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.
3 days ago | Concerts
Started in Southern California in 1978 by a teenaged Mike Ness, Social Distortion was inspired by the Sex Pistols and the Rolling Stones. Listen to the band's catalog of seven albums, released sporadically over the past 34 years, and you'll hear t...
17 days ago | Concerts
The theory of alternate realities posits that right next to this reality are infinite universes, together comprising everything that exists. If that's true, somewhere out there is a reality where every rock star dresses like a superhero. This is a...
30 days ago | Interviews
The way Darryl "DMC" McDaniels tells it, hip-hop wouldn't exist without comic books. There sure as hell wouldn't be any Run DMC, McDaniels' legendary group that overcame numerous hurdles to bring rap into the mainstream. "I was a Catholic school k...
1 month ago | Interviews
Oski Gonzalez is a man of many opinions. No topic gets him as fired up as what it takes to put on a music festival. The former booker at Tobacco Road, Gonzalez has put together bills for shows up and down South Florida for more than a dozen years....
3 months ago | Concerts
One of the curses of being a millennial is that 60 years' worth of musicians got to go through the dictionary and cherry-pick their act's name before you got around to it. So when Abel Makkonen Tesfaye wanted to christen his dark R&B project the W...
4 months ago | Concerts
The words "bluegrass music" can conjure images of the hills of Appalachia. But Anders Beck says another kind of community might also come to mind. His band, Greensky Bluegrass, was formed in the midsize Midwest town of Kalamazoo, Michigan.