Jacob Andrew

Jacob Andrew has had a passion for music from a very young age. Noticing a natural talent in keeping a rhythm, Jacob Andrew’s mom enrolled him in drum lessons at age six! As soon as he stepped into that music shop for his first lesson, his passion for music spread like wild fire. A few years after taking drum lessons, Jacob Andrew saved up enough to buy a guitar and started teaching himself to play. Fast forward to now Jacob Andrew can play over 10 different instruments, and is an accomplished singer/song writer!
Jacob Andrew has written 19 posts for Anchor Music News

Night Verses – Show Review (Monster Outbreak Tour)

Last Saturday was a special day. My date of the Monster Outbreak Tour was finally here! I’d been waiting for months and it was finally here. After battling hordes of traffic and searching aimlessly for parking, I finally made it to the venue and quickly got in line. As I slowly moved forward in a line … Continue reading

Facebook vs. The Music Industry

Last weekend, I was chatting with one of my friends, Steve, about an article I wrote on ways we can improve the local music scene. This led to an incredible discussion on the decline of show attendance and it’s correlation with Facebook. I sat down with Steve, a booking agent for The Trep Agency,  to … Continue reading

Sweet Ascent – Fighting a WAR

Sweet Ascent,  Lawrence, KS rock outfit, have had quite the year thus far with a slew of shows with Beartooth, The Color Morale and more. The band also just released their newest EP, War. After a tumultuous year of member changes and turmoil, Sweet Ascent picked up the pieces and developed a killer EP to put out … Continue reading

Chase Huglin “Glow” Album Review

A few months ago, I got a friend request on Facebook by a guy named Chase Huglin. As funny as it sounds, I recognized him from the “Defend Pop Punk” group on Facebook, so I accepted. After doing some creeping, I learned that Chase is a singer/songwriter, recently signed to Invogue Records, and put out … Continue reading

Variants – Sweet, not Bitter

New Orleans-based melodic rock band, Variants, is one you don’t wanna miss. Building a sound with elements of melodic hardcore, pop-punk, and rock, the group makes it look easy. About a month ago they release Commonwealth, a follow up EP to their debut album, The Concept of Color. Commonwealth is filled with catchy guitar riffs, … Continue reading

Stories, Songs and SECRETS

If you’ve been paying attention or keep up with music at all, you’ll notice that SECRETS have been rapidly taking over the music scene. The post-hardcore/rock outfit from San Diego is the total package as a band. Grooving drums, catchy guitar riffs, ear-melting melodies and crushing vocals are just a few of the things you’ll hear … Continue reading

Darkness Divided – Looking Toward The Light

Based out of San Antonio, Darkness Divided are not your stereotypical metalcore band. They mix influences of past and present heavy metal with the roots of hardcore to bring a unique sound, all while remaining true to their spiritual values. Razor sharp riffs, a crushing rhythmic foundation and powerful vocals prove this band is a … Continue reading

Modern Day Troubadour, Ray Wilson

Troubadour (Noun):  “One of a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians often of knightly rank who flourished from the 11th to the end of the 13th century.” To be a true troubadour, you had to be really good at what you did. Mediocre lyrics and sub-par poems simply wouldn’t cut it. They didn’t just knight … Continue reading

Seconds To End Not Ending Anytime Soon

Don’t let their band name fool you, Albuquerque EDM/Metalcore band, Seconds To End has been quickly taking over the Electronicore music scene and there is no stopping them now. The played their first show as a band a little over a year ago, and since then have worked and recorded with some notable producers, been … Continue reading

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