Ryan Pfeffer is a contributor and former Miami New Times’ music editor. After earning a BS in editing, writing, and media from Florida State University, Ryan joined the New Times staff in November 2013 as a web editor, where he coined the phrase "pee-tweet" (to retweet someone while urinating). Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he’s now neck-deep in bass and booty in the 305.
3 months ago | Longform
Downtown Miami's streets are a stop-and-go roller coaster designed by a renegade gang of evil Disney Imagineers. If you time it wrong — say you arrive right at the end of a Heat game or concert at Bayfront Park (or both, which is a particularly ap...
3 months ago | Film and TV
“There’s been a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won.” Those eight words uttered by La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz sent the internet — and much of the media-consuming world — into a tizzy. A nation watched in disbelief as the Moonlight team cauti...
4 months ago | Music Festivals
In its first year, everything went wrong at the Rolling Loud festival — driving rain, a flooded venue, a smoke alarm that rang throughout the entire festival, all sorts of sound issues, and the unfortunate placement of a barbecue smoker that cause...
5 months ago | Interviews
The term "Latin music" could no doubt use a bit of updating. These days, it's a painfully vague descriptor, akin to asking someone if they enjoy "European music" — a genre that contains everything from Adele to German death techno. (That's probabl...
7 months ago | Art Basel Miami Beach
Few words in the dance-music world inspire as much delight as Dirtybird. The name carries weight as both the innovative label helmed by Detroit-raised dance royalty Claude VonStroke and as the traveling party series combining cutting-edge DJs with...