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Tropa Magica Uphold Tradition and Mexican Identity With Psychedelic Cumbia Rock

Brothers David and Rene Pacheco, co-founders of psychedelic cumbia act Tropa Magica, remember the moment all their hard work in the L.A. music scene finally paid…
Stephanie Mendez / September 3, 2020

Squid Ink Challenges Anti-Blackness in Punk Rock for a Better Modern Scene

Eight years ago, Amber Williams was an eager fangirl waiting in line to meet punk icon Alice Bag at a Los Angeles LGBTQ center. The…
Stephanie Mendez / August 5, 2020