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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, Oct. 29, 2014

    The inaugural festival succeeded largely on the strength of surprise. This time, there could be no replicating that initial burst of wonder.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    He's exhausted, but extremely excited about the future.

  • Music

    Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

    This OutKast played like an improved version of April’s Coachella OutKast.

  • Music

    Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

    More than half the band's Saturday set was drawn from new album 'Seeds,' which isn't out until November 18.

  • Music

    Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

    The Downtown venue is outside the fence line but will have its own access point.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

    Life Is Beautiful 2014 Preview: How will this year compare to last year? Plus so much more!

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Seven years after its frontman performed naked at Art Bar, the glam-pop band delivered an eye feast of extraordinary visuals and a (sometimes) hypersexual catalog.

  • Music

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    Extra points off to anyone even considering swapping a “z” for an “s."

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    Absorbed in pieces, the fourth album from LA retro-rockers Foxygen works slightly better than it does as an 82-minute adventure, but that’s not saying much.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    Has the Danish punk quartet thawed out?

  • 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.