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About Me

Ben Westhoff is an award-winning journalist, the music editor at L.A. Weekly and senior music editor at Voice Media Group. His 2011 book on southern hip-hop, Dirty South, was a Library Journal best seller, and he is also the author of New York City’s Best Dive Bars. His feature profiles, investigative stories, and music journalism have appeared in the Village Voice, Spin, Oxford American, New York Observer, Pitchfork, and others, as well as the web editions of The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, and NPR.

Contact him at bwesthoff [at] laweekly [dot] com