Pj Perez

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Pj Perez
Born (1976-08-04) 4 August 1976 (age 40)
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre non-fiction, commentary, comic books

Pj Perez (born August 4, 1976) is an American editor, writer and musician, best known for his reports and commentary on Las Vegas culture in such publications as Rolling Stone. Perez was the founding managing editor of Las Vegas-based Racket Magazine.


Perez made his first forays into publishing with self-published 'zines and poetry chapbooks in the early and mid-1990s while performing on the Las Vegas poetry circuit and singing in short-lived bands before beginning his freelance writing career with Las Vegas CityLife in 2000. After writing for a number of local and regional publications including Las Vegas Weekly and Las Vegas Mercury, Perez was recruited in late 2006 to launch a monthly lifestyle magazine called Racket. After Racket went on indefinite hiatus, Perez returned to freelance journalism, writing for publications such as Six Degrees and HRH magazines.[1] He is currently the Las Vegas Fine Arts Examiner for Examiner.com.[2]

In April, 2009, Perez re-launched his comic book and pop culture website, Pop! Goes the Icon, as a boutique publishing label, and began writing and illustrating a weekly webcomic, The Utopian.[3]


In the late 1990s, Perez played guitar in Morgana Athena, a Las Vegas-based gothic rock band whose single "E.S.P." was featured on Dim View of the Future, a gothic rock compilation released by a subsidiary of Triple X Records.[4] He previously played guitar in Las Vegas-based rock band As Yet Unbroken,[5] and currently plays bass guitar in Vegas-based indie rock band MOONBOOTS,[6]


Perez graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a dual bachelor's degree in journalism and sociology. While at UNLV, he temporarily served as editor in chief of The Rebel Yell, the campus' award-winning newspaper.[7]


  1. ^ "Official website". Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Got fine art? I'll examine it.". Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Pop! Goes the Icon website". Retrieved 2009-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Projekt: Darkwave website". Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  5. ^ "Las Vegas Review-Journal article". Retrieved 2012-04-10. 
  6. ^ "VegasNews.com article". Retrieved 2016-02-29. 
  7. ^ "Rebel Yell appoints new editor-in-chief". Las Vegas CityLife. 

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