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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, Aug. 27, 2015

    Concerts, films, albums, books! Your guide to the cultural onslaught from Labor Day through Thanksgiving.

  • Concert Reviews

    Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

    When he’s locked in like that, few bands can come close.

  • Music

    Friday, Aug. 21, 2015

    Their past shows in Las Vegas have been so great, so kinetic, expectations are extremely high every time The Drums come to town.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015

    When Downtown’s Bunkhouse Saloon closed without warning on July 20, the loss of a key off-Strip music space brought with it a more immediate concern: What would become of the venue’s slate of upcoming shows? Vegas music fans now have their ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Crowd energy at MGM Grand Garden sags after the Canadian trio starts with too many newer songs

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    "I don't think we got the chance to fully spread our wings."

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    But before you feed your ears, a few reasons to check out the local website.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    “I realized people in Las Vegas would be wondering where those dark smoke clouds were coming from.”

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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

  • Music

    Monday, July 20, 2015

    Less than a year into its second life, the Bunkhouse Saloon is dead again.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Uni Udon

  • Monday, June 15, 2015

  • Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

    Ping Pong's Tom Yum Goong

  • Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

    Sweets Raku's Nassy

  • Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015

    Soho's menu—and specials board—are loaded with must-try Japanese treats.