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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

    Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

    The band’s “final” concert in Boston in 2004 resulted in one of the great pilgrimages in rock history: an estimated 166,000 people.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    He wants fans at his Park Theater shows to bring the music and mementos that remind them of special experiences in their lives.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

    The Chamanas at Bunkhouse, Ben Nichols at Backstage Bar & Billiards and Snakehips at the Hard Rock Hotel pool.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    Longtime hip-hop show Word Up ended suddenly—and without warning.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds isn’t the only Vegas-raised rocker fighting for equal rights and allying with the LGBTQ community.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Bonus: another chance to catch hometown hero Shamir.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 5, 2018

    Imagine a brew equally inspired by hardcore pillar Converge, lullaby metal crew Deafheaven, electronic post-punk outfit The Faint and 'Mellon Collie'-era Smashing Pumpkins.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    On one episode, rapper Talib Kweli talks Steely Dan.

  • Adult

    Monday, June 11, 2018

    Organizers praise "an amazing event" for the Sin City 8 weekender despite multiple venue changes, vow to try again in 2019.

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 7, 2018

    Genre-wise, Stephen Fasano is as all over the place as a longhauling cab.

  • Intersection

    Sunday, June 3, 2018

    Organizers announce move to "undisclosed location" hours before record attempt, citing privacy issues and difficulties with hosting sex events in Las Vegas.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 31, 2018

    With its massive screen and targeted sound, Madison Square Garden’s Sphere moves concert-going into the future.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Highlights included a history-heavy set from Crass, an ebullient Against Me!, a strangely preachy X and an inspired set from At The Drive-In.

  • Intersection

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    The event was previously scheduled to take place at Embassy Suites during the Sin City 8 weekend.

  • 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.

  • Print

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

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

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

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

  • 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.