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Review and Photos by Lara Ziccardi – Mom Jeans are an alternative indie rock band from Berkeley, CA. Formed in 2014, they’ve released four albums, with their debut Best Buds released in 2016. Most recently, they released their fourth album Bear Market this past November. Currently, Mom Jeans are on tour with Summer Salt and Hunny. Mom Jeans will be […]

Photos and Review by Emily McCormack – Let’s start with a confession: When this tour was announced, I fell to the floor outside of our general manager’s office and hyperventilated. I was immediately brought back to middle school – the good part: the music.  Now that we got that embarrassing moment out of the way… […]

Montclair State’s own GIRLBAND joined WMSC for another episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing some unreleased and original songs!

The genre-bending metal artist dominates the New York City stage as they perform in their first-ever headline tour in the U.S.  Review and Photos by Emily “Emol” McCormack –  Alternative-metal-trap-screaming-everything-in-between artist Kim Dracula has quickly developed a following after their debut album A Gradual Decline In Morale released in July 2023. Just before, they were […]

The family-oriented talent dominates the stage in his return to the States for his North American headline tour. Review and Photos by Emily ‘Emol’ McCormack – Canadian singer-songwriter TALK rose to fame for his 2021 single “Run Away To Mars,” which topped rock-alternative charts over the years – landing a spot on Sirius XM’s Alt-36 […]

New Jersey’s own Sweaterville performed at WMSC for an episode of our live performance show WMSC Unplugged!

Review by Aidan Smith – When Stay Inside released the lead single off their sophomore album Ferried Away, it took little time to make a huge impact on me – honest lyrics about growing up and growing away from people you were once inseparable from. A killer – I mean killer – horn section transcended “A Backyard” to […]

Article by Emily Rabeno Alternative rock band known for hits like “Cigarette Daydreams” and “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked,” Cage The Elephant released a new single titled “Out Loud” followed by an album announcement and a tour.  “Out Loud” is one of their slower and very meaningful songs. This song shows many themes of […]

Hardcore metalcore icons Knocked Loose have announced a new album, You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To, coming May 10 of this year. You Won't Go Before You're Supposed To will be their first full-length release since A Different Shade of Blue, released back in 2019. The band’s third LP release is expected to feature [...]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station celebrate spring break with their favorite tracks about the journey and the destination!     “Hawaii (Stay Awake)” – Waterparks Review by Amber Bintliff I mean, who wouldn’t want to go to Hawaii for […]


Twenty One Pilots are back at it again – confusing and intriguing fans with vague, cryptic messages throughout the globe with their latest single, “Overcompensate.” Review by Emily McCormack Alongside this new track, Twenty One Pilots announced their upcoming sixth studio album Clancy will be here on May 17, 2024! The music video for the […]

New Jersey’s own Elmora will be performed at WMSC for an episode of our live performance show WMSC Unplugged!

Review and Photos by Lara Ziccardi Ricky Montgomery is an American singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, although he spent his teen years in the Midwest. He is known for his hits “Like Without a Hook” and “Mr Loverman,” which went viral in 2020. Montgomery is currently on his 2024 U.S. Tour, The Rick Tour: Another […]

Job For A Cowboy has pushed boundaries with their last album Sun Eater, and Moon Healer not only feels like the natural progression of their sound, but it also feels like a step in the right direction for the metal landscape. Review By GS Alvarez Job for a Cowboy’s long-anticipated return finally came on February […]

He said that seeing all of his fans was the best feeling in the world.  Review and Photos by Natasha Bochard Ericdoa is a 21-year-old hyperpop artist who seamlessly blends pop-rock and digicore sounds. The beginning of 2024 marked the start of Ericdoa’s second international tour, Dead On Arrival Tour, following the release of his […]

“Life is fleeting, therefore it’s precious, and death is the most effective way I know to frame this miracle of living.” – Ryan Guldemond, Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Review by Afsin Rehman Mother Mother released their new album Grief Chapter on February 16th, 2024, following their last album Inside released in 2021. They teased the release with […]

Article by Maura Mayfield Vampire Weekend announced their plans to embark on a North American tour starting in the spring of 2024. This announcement came with the excitement of their upcoming album Only Gods Above Us and the drop of two singles: “Gen-X Cops” and “Capricorn.” These two singles are the first pieces of music […]

Review by Bailey Thompson Alt-rock band Pearl Jam recently released their latest single “Dark Matter.” Pearl Jam consists of members Eddie Vedder as lead vocalist, who also plays guitar, Jeff Ament on bass guitar, Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, Matt Cameron on the drums, Boom Gaspar as the bands keyboardist, and lead guitarist Mike McCready. […]

Review by Emily Piccola Grandaddy, an indie rock band hailing from Modesto, California, just released their sixth studio album on February 16, 2024 titled Blu Wav. Grandaddy formed in 1992, releasing Under The Western Freeway (1997) and The Sophtware Slump (2000) along with many other cassettes and combinations before their split in 2006 to focus on solo careers. They reunited […]

Corresponsal - Alexia Perruelo | Fotografía - Felicitas Páez  Este 10 y 11 de febrero tomó lugar entre las sierras de Córdoba, un evento que nació el mismo año que quien escribe, en una Argentina en crisis, tal como en sus inicios en 2001. El Cosquín Rock ha sabido ser la voz más nacional de [...]

New Jersey’s own Your Shape Undone performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, covering some original songs and fan-favorite covers!

Alternative-Indie artist Ricky Montgomery speaks to Production Director Marissa Thorn and Promotions Director and Assistant DM Director Shannon Daly for an episode of Tunes on Tuesday ahead of his Terminal 5 NYC show.

Every single song is so raw and authentic and is a masterpiece in its own right. Review By Natasha Borchard I was introduced to hey, nothing in late 2022 after I saw a viral TikTok with a snippet of their single, “Like a Brother.” Hey, nothing is an indie folk-rock band consisting of Tyler Mabry […]

Mark Ambor uses music to tell a beautiful story about love, living life with friends, and experiencing the world. Hopefully, you get to experience it when you hear his music.  Review by Cory Pistol The 23-year-old singer-songwriter Mark Ambor has been producing music for a few years- he is an upcoming star who is changing […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station share their favorite tracks about heartbreak in our annual anti-Valentine’s-Day Valentine’s Day 2024 article!     “San Francisco” – The Driver Era  Review by Rebekkah Dayon I discovered The Driver Era during my junior […]

Montclair State University’s own dontbesam performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, covering some epic tunes and debuting some originals!

New Jersey’s own Saint Valentine performed for our Spring debut of our live performance show Unplugged!

Terry Dickerson interviews Sammy Rae of Sammy Rae & The Friends in anticipation of their show at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater! Listen in for the full EXTENDED CUT of their interview!

Paramore manages to combine both their iconic take on the alternative genre with the timeless 80’s style of Stop Making Sense, and create an instant beloved cover. Review by Alyssa Arroyo  From not leaving the house to now burning it down, Paramore has re-entered the music scene with the cover of all covers. Released on […]