For this installment of Bands Interviewing Bands we've brought together Nashville's Forts Like Vana (RIYL: The 1975, Jon Bellion ) and Boston's Major Moment (RIYL: 30 Seconds To Mars, Linkin Park, and Muse). When a brand new band’s debut song amasses over 35,000 Spotify streams in under four months, you know something special is happening. Such is ...
“When I tell people I come from Romania, they usually ask if I’m a vampire or a gymnast!” laughs international model Elisabeta Vintila.
After acting in several recent highly acclaimed films like Baby Driver and Midnight Special and appearing in many hit television shows over the years, Allison King’s talent has not gone unnoticed. Now, she can be seen playing Linda Sanders in the film Thank You for Your Service and soon as Marcha Spencer in 12 Strong, alongside Michael Shannon. Here, we chat with King about her most fulfilling roles and what we can expect from her next.
When one is fully committed to the improvement of their craft, then the opportunities will come. Mostly known for his roles as the musically talented Walter Hill in Joyful Noise and his continued role as the brave Glader Frypan in the Maze Runner series, 26-year-old Dexter Darden has been able to obtain these opportunities by always improving his craft and being the best that he can be. After starting as a talented singer, Darden transitioned into acting in his teenage years.
Alternative rock band Sleeping With Sirens just released their fifth studio album, Gossip, and the fans are stoked to see what else is coming. Lead singer Kellin Quinn says, “Musically, I feel like Gossip is the first Sirens record that sounds specifically like us.” The band is excited to share this new music with everyone and to get back on the road and continue touring the world. We talked to rhythm guitarist Nick Martin and bass guitarist Justin Hill about their new album and their plans for the future.
A friend-of-a-friend is oftentimes some distant, unknown figure used to justify our farfetched stories. For Hollywood Principle, the bandmates themselves are all friends of friends, who thankfully were all actually introduced. “Mike and I met through a mutual friend back in 2014 and immediately creative sparks were flying. We had very complementary skillsets and styles and started writing songs very quickly,” said Elliott Sencan.
Chloe East does a bit of everything. She has a YouTube channel, does hot yoga, dances, and acts. She is currently starring in the ABC comedy Kevin (Probably) Saves the World as Reese Cabrera, the niece of Jason Ritter’s character, Kevin Finn, who is tasked with, you guessed it, saving the world. Prior to her newest show, you could catch East in True Blood, Jessica Darling’s It List, Sleep Tight, Liv and Maddie, and Ice. With these titles under her belt at just 16, it’s East’s world and we’re all just living in it.
Rising star Dallas Hart is a man of many talents. In addition to acting, the Michigan-born heartthrob is a dedicated musician. Most recently, he collaborated with singer Tiffany Alvord. First appearing in popular shows like Rizzoli & Isles and The Fosters, he currently stars as Leo in the addictive Netflix teen drama Greenhouse Academy. We chatted with Hart about the show, his musical role models, and what he’s looking forward to on the horizon—for both his character and himself. Regardless of which talent he’s pursuing, one thing is for sure: Dallas Hart is certainly a name to watch.
Most fashion labels aren’t born out of a garage, and if they are, they probably don’t make it out of the garage door; but when Jane Lu has a vision, she stops at nothing to reach it. The CEO of Showpo, an affordable fashion brand that carries everything from trendy shoes to off-the-runway style clothing, Lu is determined, spirited, and passionate. Bored of her life as an analyst, the fashion guru took a trip to Europe and came back inspired. Here, she chats with us about where it all started, gives us some insight into the Winter 2017 collection, and shares some style tips.
Saxon Sharbino is amazingly determined, hardworking, and committed to playing more than what her roles might seem. In the Hulu action horror series Freakish, Sharbino plays Anka, a girl who is much more than just your typical mean girl; she reveals the complexities of Anka’s purposes of her closed-off demeanor and actions. In Netflix’s teen mockumentary American Vandal, Sharbino plays much more than just the popular girl, Sarah Pearson. Instead, she is able to show how she is one of the unexpected heroes at the end of the first season. After watching her in many different roles, it’s clear that her acting ability is one you should keep an eye on.
Norwegian pop singer/songwriter K-Syran cannot recall a life without music. She grew up with parents who loved music and filled her home with melodies every single day. Ever since, she has pursued music (and acting) as her career and has no plans of stopping anytime soon. Here, we chat with the artist about what it was like growing up surrounded by music, her creative process, and advice for other artists.
With a passion for creating music and spreading hope through friendships comes Austin five-piece, Shadow of Whales. They are all songwriters, they all love music, and more importantly, they all love people. The band made their debut appearance at the Austin Convention Center in front of thousands of people for DellWorld; this act brought them to appear on TV only weeks later on KTBC – FOX 7. Less than a year later, SoW released their debut self-titled EP and saw an explosion of support from their quickly growing fan base and the web. The debut EP charted on CMJ’s Top 200 and has seen regular rotation at Starbucks Coffee and Hollister stores across the United States and Canada.