radio station, WMSC 90.3-FM, is celebrating its 57th anniversary of broadcasting with a 168-hour live broadcast marathon. The week-long celebration will feature special editions of favorite shows, collaborative public affairs programming, and culminates with 48 hours of vinyl-only music to honor Record Store Day and Vinylthon. WMSC’s ribbon cutting ceremony [...]

Music Librarian Gwen Streitman talks with Brett Altman to discuss his latest single “Eye Mask,” his current residency at Pianos, and more!

Montclair State University’s own Goldie performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!

This is ten tracks of all killer, no filler.  Review by Aidan Smith –  I was eleven years old when I first heard about Vampire Weekend, it was on a weekend – I remember well because I was up far too late snacking on microwaveable popcorn watching a live taping of Saturday Night Live. Some [...]
Review by Aidan Smith –  I could write a dissertation on how much the Albany-based emo rock band Prince Daddy & The Hyena has fundamentally changed my life. Having seen them twenty-something times over the last few years, creating life-long memories, and meeting some of my closest friends at their shows, I’ve come to understand [...]

Listen in for an interview with Haiden Henderson by WMSC music team contirbutor Alyssa Arroyo!

Once it was time for Waterparks to hit the stage, the energy in the room was incredible. Review by Amber Bintliff | Photography by Lara Ziccardi After a nationwide sold-out tour last summer in support of their fifth album INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, Waterparks have returned with their SNEAKING OUT OF HEAVEN tour at The Fillmore Philadelphia on March 20, […]

Photos by Terry Dickerson Sammy Rae & The Friends brought the CAMP The Tour to the Wellmont Theater on February 9. The show opened with a performance of original songs from up-and-coming Philadelphia-based pop artist Julia Pratt. Pratt’s performance was followed by an electrifying set from Sammy Rae & The Friends. The band took Montclair, […]

I recall “The Bird and the Worm” and “The Taste Of Ink” being some of the very first songs I added to my middle school playlists when I was first navigating my music taste – and it was awesome to finally hear them live!  Review and Photography by Emily “Emol” McCormack –  This show was […]

New Jersey’s own Malachi Nasser performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!   

Christian Love talks with Station Manager Jared Tauber to discuss Love’s latest LP “Only Alibis,” touring with The Beach Boys, latest single “We Don’t Even Know What We’re Fighting For (Live)” and more!