Rocky Votolato is a guy on the shore skipping stones across the water. Part craft, part amusement, the circumspect Seattle songwriter's success and happiness has ebbed and flowed like the tide, something he's gradually grown more accustomed to, though it's not always been a smooth ride. Finally firm ... More >>
Ever since sunshine acid saturated Woodstock back in 1969, music festivals and recreational pharmaceuticals have gone together. While we applaud those using Coachella as an opportunity to get sober, it's not for everyone, which is why, below, we've recommended a fine list of musical acts and drugs t ... More >>
A man who crashed his car into a tree and a wall on the side of Interstate 10 earlier week, killing one passenger and injuring another, was extremely drunk, according to police.According to court documents obtained by New Times, 34-year-old Edwin Hurt had a blood-alcohol level of .317, which is just ... More >>
Chandler PD arrested Alison Stewart for suspected DUI after she ditched her kid at a park and passed out in her car next to her meth pipe, according to police. Stewart's 4-year-old daughter was playing with another kid at Desert Breeze Park on Monday, when she asked another parent - whom she had jus ... More >>
Soft Moon @ Crescent Ballroom|3/7/13Funny what stray pills you can uncover in a fit of spring cleaning. This 20mg of Adderall. A dented Xanax bar. Where did all these Percocet come from? And what's this red-brown gelcap floating in my desk drawer? So down it goes. It could be anything. I don't tell ... More >>
A guy in Kearny couldn't fill his prescription for Oxycontin and Xanax at the local pharmacy, cops say, so he called a couple of buddies to work out a deal: They drive him to a Mesa drugstore, he gives them some of the pills, they give him $20 and some meth, and everyone's happy. Of course, we woul ... More >>
MCSOGarrett SelleysAccording to the medical website drugs.com, some of the side effects of Xanax include decreased sexual desire or ability, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, light-headedness, nausea, tiredness, and weight changes. One of the more severe side effects (as you can see in ... More >>
Marks Sultan, The Wrong Ones, Andrew and His Feisty Felines, and The Cosmeticators Trunk Space Monday, November 21 Mark Sultan: Someone has offered me a Xanax and an enema tonight. Audience member: Welcome to Phoenix! Such was the tone last night at Mark Sultan's Phoenix stop. He seemed perturbed ... More >>
MCSOStefani Bindes and her baby-daddy, Matthew Nakihei, are accused of child abuse after police found heroin in the hotel room they've been staying in with their 11-month-old daughter.Heroin's not good for anyone -- especially an 11-month-old baby, like the one who was found in a Scottsdale hotel ... More >>
Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's OfficeRyan Foote broke into an apartment early Monday and shot to death his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, cops say. A 22-year-old suspect in three armed robberies burst through the glass door of a Phoenix apartment at about 3 a.m. on Monda ... More >>
MCSO Michael ThorsonWhen a Glendale woman awoke from a vodka and Xanax-inspired nap Thursday night, 56-year-old Michael Thorson was in the town house she's sharing with a friend -- and his fingers were in her vagina.According to court documents obtained by New Times, the 53-year-old v ... More >>
Perma-stoned New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has been hip-hop's eccentric golden boy for five years now. On the heels of his magnificent breakthrough album Tha Carter II, Wayne went apeshit, releasing mixtape after groundbreaking mixtape. Some of them, like 2006's Dedication 2 and Lil Weezyana, ... More >>
Joshua Pearce, freed this week after two months in custodyTo read recent accounts of state Senate President Russell Pearce's lawbreaking son Joshua Pearce, you'd think he'd only caught six days in stir for violating terms of his probation on a 2007 aggravated DUI conviction.In reality, Pearce the Yo ... More >>
Josh, son of Russell, back in stirState Senate President Russell Pearce's son Joshua Trent Pearce was arrested February 9 by the Mesa Police Department on outstanding warrants issued by the Maricopa County Superior Court. Currently he's cooling his heels in Durango Jail.The thirty year-old unemploye ... More >>
Joshua Trent Pearce, in an MCSO mug shot from a 2006 DUI arrest State Senate President-elect Russell Pearce's son Joshua Trent Pearce was recently under investigation by the Mesa Police Department for allegations of possible child abuse.Mesa PD spokesman Sgt. Ed Wessing confirmed that police respond ... More >>
Meghan McCain's scandalous "tweet." Hubba-hubba.If you know anything about Meghan McCain, the daughter of Senator John McCain, you might find it shocking that she was able to read write a book. Well, she did. And now she's hitting the TV airwaves to pimp the newly released tell-all about th ... More >>
Kathleen VanesianCould this be a contender for SMoCA's upcoming "People's Biennial"? The art community grapevine in this Valley is about three inches long, so it didn't take much time for me to get calls concerning a recent, very heated panel discussion at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary A ... More >>
Department of Public Safety DPS officers taking a "fluffy bunny" into custody during yesterday's gangster roundup.In the past, criminal street gangs have used names that strike fear in the hearts of their rivals. The Bloods, the Crips, the Jets, the Sharks -- all have an intimidating conno ... More >>
Look at the end of this blog for the longest photo credit known to man.If you're new to Arty Girl, you won't be annoyed by this blog. If you've been following Arty Girl, on the other hand, you might be turned off by my incessant need to write about the James Turrell Skyspace at Scottsdale Museum of ... More >>
So before we delve into Tuesday night's episode of Idol, I need to pose one very pressing question: What the eff was Paula wearing around her neck?! Abdul has worked some pretty funky neckwear over the span of Idol, but this particular piece of hardware takes the proverbial cake. It looked as if sh ... More >>
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They threw lavish raves, had endless expense accounts and traveled the world. Then the attorney general crashed the party.
Despite some misfires, The Pistoleros keep looking for a break and say that rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated
Suicide Kings stack the deck with roots country for the alt. rock set
Dr. Willard Hunter's repeated misprescription of dangerous drugs has contributed to two deaths. But the state medical board doesn't see any reason to revoke his doctor's license.