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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, Oct. 15, 2014

    From discounts on ceremonies to matching bands, lucrative promos are being offered to LGBTQ couples wishing to wed.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    Also, an "Adult Halloween Bash" at the Sheri's Ranch brothel. Yes, brothel.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    Dan Snaith wanted to craft a big ol’ hug of a record minus the serotonin floods or hippie tropes.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

    On his gold-plated Pioneer mixer prize: “You could make a lot of gold chains!"

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

    Leave it to Las Vegas nightlife to devise a way to throw pool parties in the winter.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

    Plus, Jason Strauss hints at new Tao Group venues.

  • Booze Issue

    Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

    Mike Prevatt offers a can-full of reasons for his hatred of the trendy swill

  • Politics

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    “I’ve been in some really scary situations.”

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    The hip-hop influence is more pronounced and traditional, with credit collaborations by Kendrick Lamar and Snoop Dogg.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    Also, the El Cortez debuts a wine-focused, pop-up "patio."

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    It’s the perfect blend of melodic house and rubbery trap.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    Also: JOB ALERT! Hakkasan Group moves forward with recruitment for the megaclub taking over the former Pure space.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

    Like your typical Grindr user, Leatherface gets around.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    Also, Lets Be Friends takes the tables at Drai's.

  • Halloween

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    Time to dust off those chainsaws!

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

    He’s called The Big Cat for a few reasons ...

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

    Also, Zedd headlines XS for NYE. Find all the details here!

  • Nightlife

    Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

    The Aria nightspot opened shortly after the resort in December 2009.

  • A&E

    Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

    Linkin Park, John Legend, The Deftones and ticket presale also included in Times Square announcement.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    Also, a beer fest at Cosmo and Artifice puts on a Pride Prom.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    Richard D. James sounds less like his post-rave prankster self on the latest Aphex Twin record.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    Also, Hakkasan's NYE DJ announcement.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

    Tired of tourist-filled discotheques and Downtown drinkeries? Sometimes revelry and nighttime hobnobbing happen where you'd least expect it, thanks to these venues and party producers.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

    Our hometown beatmeisters on the availability of gigs and competition, freedom of programming and the perks of being a Vegas DJ.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

    "There were always afterparties, most of them in the Playboy penthouse suite. I would finish my set at 4 a.m. and there was nowhere else to go ... "

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    Party with the pint-sized pop star, groove to the Brit beatmeister's beats and catch the Orange Is the New Black actress "showing off" her "assets" at a grand opening party.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    U2 perversely takes musical cues from acts it has famously influenced—Coldplay, The Killers and Arcade Fire.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

    Also, notable bookings at Life at SLS including Claude VonStroke and Green Velvet.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    The Hakkasan resident DJ works with the Strip attraction's creator for a medley presentation.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Also, Floyd Mayweather's post-fight party. Find all the details here!

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    The post-punkers’ immersive atmosphere resurfaces—and so does the grand but harnessed drama of 'Bright Lights' and 'Antics.'

  • Fremont Street

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... drunk tourists!

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    From "Fancy" to "Wasted," the biggest bangers that ruled the club (and pool party) this summer.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

    Find out where to catch the last of this summer's rays.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    "It’s one of the few times all the letters of the LGBT community come together and make themselves completely visible."

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Plus: A Las Vegas Pride closing party at Revolution. Party on!

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    It's like a soundtrack from a childhood filled with video games and anime.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

    From the sound system to the go-go's, a few things to know about the Strip's newest danceteria.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

    Also, Burning Man attendees boo two big-name DJs out of the booth.

  • Music

    Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

    Richie Hawtin?! The announcement of Eric Prydz's techno alter ego Cirez D was just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Nightlife

    Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

    SLS nightlife makes good on promise for alternatives to EDM.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    From Big-name DJs to an off-Strip toga party to a rooftop beer festival, how to party it up this LDW in Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    How did it take this freaking long for the rest of the pack to appreciate the power of the McMuffin?!

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    The Killers' frontman is working with Vampire Weekend producer.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

    Because too much is not enough.

  • Entertainment

    Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

    Tickets for each of the festival weekends will go on sale September 26 and cost $295.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

    Also, Tao Group launches a campaign to help needy students.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    Plus, a charity date night benefiting the LGBT Center.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Disclosure, Chromeo, Flume and Cut Copy round out a jam-heavy concert calendar.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

    The DJ discusses last year's block party, who not to miss this time around and why the EDM world needs to "loosen up a bit."