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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 […]

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!

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 […]

Join Shannon Daly for a conversation with Mary Garvey, Production and Programming Manager at Asbury Lanes. Hear about her story as a woman in the industry, Gary Marvey, dive into the production industry with her guide to a day in the life at the Asbury Collection, and learn about how you too can succeed in 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 […]