Music

 

Montclair State University’s very own Will Barnes played some epic songs for WMSC Unplugged! 🎶   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Will Barnes     Will Barnes with Music Director Jared Tauber!

What is up guys, gals and non-binary pals! I believe that the year 2023 is the year about discovery and finding new things in life that make us happy. One way that we can do that is by discovering new up and coming queer artists. Let’s expand our music library and add a little bit […]

Host of The Scene Lauren Bentivegna interviewed Mark Rizzo and Cen of Soulblind for WMSC!   Mark Rizzo Lauren Bentivegna talks with metal guitar legend and ex-Soulfly member Marc Rizzo about his new endeavors with bands Revenge Beast and Ill Niño as well as his passion for the guitar.   90.3 WMSC FM · Interview […]

Review by Aidan Smith Hundreds of excited fans rushed through the rain to New York City venue Terminal 5 on December 15th to see Vancouver, Canada-based band Peach Pit. The haphazard nature of the squeaks on the floor caused by soggy shoes made it clear that people were rushing around excitedly, preparing for Peach Pit […]

Review by Emily McCormack If you haven’t heard of Måneskin… where have you been?! Måneskin is a four piece Italian rock band who won Eurovision 2021 with their hit single “ZITTI E BUOINI.” I first heard pieces of the song on social media and finally listened to it on my own… while I must admit […]

Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is favorites of 2022! Read more to see our station’s favorite songs as we reflect the year!   “FUNERAL GREY” — Waterparks* Review by Deepak Sathish Following their 2021 album, Greatest Hits, an expansive record that covered […]

A conversation between music director Jared Tauber and music librarian & web director Emily “Emol” McCormack who were both at Webster Hall on December 17, 2022 for The Happy Fit’s Under the Shade of Green Tour: JARED: What did you like about the concert, Emol? EMOL: I’m good, thanks for asking. And you? JARED: Oh […]

Two years ago I wrote this article. Two years later, my work will see the light of day. This is The Death of an Optimist: Album and Movie Review. By Emily McCormack Since he started his musical career in 2014, alternative singer and activist grandson finally released his debut album, “Death Of An Optimist” on […]

Members of New Jersey band BUFFOUT joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their newest songs, alongside a fun covers! 🎶   BUFFOUT’s performance is the last for WMSC Unplugged for Fall 2022! Join us next semester for some more fun and exclusive live performances!

Review By Deepak Sathish What is love? That is the question that Long Beach-based band half•alive sets out to answer on their sophomore album, Conditions of a Punk. Across a sprawling selection of 18 tracks, the trio of lead singer Josh Taylor, bassist J. Tyler Johnson, and drummer Brett Kramer, this topic is explored. Described [...]
Review by Natalie Escobar Overall, 2022 has been such an amazing year for music. With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, so many amazing artists are finally able to perform again. In August I had the honor of seeing Lady Gaga in concert at MetLife Stadium. Her album Chromatica had come out in May of 2020 but due to lockdown [...]

New Jersey band Loveseat Pete joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their newest songs, alongside some fun covers! 🎶 You can tune into Fall WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!         

 

   

Review by Josh Maley The 1975 is my all time favorite band, so when I saw that they were playing Madison Square Garden I knew I had to get a seat. The venue was full by the time opener BLACKSTARKIDS took the stage. They played a few of their songs, which are a mix of [...]

    

Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is Autumn Vibes! Read more to see what songs give our members the feel for pumpkin spice, cool weather, and the urge to jump into a pile of leaves!   “Scott Street” – Phoebe Bridgers Review by […]

    

                        

New Jersey band Low Highs joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their latest EP “Try Not To Crash” alongside some fun covers! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!  

 

New Jersey band The Neverends visited our station to perform for WMSC Unplugged! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!       Photos taken by Anthony Soto

Welcome back to another Music Picks article! A collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is spooky songs in the spirit of Halloween!   “Baby You’re a Haunted House” – Gerard Way Review by Lara Ziccardi  Oh baby, this is on my fall playlist every year. After My Chemical Romance broke […]

Written by Lizbeth Gomez-Pinacho Opening a show in October, the New Brunswick band Valentine's Day performed their singles “Modelo,” “Spineless,” and “Love Island.” The audience immersed themselves in the performance, bobbing their heads and swaying. The vibrations echoing from the instruments could be felt throughout your whole body. The colorful lights only made you gravitate [...]

By Krizia Mae Templonuevo The Dream, Ivory brothers the night of Sept 23rd gave such an amazing show! Although their set was cut a little short, Louie and Christian gave it their best and everyone on the floor was vibing. The dreamy sounds of their guitar and deep bass echoed through the cozy venue of […]

 

Jack Flowers & The Petal Tones joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged for a debut performance of their EP, “Jack Flowers and The Petal Tones.” Listen in for a live version of all their new songs! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!           […]

New Jersey’s Public Disturbances joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged this week, performing some original tunes! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!             Public Disturbances also appeared on “Nine of the Times” on WMSC!      

The weekend of September 22-25, 2022 marked Firefly Music Festival’s 10th anniversary. With over a hundred artists of all different genres, across four days, and six stages- it’s impossible not to find something to love about Firefly. Tucked behind the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, you will find The Woodlands, home to the east coast’s […]