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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

    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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 23, 2019

    Refused, The Murder City Devils, The Hives and more …

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    Featuring Red Fang, John Garcia, Sasquatch and many more.

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 2, 2019

    It’s been nearly seven years since he played Las Vegas, and much has changed for the Canadian indie rocker and songwriting marvel in that time.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    R&B singer Janelle Monáe, indie band Vampire Weekend and electronic producer Zedd performed at the inaugural Life Is Beautiful in 2013, but they might not recognize the Downtown festival when they return for its seventh edition in September 2019.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    The band recently announced its first return gig—June 22 in Anaheim, California—and will bring three-fourths of the lineup that made its final album to the stage, along with a familiar name on drums.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    The fest's fourth Vegas edition will also feature Electric Wizard, Beach House, Bad Religion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Faint and many more.

  • 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