Girl Underground Music is an online platform driven around the goal to provide underground artists a platform, and viewers a place to discover new music. Primarily serving new and local artists in the long lost art of interviews and reviews, G.U.M. considers all genres and form of arts as submissions, and dives further to find the music stories that matter.
Editor in Chief / Cat Wrangler
Janette is a former KSPC disc jockey that created Girl Underground in a panic during sound check when she didn’t have a name for her show and stumbled across a Girl in a Coma CD while her lazy eye stumbled across the word “underground.” Some might also note she is a connoisseur of wings who collects cats in her spare time.
She is also a recovering carnivore.
These are her stories.
Managing Editor / Parking Extraordinaire
Rachel is a freelance boom operator and full-time music lover. When she’s not holding her arms above her head for hours, she’s digging around for new music and buying ALL the concert tickets.
Mariana Martinez is a music enthusiast, writer, and dancer currently studying at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Mariana has channelled her love of music through writing musician interviews and hosting a weekly show with KOXY Radio. When she is not DJing as Funky Mar, you can find her front row at any show.
Likes: Lecturing on social inequalities, cats, gay bars, grilled cheese, hokey crystal stores and binge watching Forensic Files. Dislikes: Racism, hot sauce that isn’t hot enough, parking tickets. Aria lives in Silver Lake, Los Angeles with her two cats and two roommates who actually own and care for the cats. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Southeastern Louisiana University and the degree itself now sits in the back of her closet gathering dust. She can usually be found haunting the Echoplex or Charles Bukowski’s old hangout, the Smog Cutter. She isn’t very friendly but would give you the shirt off her back if you asked, depending on which shirt it is.
Haleigh is a full-time freelance writer, digital marketing specialist, neon light artist and Bruce Springsteen enthusiast while being an all-around lover of all things music and LA.
Illsamar is a creative of the music realm who raps, assists in photography, and now lends her knowledge in the written form.
Martin Santacruz Jr.
Martin Santacruz Jr. is a freelance photographer/videographer always ready to capture the next great gig in the sky… metaphorically speaking.
* This picture was taken inside Danny Elfman’s mother’s house. The two Emmy’s are hers.*
Justin Bieggar is a freelance photographer, Editor at All Things Go, and Creative Producer at Fox Theater Pomona. He’s also related to rabbits.
Amalia is freelance photographer and videographer. She has an eye for design and is currently finishing up her Bachelor’s in Production at the Los Angeles Film School (makes sense).