David Rolland is a freelance music writer for 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.
3 days ago | Reviews
Last month, when a band named after the Pixies song "Debaser" was announced the night before the Pixies were in town to coheadline a tour with Weezer, the hint seemed pretty clear: The Pixies were using an alias, which happened to be the name of o...
5 days ago | Concerts
I got into the indie-rock legends not long after they had broken up in 1993. It took a couple listens for me to fall into their spell of the dynamic that inspired Nirvana, Radiohead, and every other band of the era. Their music had no dead spots. ...
5 days ago | Film and TV
Get ready, South Florida, for some fuel for your nightmares. Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the Southeast's largest horror-film festival, has announced its first wave of programming for the 2018 edition. The lineup includes world premieres, live p...
6 days ago | Concerts
Summer in Miami means torrential downpours, stifling heat, and swarming mosquitoes. But many other cities welcome the sunny season. The French, in fact, have been celebrating Fête de la Musique every June 21 since 1982 to welcome summer. City by c...
18 days ago | Nightlife
Las Rosas is celebrating its first anniversary. Kind of. "What gave us the name," the Allapattah bar's owner, Cesar Morales, says, "was there was a Central American bar at the same location called Las Rosas. It was a true dive bar. It was really w...
1 month ago | Concerts
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Black Tide's debut album, Kendall's biggest metal band will reunite June 2 at Churchill's Pub. For now, it's a one-time gig, bassist Zakk Sandler explains. "People keep asking if we're going to play more shows...