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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.

Astro Traveling with K-HAM CA

Ontario-based producer/rapper/poet Khadeem Hamilton, known artistically as K-HAM CA  released his latest mixtape titled ASTRO TRAVELING 2 in May 2017. Like his earlier projects released between 2011 and now, this latest collection of songs has a mature sound and you can tell Khadeem has studied his hip-hop history, […]

G.U.M. Visits Emo Nite in Los Angeles

Undoubtedly, the early 2000’s were a heyday for the genre known as “emo” – an amalgamation of post-hardcore, pop-punk, alternative rock and indie pop with sprinkled elements of synth and new wave. Eventually, the term “emo” spanned across all facets of popular culture including fashion and behavior. The stereotypical […]