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Spencer Patterson

Spencer Patterson is the Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, having previously served as Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment Editor and a Staff Writer for the magazine. A graduate of Cornell University, he's an obsessive album listener who can typically be found earphoned, discovering new artists or digging deeply into favorites' back-catalogs. He's also a voracious sea urchin eater; if you have a celestial uni spot to recommend, please drop him a line.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    “Someday I’d like to have something living in Vegas. Some sort of residency would be optimal.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Kabuto, Soho and, yes, an all-you-can-eat feast.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    Principal songwriter Neil Halstead’s wondrous palate still tickles the senses the way it did circa Souvlaki.

  • 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

    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    After Robert Pollard went it alone on last year’s Please Be Honest, he takes the opposite approach.

  • Features

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    Like any wild animals, they migrate toward areas with more plentiful food supplies, aka rabbits, squirrels and other small-prey species.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas has persevered because its creators prioritized the two most important aspects of concertgoing: sight and sound.

  • Noise

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    Sunday’s de-facto headliner delivered a blissful wall of guitar noise that relented only when the foursome departed for its next gig.

  • Noise

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    The show was to feature 11 acts—each wholly or partially comprised of female musicians—playing to an all-ages crowd at Arts District warehouse Inside Style.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Whether it's Downtown or on the Strip, these watering holes will satisfy to start your night out.

  • Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, Tuesday night at the Bunkhouse.

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

    So many choices ...

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Uni Udon