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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

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Leave the Coppertone at home!

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    Also, a New Wave-themed night at Backstage Bar & Billiards.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    The Dispensary? A cool jazz hang? Believe it.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The former Springsteen road manager and Hard Rock Live's special events manager discusses life on tour, the challenges of the Vegas market and the future of Hard Rock's center-Strip venue.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    The props and staging at that themed nightclub party you went to could have been the handiwork of A Way of Life Productions.

  • Music

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    Multiculturalism, hypercapitalism, ziplines and karaoke: takeaways from Rock in Rio Lisbon 2014.

  • Music

    Sunday, June 1, 2014

    Apparently Europeans also stare at the DJ and wave foam glowsticks in the air like idiots. So much for Vegas ruining dance music.

  • Music

    Friday, May 30, 2014

    Lisbon Mayor Antonio Costa passed the torch to MGM Resorts International and Cirque Du Soleil, who will present the music festival together on the Strip in May 2015.

  • Entertainment

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    The Weekly's Mike Prevatt takes in the sights and sounds of Rock in Rio Lisbon ... and imagines the possibilities for Las Vegas in 2015.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    Also, SLS reveals plans for a new venue.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    The wow factor, the dancefloor and the Instagram-dominating disco ball.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    From opening night at Drai's to Iggy Azalea to a gay dance music fest, where to get your party on this MDW.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    The veteran house DJ discusses his residency at the Mandalay Bay club, how the "EDM" phenomenon has affected his career and more.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Hostility towards body hair, trunks-to-Speedos ratios and more.

  • Nightlife

    Monday, May 19, 2014

    Guess the local spot on the Dutch DJ's new album cover. Plus, check out his wax likeness.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    With venues at the Cromwell and Bally's, the nightlife mogul is about to unveil his most ambitious projects yet.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Plus, Temptation Sundays launches its fifth season and Ellis Island puts on a brew fest.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    Don't have an Inspire Theater membership? Maybe you should rethink that.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    Plus, chatter abounds that Pure will close for a previously reported remodel.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    From New Orleans to Portland to ... the kitchen?

  • Nightlife

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

    A little scavenger hunt, a little social media and you could win a trip to Tiësto's album release party in New York.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Plus, a J Dilla tribute show at Insert Coin(s).

  • Music

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    There's plenty of payoff on this anticipated electronic record.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    Also, Delano's planned changes for THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, including a new name for Mix.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    A defense of commercial dance music, after Anthony Bourdain pointed his finger towards the popular genre during a Vegas edition of Parts Unknown.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    The EDM icon with the most cake talks about becoming the first megaclub superstar to move to Las Vegas.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    From the Swedish Chef to Deadmau5 to Anthony Bourdain, the people we'd really like to chat with.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    Cinco de Drinko is upon us—where will you be shooting tequila and making bad decisions?

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

    Also, a casting call for Victor Drai's upcoming LGBT club, Liaison.

  • Nightlife

    Monday, April 28, 2014

    "I’d love to get involved in businesses other than music in Las Vegas. I’m trying to be a sponge and take in and explore as many places as possible.”

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    It's a bit uneven, but there's plenty to dance to here.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    MGM—with the help of businessman Ron Burkle—is building the event’s internationally themed City of Rock, comprising six stages (including one featuring local talent) and more than 70 food and shopping vendors.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Also, a one-off, fairy-tale-themed gay party at Hard Rock Hotel.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    It’s taken the MGM nightspot less than a year to become one of the most popular DJ destinations in Las Vegas—and the country, for that matter.

  • Entertainment

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    MGM Resorts and Cirque du Soleil are partnering with the organizer for a mammoth, multi-stage event.

  • Entertainment

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    It was a return to his youth ... and it was awesome.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Also, Selena Gomez "canoodling" with Justin Bieber at Coachella.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Arcade Fire. Daft Punk. Madonna. So much goodness.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Also, Hakkasan Group and MGM Resorts form MGM Hakkasan Hospitality.

  • Music

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Never has electronic music been so dominant at the 15-year event.

  • Noise

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    The online peanut gallery loudly bemoaned the Saturday curation for Coachella the second it was announced, but they were wrong.

  • Music

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    There, I said it. And I’ve got no shame in my blame game.

  • Music

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Inside the "EDM ghetto," dance music was alive and well on Day 1 of Coachella.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Residency lineup for upcoming party spot favors artists on the rise over expensive DJ superstars.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Also, make a mint julep at a Kentucky Derby-inspired cocktail class.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Festival veterans Spencer Patterson and Mike Prevatt recommend a few acts worth leaving Vegas to see.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Introduce yourself to Ed and his bandmates, who play some of the most imaginative modern rock coming out of the U.K.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    The nonprofit organization celebrates its inaugural year in the Robert L. Forbuss Building this Saturday.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Give this a read, then give them a listen.

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Float on! The Northtown steakhouse takes the classic desert up a notch.