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Hot Dress performed on WMSC Unplugged, our live performance show showcasing epic artists from NJ and beyond!  

I had the pleasure of meeting Yungblud on July 14, the week of his 2018 debut album release – five years later, I had the opportunity to photograph his concert. Photos and Review by Emily McCormack The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York City– Yungblud’s album 21st Century Liability released just a week before Warped […]

WMSC 90.3 FM, the official student radio station of Montclair State University, is a finalist for a 2023 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Radio Award in the “College Radio Station of the Year” category. This is the fifth time the station has received a Marconi nomination, and the fourth time in this category. The [...]

Photos and review by Lara Ziccardi All Time Low is a four-piece alternative pop punk band from Townson, Maryland. Best known for their hits “Dear Maria Count Me In” and “Monsters (feat. blackbear),” these guys have been around since 2003. All Time Low wasn’t in the very first chapter of my emo phase, but they […]

Review By Aidan Smith Since 2019, Florida based emo band Home Is Where have been releasing anxiety riddled tracks that echo influences from across the board; loosely reminiscent of emo staples such as Cap’n Jazz or Algernon Cadwallader while also taking influence from post-hardcore outfits, lead singer Brandon MacDonald teaters the line between panic attack and fit of […]

   

I’ve been to a bunch of concerts, yet I still have an intense bucket list of artists that I love and have changed my life in some way or another. I believe Delcan McKenna’s album Zeros came out in 2020 for the purpose of saving alternative music-lovers like myself during the most isolating year the […]

My first time at The Rooftop at Pier 17, I was so excited to finally see not just one, not just two- but three iconic alternative artists that have been on my concert bucket list for a long time coming. (Continue reading for my experience – and more photography at the end!) Review and photos […]

Terry Dickerson interviews Sammy Rae & The Friends! WMSC’s Terry Dickerson sits down with Sammy Rae of Sammy Rae & The Friends to talk about their journey as a Queer Woman, growing up in religious spaces, and how she’s learned to embrace her identity!  

 

 

Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is favorites of the spring semester! Read below to see what our music team members have been listening to this season! “Lovegod” — Sarah Kinsley Review by Gwen Streitman Sarah Kinsley is known for her “out of […]

Yes, you’re reading this correctly. Big Time Rush members Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson and James Maslow spoke to WMSC Station Manager Jared Tauber and Associate Program Director JT Bethea to talk all things BTR!

By Cameryn Martin MONTCLAIR, NJ- The Women’s Lacrosse Team (3-8) opened up NJAC play in a 19-0 loss to the defending NJAC Champion and No. 4 ranked TCNJ Lions to Sprague Field. The experienced Lions scored early and often, scoring 6 goals in the first quarter. The Red Hawks were denied opportunities by the stingy [...]

 

Shannon Daly interviews Yam Haus! On April 29, the Minneapolis-based three piece visited the lower east side to perform at the famous Mercury Lounge, host of various upincoming independent artists. Yam Haus, famous for hits such as Pop Game and The Thrill is back with a new, rock-influenced sound that opens their audience two-fold.  The […]

Listen along here: In the 2010’s, there were various genres with different aesthetics. Many songs produced then were a mash-up of pop, hip-hop, and EDM. Hip-hop was going through a revival when new streaming platforms were released, allowing creators to release their music and let others stream it. EDM was also making a comeback. Additionally, [...]

 

Listen along here: The kids were most certainly not alright in the 2000’s. The 9/11 terrorist attacks shattered the consumer world's sense of security and prosperity. The resentful malaise brewing throughout the 90’s exploded into more radical forms of expression, ranging from the aggressively theatrical, childishly silly, rabidly energetic, or just shamelessly hedonistic.  The rapid [...]

WMSConcert April Rewind In the months of March and April, representatives from 90.3 WMSC attended various concerts in collaboration with our giveaways. These included: Colony House, March 7, Irving Plaza Macseal w/ Charmer and Oogbert the Nerd, March 19, Elsewhere Zone One Ber, March 22, Mercury Lounge Microwave, March 23, Racket NYC Mustard Service, April […]

New York City based band Golder performed on WMSC Unplugged!

Listen along here: The 90’s were a time of varying aesthetic sensibilities. From the Spice Girls to Nirvana to Biggie, a singular, definitive taste and look of this decade is difficult to pin down.  Dominating trends veered toward minimalist and relaxed fashions, contrasting with the flashy, structured style of the 80’s. Additionally, there was a [...]

 

Terry Dickerson interviews Minnesota artist Ber! 90.3 WMSC FM · Interview with Ber  

Listen along here: When remembering fashion in the 80’s one can’t help but smile. A time in music where new styles in both fashion and music began to emerge from different artists. Music had a massive influence on fashion and took over this time period. From bold outfits filled with animal print, studded boots, and [...]
MONTCLAIR, N.J. April 20th, 2023 – Montclair State University’s WMSC 90.3 FM is celebrating Vinylthon and Record Store Day with a 48-hour weekend long, vinyl-only music live broadcast.  The special event will start Saturday, April 22 at midnight and it will showcase the best WMSC shows - with some old, some new, but all vinyl.  [...]
Listen along here: The beauty of 1970’s music and fashion is how each style was able to be different and powerful in its own way. The 70’s produced lots of different kinds of rock, but each subgenre reinvented itself, truly working to subvert the norm. These sounds were born out of the iconic musical artists [...]
Listen along here: FASHION OF THE 1960’s - The 1960’s started with fashion that leaned on the conservative side. Boys were seen wearing sports coats and dress shoes with a crew cut, while girls wore knee-length dresses and button-down plaid shirts with a ponytail or bouffant. Then, in the mid-'60s, fashion took a turn. Since [...]
WMSC is celebrating its 56th anniversary with a 24 hour marathon of fun content!    
By Emmi DeNovellis MONTCLAIR, NJ On a beautiful Sunday night at MSU Soccer Park, the New York Red Bulls II (1-1-2, 6 points) defeated Huntsville City FC (0-2-2, 4 points), another expansion team, to record their first victory of the year holding onto a 1-0 lead from the first half.  Oladayo Thomas➡️Ricardo Gorday 1-0 | [...]