By Austin Jeffers The latest release, 1544, of the California-based blues/roots rock band, Kingsborough is a strong comeback since their last release in 2015 with The Night, The Grind, and The Woes. The previous record demonstrated what their sound was: upbeat and energetic, solid riffs (that weren’t very dynamic), but at the same time sounding […]
By Alejandro Arceo With Critics calling Manchester Orchestra’s new album “A Black Mile To The Surface” “their most confounding and thrilling work yet, with the most grandiose narrative concepts, production, and arrangements of their career,” I would have to agree 100%. Along with their album comes strong impacting vocals by lead singer Andy Hull as can […]
Matt Greiner of August Burns Red 10/7/17 at Rock Allegiance MTB: Welcome back to The Metal Teddy Bear Experience here on 90.3 WMSC Upper Montclair with your host Chris. I’m here at Rock Allegiance with Matt the drummer of August Burns Red. What’s up man, how are you doing? Matt: Hey you doing? Doing well. […]
Listening to the debut LP of Danish band, Baby in Vain, is like going through a wormhole from early 90’s punk rock. The album titled “More Nothing” transcends traditional genre and takes influence from Bands all across music. While the album relies heavily on its two guitarists Andrea Thuesen Johansen and Lola Hammerich, songs like […]
Somewhat ironically, Hazel English is an Australian Indie musician. Her double EP “Just give in/Never Going Home” is everything you could ask an Indie album to give you aesthetically. It has the soft sounding Indie pop vibes of bands Beach House & Best Coast. The whole album emanates Best Coast’s song “California Nights” from their […]
Baby Jesus revitalizes someone of rocks most influential names with their second album “Took Our Sons Away”. With retro psychedelic sensibilities, this is not what most people are listening to in 2017. The Swedish garage rock band’s album doesn’t give off the sound of a stadium-filling pop-artist. “Took Our Sons Away” is the LP of […]
MTB: Welcome back to The Metal Teddy Bear Experience here on 90.3 WMSC Upper Montclair this is your host Chris. I’m here at Rock allegiance with Joe from Gojira. What’s up man? How you doing? Joe: I’m doing great thank you. How are you? MTB: I’m really excited to be here with you, finally be able to talk […]
Welcome to the Commuter corner, your one stop podcast to find out everything you need to know about what’s going on and around campus for commuters. This week find out who is having Sweet 16th birthday party on campus! You do not want to miss this week’s episode! Subscribe to our podcast for all the […]
Montclair, N.J., October 4, 2017 – Montclair State University’s campus radio station, WMSC-FM, is proud to announce their live event programming for the seventh annual College Radio Day, taking place this Friday, October 6. This year’s College Radio Day is extra special as WMSC is celebrating 50 years on the air. College Radio Day kick-off […]
By: Peter Zezas If after listening to Neck Deep’s newest album, The Peace and The Panic, you find yourself wanting more pop punk vibes then Seaway is the band for you. The simplistic lyrics allow for the listener to sing along and jump around without thinking too hard. Vacation paints a picture that simply says […]
By Cristian Inga, Montclarion Montclair, N.J. (September 30, 2017) – The New York Red Bull’s (NYRB) II (12-12-5, 41pts) defeated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (8-11-11, 35pts) 2-0, Saturday at MSU Soccer Park in their regular season home finale. A first half own goal by Abuchi Obinwa and a second half stoppage time goal by Florian Valot […]
Welcome to the Commuter Corner, your one stop podcast to find out everything you need to know about what’s going on and around campus for commuters. With over 80 events planned for September alone, Commuter Corner will help you connect with your campus and all of these great activities! Subscribe to our podcast for all […]
An indie/ alternative rock band, hailing all the way from Caracas Venezuela. Now relocated to the US, they released their first album in English, “Days of Exile”. Hear our interview and their exclusive acoustic performance of their song “Hey Mama” only on WMSC.
On July 22nd, I attended the last show of Iron Maiden’s Book of Souls World Tour at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. The tour began in February 2016, and had it’s first US dates then. June marked the second time the most iconic metal act toured the US in support of their 2015 release “The Book of Souls”. I was fortunate enough to catch them twice on this last portion of their tour. The first time I saw them at New Jersey’s Prudential Center back in June.
Montclair State University’s student operated radio station, 90.3 WMSC FM, is a 2017 Marconi Award nominee for “Noncommercial Station of the Year”
Linkin Park Vocalist, Chester Bennington, Found Dead, Age 41 By: Trevor Cardone The frontman of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, had sadly passed away on July 20th 2017. According to a report from TMZ, he was found in his residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles, it was said that he hanged himself. I’m sure […]
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Chris Annunziata of The Metal Teddy Bear Experience had a special call-in from Nature G of the Mongolian Folk metal band, Tengger Cavalry. The vocalist talked about their upcoming record, “Die On My Ride”, and what made it stand out when compared to their previous albums. He also talked about the decision to go pop […]
At Starland Ballroom with Chris Annunziata of The Metal Teddy Bear Experience MTB: Welcome back to The Metal Teddy Bear Experience, this is your host Chris and I am with Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth. How are you doing? Mikael: Pretty good, how are you? MTB: I’m doing pretty well. I actually got […]
Written by: Julia Siegel Just about everyone knows some version of King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. But, you probably don’t know Guy Ritchie’s version, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The classic tale is flipped and Ritchie-ized as Arthur’s origin story plays out with a rags-to-riches theme. With some modernity […]
Written by: Julia Siegel In January, Sundance Film Festival’s breakout hit was none other than New Jersey-based film Patti Cake$. With breakout performances, great music, and an inspirational story, Patti Cake$ may be one of the best independent films of the year. The story is truly about New Jersey, as the director, Geremy Jasper, is […]
Written by: Julia Siegel An enlightening documentary, a hilarious conversation, and two great characters made an afternoon at the Wellmont Theater a must-be place during the final weekend of the Montclair Film Festival. The excited, sold-out crowd broke into a thunderous round of applause when the still extremely popular Bill Nye walked into the theater. […]
Written by: Julia Siegel Quadruple threat director, actor, screenwriter, and song writer Zoe Lister-Jones closed out the Montclair Film Festival with her hilarious new film, Band Aid. The film was a great choice to close out the festival, as it balances comedy, drama, and music perfectly. Lister-Jones, who also produced the film, participated in a […]
Written by: Julia Siegel New Jersey has some weird folklore, but no story may be crazier than the events that occurred from Orson Welles’ radio broadcast of War of the Worlds on October 30, 1938. The radio industry was forever impacted by the chaos that ensued when Welles announced that Martians were invading New Jersey. […]
One of the staples of the Montclair Film Festival is the In Conversation Series, which teams up late night comedian and festival Advisory Board member Stephen Colbert with celebrities to discuss their lives in the entertainment industry. This year, Colbert sat down with actor/writer/director John Turturro and discussed everything from Turturro’s life growing up in Queens, New York to working with famous directors Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, Robert De Niro, and Michael Bay. No matter what the topic was, Turturro managed to crack up Colbert and the entire audience with his kooky storytelling.
MONTCLAIR, NJ. – May 4, 2017 – 90.3 WMSC-FM Ninth Annual Alumni Takeover Week starts Thursday May 4th, 2017. Tom Kaminski from WCBS 880, MSU class of ‘84, and one of the hosts of the ‘Back To The Future’ show, is organizing the week-long live programming event with his co-host Gene Sower, Class of ‘80 and Anthony Mennutti, Class of ‘00.
Photo and Story by: Julia Siegel Film festivals typically show thought-provoking films, so it was no surprise that director Oren Moverman’s latest feature, The Dinner, made the lineup. Based on the Dutch book by Herman Koch, The Dinner uses a choppy, non-linear narrative to show how far four neurotic parents would go to protect their […]
Tom Hall, Executive Director of Montclair Film joined Lise Raven, Associate Professor of film here at Montclair State to talk about the upcoming Montclair Film Festival. Engineer: Corey Sullivan Producer: Mike Stringham Executive Producer: Anabella Poland
By: Peter Zezas Cold War Kids newest album is called “L.A. Divine” and it’s genuinely interesting. The album artwork is a lonely palm tree somewhere in what looks like California. I have never listened to Cold War Kids before this and listening to their songs I get the essence of the Alternative group known as […]
Beverly Peterson, Associate Professor of Television and Digital Media; Documentary and Laila Abuelhawa joined host Kristie Keleshian on this episode to discuss MSU Film recent trip to Camaguey Cuba for a film festival. Engineer/ Board op: Katie Leonard Producer: Daniel Giacumbo/ Mike Stringham Executive Producer: Anabella Poland