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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

  • Nightlife

    Monday, June 27, 2016

    The four-and-a-half-year-old venue has shuttered.

  • Intersection

    Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    The local LGBT community and its allies defy Vegas stereotypes and peacefully assemble in the name of brotherhood, visibility and "more love less hate."

  • Noise

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    Chad Craig heads up sound, lighting and props for what's being called a pop-up rave at this weekend's festival.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 16, 2016

    The fest's most notable developments, from its SoCal inception to its Las Vegas rebirth.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    The Spring Mountain Road cocktail bar is building Cyclops' Burial Grounds, aka CBG.

  • Intersection

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

    Sunday's event at the Center drew more than 600 people, billed as a prayer vigil but serving as a call to action.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Octopus? Try it.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Some curious changes at the Harry Potter-themed Bad Owl Coffee raise questions of how much inspiration a business can take.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    The soundtrack to reverse happy hour just got cooler with the return of Jazz Workshop's weekly gig.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    The hydroflight experience—which allows riders to soar above the Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club lake in Pahrump—is the latest rage in water sports.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Once again, Thursday nights showcase music that rarely featured in this town: instrumental jazz steeped in a midcentury tradition from which it occasionally ripples out.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Photographs from the former MGM Grand nightclub were also rescued, and will receive a celebratory exhibition for First Friday.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Shaking free of tourist-trap conventions, the Downtown institution broadens its offerings to reflect a diverse clientele, the Vegas community and the changing face of organized crime.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Museum season is here. Are you taking advantage?

  • Noise

    Monday, May 23, 2016

    The 20th anniversary of electronic music's biggest festival includes upgraded stages, programmed with both veterans and up-and-comers of various styles.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    More than 76 minutes of well-crafted disaffection and downheartedness grows wearisome.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    When should you call 911 or 311? The Weekly has the answers.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Thinking of joining Wednesday’s grand-opening crowds—or even queueing up Monday to beat them? You may not have a life, but you do have plenty of time to prepare.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Prospective patrons can currently buy $100 or $500 gift cards to Eclipse at a 20 percent discount.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Despite wet conditions, the festival's second edition improved upon last year's debut with a progressive electronic music program, enlightening discussions and a fully engaged attendance.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    The forthcoming ReBAR has dreamed up a unique, two-pronged bar-tab promotion.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    The English band is a force to be reckoned with at its biggest local show to date.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Oneohtrix Point Never, Caribou and more.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    From directions and sunblock to beer and food—he's got you covered.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The proposed Mars World is reportedly in funding stages and could bring a new level of attraction to town.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    The little wrigglers enrich our desert soil in more ways than one.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    The dance/club industry conference launches EDC Week on June 14.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    From cameo performances to the festival grounds, there are a lot of reasons for Las Vegans to make the trip to Coachella.

  • Noise

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    Sets on the final day of Coachella's first week ranged from haunting to head-spinningly abstract.

  • Noise

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    Cube rose to the occasion, and with the Sunset Strip-born Guns N’ Roses following, it was a good day for those who came of age in Los Angeles between 1987 and 1991.

  • Music

    Saturday, April 16, 2016

    From funk to post-punk, Coachella's first day.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    And yes, weekend passes can be had at relatively reasonable prices if you look around (though beware of counterfeits).

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Plus: The National Parks Service seeks public comment on potential seasonal closures for two of Lake Mead's hiking routes.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    There’s no shortage of choice and stylistically varied picks for those not making the trip to Indio.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    A live album recorded at Downtown's 11th Street Records and more.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    It's headphones-only audiophilia.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016

    Heading to the arena or adjacent Park? Find out where to stash your ride here.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    Vice President Joe Biden and Mother Monster will raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses at UNLV on Thursday. Get the details here!

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    The Park: Our first impressions of MGM Resorts' newly minted Strip-side space.

  • A&E

    Monday, April 4, 2016

    The culmination of the four-week and community-minded artistic endeavor speaks volumes about the evolution of Downtown.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    Will Vegas' fifth enormodome mean a more competitive—and more expensive—market? Also: The new arena's 2016 schedule to date.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    The Boss, T-Swift and many more.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    “The more coffee shops that open, the more people appreciate what we do as an integral part of their neighborhood."

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    The aptly titled record turns hard left, further opening the group's sound and varying its time signatures while expanding its sonic palette.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Also, deputies will now be riding motorcycles in parks.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

    On the scene at Downtown's Millennium Fandom Bar: "He chats us up, then tells us to turn on the Jedi weapon."

  • Noise

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Huff returns to play the Bunkhouse March 31.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    “What we wanted was to create an experience,” says co-owner Bob Groesbeck.

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    The touring of a new album by a veteran act is rarely an easy proposition, but New Order prevailed.

  • A&E

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Guest enhancements and special events mark both parks' additions for 2016