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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

  • Dining News

    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

    Nevada represents the 33rd state to gain distribution of the acclaimed Boulder, Colorado brews.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

    As we braced for the anniversary of Bowie's death, his team delivered a surprise nugget the day before his birthday.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

    When the cast of Hamilton delivered a message to the vice-president elect, it inspired a viral movement.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

    Following the closure of the longtime eastside gay nightclub, another quietly opens a few blocks down the street.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

    The public is invited to Wednesday's Winchester Cultural Center gathering, which last took place two years ago. .

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017

    The Indio, California, festival's 18th edition—to be held April 14-16 and April 21-23—boasts a well-rounded offering more indicative of its pre-EDM era.

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

    How do you follow a lousy year? By making the next one count. The world might be headed toward any number of disasters, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try and better it in the process.

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016

    This is not the Boulevard of old. It’s not even the Boulevard of two years ago. This longtime Maryland Parkway fixture is refining its focus in our changing local market.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016

    New art pieces make their debut, and the City issues a call to arts.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    A walk-through attraction themed to the AMC show has been announced for 2017.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    As Las Vegas grows in various ways, so do the costs of living here.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

    The highly critical DJ continues to expand his sonic palette.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

    Did Foley fumble the puck?

  • Noise

    Friday, Nov. 25, 2016

    The 11-track album compiles all of the Vegas band's previously released holiday singles, plus a new take on "I'll Be Home For Christmas."

  • Intersection

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    Luxury amenities include reclining leather chairs, dine-in service at your seat and unconventional concessions.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

    The French duo has yet to transcend its early breakthrough.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

    It's time to trip to Mount Charleston, Valley of Fire and a few other favorite spots.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    After the passage of Question 2, more questions—especially about implementation—arise.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

    Will it be the Silver Knights? The Black Knights? Or...? Be there in person when team reps reveal the name and logo.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

    Voters kept the Silver State blue by supporting Democratic candidates; progressive measures such as recreational marijuana and stronger background checks also passed.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

    Don't judge her by her no-show at the Rio in 2007. She may surprise you.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016

    The jam masters triumph again, especially during their stunning, reverential performance of David Bowie's 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.'

  • Noise

    Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016

    Phish tones down the jam fireworks in favor of more considered, contemplative improv masterwork.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    Is the proliferation of public art more about photo ops and marketing?

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016

    Get the lowdown on the newest venue to hit the Strip, opening December 17.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

    You don’t see legacy acts radically differentiating their tours much, but The Pet Shop Boys are an exception.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

    “This is a year of rebuilding,” says returning president of the Southern Nevada Association of Pride James Healey.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016

    For all our bellyaching about Nevada’s beleaguered education system, rehabilitating it plainly isn't a priority.

  • A&E

    Monday, Oct. 17, 2016

    Rumors of an amusement park in the southwest have been greatly...made up.

  • Noise

    Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

    The Chelsea is no Royal Albert Hall, but it was an ideal Strip location for Dylan to celebrate his Nobel Prize for Literature.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016

    An experiential streetscape with 106-year old cottages, interactive exhibits and a train ride is due to open in February.

  • Noise

    Friday, Oct. 7, 2016

    Scott Hansen and company came to share Epoch, the third chapter of an album trilogy, which was surprise-released late last week.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

    There are two local ice rinks—Las Vegas Ice Center and Sobe Ice Arena at Fiesta Rancho.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

    Over a 40-year career, the soulful Downtown Cocktail Room resident has remained steadfast in honoring his craft and forging a meaningful connection with his audience.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

    There's a Lord of the Rings machine, too, and ... what? Dolly Parton?

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

    Margaret Cho, Charli XCX, Tyler Glenn and more will perform at various LGBT events this month.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

    Church brass begin to push action against the pro-marijuana initiative until ordered to walk it back, according to LDS communications posted on social media.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

    Catch Maná and Gloria Trevi in the same weekend.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

    The funky Downtown dance party lifts the needle for good on October 7 at Velveteen Rabbit.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

    Concerts, parties, special events and dining promotions mark the September 15-18 celebración.

  • Nightlife

    Monday, Sept. 12, 2016

    LGBT nightlife returns to Miracle Mile Shops—and the Strip area—on September 23 with a nonsmoking lounge/dance spot.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

    The three retail/dining destinations have endured more downs than ups, especially when it comes to retaining tenants.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

    The record comes from the same recording sessions that bred last year’s catchier, more sanguine 'Star Wars.'

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016

    Plus, 10 new records you'll want to spin this season.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

    Bust out the scarlet and gray, enrollment is at a record high.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016

    To take it all in—aurally, visually, emotionally—is one of rock’s great live experiences.

  • Noise

    Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

    Boy George remains a showman, and his performance was rounded out by his first-rate banter—quick with a quip and a turn of phrase, like a comedian working the room.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

    A home near Downtown will be transformed by 19 local and regional designers.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

    The client services afforded by the annual swanky affair has saved and empowered Las Vegans living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016

    Saturday's shindig not only marks 30 years, but a return to the Strip.