Xander was born and raised right here in Portland, Maine. As the son of two local TV Journalists, he was always interested in broadcasting – however, he wasn’t interested in music until he picked up the guitar at the age of 11. (Yes, of course to get girls to like him! Why else?) His love of music led him to attend Berklee College of Music, where he began hosting a weekly radio show on the Berklee Internet Radio Network. There, he honed his DJ skills, taste in music, and propensity for dad Jokes. Since graduating from Berklee, Xander has come home to join forces with the station he grew up listening to, 94.3 WCYY. In his free time, he enjoys writing and performing music, roasting bad movies, and skiing. He also teaches guitar at the Maine Academy of Modern Music, where he can share his love of Rock and Blues with the newest generation of musicians.
WATCH: Maine Music School Releases Cover of The Who’s “Join Together”
The video features students from all across Maine, and a cameo by a familiar DJ...
The 5 Best Things About Being In A Band
Xander explains why it's awesome to play with a group of like-minded musicians! You know, besides the obvious things like attention, adoration, and an excuse to party.
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!