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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

    Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

    Also announced: a huge wave of new bands, including Lower Dens, White Reaper and The Regrettes.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

    A lot has been made of the show’s tempo shift, from meandering crawl to sudden charge.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

    He brewed up this music in a remote part of Australia, while living in a house approachable only by rowboat.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

    The moon blacked out the sun on Monday, but a deeper form of darkness descended upon Las Vegas some 48 hours earlier.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

    The two groups hits the Hard Rock Hotel and the Smith Center within a six-day span.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

    Earthless, Neurosis, Black Anvil and, of course, Swans.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

    “At a lot of other festivals put so much focus on headliners that people don’t find new talent. A lot of these artists have a chance to blow up.”

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

    The sextet established its muscle immediately, opening with roaring versions of the three leadoff tracks from June’s Crack-Up, the group’s first LP in six years.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    The Englishman paints vivid pictures—of Medieval commoners scared to die in battle, struggling to stay fed, warding off dark characters—with a compositional style reminiscent of Roy Harper and Joanna Newsom.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    Henderson will have to wait at least another month before its five dispensaries can sell recreational marijuana.

  • 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