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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. 3, 2019

    The NYC band performs here for the first time since 2015, October 4 at the Chelsea.

  • Reviews

    Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

    Most dishes on the belt cost $2.50, which means you can share a sizable 10-plate meal with a companion for $12 each (beer, tax and tip aside).

  • Noise

    Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019

    The majority of the bill will spotlight some of the local scene’s most interesting acts—from longtime Vegas band Black Camaro to next-gen names like Laabradoor, World Tension, Spring Breeding and Peachole.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019

    Joining CUAD for the August 30 Bunkhouse show will be Caravels, playing for the first time since 2015.

  • 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

    Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

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

  • 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.

  • 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