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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

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    I love Scotch. Scotchy Scotch Scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly. Mmm mmm mmm.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Also, Insomniac drops video sets from EDC.

  • Music

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Ronald Corso and Downtown Project have partnered for the multi-faceted new music project.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Also, the Weeknd returns to Hakkasan.

  • Music

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    The Mozzer sounds artistically engaged on his stunning 10th solo album

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Also, the future of Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    The Wynn/Encore resident knows the fine line a DJ must walk in Las Vegas.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Also, the World's Largest Bachelorette Party.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    The personal playlists of local nightlife staff.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Also, EDC 2014's economic impact.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    The space encourages students to build a foundation upon the fundamentals of traditional DJing, like beatmatching and spinning vinyl.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Also, Zedd plays Encore Beach Club.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Seeing the sights in Las Vegas, at 33 mph and 50 stories above the Strip.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Whatever his legacy actually is, he's part of the city's mythos.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Also: Job search! A new, locally founded nightlife hiring app.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    This year's inductees: Victor Drai and Jesse Waits.

  • Music

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Celebratory yet tense, the quintet played its version of a greatest-hits set.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Victor Drai joins Capitol Records and Turn First Artists for new EDM imprint

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    A look at EDC 2014: Logistical issues and too much commercial EDM hampered an otherwise well-produced Electric Daisy Carnival.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Also, Breathe Carolina steps up to the booth at Hyde.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Also, Fizz launches an afterhours party.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    EDC 2014 solidified the festival’s shift from the underground to the mainstream.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

    Dancing to Kaskade's art-car performance one moment, witnessing a struggle for survival the next.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    In my six years of EDC, I’ve never been more musically unsatisfied than I was on Friday.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    A remodeled Kinetic Field, brutal traffic conditions and a strangely sleepy Friday vibe.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    One fest, so many emotions!

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Because it's easy to be an idiot at EDC. Don't be that person.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Didn't score a ticket to the party at the Speedway? Don't fret.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    From Green Flash to John Digweed to Cedric Gervais, the songs that took them to dance-music stardom.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Mr. Mau5' latest release is unabashedly emotive and thoroughly cerebral.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Also, a sneaker-centric bash at Beauty Bar. Time to bust out those fresh kicks.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    The Dutch DJ and producer talks copycat tracks, Las Vegas as inspiration and more.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Lance Bass' monthly Dirty Pop parties, espresso at the bar and other elements of Drai's new space at Bally's, which opens this weekend.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Also, a new nightlife app to plan your partying.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Also, a two-cent beer night. That's right, you read correctly: TWO CENTS!

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Leave the Coppertone at home!

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Also, a New Wave-themed night at Backstage Bar & Billiards.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    The Dispensary? A cool jazz hang? Believe it.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The former Springsteen road manager and Hard Rock Live's special events manager discusses life on tour, the challenges of the Vegas market and the future of Hard Rock's center-Strip venue.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    The props and staging at that themed nightclub party you went to could have been the handiwork of A Way of Life Productions.

  • Music

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    Multiculturalism, hypercapitalism, ziplines and karaoke: takeaways from Rock in Rio Lisbon 2014.

  • Music

    Sunday, June 1, 2014

    Apparently Europeans also stare at the DJ and wave foam glowsticks in the air like idiots. So much for Vegas ruining dance music.

  • Music

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Lisbon Mayor Antonio Costa passed the torch to MGM Resorts International and Cirque Du Soleil, who will present the music festival together on the Strip in May 2015.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    The Weekly's Mike Prevatt takes in the sights and sounds of Rock in Rio Lisbon ... and imagines the possibilities for Las Vegas in 2015.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Also, SLS reveals plans for a new venue.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    The wow factor, the dancefloor and the Instagram-dominating disco ball.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    From opening night at Drai's to Iggy Azalea to a gay dance music fest, where to get your party on this MDW.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    The veteran house DJ discusses his residency at the Mandalay Bay club, how the "EDM" phenomenon has affected his career and more.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Hostility towards body hair, trunks-to-Speedos ratios and more.