Xander has a hyperactive imagination, a creative/professional writing degree, DSLR camera, and a massive vinyl collection -- and knows how to use them. He's also a sucker for Shakespeare, "Bob's Burgers" and the cinematic works from the Criterion Collection. Some radio show host once told Xander he couldn't be a "jack of all trades." He thought that was rather funny and felt the wrath of "Snark Mode." Though Xander knows how to use "Snark Mode," his wife Janice is the master. When it comes to music, Xander doesn't have a favorite band or genre. He listens to everything and his mind changes every five seconds. Xander has been a photojournalist for over a decade and his work has been featured in Rolling Stone, People, Spin, The Guardian, Daily Mail, MSN, and Alternative Press. When Xander is not busy, he spends time with his wife Janice and their three "fur babies." (2 Cats 1 Giant Malamute)... And no, Xander does not own the record he is holding in his profile photo. (UPDATE: Someone sent it to him as a gift so now he does)
Vinyl 101: Black Friday — Or, the One Time of Year That Is the Equivalent to the Zombie Ap…
A few years ago, the organizers of Record Store Day decided to capitalize on Black Friday and created "Record Store Day: Black Friday."
Pedro the Lion Shines at The Seasons Performance Hall [PHOTOS]
Though PTL has been around for over two decades, it wasn't until recently that frontman David Bazan decided to bring the band back from the dead -- after the band split in 2006.
BREAKING NEWS: The Rolling Stones to Play CenturyLink Field in 2019
This will be the first set of shows The Stones have played in the US since 2015's Zip Code tour. In the past, the band has only toured Europe.
Vinyl 101: Online Re-Sellers Good or Bad?
Let's face it, if you live in a small town, the chances of finding the records that you want are going to be VERY slim.
Vinyl 101: What Should I Spend on Used Vinyl?
As the resident vinyl junkie here, I don't know how many times I people ask me, "Xander, I want to start collecting vinyl -- what's the best way to get albums?"
Simple Minds Rock The Moore in Seattle [PHOTOS]
It's been over two decades since Simple Minds has embarked on a major U.S. tour.
Sasquatch Festival: So Long and Fare Thee Well … Thanks for the Memories.
Sasquatch was my Woodstock for eight years.
NOFX Loses Beer Sponsor, Spot at Camp Punk in Drublic Festival After Route 91 Comments
While NOFX is known for their dark, uncomfortable humor, the festival producers of Camp Punk In Drublic are shocked and disappointed by the band’s recent statements about the Route 91 Harvest Festival
The Offspring Bring Sabroso Taco, Craft Beer and Music Festival to White River Amphitheate…
Fans were treated to sets from The Offspring, Pennywise, Lit, Against Me!, Unwritten Law, and Los Kung Fu Monkeys -- while indulging in tacos and craft beer.
SAFE Yakima State of Our Youth Breakfast Is Wednesday
The keynote speaker for this year's event is Dr. Steven Freng from Northwest High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas.
Is Yakima Really the Palm Springs of Washington?
The sign has become a tourist attraction, prompting visitors to take selfies in front of the sign. It could be classified as a local oddity -- like the Fremont Troll in Seattle.