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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

  • 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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

    Prepare to sing along.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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 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 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.