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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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

    Problems abound over this development, chief of which being the GOP has given zero reasons for launching it.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

    The Westgate Vice President of Resort Operations & Assistant General Manager has been part of a team for most of her life, especially as a collegiate basketball player.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

    The marketing director for the Las Vegas arm of concert is responsible for hyping many of the city’s biggest and most noteworthy shows.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

    Nevada doesn’t sit in the “path of totality,” so just 72 percent of the sun will be covered above Las Vegas.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    Of this year’s musical rebukes of the Trump presidency, none resonate quite like this Atlanta quartet’s sophomore LP.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

    Also: I Prevail, Freddie Jackson and Molotov

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

    Never underestimate the human ability to brainstorm ways to get blitzed.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

    Two songs manage to resonate nonetheless, both alluring ABBA homages aided by Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017

    Potentially tenuous is the team’s connection to what many see as the obvious audience: Latinos, who comprise 31 percent of Clark County’s population, and whose traditional devotion to the sport is renown.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    The new board game phenomenon is destroying the antisocial geek stereotype and providing an easy leisure alternative.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 26, 2017

    Also: Hollywood Undead, Bayside and Theresa Caputo.

  • Noise

    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    Ticketholders for the September 2 Grand Garden Arena show can seek out refunds at point of purchase.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    We knew there would be zombies, but we didn’t know how we’d encounter them.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    “Listening to 20 people giggle when they hear a goat sneeze for the first time … is an incredible kind of therapy.”

  • Intersection

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Teachers go out of pocket to the tune of an average $500, according to Time.com.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Honey toast, bananas foster and sticky toffee pudding.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Only 2 percent of Cox users currently cross the 1 TB threshold.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    This year's honor—solely for visual artists—means both financial reward and local recognition.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Whited has circled the world umpteen times over, parlaying his role as drum tech for The Killers into similar gigs with Death Cab for Cutie and Bruce Springsteen.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    The mayor’s office has been handing out the Key to the City for decades, to Elvis, Michael Jackson and more.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, June 21, 2017

    Also: Ruff Ryders, Metal Alliance Tour and Viva Ras Vegas weekender.

  • Noise

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    The former Pink Floyd principal pulls off another arena-sized stunner during a fiery, politically charged performance.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Also: The Drums, Tegan and Sara and Chicano Batman.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    From Dark Side of the Moon to new solo album Is This the Life We Really Want?, Waters has spent a career speaking his mind in his music.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The shoegaze trailblazers continue their artistic progression.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, June 8, 2017

    Parents can preview the numerous subjects, choose the ones they’re comfortable having their kids read and whitelist the pages.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017

    Also: P.O.D., My Life with a Thrill Kill Kult and two Raw Femme showcases.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    The forum was almost exclusively about bullying, with a panel of three young actors whose recent movie projects delve into harassment.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Also: Marc Anthony, Ty Segall and what may be Kenny Rogers’ final Las Vegas show.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 25, 2017

    The London quintet excels in compositional payoffs and works from a large musical toolbox.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    The Goodie Mobb/Gnarls Barkley member returns to Las Vegas for shows in a more intimate setting.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The Vegas alt-rock quartet—along with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol)—recently concluded six weeks of work.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    Downtown Henderson’s Public Works Coffee Bar and a second Grouchy John’s are slated to open within the month.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    Also: Mary J. Blige, August Alsina, a slew of Brooklyn Bowl shows and a trio of dates by Van Morrison

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    Also: Chic, Dashboard Confessional and an acoustic Billy Ray Cyrus.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    I’ve seen all kinds of programs, from literary discussions to independent movies, but the ones with live music might rank highest.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Teaser: Also: Billy Currington, Pepe Aguilar and Il Divo’s new Venetian residency

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    It’s frenetic yet focused, its anthemry now rawer and more exploratory.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Think your stomach can take on all five?

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    The Vegas quintet has dealt with illness, job loss, a miscarriage, band member departures and deaths.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    Flair Nightclub owner Lou Placencia will split his property between the existing dance spot and a new (and bigger) Mary’s

  • A&E

    Monday, April 24, 2017

    The Friday-Saturday series of literary events showcased enlightening performances from national and local writers.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    One thing that stuck out more than musical genre parity was the unabashed earnestness of Coachella’s musical slate.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    Also: Aaron Lewis, Alejandro Fernandez, Iliza Shlesinger and AFI

  • Noise

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    One thing that stuck out on the fest’s final day: the unabashed earnestness of Coachella’s musical slate and millennial faithful.