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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, Feb. 7, 2019

    The band’s undisputed masterpiece, 1992’s Kiko, turns 27 this year.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019

    “It seems like a lot of people didn’t know me. So maybe it’s a good thing to shed a little light on my life.”

  • Noise

    Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

    The Roots, Kurt Vile, Travis Scott, Duran Duran and more.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018

    Janelle Monáe, David Byrne, St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Robyn and more.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018

    Also on the bill for the fourth-year heavy rock fest at Mandalay Bay: High on Fire, YOB, Kadavar, Perturbator.

  • Taste

    Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

    Where most Mexican joints seem to offer a handful of midday deals, Juan’s dedicates two pages of its menu to them. And they’re all priced between $9 and $13.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

    Each show was loaded with smart setlist selections and exploratory, meaningful jams—all of it augmented by Chris Kuroda’s mesmerizing light show.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018

    The Vermont quartet plays its fourth October 31 show in Las Vegas this week.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

    The Holy Chicken is the answer to your prayers.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

    The 45-year-old desert-rock icon plays Count’s Vamp’d on October 11.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Sadelle’s will scratch your New York bagel itch.

  • 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