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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, Aug. 17, 2017

    Earthless, Neurosis, Black Anvil and, of course, Swans.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017

    “At a lot of other festivals put so much focus on headliners that people don’t find new talent. A lot of these artists have a chance to blow up.”

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

    The sextet established its muscle immediately, opening with roaring versions of the three leadoff tracks from June’s Crack-Up, the group’s first LP in six years.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    The Englishman paints vivid pictures—of Medieval commoners scared to die in battle, struggling to stay fed, warding off dark characters—with a compositional style reminiscent of Roy Harper and Joanna Newsom.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    Chada Street, Cleo, Mint and more

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    Henderson will have to wait at least another month before its five dispensaries can sell recreational marijuana.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

    Remember when summer break meant summer break?

  • Noise

    Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

    The duo and its six-piece backing group sprinkled in a cluster of relative rarities, while rearranging other parts of the two-hour, 23-song concert.

  • Noise

    Monday, Aug. 7, 2017

    During its 24-year touring history, GBV has played Las Vegas just once, at a one-off festival seven years ago.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Is the new version really all that terrible? It depends who you ask.

  • 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