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Spencer Patterson

Spencer Patterson is the Editor of Las Vegas Weekly, having previously served as Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment 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)

  • Features

    Thursday, July 16, 2020

    “I let my guard down,” he admits. “I played with the wild dog, and I got bit.”

  • Noise

    Thursday, June 11, 2020

    Bassist Satomi Matsuzaki and drummer Greg Saunier sing about a dystopian world—oh wait, that’s our actual, broken reality.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 14, 2020

    “You’re seeing artists wanting to take streaming to the next level, and Vegas has some of the best production in the world,” Billboard’s Dave Brooks says.

  • Noise

    Monday, May 4, 2020

    The new dates: August 20-22, 2021 at Mandalay Bay.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    Hassan, Holding Onto Sound, Jacob Smigel and more.

  • Noise

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    Pollard’s preternatural ability to bounce around the pop/rock spectrum makes ‘Poppy Field’ a real contender for GBV’s upper upper pantheon.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020

    The group started performing sporadically again in 2011 before eventually releasing its first album in 14 years, the excellent ‘Jericho Sirens,’ in 2018.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020

    Four of the record’s six songs clock in past the five-minute mark, with several—”Willie the Pimp” (9:21), “Son of Mr. Green Genes” (8:58) and “The Gumbo Variations” (16:55)—featuring significant jazz-rock improvisation.

  • Noise

    Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020

    Built to Spill, Bombay Bicycle Club, DeVotchKa and more.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020

    After more than a decade together, noisy, Cleveland-based punk quartet Cloud Nothings is finally set for its live Vegas debut.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Sadelle’s will scratch your New York bagel itch.

  • Friday, Feb. 19, 2016

    Built to Spill's Doug Martsch, Tuesday night at the Bunkhouse.

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

    So many choices ...

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015

  • Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015