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.
12 days ago | Concerts
"That address is a landmark for me," Chris Carrabba, the lead singer of emo superband Dashboard Confessional, said about Revolution Live, the location of the group's February 15 show. "Years before it was Revolution, when it used to be the Edge, I...
13 days ago | Concerts
Last month, when everyone on Facebook was making lists of the top ten albums they liked as a teenager, a lot of people who came of age in the '90s seemed to have amnesia. The Pixies? Wu-Tang Clan? That's your selective memory (or hipster ego) talk...
27 days ago | Concerts
Few foods bring out a competitive edge quite like chili. Is it the deceivingly easy preparation that's inspired chili cook-offs across America? Is it the dish's long simmering time that led foodies to turn cooking into an all-day party? Or maybe i...
1 month ago | Concerts
"We wanted to be campy. We saw Pink Martini as Breakfast at Tiffany's reincarnated, crossed with if the United Nations had a house band back in 1962." That's how Thomas Lauderdale describes the 1994 beginnings of his 12-piece orchestra Pink Martin...
2 months ago | Interviews
Mason Pace is like any other teenager who lives and breathes rock 'n' roll. Except instead of just listening to Led Zeppelin deep cuts and waiting patiently for the next time the Black Keys come in town, the 15-year-old sophomore at Boca Raton's S...
2 months ago | Concerts
After leaving the heavy-metal band Attila in 1970, Billy Joel found himself working as a lounge singer in a piano bar. In painstaking detail, he recounted that chapter of his life in the song that shot him to fame, "Piano Man." It's one of the sad...