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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

    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.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

    An exploration—and appreciation—of the islands of zen throughout the Las Vegas area.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

    The best songs from the Queen of Pop's live performances.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

    Plus, new stats on Nevada Facebook users give insight into our LGBTQ community.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    A booby-trapped theater, a labyrinth of witches and zombie paintball debut at familiar Halloween attractions

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    Very new and very old tunes were favored during Friday’s show, and the chestnuts from MMJ's golden era made up the lion’s share of Saturday’s setlist.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    An essay contest had local students speaking out about the curriculum's deficiencies.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    It's called nostalgia and MSG.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    Downtown will be a lot less colorful this All Hallow's Eve.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

    The nightlife industry vets just started Silent Partner, a booking/marketing/branding company.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

    Scenes from the October 1 meeting.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

    Elementary schools can take part in Create a Change Now during the 2016-2017 school year.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

    Our pick for the valley's best music festival returns in 2016 with cutting-edge acts like Dixon, Oneohtrix Point Never, the Pharcyde and Daedelus.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

    With a busy touring schedule, they might’ve had six to eight months to dream up, lay down and put out the album—and it sure sounds like it.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

    The luxury multiplex will offer both the usual wide releases and indie and alternative films.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

    Halloween season is upon us!

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

    Some management and staff changes have already occurred.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    By shaking off the soft-rock doldrums of the recent past, Bernard Sumner and crew sound reflective and refreshed.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    It was one of those rare nights when it felt like everything went right.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Tenor saxophonist Kamasi Washington is bringing unfiltered jazz, mostly of the post-bop and progressive variety, to a new and growing audience.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    KNPR reported last week that the efforts of Huntridge Revival LLC to buy and restore the theater have officially ceased.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

    Marriage equality drove activism. But its triumph begs the question: What should the community focus on now?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    New ownership at Las Vegas’ legendary souvenir emporium replaces R-rated Naughty Town for G-rated Kidz World.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

    Radiohead has performed in Las Vegas—twice?

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

    Vegas now boasts an abundance of music festivals. But have we hit the ceiling?

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    Whether playing with Kendrick Lamar or his aunt’s dance company, the saxophonist is having a huge year.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    Has SLS's music venue finally found its niche?

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

    The former Afghan Raider flourishes as half of Black Boots and one of Hakkasan Group's local residents

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    It's another attempt to seduce American rock radio.

  • News & Notes

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    Also, Lucky Foo's is reviving the legendary Red Dragon party for one night in September.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

    Last weekend, the program's "all stars" performed in public for the first time.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

    Plus: Double Barrel Roadhouse launched a live music promo featuring local bands.

  • A&E

    Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

    Freebies sweeten the deal at the Adventuredome, New York-New York and Buffalo Bill's.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

    You can also expect family-friendly amenities like a children’s menu and high chairs.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

    Efforts abound to collect and distribute school necessities for CCSD students.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015

    Comparing the three digital streaming services.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015

    Plus: The Las Vegas Film Festival hosts a party for documentary Beats4Tanner.

  • Music

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

    The LA band largely swaps out its signature digital noise for melodic clarity

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    Who ya gonna call?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    Afraid of strangers looking to buy your stuff coming to your house? You should be.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015

    The Australian native discusses being the first female head brewer in Nevada and how the U.S. is making "the best beer in the world."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    The first thing he heard was a loud crack.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    The station's typical smooth jazz gets replaced with indie rock, underground hip-hop and non-commercial electronic dance music during a new time block.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Vegas recently suffered the loss of some key alternative culture options.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    The Downtown venue's closure left more than 25 scheduled concerts without homes.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    “I thought music could be talked about like any novel could."

  • Community

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Don't have a lawn? This state park does.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 16, 2015

    The neighborhood bar has effortlessly succeeded in uniting all the letters of the LGBT+ community.