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Written by Rashmika Vinakota Published on May 26, 2024 May 26 is the second day of a two-day air show headlined by the United States Navy Blue Angels at Jones beach in Long Island during Memorial weekend. The day-long event began at 10:00 a.m and slowly introduced helicopters, fighter jets until 11:30 a.m when heavy […]

Review by Amber Bintliff – Bring Me The Horizon have finally released their long-awaited sixth studio album POST HUMAN: NeX GEn. Originally scheduled for release in September of last year before its eventual delay, the band announced that the album would be released with not even a 24-hour notice on May 23rd. It serves as […]

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 […]

Reported and Written by Nicole Passero May 17, 2024 (Pequannock Township, New Jersey)- Defying Gravitea, a gluten and dairy free bakeshop, is celebrating their one year anniversary. Gina Cassese, the owner and founder of the bakeshop, has made her vision come to life as she is able to provide her customers a comfortable and healthy […]

Review by Deepak Sathish – He’s back! Or, rather, they’re back. Joywave, the Rochester indie rock trio consisting of frontman/producer Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, and drummer Paul Brenner, have returned with their fifth studio album, Permanent Pleasure. This record follows up their fourth album, Cleanse, and their first live album, Live, both released two […]

Review And Photograph by Amber Bintliff 408 brought their “Hot Mess” tour to Debonair Music Hall on May 8, 2024 with support from Telltale, Definitely Maybe, and New Jersey’s own Northvale. This high energy packed night served as both my 50th concert and first time doing concert photography! While this was my first time seeing […]

Review by Amber Bintliff – New York City indie-rock band State Street have released their debut full-length album, Lost at Night. Consisting of vocalist Bobby Gioiosa, guitarist Matthew Wikstrom, drummer Stephen Dorris, guitarist Matt Marin, and bassist Jacob Lapidus, Lost at Night is a true testament to the confusing, yet exciting time of navigating through […]

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

By Luke Cirianni   On Sunday April 28th, the Columbus Crew II took a trip down to MSU Soccer Park to take on the Red Bulls II.  The match was mostly controlled by Columbus, who walked away with a 2-0 victory on the road.  This was the first Red Bulls regulation loss of the 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. […]

2024, the year of the Dragon who is strong and independent, but also known to be a great leader while seeking support and reassurance. The sports world has seen a not just one but many “dragons” this past month. ESPN released the numbers for the 2024 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) March Madness tournament. Six […]

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 […]