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 Review: Barnes & Barnes — ‘Holidaze in Lumania’
Though it has flaws, the majority of Holidaze in Lumania is really bizarre -- and yet still very hilarious.
Exploring Vida Rug and Furniture Gallery #AbandonedYakima
Remember that vacant spot that sits next door to Santiago's that has been empty for eons?
The Who Moves On To T-Mobile Park in Seattle [PHOTOS]
Mother Nature made her presence known with cold temperatures and intermittent rain, but that didn't stop thousands from enjoying Saturday's show.
Thom Yorke Sells Out the Paramount In Seattle [PHOTOS]
Thom Yorke has been staying busy in the recording studio -- not only did he release his second solo album, "ANIMA," this year to critical acclaim, he also composed the soundtrack to the remake of the 1977 classic Dario Argento cult horror film "Suspiria."
Live and Bush Bring ‘The Altimate Tour’ to Kent [PHOTOS]
'90s alternative rock bands Live and Bush brought their "Altimate Tour" to the Northwest this week as both marked the 25th anniversary of chart-topping records.
Vampire Weekend Dazzles at WAMU Theater in Seattle (PHOTOS)
It has been over six years since the band made it's way back to the Emerald City
#AbandonedYakima Grindhouse Double Feature (Cliff’s Drive-Inn and Texaco)
Being it's October and Halloween is upon us as well, we decided to look into two buildings that have been empty for years.
Exploring Salvation Army in Union Gap #AbandonedYakima
It's no secret we love thrifting, and we constantly hit up thrift stores ... however, it's always sad to see a thrift store close up -- leaving one less place to hunt for treasured items that you never thought you would want or need.
Alice In Chains Close Out ‘Rainier Fog’ Tour in Seattle [PHOTOS]
The band co-headlined a summer tour with metal band Korn and lead singer William DuVall will be releasing his debut solo album titled One Alone on Oct. 4.
KATS Turns 40, Celebrates With Legends Casino and Foreigner [PHOTOS]
We invited a bunch of our friends to Legends to watch Foreigner with us Sunday night. Legends put out a great spread -- and Foreigner put on a legendary show!
BREAKING: ZZ Top Cancels Yakima Show, Three Others
The show is one of four the band has canceled at the beginning of its 50th anniversary tour because drummer Frank Beard is suffering from with pneumonia.
Beck and Cage the Elephant Bring Their ‘The Night Running Tour’ to the Gorge [PHOTOS]
In what many in the area dubbed "the concert of the summer," Beck and Cage the Elephant brought their The Night Running Tour to the Pacific Northwest last week.