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 | Brew at the Zoo
New Times' eighth-annual Brew at the Zoo is headed for Zoo Miami on Saturday, May 6, from 7 to 11 p.m. There will not only be food and more than 100 local, international, and craft beers, but also some pretty fine tunes.
8 days ago | Concerts
A full decade after the release of their last album, Miami's favorite funk fusion instrumentalists, Spam Allstars, have finally issued their sixth record, Trans-Oceanic. "Our last album came out in 2007," says the band's mastermind, DJ Le Spam. "I...
10 days ago | Concerts
Though he calls his current project "Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness," Andrew McMahon is a man who knows exactly where he is, where he's been, and where he's going.
17 days ago | Interviews
Two months and 38 states into their first national tour, members of the Magic City Hippies have evolved beyond the average bandmate relationship. "Before this tour we'd only ever been gone from Miami for a week," drummer Pat Howard says. "On this ...
17 days ago | Concerts
Chris Brown often says Michael Jackson is his biggest inspiration. And it's easy to see the foundation laid by the King of Pop in Brown's work. Take his video for "Party," for example; as the 27-year-old Brown dances, you can imagine Jackson's mov...
18 days ago | Concerts
Outside of country music, no musical genre is as white — or at least believed to be as white — as metal. Blame it on Beavis, Butthead, Bill, or Ted, but if asked to describe a typical metalhead, most Americans would draw a long-haired Caucasian br...