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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

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Electric Wizard, Beach House, Opeth and more.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

    As much as any ear-pummeling number or head-spinning light show, the friendly, accommodating atmosphere created by resort staffers helped Psycho extend its streak of success in Vegas.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019

    After three years at the Hard Rock Hotel, the event—built loosely around heavy, psychedelic and metallic music—makes the move to Las Vegas Boulevard, becoming the first major music festival to inhabit a single Strip resort.

  • Noise

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Curl Up and Die—featuring Mike Minnick on vocals, guitarist Matt Fuchs, bassist Ryan Hartery and drummer Keil Corcoran—played its first show since 2005 on June 22 at Anaheim's Chain Reaction.

  • Noise

    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    The reunited horror-punk godfathers replace Megadeth, which canceled most of its 2019 dates when Dave Mustaine announced he'd been diagnosed with throat cancer.

  • Taste

    Thursday, June 27, 2019

    The MonteLago Village spot sits alongside a man-made lake, so you might as well linger at one of the outdoor tables, order more and enjoy the surroundings.

  • Noise

    Friday, June 7, 2019

    “When I first came in, I thought, ‘This place is huge,’ but actually, the whole festival is right here,” founder Evan Hagen says, gesturing to the swath of casino from House of Blues to the Events Center. “Overall, it’s the same size as it was, in terms of the footprint—a six-to-seven-minute walk from one end to the other.”

  • Noise

    Monday, June 3, 2019

    Emerge got a whole lot right during its second go-round. What’s left for a potential year three? Drawing bigger crowds, across the board.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 30, 2019

    Tank and the Bangas, Laura Jane Grace, Culture Abuse and more

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    The stoner-rock deity is known for its slow, heavy and extended music, its weed-steeped lyrics and its blissfully altered audiences.

  • 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