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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

    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.

  • Noise

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    It was hardly a classic Gaga performance, it was forceful and entertaining—and retained its jawdroppingly enormous audience.

  • Noise

    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    The fest's normally uber-reliable sound system failed three separate times, leaving the band playing without amplification, as fans winced their disappointment.

  • Noise

    Sunday, April 16, 2017

    Goldenvoice has grown the festival map out to accommodate another 25,000 people, which puts estimated attendance at 125,000.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    “It gives our clients a chance to better their lives with respect."

  • Comedy

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Also: Father John Misty, Melissa Etheridge and … two different editions of Yes.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017

    Local brewers have mixed feelings about bills that address the nascent craft beer industry in Nevada.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The strain on the national park system could mean closed visitor centers, a reduction of maintenance and security, and limited resources for battling wildfires.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Vegas-based legend finally returns to the Strip; he'll also host a screening of a documentary about Frankie Knuckles and the genesis of house music.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    There’s something new in the former Drink & Drag in Neonopolis.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    Also: Simple Plan, X, Daughtry, Joe Bonamassa and more.

  • Noise

    Monday, April 3, 2017

    Drummer Zach Velmer's choreography behind the kit compares to famously dramatic drummers like Dave Grohl and Ronnie Vannucci.

  • Noise

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    Crowd favorite Sound Tribe Sector 9 plays two shows at Brooklyn Bowl

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    A year ago, neither Downtown nor Midtown had any neighborhood theaters. Now both will have some of the most lux cinemas in the Valley.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    Also: Junefest, Matchbox Twenty, Rodney Atkins ... and Corey Feldman.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Also: Howard Jones, Rod Stewart, John Michael Montgomery and more.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    A staggering amount of large-scale LGBT events will be locally produced in 2017.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    There's room on the calendar for events like The Color Run and Tough Mudder, say traditional runners.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Also: The Shins, The B-52s, more Mandalay Bay Beach shows ... and KISS in Laughlin.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    In contrast, Cosmo’s indoor hall, the Chelsea, is booked well into fall.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    Political doesn't always mean good.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Jeff Mix wrote 10 songs and applied them to ten characters.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Also: Shonen Knife, Phantogram, Rancid and Prince’s former band, The Revolution.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    “It’s a wonderful time. We’re all united. We’re standing for what’s right.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    What was once a seminar offered by a former CIA officer has now become the most unique production in Las Vegas.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Here are some songs that capture the excitement and romance of traveling somewhere.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Aimee Groth begins her book as an enthusiast of Downtown Project but turns critical once problems arise.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Seven Magic Mountains isn’t the only must-see (or must-do) adventure.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    Next up: a peace rally March 3 at the Masjid Ibrahim.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

    Not only is ax-chucking a thing outside of lumberjack circles, it has spread to Las Vegas, because Las Vegas.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

    The revitalization of the area has been projected for years. Naturally, we have ideas.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017

    The local historian discusses his exhaustively researched account of the queer experience in Las Vegas and elsewhere in the state.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017

    Adventuredome is currently clearing out the area once occupied by the Rim Runner water flume.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

    The new attraction harkens to the city's railroad-town days.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

    An open-mic night is slated to begin February 27, too.