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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

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

    Catch Maná and Gloria Trevi in the same weekend.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

    The funky Downtown dance party lifts the needle for good on October 7 at Velveteen Rabbit.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

    Concerts, parties, special events and dining promotions mark the September 15-18 celebración.

  • Nightlife

    Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

    LGBT nightlife returns to Miracle Mile Shops—and the Strip area—on September 23 with a nonsmoking lounge/dance spot.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

    The three retail/dining destinations have endured more downs than ups, especially when it comes to retaining tenants.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

    The record comes from the same recording sessions that bred last year’s catchier, more sanguine 'Star Wars.'

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

    Plus, 10 new records you'll want to spin this season.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

    Bust out the scarlet and gray, enrollment is at a record high.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

    To take it all in—aurally, visually, emotionally—is one of rock’s great live experiences.

  • Noise

    Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

    Boy George remains a showman, and his performance was rounded out by his first-rate banter—quick with a quip and a turn of phrase, like a comedian working the room.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

    A home near Downtown will be transformed by 19 local and regional designers.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

    The client services afforded by the annual swanky affair has saved and empowered Las Vegans living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

    Saturday's shindig not only marks 30 years, but a return to the Strip.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

    Ghouls and goblins get the green light on Fremont East.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

    Local burners will add plenty to the playa for the August 28-September 5 event in Northern Nevada.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

    The live rock titans to hold court at MGM Grand Garden for the second time and its third Vegas Halloween weekend.

  • The Killers

    Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

    The Las Vegas quartet celebrates the 10th anniversary of its sophomore release with a pair of performances at the eastside property, as well as a citywide bus tour.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    #vegasbound: They’re excited to be coming. And we’re excited to take their money.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    Most of the creative/visual team actually hails from Las Vegas, and includes some of the city’s best digital and motion graphics artists.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    We spoke with Fagel about the positive and widespread reception of his poem "A Brief Note for Dallas" and the surprising maturity of Las Vegas.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, July 14, 2016

    Some perspective to keep the Downtown glass half-full after news of The Beat Coffeehouse's impending closure.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    2016 sees seven cineplexes across the Valley adding alcohol service.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    An otherworldly stitchwork of samples.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    if we needed any more proof that such a venue could work, consider Phoenix, a city generally warmer than Las Vegas.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Even when Ticketmaster gets punished for screwing us, it’s still screwing us.

  • 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.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

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

  • 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.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    Octopus? Try it.

  • 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.