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.
4 days ago | Books
Everyone thinks their hometown is unique, and everyone is probably right. But as any regular reader of Miami New Times can attest, our city is a special kind of odd. It's the kind of place where the richest of the rich, the poorest of the poor, th...
10 days ago | Interviews
Opa-locka was founded in the 1920's with an Arabian theme. "Hollywood was making movies about the Muslim world and there was a romanticized stereotype of Muslims as sultans with swords instead of terrorists with bombs." Kathryn Garcia, executive d...
12 days ago | Closings
Not even two years after opening at 2000 Collins Ave., Ora Nightclub served its last cocktail earlier this month. Not long after hosting a full week of parties for Miami Music Week, the team behind Ora decided to call it quits. The vision for the ...
13 days ago | Concerts
In April 2017, this story was published: "The Revivalists’ David Shaw Gets Mauled by Tiger Onstage, Keeps Going." The post was an April Fools' Day joke. There was no tiger involved, but the blood gushing from the Revivalists lead singer was as gen...
19 days ago | Concerts
If you're looking for someone to blame on the psych rock renaissance, you can cast the first stone at Alex Maas. Singing for the band The Black Angels Maas has taken audiences on cosmic sonic journeys since 2004. But while The Black Angels' ...
23 days ago | Concerts
LG, guitarist and singer of Thelma and the Sleaze, has three goals every time her rock band hits the stage. "I want people to get turned on as a sexual experience. I want people to be a little frightened wondering if I'm going to hit them. And I w...