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Alex Cuba is a Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition; Alex has a vast musical vision. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs, relinquish a conventional stereotype that exemplifies much of the Latin music landscape. Produced by Jared Tauber Interview by Jared Tauber Original Air Date: June 21, 2022 [...]

Hosts of WMSC’s Heavy Is The Crown, Vector Lynn and Nicole Retrograde, recorded their reaction to Motionless In White’s sixth album Scoring The End Of The World! You can watch their review via YouTube!    

New Jersey bands ØM-53, See Plus, 54 Ultra, The Neverends and Montclair State's own Jack Powers performed in Debonair Music Hall on Friday, June 10, 2022 - and our music librarian Emily McCormack was there to capture the event! Jack Powers See Plus 54 Ultra ØM-53 The Neverends You can watch Jack Power's WMSC Unplugged session [...]
At just 21 years old, Clio Cadence sees no genre boundaries and no barriers to her creativity. Taking influence from the likes of No Doubt and We Came as Romans, Cadence drops a hip-hop infused, metal sound, with an authentic rock n roll vibe. Produced by Emol Interview by Aidan Ivers Original Air Date: June [...]
Diamante spent her teenage years cutting her teeth at local gigs on the Sunset Strip to become the powerhouse performer she is today. Diamante capitalized on her newfound ultimate creative freedom and independence by being her own CEO throughout every facet of the album process. 'American Dream' shows exponential growth from 'Coming In Hot' sonically and in its raw authenticity, [...]

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks – a collaboration of music reviews of members from our radio station! In this article, our members review some tunes that made their spring semester!   “The Number 22” – Ashbury Heights Review By Aidan Ivers “The Number 22” by Swedish dark synth-pop duo Ashbury Heights has had a personal […]

One of the buzziest bands in the pop scene, Kid Politics has quickly made a name for themselves with an arena-ready live show, hook-laden anthems and a lead singer with a voice unparalleled in the current landscape. At the top of 2020, Kid Politics signed with Verge Records, an imprint of OneRPM. “This partnership could [...]

I would like to start off by saying, “wow.” The audience at Webster Hall did not miss whatsoever. Before Palace even took their place on stage, the crowd welcomed the two openers with loud cheers and overwhelming applause.  The first band that performed was Loose Buttons. I have never heard of them before that night, […]

   

SiIvaGunner is a collaborative YouTube channel that claims to upload "high quality video game rips" - in reality, their contributors make remixes, mashups, or other types of parodies of video game music. Produced by Chaz Campbell Interview by Chaz Campbell Original Air Date: May 10, 2022 Tunes on Tuesday airs every Tuesday at 2 and [...]

Album artwork from Spotify By Víctor Muñiz Rosa If you want to know what it feels like to be in Puerto Rico during the summer, this is the album for you. Un Verano Sin Ti (A Summer Without You in English) by the Puerto Rican reggaeton singer Bad Bunny was released last Friday with praise […]

Indie-rock duo Screenager joined on WMSC Unplugged to perform some music! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM!       

Emily Mae Hsiang is a singer-songwriter, composer, and independent musician from the New York area. Also known as Emily Mae Music online, she has been posting singer-songwriter and musical theater creations to Tik Tok since 2020, and has since reached a rising fourteen thousand followers in only a year’s time. Beyond TikTok, Emily Mae has […]

From The Nightmare Before World College Radio Day (2021) Written By: Kyle Pepitone Vocals: Kyle Pepitone Gang Vocals: Kyle Pepitone, Tara Cicchetti, Jared Tauber, Nate Williams, Ben Petruk, and Jake Goetz Programming: Tara Cicchetti Recording Engineer: Nate Williams Mixing and Mastering: Mark Szvetecz    

Montclair State’s own Shake joined on WMSC Unplugged to perform some of music! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM!   90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Shake  

Music director Jared Tauber’s quest for vinyl and answers has led him to Sweet Vinyl Cafe in Denville, NJ.        

MONTCLAIR, N.J. April 21st, 2022 – Montclair State University’s WMSC 90.3 FM is celebrating the station’s 55 anniversary with a 55-hour live broadcast marathon starting April 22 at 4pm. The special event programming will showcase the best WMSC shows and more than 24 hours of vinyl-only music, as the station partakes in college radio’s Vinylthon […]

On a quest for vinyl and answers, music director Jared Tauber visits Lark Street Music in Teaneck, NJ.    

Olivia King is a Pop/Soul singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. With a combined social media following of 200,000+, and 6,000,000+ streams on Spotify alone, she has been a force in this industry. Her songs have been featured on the Indie Charts, Spotify’s New Music Friday, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds Pop, R&B Slow Jams, Discover Weekly, and […]

CD BAD. VINYL GOOD: VINYLTHON APRIL 23 ON 90.3 WMSC

Welcome to WMSC Music Picks – a collaboration of music reviews of members from our radio station!   “First Class” – Khruangbin Review By Maya Stolper  The first time I added Khruangbin to a playlist of mine was in January of 2020 and I haven’t been able to stop listening to this Texas based trio […]

On March 27th, Lurk, One Step Closer, Soul Blind and Drug Church performed at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Featured on the left is the flier for the tour found on the band’s Instagram, @drugchurch.  The show started off with LURK, who is a punk rock band all the way from Chicago, Illinois. [...]

Over the last few years Jaz Karis has become a shining light within the UK music scene. Often occupying a space between R&B, Jazz, Neo-Soul and recently Amapiano and Soulful Afro House, Karis’s authentic approach to her music has seen her audience expand across the world and led to enthusiastic support from all corners of […]

Jack Samson joined on WMSC Unplugged to perform some of his original music, including some upcoming singles and tunes on his recent EP, SIIIGNS! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Jack Samson  

by Kyle Pepitone After a rather dry month for new releases in February, March makes up for it with a myriad of new albums and singles all across the board… almost too many to keep track of. However, as part of the digital marketing team for Heavy Is The Crown (a rock and metal show […]

Violet Blend is an Italian alternative metal band from Florence, Italy. The band is made up by Giada Celeste Chelli (vocals and piano), Daniele Cristellon (guitar), Ferruccio Baroni (bass) and Michel Agostini (drums). In 2018 Violet Blend released the debut album ‘White Mask’, the city of Florence (IT) was invaded by thousands of masks with […]

By Víctor Muñiz Rosa  90.3 WMSC FM · MSU Students react to Daddy Yankee RetirementReggaeton artist Daddy Yankee announces he will retire after 32 years of music. Yankee, known for hits like “Gasolina”, “Despacito”, and “Dura”, notified on his social media that he will end his artistic endeavors with his final album and tour.    […]

This past Saturday we had WMSC’s own assistant programming director Ben Petruk perform for WMSC Unplugged, singing some of his original music! You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Saturdays 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM! 90.3 WMSC FM · WMSC Unplugged: Ben Petruk  

Almost 30 years in the making, Papa Roach still has what it takes to rock and roll! By Víctor Muñiz Rosa Papa Roach performed last Tuesday at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair. The crowd was exhilarating, and everybody was jumping and singing all their hits like “American Dreams,” “Scars,” “Help,” Getting Away with Murder,” and […]

Howdy! It’s Emol (also known as Emily McCormack) Lots of amazing music has been released in the past few weeks, and I’m so excited to highlight some of my favorite picks!    Say Something – MISSIO MISSIO is an alternative-rock duo from Austin, Texas. I’ve been listening to Matt and David since 2017, immediately being […]