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Mike Prevatt

Mike Prevatt turned his passion for rock 'n' roll and dance beats into an actual job during his stint as music editor of the Daily Bruin while attending UCLA, and then as arts and entertainment editor at Las Vegas CityLife, where he worked for 11 years before becoming nightlife editor of Las Vegas Weekly. Mike has won five Nevada Press Association awards and has been published in outlets like SPIN, New Music Express, URB and Desert Companion. He will outlast any househead on the dancefloor, bring up team sports at a gay bar and fulfill his goal of riding every roller coaster in America.

Story Archive

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Vegas recently suffered the loss of some key alternative culture options.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    “I thought music could be talked about like any novel could."

  • Community

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Don't have a lawn? This state park does.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    The neighborhood bar has effortlessly succeeded in uniting all the letters of the LGBT+ community.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    What goes up must come down.

  • Nightlife

    Monday, July 13, 2015

    The latest shakeup in the Strip nightclub scene is a big one.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    “Truckin’” gets a huge response, though not as loud as when Bob Weir sings the song’s iconic line: “What a long, strange trip it’s been!”

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    The Smashing Pumpkins & Marilyn Manson play the Joint on July 10.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    “There is no permission from the police [for civilians] to break windows.”

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 7, 2015

    “When you enter the front doors, you’re going to be teleported to another time. ... You’re coming to Flaming Skull Island.”

  • Music

    Thursday, July 2, 2015

    The casino-level sports lounge became an unlikely Strip hang for live indie music.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    Celebrate the holiday with this sonic backdrop.

  • Food

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    The restaurateur/chef and Chopped judge debuts long-in-the-making afternoon fare.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    Its east-side space was recently listed for sale by the owners.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015

    West Nile Virus-positive mosquitos have been found in eight local zip codes.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Sunday, June 21, 2015

    Trance mainstay Above & Beyond packed the enormous Kinetic Field main-stage area, dominating EDC-related tweets (a guest appearance in the DJ booth by Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston helped, of course).

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    That beats Coachella by three years.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    How Wi-Fi hotspots, iBeacons and livestreaming will serve those at the festival—and those at home.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 18, 2015

    Acts are pairing up all across the Speedway this weekend.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Reviewing Major Lazer, Galantis and Giorgio Moroder.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    There’s been a lot of talk nationally about both the transgender community and political correctness in humor, though not necessarily in conjunction.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Roster supplement highlights notable hip-hop program.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 4, 2015

    The first domino in the Fremont East Entertainment District has held the line, and pushed it.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    The English DJ/producer's latest is a fascinating, moving journey enhanced by headphones and solitude.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Plus, headline therapy from the online Daily Mail.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Plus: Deadmau5 drops by Zedd's set at XS.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    The early bird gets the coveted passes to next year's festival.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    Local water parks Cowabunga Bay and Wet 'N' Wild both debuted new slides this season.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    The Killers drummer is actually a killer frontman.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Imagine a real-life version of The Cannonball Run with a music festival at the finish.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    His debut album Ratchet is garnering widespread praise, from Spin to The New York Times.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Also, Surrender hosts Major Lazer's new album release party. Get all the deets here.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    Four alternatives to this weekend's big nightlife parties.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The exec talks discounts for locals and the possibility of a third weekend

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Plus: Steve Aoki's signature crowdsurfing (in an inflatable raft) could be over soon.

  • Music

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    Also on the bill: Brandon Flowers, Shamir, Duran Duran, Hozier, Weezer, Major Lazer, Run the Jewels and more.

  • Music

    Saturday, May 16, 2015

    The standard product line bears phrases like "fiercely motivated," reflecting both the feel-good messages Global Gravitation Group wants its customers to walk away with, and the attitudes of the three men who run it.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Also: Temptation Sunday returns and Steve Castro plays Marquee Dayclub.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    The fest's rock portion drew 37,000 Friday and 45,000 Saturday, with roughly half those bodies from Southern California.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Arguably this year's hottest new artist, Shamir shows he's worthy of the buzz with Ratchet.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015

    Plus: Henderson's CraftHaus brewery cans its craft brews.

  • Music

    Sunday, May 10, 2015

    Had enough pop and rock? How about underground hip-hop and a 17-member big band?

  • Music

    Saturday, May 9, 2015

    Observations from Day 1 of the Strip-side music festival, from attendance to costs, attractions and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    And what the hell is a Rock Street?

  • Music

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    The more initiated one became, the more one discovered.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Rock in Rio USA: Sunblock, ear plugs and backpacks are highly recommended.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Plus: Yacht Club is back at Drai's.

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015

    Several returnees and a few gets are booked for the fifth Las Vegas EDC.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 5, 2015

    The Brit expat talked shop before playing Hakkasan this weekend.