New Jersey’s own Sir Synthesis stopped by our station for an epic episode of WMSC Unplugged!
Review by Mia Savidge I discovered Laufey one day while watching a compilation on YouTube about waking up to a Paris morning. I instantly fell in love with her song “Like the Movies” from her Typical of Me EP. Then, I discovered more of her music after looking her up and had the same initial reaction. I would choose to sing […]
Review by Jake Roseboro The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We is the 5th studio album from singer/songwriter Mitski. A hasty follow up to the solid 2022 LP, Laurel Hell. Although pulverizing amongst fans, Laurel Hell proved to be one of my more favorable albums of that year and another solid entry into a […]
Review and Photography by Manda Martinez Glaive is an 18-year-old American singer-songwriter and record producer from Florida. Best known for his songs “astrid” and “i wanna slam my head against the wall,” Glaive is a fairly new artist. He began making hyperpop genre music towards the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in his bedroom. I was introduced to […]
Review by Gurleen Kaur One of my favorite musical artists is Abel Tesafye, who goes by the stage name The Weeknd. His alternative R&B album House Of Balloons which released on March 21, 2011 under the XO Label, and was produced by The Weeknd, Don McKinney, Cirkut, Illangelo, Jeremey Rose and Rainer. This album is approximately fifty […]
By Tyler Restucci I never realized how many everyday people it takes to create a live show like the VMAS. Whenever I watched them on TV, I assumed the people in the pit or the pre-recorded videos were special somehow. Nevertheless, one night, my friend Joely asked me if I wanted to see a performance from […]
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 […]
Tara Morgan of Freaks Over There and Father Rhyme performed some original songs and epic covers on WMSC Unplugged, including a debut acoustic version of their 2023 single “Laundry & Taxes.”
Review By Alyssa Arroyo L.S. Dunes recently released a couple of new songs in the summer of this year. Their first drop was “Benadryl Subreddit” on June 23th, 2023. When the title itself was released, the fan base already had no clue what to expect from this band. Their first and only album Past Lives […]
Review By GS Alvarez Like many other first-time Blue Ridge attendees, I heard about the festival via one of their many Instagram ads. They touted an impressive lineup, with headliners including Pantera, Slipknot, Til Lindemann, and Evanescence, among many others. Each ad also promised their biggest festival yet, with significant improvements from previous years. With […]
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 […]
PetroDragonic Apocalypse; or, Dawn of Eternal Night: An Annihilation of Planet Earth and the Beginning of Merciless Damnation – By King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Album Review by Chris Alberico Earlier this year, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard released their 24th studio album on June 16th, 2023. Listening to their discography could be a full […]
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 Nino DeNino Featured image by Smo Ostrowski One of my greatest and favorite memories growing up is waking up early on chill summer mornings and getting ready for band camp. I remember starting my day and grabbing my iPod to play what is now my favorite album ever. Chance the Rapper’s Acid Rap is […]
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!
E.N.F.P. performed on WMSC Unplugged, our live performance show showcasing epic artists from NJ and beyond!
Anthony Soto and Nick Najarian performed on a special episode of WMSC Unplugged, which was live from Montclair State University’s own George Segal Gallery!
Hot Dress performed on WMSC Unplugged, our live performance show showcasing epic artists from NJ and beyond!
I had the pleasure of meeting Yungblud the week of his 2018 debut album release – five years later, I had the opportunity to photograph his concert. Photos and Review by Emily McCormack The Rooftop at Pier 17, New York City– Yungblud’s album 21st Century Liability released just a week before Warped Tour made a stop […]
Photos and review by Lara Ziccardi All Time Low is a four-piece alternative pop punk band from Townson, Maryland. Best known for their hits “Dear Maria Count Me In” and “Monsters (feat. blackbear),” these guys have been around since 2003. All Time Low wasn’t in the very first chapter of my emo phase, but they […]
Review By Aidan Smith Since 2019, Florida based emo band Home Is Where have been releasing anxiety riddled tracks that echo influences from across the board; loosely reminiscent of emo staples such as Cap’n Jazz or Algernon Cadwallader while also taking influence from post-hardcore outfits, lead singer Brandon MacDonald teaters the line between panic attack and fit of […]
I’ve been to a bunch of concerts, yet I still have an intense bucket list of artists that I love and have changed my life in some way or another. I believe Delcan McKenna’s album Zeros came out in 2020 for the purpose of saving alternative music-lovers like myself during the most isolating year the […]
My first time at The Rooftop at Pier 17, I was so excited to finally see not just one, not just two- but three iconic alternative artists that have been on my concert bucket list for a long time coming. (Continue reading for my experience – and more photography at the end!) Review and photos […]
Terry Dickerson interviews Sammy Rae & The Friends! WMSC’s Terry Dickerson sits down with Sammy Rae of Sammy Rae & The Friends to talk about their journey as a Queer Woman, growing up in religious spaces, and how she’s learned to embrace her identity!
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 […]