Like any bloodless coup, this one takes place within the palace, beyond the purview of prying eyes. It's an inside job spearheaded by the ultimate of inside players, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. He's a former Obama fundraiser, cable lobbyist, and head of the cable trade association, chosen by the presi ... More >>
They were known as Lord and Lady, the yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple. Nobody suspected they were actually on welfare
Day one of an administrative hearing into alleged campaign-finance shenanigans by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne found Phoenix attorney Buddy Rake's genteel Texas drawl dipping in and out of the Federal Election Commission's definition of what constitutes illegal "coordination" by a candidate. ... More >>
Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Both Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks had solid, long-running solo careers when they decided to form a band together. That they'd been married almost 10 years made the decision somewhat easier, but in a fickle world of music consumerism, it's never really easy to start over.
Anyone who's been to the Dumpster...er, "Waste Management" Open golf tournament knows that one of the more irritating parts of the experience is figuring out what to do with your cell phone -- more specifically, how to sneak it in.Starting this year, however, the tournament's no cell-phone policy ... More >>
If you've ever been dumped, you know the therapeutic value of locking the doors, shuttering the windows, and losing your sorrow in a movie marathon. We've all got our favorites films and actors-- and for Cary Miller, who runs Surface to Air Records and fronts the rock band Terrible People -- ... More >>
David Hendershott, above, and Larry Black were fired from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office today. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio fired two of his most trusted aides today, Chief Deputy Dave Hendershott and Deputy Chief Larry Black, both of whom have been accused of cr ... More >>
Randy Pullen, former chairman of the state Republican Party, knew the SCA donation was illegally earmarked, sources told state and federal investigators Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lisa Allen was dismayed when she saw the super-sleazy TV ad against her boss' opponent, Da ... More >>
Skankstress Katy Perry just announced a tour date for Phoenix's Comerica Theatre on August 3.It's part of a "California Dreams" tour that starts on June 7 in Atlanta and runs through August 14, the second show in Katy's hometown Santa Barbara, California. Tickets, priced pretty modestly at $3 ... More >>
Some birds finally did what we've all been saying to Kings of LeonOne of life's most basic teachings is that shit happens. Something might just happen out of one's control to the point where they must simply throw up their arms and proclaim, "shit." It's an inevitable part of life that is a great ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaGreen Day's Billie Joe Armstrong on stage at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix. See more shots of last year's Green Day concert in our slide show.Green Day announced a summer tour this morning, including a show that will bring the band to Phoenix for a second straight August.Last year the ... More >>
M.I.A.'s new record is slated for release this summer, and you can expect that it'll be a bit different from Kala. She said that on her record she'll be singing as well as rapping and that her inspirations were a little less conventional than usual. One song, "I'm Down Like Your Internet C ... More >>
When the Leeper family pitched the idea of opening a punk/goth clothing & collectibles store smack in the middle of conservative Mesa's Main Street, there were a few raised eyebrows. "They wanted to know if it would be another Nile," quips daughter Amanda Tucker, the seamstress behind a few of t ... More >>
Just like the horror movies he gets so much inspiration from, Rob Zombie is not afraid to revisit a successful past project when there's money to be made. Thus we have the The Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Tour, which will open in Phoenix before hitting the rest of the U.S. around Halloween. Lest you thin ... More >>
A West Valley Justice of the Peace says he issued a court order declaring photo enforcement invalid because the fines are much lower than a regular speeding ticket. It's doubtful he'd love the system much more if the fines were raised, though. The government's findings on last year's news chopper cr ... More >>
It's not even Christmas, but we have our first piece of big summer concert news today: Dave Matthews Band is coming to Cricket Wireless Pavilion on May 6.Yes, it's time for "Dave" again, already.DMB's first studio record in four years (oddly produced by Rob Cavallo of Green Day and My Chemical Roman ... More >>
Our naughty nightcrawlers hang with DJ Fashen at Next and wolf down a club-full of Sugar
A call to an ex-gubernatorial candidate's campaign cell phone is linked to forged documents used to slam Napolitano and Salmon.
Don't buy his poor-boy claims he can raise big bucks. But will it be his undoing?