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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)

  • Noise

    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

    Meet the new Wolf Parade … even better than the old Wolf Parade?

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

    Our team. That sounds good. Especially right now.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017

    There’s a running Morricone Western thread that culminates in closer “Anthem for No State,” but overall the record sounds relatively unsurprising.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

    “It’s sad to see everyone leaving because this plaza is getting old. You don’t leave your grandparents because they’re getting old.”

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

    Frontman Cory Hanson and drummer Evan Burrows served in Ty Segall’s backing band for last year’s Neon Reverb-capping performance.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

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

  • 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. 31, 2017

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

  • 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.

  • 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