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A conversation between music director Jared Tauber and music librarian & web director Emily “Emol” McCormack who were both at Webster Hall on December 17, 2022 for The Happy Fit’s Under the Shade of Green Tour: JARED: What did you like about the concert, Emol? EMOL: I’m good, thanks for asking. And you? JARED: Oh […]

Two years ago I wrote this article. Two years later, my work will see the light of day. This is The Death of an Optimist: Album and Movie Review. By Emily McCormack Since he started his musical career in 2014, alternative singer and activist grandson finally released his debut album, “Death Of An Optimist” on […]

Members of New Jersey band BUFFOUT joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their newest songs, alongside a fun covers! 🎶   BUFFOUT’s performance is the last for WMSC Unplugged for Fall 2022! Join us next semester for some more fun and exclusive live performances!

Review By Deepak Sathish What is love? That is the question that Long Beach-based band half•alive sets out to answer on their sophomore album, Conditions of a Punk. Across a sprawling selection of 18 tracks, the trio of lead singer Josh Taylor, bassist J. Tyler Johnson, and drummer Brett Kramer, this topic is explored. Described [...]
Review by Natalie Escobar Overall, 2022 has been such an amazing year for music. With COVID-19 restrictions lifted, so many amazing artists are finally able to perform again. In August I had the honor of seeing Lady Gaga in concert at MetLife Stadium. Her album Chromatica had come out in May of 2020 but due to lockdown [...]

New Jersey band Loveseat Pete joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their newest songs, alongside some fun covers! 🎶 You can tune into Fall WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!         

 

   

Review by Josh Maley The 1975 is my all time favorite band, so when I saw that they were playing Madison Square Garden I knew I had to get a seat. The venue was full by the time opener BLACKSTARKIDS took the stage. They played a few of their songs, which are a mix of [...]

    

Welcome back to another Music Picks, a collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is Autumn Vibes! Read more to see what songs give our members the feel for pumpkin spice, cool weather, and the urge to jump into a pile of leaves!   “Scott Street” – Phoebe Bridgers Review by […]

    

                        

New Jersey band Low Highs joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged, performing their latest EP “Try Not To Crash” alongside some fun covers! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!  

 

New Jersey band The Neverends visited our station to perform for WMSC Unplugged! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!       Photos taken by Anthony Soto

Welcome back to another Music Picks article! A collaborative collection of WMSC’s music recommendations and reviews. This installment’s theme is spooky songs in the spirit of Halloween!   “Baby You’re a Haunted House” – Gerard Way Review by Lara Ziccardi  Oh baby, this is on my fall playlist every year. After My Chemical Romance broke […]

Written by Lizbeth Gomez-Pinacho Opening a show in October, the New Brunswick band Valentine's Day performed their singles “Modelo,” “Spineless,” and “Love Island.” The audience immersed themselves in the performance, bobbing their heads and swaying. The vibrations echoing from the instruments could be felt throughout your whole body. The colorful lights only made you gravitate [...]

By Krizia Mae Templonuevo The Dream, Ivory brothers the night of Sept 23rd gave such an amazing show! Although their set was cut a little short, Louie and Christian gave it their best and everyone on the floor was vibing. The dreamy sounds of their guitar and deep bass echoed through the cozy venue of […]

 

Jack Flowers & The Petal Tones joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged for a debut performance of their EP, “Jack Flowers and The Petal Tones.” Listen in for a live version of all their new songs! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!           […]

New Jersey’s Public Disturbances joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged this week, performing some original tunes! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!             Public Disturbances also appeared on “Nine of the Times” on WMSC!      

The weekend of September 22-25, 2022 marked Firefly Music Festival’s 10th anniversary. With over a hundred artists of all different genres, across four days, and six stages- it’s impossible not to find something to love about Firefly. Tucked behind the Dover International Speedway in Dover, Delaware, you will find The Woodlands, home to the east coast’s […]

By Krizia Mae Templonuevo On Friday, September 16th, Big Wild, with Biig Piig supporting them, took the stage and gave one of the best performances I’ve seen to this day. The alt hip-hop artist Biig Piig started the night off with their song “Roses and Gold.” The perfect combination of chill and hype really pulled […]

DJ Doctor DJ’s debut mixtape, presented by WMSC. Unreleased demos, music, and exclusives from some of the coolest artists & bands in the northern NJ area. Happy World College Radio Day! TRACKLIST 1) DJ Doctor DJ (Intro) 0:00 2) Jack Samson - Pressure 0:41 3) Landing in New Jersey (Interlude) 5:06 4) Night Gallery - [...]
WMSC had a total of four hours of live performances from artists, including Tara, Just Tara, Anthony Soto, Nick Najarian, Ben Petruk, JT Untamed, Screenager, Veronica Everheart, and the band that kicked off our World College Radio Day Broadcast, echo plum! Click below to hear the performances from WCRD 2022!   echo plum — Tara, [...]

Host of The Scene Lauren Bentivegna interviewed Kat Moss of Scowl and JIVEBOMB for WMSC!    

Kyle Steven Sanders of The New You joined us for an episode of WMSC Unplugged this week, performing some of original tunes! 🎶 You can tune into WMSC Unplugged Thursdays 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM!             Above photos by Frank Konze  

 

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 [...]