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Spencer Patterson

Spencer Patterson is Las Vegas Weekly's Managing Editor, having previously served as Arts & Entertainment Editor, Music 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)

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    As great nights with old friends tend to, it flew by, leaving the audience buzzing but also a bit bummed.

  • Music

    Monday, July 7, 2014

    My favorite Panic moments come when the sextet moves as a unit, with Dave Schools’ nimble bass at its center.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    The Weekly's Spencer Patterson points you to Carla Bozulich, Morgan Delt, Innercity Ensemble and more.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    The band plays Backstage Bar & Billiards in a one-night-only comeback … or might there be more?

  • Music

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    Ultimately, I could have closed my eyes and still been transfixed.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Even if the beloved Downtown hangout's programming changes, other venues are carrying the independent-music torch.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    An argument could be made that Life Is Beautiful trumped Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza in the ’14 headliner sweepstakes.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Plus live music at Lavo, a Kickstarter and upcoming releases from Vegas locals.

  • Music

    Monday, June 23, 2014

    Skrillex, Arctic Monkeys, The Roots, Lionel Richie among others on the lineup.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Kraftwerk, Justin Timberlake and more.

  • 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.