David Rolland is a freelance music writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His mornings are spent educating his toddler daughter on becoming a music snob. His spare time is spent dabbling in writing fiction and screenplays whose subjects are mostly music snobs.
21 hours ago | Concerts
For a man who shortened his stage name to Sting, Gordon Sumner sure does seem to have a thing for wordy song titles. With his great New Wave band the Police, he burdened radio DJs with weighty names such as "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic," ...
3 days ago | Books
When Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books & Books, had a chance to host what some consider the greatest living American writer, Paul Auster, Kaplan knew he wanted to do something beyond a simple book reading. "We were in talks with Paul about coming do...
8 days ago | Concerts
In January, when starfucker-in-chief Donald Trump was looking for some music acts more famous than 3 Doors Down to play his inauguration concert, a vicious rumor was going around that local boy made good Flo Rida had agreed to perform for $1 milli...
9 days ago | Concerts
Midway through Nu Deco Ensemble's second season, cofounder Jacomo Bairos couldn't be more pleased with the 21st-century chamber orchestra's success. "It has exceeded all our expectations." he tells New Times. "We never expected such loyal audience...
10 days ago | Concerts
For Locos Por Juana's lead singer Itawe Correa, collaboration with legendary rapper Talib Kweli on the song "For the Ladies" was a blast from the past. "I grew up listening to him in the hip-hop era." Correa told the New Times. "Talib's work with ...
13 days ago | Concerts
"That address is a landmark for me," Chris Carrabba, the lead singer of emo superband Dashboard Confessional, says of Revolution Live, the location of the group's February 15 show. "Years before it was Revolution, when it used to be the Edge, I sa...