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.
16 hours ago | Concerts
Mention Hallandale Beach, the sleepy Broward city just over the line from Aventura, and it probably conjures images of bagels, lox, and a giant statue of a winged horse defeating a dragon. You don't expect bottle service and hip-hop. But with the ...
11 days ago | Concerts
For those who have been waiting patiently for new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club music, Christmas came late when the band finally released Wrong Creatures in January after a five-year album hiatus. "We tried to do the album in two pieces, focusing on...
13 days ago | Interviews
Hidden behind a golden bird mask and white gloves, the DJ and producer known as Claptone is a mystery. Asked about the story behind the mask, the Berlin-based house-music savant remains coy.
5 months 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...
6 months 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...
6 months 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...