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 | Interviews
Josh Simkowitz has written fifty songs in the year and a half since he took up the moniker Chaucer. "I have a song in my head, but they usually come out as a different song than I thought they would," the ultra-prolific Palm Beach native tell...
6 days ago | Concerts
Heavy Drag is doing its best to live up to its name. "Pop music can be found in any part of music," Michael Ruiz-Unger tells us. "It's a little harder to make something more of a bummer." Spawned out of the ashes of another local act called Lil Da...
7 days ago | Interviews
After finding success with Wynwood's Latin-themed El Patio (which we named Best New Bar this year), Nicolas Hoyos and Berto Perez were searching for a different motif when they found a new space off Biscayne and 55th St., where News Lounge once st...
8 days ago | Miami Music
Opened in 1963 and closed nearly three decades later, Miami Marine Stadium on Virginia Key gave spectators a seaside view of some of the biggest names of the 20th Century. Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, and Richard Nixon all graced the stage, ...
9 days ago | Concerts
"You know how on Facebook you get these sponsored messages? I kept getting an ad for Ted Nugent's show at Pompano Beach Amphitheater," Tony Landa, bassist for Humbert, tells us. "One day after seeing it I yelled, 'Fuck Ted Nugent!' and then I thou...
14 days ago | Interviews
"Does Miami have any punks?" director Penelope Spheeris wondered in a phone call with New Times. "I'm surprised when there are any in these fancy resort cities." Apparently Spheeris has never been to Churchill's. But she has seen her fair share of...