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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

  • 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.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

  • Intersection

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

  • Features

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

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

  • 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.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

    The rising producer and member of the esteemed Soulection collective—makes his Vegas debut Thursday.

  • Noise

    Monday, Jan. 30, 2017

    The forward-thinking and experiential weekender, which was previously held in Moapa, announces it will go on hiatus to evolve its concept.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

    And other things we learned at the recent LVMPD-hosted Community Safety Forum at the Mob Museum.

  • Taste

    Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017

    Even when it first opened in 2007 and gave Vegas drinkers and scenesters their first walkable Downtown barhop, you always started at DCR.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

    With more confessional lyrics and an expanded sound, the English trio offer more to absorb.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

    One moment, you’re in Southwest Las Vegas. The next, you’re in a Nairobi mud hut, listening to a boy talk about begging for food.

  • 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, the Park Theater at Monte Carlo, 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.