Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is favorites of the spring semester! Read below to see what our music team members have been listening to this season! “Lovegod” — Sarah Kinsley Review by Gwen Streitman Sarah Kinsley is known for her “out of […]

Yes, you’re reading this correctly. Big Time Rush members Kendall Schmidt, Logan Henderson and James Maslow spoke to WMSC Station Manager Jared Tauber and Associate Program Director JT Bethea to talk all things BTR!

Shannon Daly interviews Yam Haus! On April 29, the Minneapolis-based three piece visited the lower east side to perform at the famous Mercury Lounge, host of various upincoming independent artists. Yam Haus, famous for hits such as Pop Game and The Thrill is back with a new, rock-influenced sound that opens their audience two-fold.  The […]

Listen along here: In the 2010’s, there were various genres with different aesthetics. Many songs produced then were a mash-up of pop, hip-hop, and EDM. Hip-hop was going through a revival when new streaming platforms were released, allowing creators to release their music and let others stream it. EDM was also making a comeback. Additionally, [...]
Listen along here: The kids were most certainly not alright in the 2000’s. The 9/11 terrorist attacks shattered the consumer world's sense of security and prosperity. The resentful malaise brewing throughout the 90’s exploded into more radical forms of expression, ranging from the aggressively theatrical, childishly silly, rabidly energetic, or just shamelessly hedonistic.  The rapid [...]

WMSConcert April Rewind In the months of March and April, representatives from 90.3 WMSC attended various concerts in collaboration with our giveaways. These included: Colony House, March 7, Irving Plaza Macseal w/ Charmer and Oogbert the Nerd, March 19, Elsewhere Zone One Ber, March 22, Mercury Lounge Microwave, March 23, Racket NYC Mustard Service, April […]

New York City based band Golder performed on WMSC Unplugged!

Listen along here: The 90’s were a time of varying aesthetic sensibilities. From the Spice Girls to Nirvana to Biggie, a singular, definitive taste and look of this decade is difficult to pin down.  Dominating trends veered toward minimalist and relaxed fashions, contrasting with the flashy, structured style of the 80’s. Additionally, there was a [...]

Terry Dickerson interviews Minnesota artist Ber! 90.3 WMSC FM · Interview with Ber  

Listen along here: When remembering fashion in the 80’s one can’t help but smile. A time in music where new styles in both fashion and music began to emerge from different artists. Music had a massive influence on fashion and took over this time period. From bold outfits filled with animal print, studded boots, and [...]
Listen along here: The beauty of 1970’s music and fashion is how each style was able to be different and powerful in its own way. The 70’s produced lots of different kinds of rock, but each subgenre reinvented itself, truly working to subvert the norm. These sounds were born out of the iconic musical artists [...]
Listen along here: FASHION OF THE 1960’s - The 1960’s started with fashion that leaned on the conservative side. Boys were seen wearing sports coats and dress shoes with a crew cut, while girls wore knee-length dresses and button-down plaid shirts with a ponytail or bouffant. Then, in the mid-'60s, fashion took a turn. Since [...]

By Rooy Aguirre El día libre de Polux is the debut album from Chini.png, the solo project of Chilean artist María José Ayarza, formerly known for her work with the indie folk band Chini and The Technicians. Released on March 31st, 2023, the album showcases Ayarza’s growth as a musician, as she explores a delicate […]

Country Superstar Drops Highly Anticipated Fourth Studio Album By Ben Petruk Fans of Luke Combs have known what they were getting from the superstar’s fourth studio album Gettin Old, but we always seem to forget how impactful his music is to our lives.  Gettin Old is an indirect second half to his previous album, Growin Up. […]

Lauren Bentivegna talks with Angry Corpses!  

By Lara Ziccardi All Time Low released their ninth studio album, Tell Me I’m Alive, on March 17th, 2023, since their 2020 release, Wake Up, Sunshine. All Time Low is most known for its 2006 hit, “Dear Maria, Count Me In.” Forming in Towson, Maryland, in 2003, they’ve been in the music scene from when they were […]

New Jersey’s own The New You visited our station for an episode of WMSC Unplugged!   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: The New You   Above photos by Frank Konze         



By Kyle Pepitone Skeletons is the sixth studio album by American rock band Pop Evil and this album is anything but bare bones. Skeletons as a whole has a very consistent sound, which actually made me go back to Pop Evil’s previous album Versatile as it had a drastic tonal shift halfway through the album. […]

By Joely DeMonte Happy St. Patrick’s Day and a very happy birthday to Hozier who, at midnight, released his new EP, Eat Your Young. Best known for his 2013 debut single “Take Me To Church,” the Irish King has struck gold once again! Eat Your Young follows Hozier’s 2019 second album, Wasteland, Baby! He has […]

By Chaz Campbell I’d like to consider myself a huge Gorillaz fan. I’ve seen them live twice (“Humanz” and “Now Now” Tours), own almost every album on vinyl, and have them in the top five of every Spotify Wrapped ever since I started using Spotify in 2019. I have t-shirts, and ringtones, and I briefly […]

By Ben Petruk Morgan Wallen is like my first student ID card. It was supposed to be canceled, but it still works. The 29 year old country superstar just released his third album, on the very strategic date of March 3rd: It was Wallen 3 on 3/3. A catchy idea, which is the theme of […]

Montclair funk artist Becky Crosby performed some of her original songs on an episode of WMSC Unplugged!🎶 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Becky Crosby        

Central New Jersey band OM53 performed their original songs on WMSC Unplugged, WMSC’s weekly live performance show! 🎶 🎶   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: OM53    

By Emily McCormack “Eulogy” is the first solo work that grandson has released since his 2020 debut album, Death of an Optimist. The Canadian-American singer has released a string of outstanding collaborations, including works alongside the likes of K.Flay, X Ambassadors, Two Feet and Steve Aoki. Best known for his 2017 single “Blood // Water” […]

By Emily McCormack “Bottom Of The Deep Blue Sea” was the first single that introduced me to Missio in 2018. I decided to delve deeper into their discography and ever since then, the alternative/electronic duo have been part of my go-to pile of artists I reference as my favorite band. Missio decided to spend their […]

By Rikkira Harfield Smino, the St. Louis rapper, singer, and songwriter, has been steadily rising to the forefront of the hip-hop scene with his unique blend of genres and styles. His latest release, as of October 28, 2022, “Luv 4 Rent,” highlights his distinct sound and solidifies his place as one of the most exciting artists in the […]

By Emily McCormack Pierce the Veil released their fifth studio album The Jaws of Life on February 10, 2023. This is the first album since their 2016 release of Misadvadventures, their last album before the departure of drummer Mike Fuentes. Since losing a band member, fans anxiously waited for seven years for the band to […]

By Ian Love Waterparks saw critical acclaim after their third studio album Fandom in 2019, leaving both fans and critics excited for what the three person band had in store next. As it turns out, the process of writing their next album, Greatest Hits, would be a challenging one for frontman Awsten Knight, for after writing over […]