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)
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.
Queen + Adam Lambert Rocked the Tacoma Dome [PHOTOS]
Fresh off the success of their biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," (which also netted a few awards along the way) Queen sold out the Tacoma show minutes after tickets went on sale earlier this year.
Exploring Smitty’s Conoco #AbandonedYakima (PHOTOS)
At first, we weren't sure if this place was closed as the sign on the window stated that it was "closed for construction ..." However, a couple of months have passed and the building is still empty -- with no sign of activity.
What To Expect From Stranger Things Season 3 (Spoiler Free)
Here are a few things to consider when and if you decide to binge-watch.
Judas Priest Tears Up Kent’s accesso ShoWare Center [PHOTOS]
The band is currently on the second leg of its Firepower Tour.
Central Washington Bike Nights Blows Through Westside Pizza [PHOTOS]
With apologies to Lynyrd Skynyrd, call us the breeze -- we keep blowing down the road.
Papa John’s in Yakima Closed? [PHOTOS]
At first, we thought there might be a glitch with the app, but we later noticed that none of the daily specials were available.
Bike Nights Riders Pack Van’s 1885 Bar & Grill in Naches [PHOTOS]
On a perfect night for a ride, Central Washington Bike Nights descended on Van's 1885 Bar & Grill for burgers, beers and some brother (and sister) hood.
Bike Nights Rides Out the Rain at Wenas Creek Saloon [PHOTOS]
Rainy weather took most of the fun out of riding Wednesday, but it didn't seem to put a damper on anybody's spirits as Central Washington Bike Nights rolled into Selah's Wenas Creek Saloon.
Exploring the Old Westpark United Methodist Church [PHOTOS]
The church was home to Westpark Academy -- a local private school. They have now moved to the former St. Paul's Cathedral School.
‘Bullfighters Only’ Brings Its A-Game to Central Washington [PHOTOS
Bullfighters Only made a stop at the Toyota Center in Kennewick this past weekend. BFO is the revolutionized version of American Bullfighting -- rodeo style meets extreme sports.