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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)

  • Sports

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    The last time the Rebel football program made a move this bold was the 1998 hiring of John Robinson.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

    Everyone knows about 2014's Zeppelin, Dylan and Springsteen sets. Here are three others you might have missed.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Would they sound anything like the superb ’70s version recently showcased in Sonic Highway?

  • Music

    Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

    The 64-year-old legend spared no expense in bringing his masterwork to life inside the MGM Grand.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

    Weekly's new EIC says hello.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Remember when you had to drive to LA to catch your favorite indie bands?

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    The band's latest serves as a sad footnote to one of rock’s proudest legacies.

  • Music

    Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

    It would mark a significant course reversal for Downtown Project, which purchased the Bunkhouse for $1.4 million last year, then spent months razing most of the old building and constructing it anew.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    No sooner did I exit the venue after Saturday’s show than I began searching for tickets to Sunday’s finale.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    The inaugural festival succeeded largely on the strength of surprise. This time, there could be no replicating that initial burst of wonder.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    The Men, performing Wednesday at the Bunkhouse.

  • Noise

    Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

    Mike Watt (left) gestures toward the drums during Saturday's Missingmen show at Vinyl.