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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

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Locals took to social media over the City of Las Vegas' new standardized meter fees.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Even in unexpectedly gusty and chilly conditions, Interpol itself suffered few missteps.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Also, Big Dog's spring brew fest and Nickel Beer Night at Beauty Bar. Get all the deets here!

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Also, the Further Future festival moves its location.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 21, 2015

    Hardwell has already slipped the track into his radio show.

  • Music

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    “I love records. Everything about them: the sound, the artwork, the smell … I’ve been fascinated with how they are made since I realized that fooling with the knobs on my parents’ stereo could make the vocals or the drums disappear on Beatles or Jimi Hendrix records.”

  • Music

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Where to score wax in the Valley.

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    For all the growing discontent over the dominance of DJs at Coachella, it has hardly given up on live performance.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015

    Also, Blinking Man returns and Insert Coin(s) celebrates five years on Fremont East.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Also, the season debut of Drai's Yacht Club and a DJ-curated emo night at the Bunkhouse.

  • Music

    Monday, April 13, 2015

    Breakfast at Rick's, sets from Jenny Lewis, Swans and more and feeling the afterglow after the annual SoCal fest comes to a close.

  • Music

    Sunday, April 12, 2015

    Among Coachella's shining moments are those that wear thin, like insufferable selfie-takers and certain musicians favoring the schtick over the songs.

  • Music

    Saturday, April 11, 2015

    Sixteen years in, it’s hard to think of a music experience that beats this one.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Also, a Guinness World Record attempt for the World's Largest Drag Performance at the Hard Rock Cafe.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015

    Ride, The War On Drugs, Todd Terje and more.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    Plus, Ditch Fridays returns.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015

    The beach club will be the first to debut a deep house daylife promotion on the Strip.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    Plus: Chuckie at Omnia and a beer fest at Foxtail. Get all the deets here.

  • Music

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    The British trio's latest is a plodding, derivative exercise in empty rage that blatantly mines from its 1997 smash The Fat of the Land.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    Local nightlife veteran Jesse Waits has kept Encore's megaclub XS on top six years after its debut.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Plus: Disclosure at Light and Sammy Adams at Rehab. Get all the deets here.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Las Vegas excels in over-the-top VIP packages, but the latest two surpass extravagance.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Also, recent visitation numbers show gaming is down. Better luck next year?

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    Plus: An upcoming collabo track from Paul van Dyk and Hakkasan/Omnia resident Mark Eteson.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015

    If he didn’t win you over from behind his turntables, his bear hug and wide smile would close the deal.

  • A&E

    Sunday, March 22, 2015

    The Killers’ frontman only plays three new songs from upcoming solo album The Desired Effect.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Also, a saccharin-sweet Candyland edition of Hyde's XIV Vegas Sessions promo.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    The main room is absolutely bonkers.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, March 17, 2015

    Also, Hakkasan Group will open a new lounge to replace Caesars Palace's Shadow Bar.

  • A&E

    Monday, March 16, 2015

    The unconventional gathering will feature informative demonstrations and self-empowerment advocacy along with music and arts.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Plus: Down & Derby returns!

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    "Not that many people can say they fueled a movement."

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    What does it have that Hakkasan doesn't? What musical styles will be featured? What's up with the Heart of Omnia ultralounge?

  • Music

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    It’s nice to hear something a little more soulful.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, March 10, 2015

    Plus: New residents at Tao.

  • Music

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    Fans were already camped out in front of the Downtown venue early this morning.

  • Music

    Thursday, March 5, 2015

    Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 am for the Killers frontman's first solo gig for his upcoming second solo album.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Plus: Marquee Dayclub kicks off its 2015 season with Julian Jordan.

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    The American debut of the international music festival favors discovery DJs like local duo Caked Up.

  • Music

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    The concert venue is routinely delivering solid live acts like Flight Facilities, who played this past weekend.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015

    Plus: More dayclub openings!

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    This is one party Nevada doesn’t want to see end.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Also, GBDC gets even more vibrant for the Color Run afterparty.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

    Also, gay nightlife fest Matinee ups its game in 2015.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

    Does the space boast a bigger dancefloor now? Find that—and all the deets—here.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Also, meet the Season 7 queens of RuPaul's Drag Race at Chateau.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Few bands evoke their home city better.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Adventuredome's newest coaster celebrates its first full year open today.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

    Weekly Burning Man meet-ups, a curated craft beer selection and video games projected on the wall—Phoenix isn't your typical gay bar.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

    Also, Rhumbar gets a face-lift.

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