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.
2 days ago | Ultra Music Festival
Playing Miami in the springtime is nothing new for DJ Laidback Luke. "I've been to Winter Music Conference every year since 2001," he tells New Times. "It helped me as an up-and-comer handing out demos and mixtapes. I remember in 2005, I played a ...
4 days ago | Concerts
Hynde is happy to have a headlining date at the Fillmore while on a break from a tour opening for Stevie Nicks. "We get to play a lot of the new songs." Those new songs are from the Pretenders' tenth album, Alone, which was released last year. Pro...
11 days ago | Concerts
Right along with being guaranteed the last entry in any alphabetical list of history's greatest rock 'n' roll bands, ZZ Top has one other quality that makes it stand out from the pack: longevity. And, no, that's not a reference to the size of thei...
16 days ago | Concerts
Brace yourself. Winter is coming. Like all pop culture phenomena, Game of Thrones will not allow itself to be bound to one medium. What began as A Song of Ice and Fire — a series of fantasy books written by George R.R. Martin — Game of Thrones was...
17 days ago | Interviews
"A lot of DJ documentaries have a glossier perspective of what we do. I wanted a warts-and-all perspective," Dubfire says of his aim for the new documentary, Dubfire: Above Ground Level. The 77-minute movie, which will screen at the Miami Film Fe...
17 days ago | Concerts
Folk music and punk rock don't seem to go hand in hand. One is slow; the other is fast. One conjures images of flowing dresses and acoustic guitars; the other makes you think of ripped jeans and safety-pin piercings. But because both genres stem f...