Adra Johnson

Adra Johnson is a 19 year old mass communications student. When she’s not busy working towards being a big time journalist, she does promotions for Fearless Records and loves to travel. Former resident of England and current resident of Houston, you can find her on Twitter at @AdraSkywalker , or at almost any local concert. Favorite bands include: Mayday Parade, The Maine, The 1975, State Champs, Breathe Carolina, Shadow of Whales, and You Me At Six.
Adra Johnson has written 15 posts for Anchor Music News

The Era of I Prevail: Interview

If you’ve ever gone to a smaller concert, you’ll know what I mean when I mention The Hunger – and yes, the capitalization is necessary. It’s not any specific action, but an air of unbridled lust for the very essence of live music, it’s the joy despite any hardships in the industry of just playing … Continue reading

Seanzy Debut EP Review: “Doubt”

With “Doubt” being Austin-based artist Seanzy’s first EP release, you’d think you know what to expect. First EP’s are something musicians typically fondly look back on as an artifact of their ground level on the elevator to success, a time of reckless desire but not much knowledge. This, however, is a bit of a different story. If … Continue reading

Local Artist Spotlight: 7 Questions with Seanzy

You may know Austin, Texas to be commonly referred to as the “Live Music Capitol of the World.” That being said, it’s home for all sorts of musicians. On any given night you can walk down a street downtown full of pubs packed with something out of a music lover’s dream -from acoustic sets, solo … Continue reading

Positive Disturbance Album Review: Chasing Distance, or Success?

Late in 2014, I did a piece inspired by  a bout of local shows I had gone to around Christmas, including Battle of The Bands at the classic Houston venue Fitzgerald’s (side note, if you can ever catch one of these going out, don’t hesitate to. It’s like a music fanatic’s personal holiday.) One of … Continue reading

5 Questions with Nick Barham of Brightwell

Every artist is a puzzle piece. Whether they’re riding solo, with a group, born with a guitar in hand or picked one up for the first time that day; every person that creates music serves as a piece to the art that we describe as different genres and bands. When I initially heard of Brightwell, … Continue reading

Warped Tour Essentials, Pt 2: The Final Four

We are officially within a month to the first date of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, and we’re all right on the verge of the overwhelming smell of sunscreen and banshee level screaming declarations of love for various band members… only kidding. We are, however, approaching that time of year where rock and roll talent from … Continue reading

Unifier Breaks Free: Q & A with Aslan Freeman

Music is best served with a strong message, and that’s exactly what the North Carolina natives in Unifier have been bringing to the table recently. The release of their latest EP, “Gutted”, is laced entirely with a tales of change, new beginnings and total reinvention. The meaning behind it all? I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Aslan … Continue reading

5 Questions with Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance

Greeted by the tour manager for Dance Gavin Dance at the door at Scout Bar in Houston, I’m met with a quick handshake and friendly smile before being led to one of the bar tables in the back of the venue. The guys are finishing up their sound check for their third consecutive sold out … Continue reading

Late Nite Reading “Ecstasy” EP Review

Late Nite Reading has made some major leaps since the near two year gap since the last time we really heard what was going on with them in the studio. The unstoppable trio Dalton Wixom, Brady Szuhaj and Clayton Collins are back at it, and they couldn’t have kicked the door leading to their band’s … Continue reading

Music Spotlight: Ambivalence Releases First Studio Single

For fans of this on the rise post hardcore band from Katy, Texas, this is long awaited news. In the meantime, Ambivalence has been busy with things like performing at the official Springboard South Music Festival, main stage at one of Houston’s favorite venues Warehouse Live, and collaborating in the studio. However, the wait is … Continue reading

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