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“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 […]

Review By Amber Bintliff Since their first appearance with debut single “Awful Ever After” hit the scene in 2019, British alternative-rock group Hot Milk have proven themselves time and time again to be a force to be reckoned with. Consisting of fronting duo Han Mee and Jim Shaw, as well as bassist Tom Paton and drummer Harry Deller, […]

Review by Ryan Nussbaum Sophomore forward Kylie Prendergast found the back of the net twice as the Montclair State women’s soccer team routed the No. 9 ranked Misericordia University Cougars by a score of 4-1 Wednesday night. Fans at MSU Soccer Park, both in the stands and atop the adjacent Red Hawk Deck were anticipating […]

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  Published by: Zachary Papenberg With the Mets and Yankees essentially out of contention, both teams this weekend brought up some of their young talent to see precisely what they have in store for next season. The New York Mets brought back up their young third baseman Brett Baty and their long-awaited prospect Ronnie […]

Recognition in Six Categories Underscores Excellence in Student Media Montclair, NJ — Eleven students and recent alumni from Montclair State University’s WMSC-FM have been named finalists by College Broadcasters Inc. for the National Student Production Awards. Their outstanding work at the campus radio station earned the student-operated outlet six nominations in the following categories: Best [...]

MONTCLAIR, NJ-  By: Brandon “Mazz” Marrazzo Sunday, August 20th, Harrison New Jersey. The sea of fans start to fill the 25,000-capacity Red Bulls Arena. Tonight’s match-up puts the 11th-placed New York Red Bulls (6-8-9)  against the number 9th-ranked D.C. United (8-6-10) in an Eastern Conference clash that could play a leading factor in which one […]

Jack Flowers & the Petal Tones performed on Spring 2023’s final episode of WMSC Unplugged, our live performance show showcasing epic artists from NJ and beyond!

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