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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, Dec. 14, 2017

    Passes to the heavy-rock gathering's third edition go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

    These are some of the men and women responsible for cannabis' overwhelmingly successful start in Southern Nevada.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

    If recent setlists hold up, the Japanese trio will play droney new album Dear straight-through.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

    If you’ve exited the eastbound 215 at Eastern Avenue recently, you’ve surely noticed two massive, black-metallic heads rising from the median.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

    Of course, such sentiments hit hardest when accompanied by magical melodies, and the LP largely succeeds.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    “I think live, Bob is singing better than ever,” guitarist Doug Gillard says. “He wants the emphasis to be on the music, instead of the spectacle.”

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

    By the end of the night, the crowd had danced, cheered and, in some cases, cried itself to the point of exhaustion.

  • Noise

    Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

    Tegan and Sara treated Saturday’s show as a sort of storytelling session, addressing 2007 album "The Con"—and anything tangential to it.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017

    During its original November weekend, Emerge will host a concert at Brooklyn Bowl benefitting victims.

  • 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