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)
Exploring the Old Rite Aid at 56th and Summitview (PHOTOS)
Many who grew up in Yakima in the '80s and '90s will remember this as the old PayLess Drug Store that was right next door to Safeway.
Shooter Jennings Sells Out Zillah’s Perham Hall [PHOTOS]
Jennings -- son of the late great Waylon Jennings -- brought his A-game, performing songs off of his newest album, "Shooter."
Exploring the Old Albertsons Building [PHOTOS]
Albertsons had sentimental value to many in the valley. Whether it be getting lunch if you were a student at Ike, or even renting videos.
The Criterion Collection Announces New Streaming Service
The film distribution service famous for releasing supped-up special editions of classic films, and art-house cinema will feature over 1,000 film selections
VINYL 101: Vinyl Lot Sales … More Vinyl for a Bargain or “a Lot” of Crappy Records?
A vinyl lot is where a seller is selling off a bulk of his collection to someone who is looking to build their own. Most of the time noobs will jump at the opportunity to bid/buy a vinyl lot, but are you really getting a good deal?
Timbrrr! A Music Festival In Leavenworth? [Photos]
People from all over the state come to Leavenworth at this time of the year not only to enjoy the winter weather but also to enjoy a plethora of rising music acts spread out around the town while enjoying their fair share of "hot toddies" and local beers
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.