Ben Westhoff

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  • 16 days ago | Current Events

    Note: This article originally appeared earlier this week in Houston Press sister paper LA Weekly. Back in September, on the set of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton, cameras rolled in the parking lot of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium as a...

  • 2 months ago | Festivals

    Note: the Press sister paper in Denver, Westword, asked former Voice Media Group Senior Music Editor Ben Westhoff to investigate the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Michigan this past weekend. This is one of his reports. Since its founding i...

  • 1 year ago | Music Festivals

    Note: Ben Westhoff is Music Editor of L.A. Weekly and Senior Music Editor of Voice Media Group. Oakland, Calif. resident Kimchi Truong was 24. She passed out on the Coachella grounds last weekend, likely due to an overdose. Her death this past Thu...

  • 1 year ago | Music Festivals

    Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, starts today in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. If you don't have tickets...

  • 2 years ago | Longform

    Becoming Riff Raff As a prepubescent boy in the early '90s, Horst Simco was enamored of Vanilla Ice. Like millions of other kids, Horst fell for the white rapper's slick dance moves and outrageous style — Evel Knievel-style jumpsuits, blow-d...

  • 2 years ago | Music Festivals

    Ed. Note: This article comes to us from West Coast Sound, and was co-written by Mary Carreon. We've spent a lot of time this Coachella talking about the magnificent bros in attendance, but how about the fair and talented ladies? Per usual, they we...

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