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Fit For A King and The Devil Wears Prada are currently on their second leg of the Metalcore Dropouts tour across the U.S. Joining them for the second semester are Canadian hardcore band Counterparts and Seattle alternative metal band AVOID. On Sunday, January 28th, Program Director Lara Ziccardi headed down to Starland Ballroom to catch the […]

 “Podcasting for Entrepreneurs – How to Cut Through the Noise” is a Montclair Starts Up event aimed to guide entrepreneurs in navigating the podcasting landscape, offering insights from industry experts on creating engaging content, building a loyal audience, and monetizing podcasts. Moderated by Anabella Poland, MBA, the panel-style program gathered three key experts in […]

It might be a little premature to say this, but I don’t think any 2024 album can top this one for me- this might be the release of the year. Review By Leah Ramrattan | February 2, 2024 The iconic pop punk/punk rock (honestly, who knows) band Green Day is back and just as strong […]

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, garage rock/indie band Deux Visages released their third single “February”- And I am obsessed! Review By Leah Ramrattan | February 2, 2024 Deux Visages is a Miami-based band consisting of lead singer Daphne Hanono, guitarist Jack Chiu, bassist Tony Jouvin, and drummer Antoine Lappin. Though they only have three […]

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD: Peter Feinstein Montclair State University WMSC Class 1983 based in Phoenix, Arizona is looking for a living kidney donor. Peter is deep into stage 4 chronic kidney disease and needs a donating kidney to survive. If you think you, or someone you know, can be a living donor for Peter, […]

Never let them know your next move – Palaye Royale yet again switches up the game with grace, and beauty.  Review by Emily “Emol” McCormack | January 24, 2024 The three piece band of brothers have been making music under the title Palaye Royale since 2012. While they have certainly experimented with their sound and […]

Ten years later, rap rock band From Ashes to New has concluded the Blackout Tour Part 1, starring their new album Blackout. Joining them on the tour are Texas natives Catch Your Breath, metalcore rock group The Word Alive, and DJ rap-rock artist Ekoh. On November 25, 2023, Program Director Lara Ziccardi headed down to […]

Review by Emily Rabeno | January 19, 2024 You may know alternative rock band Cage The Elephant from two of their biggest hits “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” and “Cigarette Daydreams.” The Kentucky natives have five studio albums in total, the most recent release being their April 2019 their album Social Cues – That is, until today. […]

Review by Amber Bintliff — Neck Deep released their highly anticipated self-titled fifth album on January 19, 2024. This ten-track record revisits the UK band’s pop-punk roots, while simultaneously looking toward what the future holds for them as a group through a fun and hopeful lens. Despite the obvious influence of their previous works, Neck […]

Article by Danny Krastek — This article contains possible spoilers for films of 2023.  It’s a new year, which means a whole new slate of movies is on its way. Before we move on and get excited for Dune 2and Deadpool 3 and… are any original movies coming out next year? Anyway, before those come out, let us […]

With just 23 seconds left in the game and Muhlenberg up big, I stepped onto the field as a player for the final time. As the team ran a return to the right and with every step to my block, I started reflecting on my career. The ball was squibbed down to me and for […]

A Very Jewish Christmas; Or how I learned to stop worrying and watch four movies in one day  By J.F. Tannen —   To be Jewish is to accept a very tragic truth very early on in life: December 25th is one of the happiest, most fun days of the year- and you are unable […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station reflect on the year 2023, and share their favorite projects from the past 365 days! Read below to see what foodie favorites our members have to recommend as highlights of the year!   The […]

Kim Dracula said it first, and I’ll back them up – “This may end up being one of your favorite albums of all time.” Review by Emily “Emol” McCormack –  As music director, I would say it’s safe to say that I consume a lot (a lot) of music… despite living in an age where […]

Review by G.S. Alvarez  For the second year in a row, Lorna Shore announced that they would be hosting a special Christmas show in their home state of New Jersey. This year’s slate included Entheos, Varials, Rivers of Nihil, and Currents—with Lorna Shore serving as the headliner to the mini-festival. The Lorna Shore Christmas show […]

Review by Amber Bintliff  On December 7, 2023, State Champs celebrated the 10 year anniversary of their debut album The Finer Things with the first of three shows at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Consisting of lead singer Derek DiScanio, guitarist Tyler Szalkowski, bassist Ryan Scott Graham, and drummer Evan Ambrosio, State Champs have […]

Celebrate the holiday season with a special holiday mixtape, featuring performances by members of WMSC!   “Snow” by JT Untamed and Aly Erario “Last Christmas” performed by Dani Vuono “Naughty List” performed by Allen Macaraeg and Morgan Woodbridge “Not Another Christmas Song” performed by Tara Morgan “Mans Not Hot (Christmas Edition)” performed by Cam Rooster […]

Montclair State’s own girlband performed at the Student Center Info Desk for WMSC’s second ever Info Desk Concert!

New Jersey band Surf Haven performed for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!

WMSC “The Voice of Montclair State” is a finalist in 16 categories for the 2024 Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS) Awards, doubling last year’s total. The nominations include “Best College Radio Station” (more than 10,000), “Best Specialty Show” and “Best Live Music Broadcast,” and are the most the station has received for an awards program from […]

New Jersey band Northvale visited our station for a performance of WMSC Unplugged! Listen in for some fan favorites and a special live debut!  

Review By J.F. Tannen It’s not very often you get to write a review for a new Beatles single. Heck, I wasn’t even born the last time that even happened. Personally, I consider it an honor to throw my hat in the ring and add my name to the lengthy list of music journalists talking […]

Music team contributor GS Alvarez interviews local band Rosso Rosso about their upcoming single “Niamh,” music inspirations and more!

Davy Jones Locker in New Brunswick, N.J. hosted a concert featuring four local bands on November 18, 2023. The night started with Sierra Peaks, an alt-rock trio from Central Jersey. Then came Jag One, a hardcore rock and emo band also from Central Jersey. Then came Nematode, a band originally from Philadelphia, PA. The night […]

Known for their hits “The Great Escape” and “Love Drunk,” Boys Like Girls are still kicking it with their new album, SUNDAY AT FOXWOODS. Joining Boys Like Girls for “The Speaking Our Language Tour” are State Champs, The Summer Set, and LOLO. On October 30th, Program Director Lara Ziccardi head to Philadelphia, PA, for the show. LOLO — The Summer Set — State […]

By Earl Spence  It was a packed crowd filled with 523 people in attendance Tuesday night at 7:30. It was an electric crowd as it was a nail biter until the very end. The two threes made at the end of regulation by Savoy and Bron were able to force overtime. Pryce made the clutch […]

Jack Flowers & The Petal Tones visited our station for the THIRD TIME to perform as a full band for our weekly live performance show, WMSC Unplugged! Listen in to hear some original music, upcoming tunes and a fun cover!

Review by Santi Calle Cifuentes It is difficult to argue against the popularity and impact of Taylor Swift. With multiple Grammy awards, Swift has already had a long career that has cemented her as a household name. Over a decade into her work and now Taylor Swift is arguably in the height of her career: […]

By Earl Spence The Houston Texans are one of the biggest storylines this season in the NFL. They are also one of the most surprising teams thus far. The Texans have a 6-4 record recently beating the Cardinals 21-16. There are a number of factors for their success and popularity as of late. The team […]

Montclair, NJ By Jacob Caraballo On Saturday November 18, 2023, the New York Knicks traveled to the Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets in the second game of a back to back. Having won 5 out of their last 6, New York would use this opportunity to gain some momentum going into Thanksgiving Week. Charlotte would look […]