Steph Castor is an alternative and indie rock musician as well as a writer. She began playing guitar over 17 years ago at the age of 11 after growing up with a musical family background and being introduced to modern rock bands such as Blink 182, Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more. She took three guitar lessons before moving on to be completely self taught and forming her own band at the age of 14. Through learning guitar and meeting like-minded teens she developed a passion for punk rock, hardcore, and emo music with newfound favorite bands including AFI, Glassjaw, and Panic! At the Disco. Fourteen years and handfuls of bands later, she has found her purpose in live music promotion, publicity, marketing, and performing with the Kansas City indie rock band known as Vigil and Thieves. She is currently an endorsed artist through Moniker Guitars and works as a freelance content writer and music journalist with roots in Kansas City. Her published works can be found in notable outlets such as Guitar Girl Magazine, Guitar World, Revolver Magazine, Tattoo.com, and many more.