The Travis Mills Show
With his finger on the pulse of all things pop culture, Travis Mills is all about the discovery (and rediscovery) of music. Hailing from Riverside, California, Travis got his start playing acoustic guitar at age five and has been writing, recording, and releasing music solo and in bands since he was 14 (in 2020, he launched his latest project, girlfriends, with Goldfinger’s Nick Gross and John Feldmann). He’s a big alt/pop punk and rap fan, noting that “the energy from the punk rock scene [he] grew up in and hip-hop is very similar—it’s this DIY attitude that it takes to grow a rabid fanbase and do things on your own terms.” Mills brings that very same energy to his namesake show on Apple Music 1, describing it as “a place for new artists to come feel legitimized and veteran artists to feel cool again.” His goal? To be your go-to pop culture destination: “If it is happening in the world, it is happening on my show.” Don’t miss The Travis Mills Show every Tuesday and Thursday on Apple Music 1 at 4 pm LA/7 pm NYC/12 am LDN. Hometown: Riverside, California Former life: Travis is a licensed cosmetologist and went to Paul Mitchell School when he was 17. Earliest musical memory: “Playing my first ‘show’ at my grandma’s wedding. I was five years old and they let me go onstage before they got married and play an original song I wrote. It was probably pretty bad.” Go-to karaoke song: Eminem, “The Real Slim Shady” Favorite music video: D’Angelo, “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” What inspires you most about music? “The ability to turn everything around with one song. You can make something out of nothing—literally words and melodies that appear in your head from out of nowhere can create a brand-new life for you.” Anything else you’d like us to know? “I love Apple Music—I have the Apple logo tattooed in the palm of my hand!”
- Travis Mills honors the life and legacy of his friend, Lil Peep.