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.


Janette Ayub   

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 spotted 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.

 Rachel Schroeder

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

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.

Aria Silva-Espinosa 

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.


Illsamar is a creative of the music realm who raps, assists in photography, and now lends her knowledge in the written form.

Toni Wisner

Toni Wisner is a manager at Smart Post Sound during the day and a Cupcake Goddess in between. Favorite artists of all time is David Bowie, and her current bands that she loves are: MuteMath, Twenty-One Pilots, Dirty Loops, Collective Soul, Foo Fighters, Tori Kelly, and all of Quincy Jones’ artists, i.e., Alfredo Rodriguez, Jacob Collier, Jonah Nilsson, and anything that has to do with Robert Plant/Led Zeppelin, Steve Lukather/Toto and Paul Mc Cartney.

Contributing Photographers

Martin Santacruz Jr.

me holding 2 emmys

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.*

Amalia Sepulveda

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).

Cover photo: Amalia Sepulveda

22 comments on “About



  2. Angel Soto

    great stuff! I’m one of many avid listeners! 😊

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    • Sweeeeet! thanks for stopping by. Let me know if you have any suggestions, recommendations for music, or anything. It’s always appreciated. :]


  3. Janette rules, always tune in to her show!

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  4. Seeing as you are from California, I have a question for you. Have you ever heard of the band Leopold and His Fiction? I believe they are currently based in San Francisco, or they at least tour a lot in California. They are one of my favorite bands right now, yet none of my friends who live out there have heard of them! I am curious if you have.

    I hope to see them when I’m out there next as they never tour in my neck of the woods. Here is a link to my favorite song of theirs… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2V3vcVRSoE

    Let me know what you think.


    • I have never heard of them. This is such a great fusion of that blues tone embedded in their sound…thanks for this!

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      • You’re welcome! Let me know if you ever get a chance to see them live.


      • you got it! I really like your taste in music by the way, enjoy reading other music blogs here.

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      • WordPress is an amazing site. I love it so much.

        I must say that I thoroughly enjoy your blog too. I have been perusing your posts and have found them to be captivating. You have a way with words. Thank you for sharing your gift, and keep up the good work!

        Lastly, one more question for the Cali girl… Have you ever heard of Kid Cadaver? Not sure if they are necessarily up your alley, but they are one of my favorite indie pop bands from California, but yet again, no one seems to know about them. Let me know! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOXkQi3ZGj4

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      • It is amazing!
        Thank you for taking the time to actually browse through it and reading them, it means a lot to have feedback. I appreciate the kind words, just trying to share the music the only way I know how: writing.
        Of course this Cali girl knows Kid Cadaver, they are amazing. Weirdest thing I was just listening to them on Spotify because I forgot how good they are…is “Let your youth show,” one of your favorites?

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      • Nice! I had inclining you would know/love them. “Let Your Youth Show” is definitely one of my favorites. I also love “Teach You The Tongue”, which was the first song of theirs I ever heard.

        I am really looking forward to their new EP too! If you haven’t heard it yet, here is a link to their newest song… https://soundcloud.com/kidcadaver/new-friends

        Rock on!


      • Check these guys out. I am obsessed with them right now.


  5. Thanks for your comment Janette. Check out Ojos De Brujo, if you haven’t, pretty cool spanish band, really colourful, you might dig it.


  6. Janette

    Hi – I see that you review and play music on your show that could be broadly described as psychedelic rock

    Would you be interested in receiving digital promos from Cardinal Fuzz?

    We are a UK based label that specializes in Psych Drone Fuzz Space Garage Kraut rock. We have released albums by Dead Meadow, The Heads, Lumerians, Mugstar, White Manna, Cosmic Dead, Hills, Dead Sea Apes and loads more

    Drop me a line at cardinalfuzzpress@gmail.com if you want me to add you to the mail out





    Just stumbled upon your blog. I really like what you’re up to! Will be sure to stop by often.

    – Adam

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  8. Yolda Chemin Faisant

    Cool! I’m glad I found you ….. thanks for all this vital infos !!! 😀 😀 have a nice day 🙂


  9. You do great work here! I found Justin Jay on this site, and listen to him all the time now!


  10. Hi there GUM! Thanks for playing TEKE::TEKE! 🙂 GUM=AWESOME!

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