The Berlin-based DJ Thomas Gold will be visiting Maya, one of Scottsdale's newest hosts for EDM artists and events, this Friday.
Up On The Sun spoke with Gold about his upbringing in music, how his touring and festival schedules have been going, and what we can possibly expect to see from him at Ma ... More >>
The sound of San Francisco's Soft Moon is disorienting: A darkly hyperactive Neu! mixed with the dance-floor sensibility of Depeche Mode and the stark despair of Bauhaus makes The Soft Moon one cynically-crafted machine. But the most disorientating tactic in frontman Luis Vazquez's arsenal is his mu ... More >>
Beer: Oarsman Ale
Brewery: Bell's Brewery Inc.
Style: Berliner Weisse
ABV: 4 percent
To everything there is a season, and this applies to beer, as well. Whereas frosty winter nights can be thawed by a powerful stout or winter warmer, the furnace that we like to call the Arizona summer calls for li ... More >>
Here's kind of a crazy realization: Stephen Malkmus has been performing and recording with The Jicks longer than he played and recorded with Pavement. But following Pavement's reunion (I saw them at Coachella 2010, and had one of those mythic "Brochella Moments" with a complete stranger during "Cut ... More >>
There are plenty of reasons to check out local artwork beyond it being one of the designated "days" our community has become so fond of. First Friday, Third Friday, Final Friday, Third Thursday, Second Saturday -- just leave the house already. Dozens of great places open their doors to cool ... More >>
The rosy red hue of an apple, the rustic brown of braised short ribs, the unrefined greens of leaf lettuce -- BOOOOORRRRR-ING!
Now you can change the color of everything you eat (as long as it's to gold, silver, red, or blue) thanks to Esslack, a tasteless, non-toxic, edible spray pa ... More >>
http://www.facebook.com/cupcakesmuenchenWe never thought we'd say this, but some things really do look better on a cupcake. Like Princess Beatrice's royal mistake of a wedding hat. While seamstresses were sewing knock-off wedding dresses over the last day, Wir Machen, a bakery in Munich, Germany, ... More >>
Eight congressmen and congresswomen from the Bundestag, Germany's parliament, will be in Arizona this week as part of a delegation to study immigration and security issues.
The delegation will be traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border, naturally ... More >>
Former Congressman J.D. Hayworth addressed a group of Arizona Republicans over the weekend and lent some extra credibility to the survey that ranked him among the dumbest members of Congress.The dude says the U.S. never declared war on the Nazis during World War II.Hayworth was asked a question a ... More >>
One of the funny little things that came out of World War II is the way the Conquered Peoples of Germany and Japan joyously adopted American popular music from the time, and continue to do so. Japan, of course, has a thriving jazz scene and Germany, apparently is still in to Rockabilly. At least tha ... More >>
Landjager is a traditional, dried German sausage made in Southern Germany and Switzerland. Though the name literally means "country hunters," there's nothing gamey about the taste of landjager. It's a popular snack food in Germany and Switzerland (like beef jerky for the U.S.), and also a popular me ... More >>