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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

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    Jethro Tull invented the seed drill back in the 19th century, and Ian Anderson wasn't aware of that when his band was named.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    Kitze + The CPUs' tech-heavy show includes projection-mapped visuals, drum pads—and a joystick.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    The label latest release: 15th-anniversary compilation 'A Snapshot of the 2014 Las Vegas Music Scene'

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Whatever the financial benefits of being back out there, it puts their mythology at risk, and the results are somewhat mixed.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Plus, Rusty Maples brothers Blair and Ian Dewane tour in support of Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Sometimes being prolific isn't always a great thing.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Foo Fighters, Skrillex and Arctic Monkeys close out fest on Sunday. Kanye plays Friday, OutKast Saturday.

  • Music

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    From Katy Perry to Kiss, Ty Segall to Phish, fall's concert calendar is packed with notable names.

  • Music

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    A retro treat from the 1980s power-pop greats.

  • Music

    Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

    The new shows end before some of the old ones started. Really.

  • 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.