Ryan Pfeffer is 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 years ago | Concerts
This country does not do earnestness well. We would rather turn you into a meme than lend you an understanding ear. We have trouble digesting sincerity unless it’s wrapped in something less vulnerable. Perhaps that’s part of the reason some folks ...
4 years ago | Concerts
With 2016 almost in the books, we've been wanting to look back nostalgically at the twelve months that just passed. The past year saw legends headline arenas, local bands stretch out their wings, and lots and lots of spring breakers congregating f...
5 years ago | Longform
This isn't good. The S.S. Groot — David Grutman's $1.7 million VanDutch yacht, a black beast that looks less like a boat and more like a spaceship one would take to travel to a planet reserved for very important aliens — is broken. Normally, this ...
5 years ago | Concerts
Life's hard in between seasons of Game of Thrones. Luckily, South Florida fans of the show will have something to quench their thirst while we wait for our Sunday night programming to return to its former glory. A Game of Thrones concert will be t...
5 years ago | Interviews
Editor's note: Read part one of this story here: I Sat Next to the Most Heartbroken Man at Bruce Springsteen's Concert. I think about Warren more than anyone I've ever interviewed, and that's a list that includes a wide spectrum of people ran...
5 years ago | Music Festivals
As III Points prepares to dive headfirst into its fourth year, it's hard not to be impressed with the local festival's progress. In its short existence, III Points has become the most exciting musical event in Florida, merging local and national t...