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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

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    The accompanying festival also returns to Sunset Park

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

    Think classic but updated progressive house that only flirts with the serotonin spikes of trance.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016

    The 17-member First Friday Foundation is now tasked with making the operation solvent and spurring engagement.

  • Screen

    Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

    The local motion-picture development and production company made a $2 million deal with Universal Pictures.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

    The Strip sign innovator provides artistic digital content for the iconic mall plaza on the Strip.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

    Struggling with that wine key? Take off your shoe, open your toolbox or dig out that blowtorch for uncorking alternatives.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

    Clark County granted 440 filming permits in 2015, breaking its own record for the third year in a row. Will 2016 compare?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

    We hope the food is bomb.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

    The band will release a new album and attempt some Southwest region touring this year.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

    Jazz meets hip-hop for the ascending quintet, due to release its debut—and collaboration-heavy—album.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

    Paid parking/valet service is coming to the Strip via MGM Resorts: Questions abound, and we found some answers.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

    Doom/heavy psych weekender to take over Hard Rock Hotel and include genre faves Sleep, Mudhoney and Candlemass.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

    The 1,800-capacity, 20,000-square-foot venue, which replaces Life Nightclub, debuts February 5 with Awolnation.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

    More than 8,500 players descend onto Las Vegas during MLK weekend in the name of athletics, fun and brotherhood.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

    If a Muse concert were a celebrity, it would be Gwyneth Paltrow—which is to say it can sound utterly ridiculous and be laughably pretentious, but hey, it sure as hell looks good.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

    The City of Las Vegas recently passed an ordinance banning pet shops from selling animals that come from breeders and puppy mills.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

    January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and Lee Canyon has fresh snow to celebrate.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

    His 25th album, a collaboration with NYC jazz musicians, updates his sonic trademarks.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

    Downtown, patios are the new brunch, or something like that.

  • Noise

    Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

    Also on the poster: Sufjan Stevens, Underworld, Ice Cube and local product Shamir.

  • Noise

    Monday, Jan. 4, 2016

    A deep-dive setlist, a fully engaged Moz (with a fantastic voice) and a well-honed backing quintet.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

    How soon is Saturday? After a series of postponements and cancellations, Morrissey’s almost here.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

    From The Cure to Rihanna and David Bowie to Animal Collective, sounds we're looking forward to in 2016.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

    For burners and festival enthusiasts, December usually means the release of ticket information for the following year’s Burning Man. But a few weeks ago, the organization that runs the annual gathering in Northern Nevada …

  • Features

    Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

    Casinos also close their doors to non-guests once the Strip starts filling up with revelers.

  • Features

    Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

    New Year's Eve 2015: From megaclubs to Atomic Hayrides, concerts to Champagne-soaked feasts, we’ve got your last night of 2015 on lock. Celebrities set to appeaer include Fetty Wap, Pete Wentz, Nicki Minaj and Calvin …

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

    "I’m not one for casual buffets, but Sweet Tomatoes is just non-buffet enough."

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

    This is an updated musical C.V. of a rhythmic craftsman.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

    May your face be with you.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

    LVSM must get approval of a land-use permit by the Clark County Commission or close in February.

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

    Star Wars fans can meet Darth Vader, learn how to become a Jedi and battle Imperial fighters aboard Space Mountain at the theme park's ongoing event.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

    Local acts, artists with critically praised albums and the world's most popular DJ.

  • A&E

    Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

    Descendents, Flag and Flogging Molly headline the 18th annual punk celebration

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

    Have you ever wondered: How screwed am I if the Valley/country/planet goes to hell in a handbasket?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

    A weekend of eating ends with a grateful gesture.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

    We offer some suggestions for the pre-holiday Record Store Day.

  • As We See It

    Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

    The county delegated a program to trap, spay or neuter, vaccinate, ear-tip for identification and then return un-owned and outdoor cats.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

    Musicianship and escapism define the Brooklyn act's second LP.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

    As murals and posters balance out the neon, the area becomes an urban canvas.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    The album is a sonic and conceptual leap from its more ambient, still revelatory predecessor, 2013’s R Plus Seven.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    Hyde Park Middle School English instructor Lauren Beattie has taken the initiative to personally stock her entire classroom with computers.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

    The new club is situated between Charlie's and Share.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    Plus Greenspun College of Urban Affairs recognizes its 2015 Alumna of the Year.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    Plus: The Daily Show and more.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    The new service rolled out in Las Vegas last week.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    The late Nirvana frontman/songwriter’s lone solo album features alternate takes and unreleased demos.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    His remarkable three-member horn section strengthened forays into funk, progressive jazz, reggae and even zydeco.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

    The bar took over the space once occupied by the Scullery.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

    A few backing tracks aside, the singer generally displayed impressive vocal chops despite the show’s 135-minute duration and her 57-year age.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

    It might've been the Vegas atheist community’s Woodstock.