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Mike Prevatt

Mike Prevatt turned his passion for rock 'n' roll and dance beats into an actual job during his stint as music editor of the Daily Bruin while attending UCLA, and then as arts and entertainment editor at Las Vegas CityLife, where he worked for 11 years before becoming nightlife editor of Las Vegas Weekly. Mike has won five Nevada Press Association awards and has been published in outlets like SPIN, New Music Express, URB and Desert Companion. He will outlast any househead on the dancefloor, bring up team sports at a gay bar and fulfill his goal of riding every roller coaster in America.

Story Archive

  • Music

    Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

    Richie Hawtin?! The announcement of Eric Prydz's techno alter ego Cirez D was just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

    Also, Burning Man attendees boo two big-name DJs out of the booth.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

    From the sound system to the go-go's, a few things to know about the Strip's newest danceteria.

  • Nightlife

    Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

    SLS nightlife makes good on promise for alternatives to EDM.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    From Big-name DJs to an off-Strip toga party to a rooftop beer festival, how to party it up this LDW in Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    How did it take this freaking long for the rest of the pack to appreciate the power of the McMuffin?!

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    The Killers' frontman is working with Vampire Weekend producer.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

    Because too much is not enough.

  • Entertainment

    Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

    Tickets for each of the festival weekends will go on sale September 26 and cost $295.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

    Also, Tao Group launches a campaign to help needy students.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

    Plus, a charity date night benefiting the LGBT Center.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Disclosure, Chromeo, Flume and Cut Copy round out a jam-heavy concert calendar.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

    The DJ discusses last year's block party, who not to miss this time around and why the EDM world needs to "loosen up a bit."

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

    Also, Eduardo Cordova is out at Liaison.

  • Music

    Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

    Ironically, there was more actual dancing happening for this live band than what typically happens at the Strip megaclubs during a DJ performance.

  • Music

    Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

    Chromeo was only a “Brick House” cover away from becoming a wedding band.

  • Music

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

    “Know how I know this a good party?” asked Guy Lawrence, one half of the twosome. “Bits of the ceiling keep falling on me!”

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

    Also, a lawsuit involving Beauty Bar.

  • Features

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    The entrepreneur was one of the earliest supporters of—and investors in—the Downtown dream.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Also, get "Carried Away" with a Passion Pit DJ set at Palms Pool.

  • Music

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    From a zipline over the main-stage area (!) to in-your-face brand marketing, a few elements to anticipate during the four-day festival.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    Also, an LGBT-themed replacement for Krave at Tommy Wind Theater.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 29, 2014

    With so many DJs playing gigs for exclusive residencies, who isn't all aboard on Las Vegas Boulevard?

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    I love Scotch. Scotchy Scotch Scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly. Mmm mmm mmm.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    "I find most promoters and VIP hosts are professional and courteous—and I’m no bottle customer."

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Also, Insomniac drops video sets from EDC.

  • Music

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Ronald Corso and Downtown Project have partnered for the multi-faceted new music project.

  • Music

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    The Mozzer sounds artistically engaged on his stunning 10th solo album

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Also, the Weeknd returns to Hakkasan.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Also, the future of Vegas Nocturne at Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    The Wynn/Encore resident knows the fine line a DJ must walk in Las Vegas.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    Also, the World's Largest Bachelorette Party.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    The personal playlists of local nightlife staff.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    The space encourages students to build a foundation upon the fundamentals of traditional DJing, like beatmatching and spinning vinyl.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Also, EDC 2014's economic impact.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    Also, Zedd plays Encore Beach Club.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Seeing the sights in Las Vegas, at 33 mph and 50 stories above the Strip.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Whatever his legacy actually is, he's part of the city's mythos.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    Also: Job search! A new, locally founded nightlife hiring app.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    This year's inductees: Victor Drai and Jesse Waits.

  • Music

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Celebratory yet tense, the quintet played its version of a greatest-hits set.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Victor Drai joins Capitol Records and Turn First Artists for new EDM imprint

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    A look at EDC 2014: Logistical issues and too much commercial EDM hampered an otherwise well-produced Electric Daisy Carnival.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Also, Breathe Carolina steps up to the booth at Hyde.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Also, Fizz launches an afterhours party.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    EDC 2014 solidified the festival’s shift from the underground to the mainstream.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

    Dancing to Kaskade's art-car performance one moment, witnessing a struggle for survival the next.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    In my six years of EDC, I’ve never been more musically unsatisfied than I was on Friday.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival 2014

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    A remodeled Kinetic Field, brutal traffic conditions and a strangely sleepy Friday vibe.

  • Electric Daisy Carnival

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Didn't score a ticket to the party at the Speedway? Don't fret.