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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

    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.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

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

  • Print

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

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

  • 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.