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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 […]

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!

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 […]

“It’s the most vulnerable, unfinished, honest, thing I’ve released so far.” – Cecily Review by Rena Hailey Cecily’s sophomore album Love Letters released November 24, 2023. This collection of songs is soft, quiet, and beautiful like a love letter should be – But it is also honest and brutal like love is. The indie-feeling EP […]

By Rashmika Vinakota October 23, 2023 marked day four of the Montclair Film Festival at The Clairidge in downtown Montclair. The festival showcased a number of independent films such as “Breaking the News,” directed by Heather Courtney, Princess A. Hairston, and Chelsea Hernandez, and “Evil Does Not Exist,” a foreign language feature film directed by […]

Photos and Review by GS Alvarez When Apashe announced his Antagonist Tour (previously called the Brass Orchestra Tour when tickets initially went on sale), having been an avid fan of electronic music but having also never gone to an electronic show, I knew I had to make this my first. When the name and openers […]

Review and Photos By Lee Ramrattan On November 10, 2023, I had the opportunity to see the Midwest emo band The Front Bottoms in Terminal 5 in Manhattan. You may know them from songs such as “Twin Sized Mattress” and “Be Nice to Me,” which were both pretty popular on TikTok. I’ve been a casual listener of them […]

Review by Allen Macaraeg Released to Spotify on November 17, 2023, Kurt Vile’s newest album feels like the part of a movie soundtrack when everything’s peaceful and resolved. A guitar plays in the background, people are jamming, and Vile is just telling stories. It feels like true solace, when you can let go of your worries and focus on […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, our music team contributes to Montclair State University’s Fall 2023 FOCUS project of FOCUS: Food. Read below to see what foodie favorites our members have to recommend!   “Black Licorice” — Peach Pit* Review by Daniel Ortiz a.k.a. […]

New Jersey’s own AidanJackFinnecy performed original songs for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!

Review by Ava DiStaso On October 18th I went to the Starland Ballroom to see Violent Femmes, a folk punk band known for their hit “Blister In the Sun,” as they performed for the 40th anniversary of their self-titled album. Their opening act was a group from New Orleans entitled Quintron and Miss Pussycat. I had never heard […]

Montclair’s own CALYX! visited our station for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!     

Music team contributor Yazmin Yilmaz interviews Montclair State University alumni Allison Strong!      

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, we celebrate spooky season with our second annual Halloween Picks! Read below to see what holiday favorites our members have to recommend!   “You Make Me Feel Like It’s Halloween” — Muse  Review by GS Alvarez An almost-instant […]

Three Dollars visited our station for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!  

Possum in my Room performed in our studio for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!

Montclair State’s own Nick Najarian performed at the Student Center Info Desk for WMSC’s first ever Info Desk Concert in honor of World College Radio Day 2023! Listen in to hear host and music librarian Gwen Streitman introduce Najarian’s epic jams, with special guest, station manager Jared Tauber!

New Jersey’s own Quiz Show and Jon Caspi and The First Gun stopped by our station for an epic episode of WMSC Unplugged!

90.3 WMSC-FM celebrates World College Radio Day with a three and a half hour special of WMSC Unplugged, our weekly live music performance show! This year, we showcased performances from local bands and artists, See Plus, Hot Dress, and Wizard Brain, as well as Montclair’s own Nick Najarian, Will Barnes and Jack Powers! See below for […]

Photos by Lara Ziccardi  The Sound of Letting Go tour is an eight-week-long tour across the country featuring artists Lauran Hibberd, Grayscale, Gym Class Heros, and All Time Low. WMSC’s Program Director, Lara Ziccardi, headed to Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Lauran Hibberd — Grayscale — Gym Class Heroes — All Time Low —

90.3 WMSC-FM celebrated Montclair State University’s 2023 Homecoming with our WMSC Unplugged Homecoming Spectacular, featuring local bands The Neverends, Public Disturbances and The New You! The Neverends — Public Disturbances — The New You —    

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community for World College Radio Day 2023, “Where All Voices Are Welcome!”  Read below to see what our members have to recommend!   “Sofia” — Clairo Review by Emily Rabeno “Sofia” by Clario was […]

WMSC Goes Global for World College Radio Day October 6 WMSC is one of 32 college radio stations worldwide to contribute programming as part of the global initiative. Montclair State University’s WMSC-FM is joining the 13th annual World College Radio Day (WCRD) celebration on Friday, October 6. The station will host 35 hours of special [...]

Award winning international icons MÅNESKIN sat down with our very own music director Emily “Emol” McCormack and station manager Jared Tauber after their September 15, 2023 pop-up performance in New York City’s Time Square. Announced just moments before the set began, the Italian Eurovision winners generated a large crowd, where they performed their hits, as well […]

Photos & Review By Emily Rabeno Greta Van Fleet is a rock band who started out in 2012. The band consists of four members: three brothers and one close friend. The singer is Josh Kiszka, main guitar is Jake Kiszka, bass as well as a piano player is Sam Kiszka last but not least on […]

Review By Aidan Smith There are so many wonderful things to say about Jeff Rosenstock. We could begin by talking about the prolific body of work and wild creative energy he has, or we could begin by talking about his “day job,” composing the critically acclaimed soundtrack for Cartoon Network’s “Craig of The Creek.” However, what I think […]