Subject:

Ben Westhoff

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend Two

    The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were particularly impressive this year. There was the tesla coil, the crane that was formerly a flower but now a praying mantis, the giant floresce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Which Coachella Stages Have the Best (and Worst) Sound?

    It's the last day of Coachella. Your last chance to smuggle in drugs, possibly get caught, possibly make things easier on yourself in court later, and possibly be out on bail in time to see some more good shows. But which stages are the best? The sound quality varies widely, so much so that where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Worst of Coachella: Weekend One

    Daft Punk Fake-Out Friday and Saturday, all anyone could talk about was if Daft Punk was going to show up during Phoenix's set. Why? Because we were fucking teased. On the main stage before the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, a long commercial for their new album played, and then we found out that members of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Listen To This: Arkansas Bo's Natural State of Mind

    LA Weekly music editor and Southern hip-hop encyclopedia Ben Westhoff brought Marlon Jennings, aka Arkansas Bo, to my attention a few months ago, and pointed me in the direction of this profile from 2010. I've been jamming last year's Natural State of Mind on and off since then, and was pleasantly s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The 10 Most Awkward Dance Moves At This Weekend's Coachella

    At Coachella, folks come from all over the world to lose themselves in the music. They'll employ almost anything in this quest -- but mostly drugs. Some of the folks below have taken too many, some are badly in need of a buzz, but all are our favorite awkward Coachella dancers. We're not trying to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, our indefatigable music critic staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests, to down-right lame. Below, you'll find their submissio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Five Attractive, Strange People Working for Tips at SXSW

    Paying homeless people $70 a day to serve as human wifi hotspots is a bizarre way to make a buck, but it's indicative of the hustler's spirit at South By Southwest this year. Folks are grinding hard and employing increasingly gimmicky measures to make money. But there's more to it than that. Lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Five Things Dallas Hip-Hop Could Learn From The Rest of The Dirty South Movement

    ​[Editor's Note: On Thursday night, Ben Westhoff, a frequent contributor to our print edition and a sometime contributor here on DC9, will be stopping by Cliff Notes in Oak Cliff for a reading and signing session to promote his new book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Bonus MP3: Dorrough -- "Get Em Live"

    Dorrough gets big and live.​In this week's paper, Ben Westhoff chats up Dorrough, or as he calls himself, Mr. D-O-Double-R, in advance of the release of the Lancaster-based rapper's sophomore effort, Get Big, which hits stores on Tuesday. Seems there are two roads before the 23-year-old born Dorwi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to See Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae and B.o.B. at the Verizon Theatre on Monday Night

    Listen: I'm not gonna waste your time or mine explaining the greatness that is Erykah Badu. For one, if you're reading this, you presumably live in Dallas and already should know about the Queen and all that she brings to the table. If not, well, you can read this blurb I wrote previewing the show i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Picture Show: Lupe Fiasco and B.o.B. at House of Blues

    Kevin TodoraLupe Fiasco headlined the House of Blues last night.​ Skate rap icon Lupe Fiasco, who, if nothing else, might boast the coolest name ever, rolled through the House of Blues last night. And with him? Atlanta rapper B.o.B., who, last week, hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts with h ... More >>

  • Music

    August 13, 2009
  • News

    June 11, 2009
  • News

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Weekend Round-Up: The Edgefest 19 Edition

    I just spent way too long on Youtube searching for videos from this past weekend in area concert-going (apparently our spring semester interns' last days have come and gone), and all I came up with were videos from Edgefest 19 up at Pizza Hut Park this past weekend.But beggars can't be choosers I gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2007
  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Sage-in' Mad

    Sage Francis is a hip-hop jerk, but not in your usual way

Loading...