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Spencer Patterson

Spencer Patterson is Las Vegas Weekly's Managing Editor, having previously served as Arts & Entertainment Editor, Music 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)

  • Music

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    Arcade Fire might still be playing somewhere.

  • Music

    Sunday, April 13, 2014

    The Pixies in a tent and, hey, that’s Jay Z!

  • Music

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Things "got weird" with OutKast, Swedish experimentalists The Knife confuse the crowd, and other musings from the Southern California music fest.

  • 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

    Buy Robert Randolph a beer and he just might play his guitar with the glass.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    From Mogwai to Bryan Ferry, Chance the Rapper to Lorde.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Live, it doesn’t just wash over you; it fills you with sound—at once heavy and peaceful and intense and triumphant.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Also free bowling for Las Vegas locals throughout the weekend!

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    In fact, we can't hear these songs anymore without remembering the movies.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    They made one of last year's best albums. And they're coming to Vegas.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 25, 2013

    The Men, performing Wednesday at the Bunkhouse.

  • Noise

    Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

    Mike Watt (left) gestures toward the drums during Saturday's Missingmen show at Vinyl.