Music

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station reflect on their favorite releases of the Spring while celebrating the start of Summer 2024! “Too Sweet” – Hozier Review by Mia Savidge This song was released around the end of March and ever […]

Station manager Jared Tauber (DJ DOCTOR DJ) sits down with Englewood, NJ artist Malachi Nassér after his show at HACPAC to talk about his new EP J.O.Y. Having just returned from touring the U.S. for the first time, Nassér completed his journey of J.O.Y. with an EP release homecoming show in Hackensack, NJ called “Celebration […]

Written by Shannon Daly Published on June 11, 2024 Governor’s Ball’s most anticipated day was their Sunday lineup, which included the most up and coming acts in the pop world, including SZA, Chappell Roan, Reneé Rapp, Faye Webster and more. Some could say this was a day for “the girls”, although acts like Peso Pluma, […]

Shannon Daly of WMSC 90.3 FM Radio, interviews Danny Davis, lead of the Oklahoma City band Husbands, about opening at Governor’s Ball, new music and tours, and where Husbands is at now, a decade after the release of their first EP.  Check out Daly’s review, Everything You Missed at Sunday Gov Ball 2024 for more […]

Written by Shannon Daly Published on June 9, 2024 Saturday at Governor’s Ball took everything from Friday and multiplied it tenfold. With a sold out GA section, the crowd was buzzing with more people, more excitement, and more performances. A mix of rock, country, pop, rap, and even K-Pop filled three stages for a total […]

Written by Shannon Daly Published on June 8, 2024 Governors Ball 2024 is here for their fourteenth year celebration, bringing it back to Flushing Meadows Corona Park this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with 60+ artists across three stages. The epic festival took over the Queens on Friday with artists like Post Malone, Dominic Fike, Alex […]

Review by Gurleen Kaur –    Singer/songwriter Zayn Malik released his fourth studio album “Room Under the Stairs” on May 17, 2024. This release contains fifteen songs in total and was released under Mercury and Republic Records. The production was done by Malik, most commonly known simply as Zayn, alongside Dave Cobb. While this album […]

Review And Photograph by Lara Ziccardi With two sold-out shows in NYC, hardcore band Knocked Loose are currently on tour for their third album You Won’t Go Before You’re Supposed To. The new album debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums chart.  Originally from Oldham County, Kentucky, Knocked Loose crashed into the Billboard […]

Review by Emily Rabeno –    If you know the songs “Cigarette Daydreams” (2013) and “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked” (2008), then you might know the Kentucky made rock and alternative band Cage The Elephant. Cage The Elephant is made up of six members and has been releasing music since 2006. Their most recent […]

Review by Katherine Garcia –   Billie Eilish released her third studio album “HIT ME HARD AND SOFT” on the 17th of May and it has already hit #1 on the charts in 14 different countries.  The album is a bit shorter than her other two albums with only ten tracks but shows off her talent […]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, members of our station celebrate pride month with favorite songs relating to, or created by those within the LGTBQ+ community!   “Coming Clean” – Green Day Review by Lee Ramrattan From (in my opinion) Green Day’s BEST album […]

Review by Amber Bintliff – Bring Me The Horizon 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 the […]

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 […]

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!

  Photos courtesy of Maddie Barkocy.

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. […]

Article by Katherine Garcia – It’s known that all good artists take inspiration from other artists, and lately we have been seeing a very unusual pairing. Growing up, I have seen Spanish music grow and change and being able to see that and listen to other genres like alternative music on my own as well […]

Review by Josh Maxi – Almost three months later and if I’m being honest, Mk.gee (pronounced McGee) still has me in a chokehold with his project Two Star & The Dream Police. A very fitting title as well actually because that’s exactly what it sounds like, a dreamlike flashback to the 80s. All the tracks […]

Review by Josh Maxi – Everyone loves a good reunion in the world of music, and Mount Kimbie gave us exactly that on their latest album, The Sunset Violent. Released on April 5, 2024, the band from London, formerly a duo consisting of college friends Kai Campos and Dom Maker, expanded their roster with new […]

Review by Katherine Garcia – Just scrolling through Spotify’s new rock releases, I came across “MIDAS” by Wunderhouse. This is their first single since their debut album back in 2022 so this was a very long wait for fans. On first listen, it struck me as super similar to Julian Casabalanca’s voice and execution which […]