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.
1 month ago | Concerts
It's the classic "desert island" question: If you were stranded alone on a remote, tropical destination with only one album to keep you company, which would you choose? I'd never given the question much thought before last September, when news rep...
Poison was more rose than thorn in the beginning.
Last month, when a band named after the Pixies song "Debaser" was announced the night before the Pixies were in town to coheadline a tour with Weezer, the hint seemed pretty clear: The Pixies were using an alias, which happened to be the name of o...
I got into the indie-rock legends not long after they had broken up in 1993. It took a couple listens for me to fall into their spell of the dynamic that inspired Nirvana, Radiohead, and every other band of the era. Their music had no dead spots. ...
2 months ago | Film and TV
Get ready, South Florida, for some fuel for your nightmares. Popcorn Frights Film Festival, the Southeast's largest horror-film festival, has announced its first wave of programming for the 2018 edition. The lineup includes world premieres, live p...
3 months ago | Concerts
Yesterday the Fort Lauderdale music venue Revolution Live issued a news release announcing an act called Debaser will play there Thursday, June 21. Ever heard of Debaser? Me neither. But because "Debaser" is the name of one of my favorite songs by...