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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

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    “The more coffee shops that open, the more people appreciate what we do as an integral part of their neighborhood."

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    The aptly titled record turns hard left, further opening the group's sound and varying its time signatures while expanding its sonic palette.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Also, deputies will now be riding motorcycles in parks.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 24, 2016

    On the scene at Downtown's Millennium Fandom Bar: "He chats us up, then tells us to turn on the Jedi weapon."

  • Noise

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    Huff returns to play the Bunkhouse March 31.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    “What we wanted was to create an experience,” says co-owner Bob Groesbeck.

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    The touring of a new album by a veteran act is rarely an easy proposition, but New Order prevailed.

  • A&E

    Friday, March 18, 2016

    Guest enhancements and special events mark both parks' additions for 2016

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    The bimonthly event is back starting March 22 at Pour coffeehouse.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    Before there was big-room EDM, there was Underworld.

  • Noise

    Sunday, March 13, 2016

    The running theme of the night seemed to be youth.

  • Music

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

    Plus, James Supercave, Kitze + The CPUs and more on night two.

  • A&E

    Saturday, March 12, 2016

    As the center of the Strip's newest outdoor promenade, the 40-foot-tall, 7,500-pound sculpture celebrates feminine empowerment and equality

  • As We See It

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    What to expect from Further Future's second installment.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    The Walkmen, Moonface, new discoveries and late, late nights.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 10, 2016

    "I wanted [VEGA INTL] to be eclectic and sound like a collage and play with genre within the same song. "

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    The Strip is about to get even brighter.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Syphilis infections in Clark County have spiked 128 percent since 2012.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    As the caucus smoke clears, Facebook and Twitter are still rife with political mudslinging.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    There are a few tuneful and evocative victories, but they're great songs on an album otherwise straining to be more than its parts.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

    Last year's $350 million haul takes the five-year total to $1.3 billion.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

    Its genesis was as casual as a Tinder swipe.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

    The local java joint officially opened last Saturday.

  • Screen

    Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

    Strip-based carnage is no stranger to the big screen.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

    Roses are red—and cliché, too. So we asked Downtown's Enchanted Florist for alternatives.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

    Like free beer? Looking for a new picnic spot?

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

    The Northern Nevada festival loses an appeal to avoid the newly expanded live entertainment tax, which will result in higher ticket costs.

  • 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.