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Spencer Patterson

Spencer Patterson is the Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, having previously served as Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and a Staff Writer for the magazine. A graduate of Cornell University, he's an obsessive album listener who can typically be found earphoned, discovering new artists or digging deeply into favorites' back-catalogs. He's also a voracious sea urchin eater; if you have a celestial uni spot to recommend, please drop him a line.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Features

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    Black Panther's badass claws or Olivia Munn's latex costume?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    "For me, it’s another reminder to see musical heroes while I can. No matter how long it lasts, life’s too short—mine and theirs—for regrets over missed opportunities."

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Beyond Kind of Blue.

  • Noise

    Monday, April 18, 2016

    "On Sunday, my search for music that sounds nothing like Major Lazer led me to …"

  • Noise

    Sunday, April 17, 2016

    For years, fans yearned to see Axl Rose and Slash together onstage again—and the results are impressive.

  • Noise

    Saturday, April 16, 2016

    It felt fitting that LCD Soundsystem’s fourth performance at the festival—and first festival appearance anywhere since re-forming—be of the night-capping variety.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 14, 2016

    And yes, weekend passes can be had at relatively reasonable prices if you look around (though beware of counterfeits).

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016

    Was this the greatest night in Las Vegas rock history? Sounds about right.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 31, 2016

    The Boss, T-Swift and many more.

  • Music

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016

    A few more oldies would have put the night over the top, but it was still a righteous return to the stage.

  • Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, Tuesday night at the Bunkhouse.

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

    So many choices ...

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Uni Udon