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Review By Shannon Daly Paramore dropped their first single in five years since 2017’s After Laughter on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, along with a music video and their sixth album announcement. The studio album of the same name is set to be released on February 10th of next year. “This is Why” is divergent from their [...]
WMSC member Samira Villagomez interviews band Public Disturbances at The Laundromat! Video directed and edited by Danny Tarifa  

Welcome back to another Music Picks article! A collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme was songs of the summer- the old and the new tunes that got our members through the hottest of days!  Time to reflect on our summer faves as we welcome the new season!   “KEEP IT […]

Review by Samira Villagomez   Simple Plan gave an absolutely nostalgic thrill on August 27th alongside Sum 41 headlining, and opener Set It Off at the Stone Pony. The crowd’s energy began to form from the moment doors opened with fans excited to see the bands that made their teenage years rock!   Opener- Set [...]

Montclair State’s own New Mistake joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged this week, performing some of their original tunes and rad covers! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!            


John Anthony 54 Ultra joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged this week, performing some of his original tunes! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Summer Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!         John Anthony with Music Director Jared Tauber and Associate Programming Director Jake Goetz    


Yeule was absolutely amazing the night of July 28th. Her performance was absolutely mesmerizing. The crowd showed so much support and love that she couldn’t help but shed a tear on stage. It was quite heartwarming. The song that started her set was “Pixel Affection”. Just the opening chord caused the crowd to cheer. I […]

Holley Petrie Reviews Panic! At The Disco's New Album: Viva Las Vengeance Panic! At The Disco’s seventh studio album Viva Las Vengeance conveys a new but timeless sound to 2022. From the band that gave us smash hits such as “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” from A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, to “The Ballad of [...]


New Jersey’s own THE HAPPY FITS joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged last week, performing some of their biggest hits and latest tunes! 🍍 You can tune into WMSC Summer Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM! 🎶      


"New York’s Sarah Kinsley doesn’t need much to make a lot. A young but positively old-school musician in her approach, Sarah sculpts smart, era-less pop music and drops it into a very modern world. Everything you hear is made by a collective team of one; from the layered instrumentation and sultry vocal, to the razor-sharp [...]

Jack Powers blessed our studio today with his original music, as well as an epic cover for WMSC Unplugged! You can tune into Summer WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!          

Smooth Brain is a pop punk band from the tri-state area. They consist of Izzy on vocals, Hera and Ben on guitar, Maryn on bass and Jordan on drums. Maryn also graduated from the B.F.A Acting Program at Montclair State in 2020. Smooth Brain's work has been featured on a compilation to support trans youth [...]

Rain Johannes joined on WMSC Unplugged to perform some music! You can tune into Summer WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!      

Coobie 22, Canadian Pop artist from Sarnia, Ontario. Playing guitar and singing since the age of 12, Coobie has recently found success by showcasing his emotionally driven music on tik tok. This record ‘Hurting Way More Than It Should” Coobie talks about the feelings and stages of an ending relationship and how difficult it can [...]

On the rainy night of June 7th, Maia (mxmtoon) and Chloe Moriondo kick off the start of pride month with a bang. Their fun and lighthearted vibes really brought the crowd together. Where else but a mxmtoon show would a crowd yell out that they’re depressed. It’s pretty amazing seeing the lgbtq+ community be together and express such […]

Hosts of WMSC’s Heavy Is The Crown, Vector Lynn and Nicole Retrograde, recorded their reaction to Shinedown’s seventh album Planet Zero ! You can watch their review via YouTube!      

WMSC’s special “Dr. K’s Vinyl Fantasy Funhouse” was featured in MONTCLAIR, The Magazine of Montclair State University. Read the article here! Always dressed in a funkadelic outfit of multi-colored paisley with bell-bottom pants and a gray fedora along with some funky shades (and a face mask), the president channels his inner “Doctor of Funkology” and spins some […]

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.     Interview by Aidan Ivers Original Air Date: June 14, [...]
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, […]