Sophie Tweed-Simmons has music in her blood. As the daughter of KISS rocker Gene Simmons, she’s taking it upon herself to ensure she too makes her mark in not only music but philanthropy as well. Between an upcoming EP and running her own charity, Sophie’s Place, Tweed-Simmons is rocking at life with a sincere passion for everything she does. We caught up with the star and asked some questions about her music, her life, and what she’s looking forward to in the next few months.
You may recall almost all Top 40 radio stations blasting “i hate u, i love u” earlier this year. Artist gnash may have been the one who pushed it out, but did you know that Olivia O’Brien co-wrote it along with singing the hook? Keep reading before you deep dive on a Google hunt. Seventeen-year-old O’Brien is widely known for singing one of the most catchy hooks of 2017, but she has more to offer you, including her own song, “RIP.” Blast this song everywhere when you need to say deuces to the friend that did you dirty because, well, that’s what “RIP” is all about. We got a chance to chat with the artist on the rise and it doesn’t take long to see how down to earth O’Brien really is.
Over the years, Megan Davies has learned to not care about what other people think. Now, the folk-inspired singer/songwriter has evolved from singing cover songs on YouTube to sharing her own original music with the world through her Bad Poetry EP, out now. From the inspiration behind her new EP to how YouTube launched her career, Davies tells all.
Truly one of the most nuanced and honest actresses of her age, 18-year-old Emma Kenney is a force to be reckoned with. Over the past 8 years on Showtime’s Shameless, we’ve seen Kenney tackle issues such as abandonment, neglect, and teen pregnancy with a sense of grace and poise you would expect from a veteran actor—not someone just 13 at the time. After a night of binge-watching The Real Housewives, Kenney caught up with us to chat about growing up on screen, being a teen in Hollywood, and the future of her character Debbie.
Determined, caring, passionate, and social media lover are only a few things that describe Still the King and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star Madison Iseman. Iseman has been a determined actor ever since she started playing with the camera and writing short films as a child. She is caring to the other hilarious cast members she gets to work with during her days on Still the King. Iseman has kept her passion for acting but realized that caring for one’s self is equally as important. She loves expressing her identity through social media and the sharing of thoughts it brings out. However, after speaking with Iseman, we quickly realized there is more to her than meets the eye.
Though she may be best known to many for her 2015 role as Faith Duluth on the Lifetime series UnREAL, Breeda Wool has been a presence on screen both before that and ever since. She’s proved her range as an actress by appearing in a wide variety of TV shows and films including dramas, comedies, and horrors. Now she can be seen in the mystery thriller Mr. Mercedes on AT&T’s Audience Network. We talked with Wool about the new show, how she got started, and what’s coming up next.
One of my personal favorite features is back—Bands Interviewing Bands! In this unique feature, we take two bands and have them interview each other about everything and anything having to do with the recording process, industry insight, touring, getting fans out to show, and other questions that only other artists would know to ask. Catch our latest interview with Septacy and Trace Repeat—two Bay Area bands with two very different sounds, and follow them and get to know their music at the links below.
From a young age, rising star Brit Daniels has had a deep passion for music. Before she was born, her mom would put headphones on her pregnant belly because she wanted Daniels to love music like she did. Not much later, Daniels was belting out “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” in her backyard at the age of 2 and her parents knew she was destined to be a musician. Daniels was recording by the age of 13 and started really getting to know herself as an artist.
Thirteen-year-old singer/DJ Chloe Jane is eager to share her passion with the world. This young artist is writing songs and mixing beats in hopes of pursuing her dream. She has worked with some great artists to help her develop her abilities and she is ready to take on more. Her first single “Superstar” debuted on June 21 and we can’t wait for what else is to come. Here, we chat with the rising artist about when she realized she wanted to become a singer and DJ and what it was like working with Meghan Trainor.
Retro-pop duo Fly By Midnight is back with yet another original track that will make you fall in love with their music (if you haven’t already yet, that is). The aptly titled single “Vibe” is just what it sounds like: a sexy, fun, feel-good anthem you can jam to. It even inspired a mini-documentary called “The Vibe of Staten Island,” in partnership with Urban Outfitters, out soon.
The Technicolors are an energetic, ‘90s Britpop-inspired three-piece made up of Brennan Smiley and Sean Silverman on vocals and guitar and Mike ‘Nico’ Nicolette on bass. Ahead of the release of their newest album, Metaphysical, they announced a European tour starting in the United Kingdom and ending in Spain. We chatted with Silverman about the concept behind Metaphysical and their upcoming adventures.
Actors may say that they became close to their costars on set, but in Britt Baron’s case, she was literally close with the other actors while filming the Netflix series GLOW. “You’re in each other’s armpits and you’re rolling around with each other,” Baron said. “It made filming just an amazing, goofy, hilarious process and I think these girls are like my sisters for life.”