90.3 WMSC-FM celebrated Montclair State University’s 2023 Homecoming with our WMSC Unplugged Homecoming Spectacular, featuring local bands The Neverends, Public Disturbances and The New You! The Neverends — Public Disturbances — The New You —
Station Manager Jared Tauber interviews producer and musician Mike Viola on his work!
Review by Avery Caico Math rock is, for lack of a better word, a wild genre, and drummer Zach Hill and guitarist Spencer Seim’s duo-band Hella is by no means an exception. The band rose from the ashes of math-rock pioneer band Don Caballero, bringing a wildly energetic new take on the already avant-garde sound […]
Review & Photos by Rob Ferguson The chance to see indie-rock superstars Death Cab for Cutie and The Postal Service share the stage only comes around once in a lifetime. Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the bands’ 2003 albums, Transatlanticism and Give Up respectively, the two groups are touring the U.S and playing both albums […]
Photos & Review by Rob Ferguson After eight years since his last release as Youth Lagoon, it was unclear if Idaho-based musician Trevor Powers would ever record again under the moniker. His later projects had a different energy – instead of the indie, bedroom-produced sound of The Year of Hibernation (2011) and experimental charm of […]
Review by Tyler Restucci We need to talk about Ethel Cain. The singer/songwriter released her first album, Preacher’s Daughter in May of 2022 under her own label, Daughters of Cain Records. For her debut Cain released a concept album, that tells the heartbreaking story about a young woman trying to find herself, but coming to […]
Review by Kit Frascella Celebrating its 50th anniversary, The Beatles’ RED and BLUE albums have finally been remastered and remixed for a new era. These two albums were hits in their own retrospective ways when they were first issued back in the early 1970’s as they were officially titled Beatles 1962-1966 and Beatles 1967-1970. The […]
Review by Michael Johns One of my favorite albums that received critical acclaim from his smaller yet dedicated fanbase was Quadeca’s I Didn’t Mean To Haunt You which was released on November 10th, 2022. This album is primarily indie folk (more on that later) and runs for 57 minutes at 11 songs. This album is […]
Review by Jake Roseboro Growing In Strange Places is the third full-length LP from indie/emo group Thank You, I’m Sorry. Gaining a larger and larger following through social media and word of mouth, Thank You, I’m Sorry have firmly cemented themselves as pioneers of modern emo. What is collectively referred to as the “5th Wave” […]
Music Librarian Gwen Streitman interviews local New Jersey band See Plus on upcoming music, live shows and more!
Welcome to WMSC Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. In this installment, we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community for World College Radio Day 2023, “Where All Voices Are Welcome!” Read below to see what our members have to recommend! “Sofia” — Clairo Review by Emily Rabeno “Sofia” by Clario was […]
Review by Gurleen Kaur On Friday, September 29, 2023 Jorja Smith a UK singer-songwriter released her newest album Falling or Flying under the Record Label FAMM. Jorja worked alongside Music Producer DAMEDAME, a production duo that are also Jorja’s friends. I love when artists work with their childhood friends on something major in their musical career. […]
Photos by Ariel Pacheco
Album Review by Ava DiStaso Final Girls is a North Jersey hardcore/death metal band formed in 2020 by bassist Sofia Albanese. After recently obtaining new members and gaining notoriety in the local band scene, they released their first album: Occult Classic. Occult Classic follows the release of the single “Population Control” in 2022, which they […]
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!