I was born and raised right here in Portland, Maine. As the son of two local TV Journalists, I was always interested in broadcasting – however, I wasn’t interested in music until I picked up the guitar at the age of 11. (Yes, of course, to get girls to like me! Why else?) My love of music led me to attend Berklee College of Music, where I began hosting a weekly radio show on the Berklee Internet Radio Network. There, I honed my DJ skills, taste in music, and propensity for dad Jokes. Since graduating from Berklee, I have come home to join forces with the station I grew up listening to: 94.3 WCYY. In my free time, I enjoy writing and performing music, roasting bad movies, and skiing. I also teach guitar at the Maine Academy of Modern Music, where I can share my love of rock and blues with the newest generation of musicians.
5 Things You Need to Know Before You Go to a Local Show in Maine
In the first of a new series of posts, Xander clues you into some essential gig knowledge to aid your show-going adventures!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music Roundup for the Weekend of 9/14/2018
From former child stars to some of rock's biggest names, we've got a little bit of everything happening in Maine this weekend!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music Roundup for Labor Day Weekend
As summer comes to a close, concerts keep trucking on! Well, at least for now... Check out what the weekend of 8/31 has in store!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music for the Weekend of 7/20
As we come careening into mid-summer, the shows keep on coming. There's plenty of rock and roll to get you going this weekend - check it out!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music for the Weekend of 7/13/2018
From punk and hardcore to a couple of festivals and a Queen tribute, this weekend is jam-packed full of good shows to check out!
The CAT 2: The Sequel Pt 4 – A Boat Ride, A Lighthouse and the Coolest Lodge Ever
Xander wraps up his Nova Scotian adventure blog with some last recommendations for stuff to check out!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music for the Weekend of 6/29/2018
With the weather looking so nice this weekend, and such a good selection of shows on the way, there's no better time to go check out some live music!
The Cat 2: The Sequel Part 3 – Kayaking, Courthouses and Good Craft Beer
Xander's Nova Scotian journey continues with some outdoor adventuring, and much to his delight, more beer!
The Cat 2: The Sequel Pt 2 – Downtown Yarmouth
Xander's Canadian adventures continue as he explores the heart of the town!
The CAT 2: The Sequel Part 1 (AKA Xander takes over Yarmouth, Nova Scotia)
Xander's Nova Scotian adventure begins where most people's does... The CAT!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music for the Weekend of 6/21/2018
Things get started a little early on the first weekend of summer, so let's break down what live music you need to get out and see this weekend!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music for the Weekend of 6/15/2018
This weekend has a nice mix of both original music and heavyweight touring acts. Should be a doozy!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music Roundup for 6/7-6/10, 2018
From EP releases, to big festivals, to even a little shameless self-promo, here's what's happening in Maine this weekend music-wise!
Rave N Rage – Live Music Roundup for the Weekend of 6/1/18
It's a Friday-heavy weekend schedule, so be sure to set that night aside for a good show!
Rave N Rage – Live Music Roundup for the Weekend of 5/25/2018
Memorial Day weekend has a bunch of cool stuff happening all around Southern ME - check it out!
Rave ‘N’ Rage – Live Music for the Weekend of 5/18/2018
From big local music festivals to salsacore bands, we've got you covered this weekend.