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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

    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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 11, 2019

    Catch Iceage, Weezer, Chvrches and others onstage here in April.

  • Noise

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

    If you like weird, psychedelic music, you should be at this show. The openers are promising, too.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    The Hard Rock Hotel will host the two-day gathering May 31 and June 1. Passes go on sale Friday, March 1.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    “Unless I fall off my game, I’m gonna say that every new, full-length record I put out will be my best. But then I go back to the [older] records, and I enjoy them all a different way. They kind of all live in different dimensions, really.”

  • Taste

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    The collaborators will officially launch KnockDown Punk Hoppy Lager at a collaborative dinner before the March 7 Band of Horses show, featuring four courses and six beers.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

    From Underworld to OutKast, and Erykah Badu to Jason Isbell

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

    The Sebadoh leader (and Dinosaur Jr. bassist) plays a “small space” show February 23 at a “secret” Vegas location. Prepare by playing these five songs.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019

    The band’s undisputed masterpiece, 1992’s Kiko, turns 27 this year.

  • 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