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Mike Prevatt

Mike started his journalism career at UCLA reviewing CDs and interviewing bands, less because he needed even more homework and more because it sounded like the best extracurricular activity to list on his grad school application. Two years later, he chose Las Vegas over law school (who wouldn’t?) and became the first local journalist to regularly cover DJs and clubs, on top of his usual music coverage. Since then, he’s branched out to write about pretty much everything else (though he draws the line at magic shows) and nabbed seven Nevada Press Association awards. Follow him at @mikeprevatt.

Story Archive

  • Noise

    Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

    Tricky, The Orb and Goldie are all in town for separate shows.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018

    Led by primary vocalist Syd, most of the band broke off from now-defunct LA hip-hop collective Odd Future.

  • Noise

    Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

    The Vermont jam band upends its "musical costume" tradition by concocting a whole new album by an imaginary Scandinavian band. It was glorious.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

    One of the group’s masterstrokes has been incorporating its influences into a foundation of (largely) instrumental funk and psychedelic soul, and honing it into a distinctive, unified sound.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    The Vermont quartet plays its fourth October 31 show in Las Vegas this week.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    Listen, discuss, workshop and, of course, buy books.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

    Jaimie Wilson, Superfruit and Nina Sky are headed to Las Vegas.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    From Freakling Bros. to Bonnie Screams and beyond.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    The rising English artist lands at Vinyl on October 16.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018

    The 2018 edition was handily the biggest ever, from how many people attended to how many options they had at any given time.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018

    Hopes are high for Michigan quartet Greta Van Fleet, which has been riding the buzz train thanks to its unabashed re-creation of 1970s rock.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018

    “So many people call A Flock of Seagulls a one-hit wonder. We should all be so lucky to be that good of a one-hit wonder.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    General assignment reporter, KSNV Channel 3

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    At 11 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, the Cabaret side of the restaurant turns into the 21-and-over Club Mary’s. Weekend drag brunch is slated to begin the first weekend of September.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018

    Director of Sports Marketing and Special Events, LVCVA

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018

    It’s loaded with carnal, grabby melodies, complemented by come-hither grooves and assured instrumentation.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

    The band’s “final” concert in Boston in 2004 resulted in one of the great pilgrimages in rock history: an estimated 166,000 people.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    The Chamanas at Bunkhouse, Ben Nichols at Backstage Bar & Billiards and Snakehips at the Hard Rock Hotel pool.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    He wants fans at his Park Theater shows to bring the music and mementos that remind them of special experiences in their lives.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Longtime hip-hop show Word Up ended suddenly—and without warning.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds isn’t the only Vegas-raised rocker fighting for equal rights and allying with the LGBTQ community.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Bonus: another chance to catch hometown hero Shamir.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Imagine a brew equally inspired by hardcore pillar Converge, lullaby metal crew Deafheaven, electronic post-punk outfit The Faint and 'Mellon Collie'-era Smashing Pumpkins.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    On one episode, rapper Talib Kweli talks Steely Dan.

  • Adult

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Organizers praise "an amazing event" for the Sin City 8 weekender despite multiple venue changes, vow to try again in 2019.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Genre-wise, Stephen Fasano is as all over the place as a longhauling cab.

  • Intersection

    Sunday, June 3, 2018

    Organizers announce move to "undisclosed location" hours before record attempt, citing privacy issues and difficulties with hosting sex events in Las Vegas.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    With its massive screen and targeted sound, Madison Square Garden’s Sphere moves concert-going into the future.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Highlights included a history-heavy set from Crass, an ebullient Against Me!, a strangely preachy X and an inspired set from At The Drive-In.

  • Intersection

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    The event was previously scheduled to take place at Embassy Suites during the Sin City 8 weekend.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    The Irish quartet makes inspired use of technology and narrative visuals during the first of two local shows.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 10, 2018

    The foursome plays two at T-Mobile Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Also: Jimmy Eat World, Whitesnake and Ninja Sex Party

  • Adult

    Thursday, May 3, 2018

    The current record is claimed by a 2006 Tokyo event in which 250 women and 250 men gathered to do the deed. “We will blow that number out of the water."

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Also: Gillian Welch, Café Tacvba and … Neil DeGrasse Tyson?

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Also: The Breeders return, Alanis adds a second show and Method Man & Redman hit Brooklyn Bowl.

  • Business

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    MGM sees the endeavor more as an extension of its inclusive values than an attempt to lure more LGBT guests.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    Also: Cults, Gwen Stefani’s new residency and an additional Caifanes performance

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    The Philadelphia band has only played here once, supporting The Hold Steady back in 2009.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Also: Banda MS, Adam Ant and a new neo-soul series at Brooklyn Bowl

  • A&E

    Monday, April 2, 2018

    The latest addition rounds out a packed program for the weekender's closing variety show.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    Local board game company Battle Born Games is making its debut with Don’t Get Drunk, which has been described as “an adult Candy Land.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    The Honors Combo took first place in the College Jazz Combo category.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Also announcing shows: Godsmack, Shinedown and Slightly Stoopid.

  • Education

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Katherine Hertlein, who studies romantic and family relationships, has garnered one of the most important academic designations in the U.S.

  • News

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    The long, grueling and combative 2016 election had at least one silver lining. According to the website VolunteerMatch, its highest-ever traffic numbers happened four days after Trump’s inauguration and ...

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    “I don’t think the church is going to excommunicate me, because that would be a PR nightmare.”

  • Noise

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    Also: Dispatch, Reggae in the Desert and lawn shows at Sunset Station.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 1, 2018

    The one-act play is chock full of people using others in extreme ways.

  • Print

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    UNLV professors and authors Doug Unger and José Orduña will host the February 28 event.