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Mike Prevatt

Mike Prevatt turned his passion for rock 'n' roll and dance beats into an actual job during his stint as music editor of the Daily Bruin while attending UCLA, and then as arts and entertainment editor at Las Vegas CityLife, where he worked for 11 years before becoming nightlife editor of Las Vegas Weekly. Mike has won five Nevada Press Association awards and has been published in outlets like SPIN, New Music Express, URB and Desert Companion. He will outlast any househead on the dancefloor, bring up team sports at a gay bar and fulfill his goal of riding every roller coaster in America.

Story Archive

  • Print

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

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

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

    Alternative rock fans might recognize the pianist from his reinterpretations of Radiohead, Elliott Smith and Nick Drake.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

    Also: Vance Joy, Coheed and Cambria and Post Malone.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

    Announced participants include Nick Hornby, Tayari Jones, Meg Wolitzer and John Hodgman.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

    Also: Dane Cook, the Melvins and Billy Currington.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    After signing a waiver, the group dons protective garb and picks from bashing tools including crowbars, bowling pins and hockey sticks.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    There’s either a delightful EP to be carved out here.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

    In a city long known for its indifference toward singer-songwriters, he fought against the Vegas status quo for years.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

    For nearly 20 years, The Octopus Project has been crafting an electronic-washed strain of indie music that might best be categorized as experimental-pop.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

    Also: Wanda Jackson, and several new Brooklyn Bowl and Bunkhouse shows.

  • Music

    Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

    Last year, UNLV’s Jazz Studies program won bragging rights for life when its Jazz Ensemble 1 big band tied for first place in the highly regarded Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival. Naturally, it’s been invited back to ...

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

    Virtual reality is transitioning from a symbol of the future to a phenomenon of the present.

  • Noise

    Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

    The Las Vegas debut of the Ohio-bred indie band was filled with dynamic arrangements, entertaining anecdotes—and, surprisingly, lots of attendees.

  • Business

    Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

    In a large, empty plot of land near Desert Inn Road on Thursday afternoon, an art car scissor-lifted a platform of riders high up into the air. Below them, a group of performance ...

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

    The enhancement will send riders chasing after an escaped alien. But don't fret, traditionalists—you can still ride headset-free.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

    Led Zeppelin, the Grateful Dead and Bob Marley all played concerts there.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018

    Additional free tech and career resources abound this year.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018

    Also high up on the bill for the SoCal desert fest: SZA, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, A Perfect Circle and Haim.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

    The Love Store recently opened near the Las Vegas Healing Garden.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017

    Regal Palace Station, a Luxury+ at Boulevard Mall and Maya Cinemas’ first local theater.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

    Also: Loads of new Bunkhouse and Beauty Bar bookings, and a new Venetian residency.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    The thirst for these types of diversions is real, according to the LVCVA’s research.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

    Its aimless and erratic lyrics—and largely underwhelming melodies—threatening to undermine the sweep of his voice and the instrumental robustness of his band.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

    The documentary spotlights the growing cultural reclamation movement by showcasing more than 20 North American indigenous musicians.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

    Starting November 2, Nevada residents will be charged to park at Paris, Bally’s, the Cromwell, the Flamingo, the Linq ( garage and backlot), Harrah’s and Caesars Palace.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

    Also: Kid Rock and a slew of bookings for Brooklyn Bowl

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

    Fright Dome, Freakling Bros. and other Vegas haunts

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada saw a drop, but only a brief one.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

    My mom used tomato sauce, as if she confused tacos with Sloppy Joes.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

    Prepare to sing along.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

    Also: Kelly Clarkson, a pair of New Year’s Eve shows and Elton John’s final Million Dollar Piano dates.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

    It aims to promote the great American art form through education, live performance and advocacy.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

    Uli Geissendoerfer wants it to serve as a go-to hub shining a spotlight on the recent surge of local jazz talent.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

    Also: Black Label Society and a slew of new Brooklyn Bowl shows.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

    J-Lo and Cake postpone, but First Friday will continue on.

  • Intersection

    Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

    We demonstrated that we unequivocally care about one another.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

    There was nothing she wouldn’t and couldn’t learn: punk, funk, disco, jazz, the entire rock spectrum and even a bit of hip-hop.

  • A&E

    Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

    Follow this developing list of shows going dark this evening.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

    Also: Willie Nelson, Noel Gallagher and another Killers show.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

    “Forgive us if we’re not acting like we’ve scored before...we haven’t!”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

    It’s the band’s biggest Vegas show to date.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

    The reliability of Cut Copy albums mirrors that of Star Trek films: The even-numbered ones are the keepers; the odd-numbered ones, not so much.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

    After its work on a Grateful Dead covers album, the band has learned to stretch out and experiment with more gusto.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

    The governor’s task force predicted tourists would account for 63 percent of Nevada’s recreational marijuana sales, but where did it expect those millions to toke up?

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

    Amenities will include lakes for cable wakeboarding, surf and whitewater rafting; indoor biking and skydiving; towers for rock climbing and bungee jumping; and ziplines.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

    Also: Unsane, Life is Sh*t Festival and another Moody Blues run

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

    The fourth edition of the niche music festival is set to take over the Plaza hotel September 7-10.