Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Record Store

Contributed a chapter to the anthology: The Life, Death and Afterlife of the Record Store: A Global History on “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, It Will Be Taped: Popular … Continue reading

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Blur Works Out the Kinks in Real Time at Pre-Coachella Warm-Up Show: Concert Review

Blur at Fox Theater in Pomona reviewed for Variety: Blur Works Out the Kinks in Real Time at Pre-Coachella Warm-Up Show: Concert Review Listen the the Blur episode of the … Continue reading

April 11, 2024 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast (Vintage Edition): Episode 5.82: Electronic: Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner 2000 Interview

In the 82nd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, we continue our new format where I share my experience about a specific interview from my 32-year archive. In this … Continue reading

April 10, 2024 · Leave a comment

Give Me the Libertines or Give Me Death

The Libertines‘ Carl Barât interviewed for their album, All Quiet on the Eastern Esplanade, for SPIN: Give Me the Libertines or Give Me Death ‘Oh Shit’: The Libertines are back with … Continue reading

April 8, 2024 · Leave a comment

Khruangbin and the Melodic ‘Time Capsule’

Khruangbin‘s Donald “DJ” Johnson interviewed for the trio’s album, A LA SALA, for SPIN: Khruangbin and the Melodic ‘Time Capsule’ We spoke with Donald “DJ” Johnson, Jr. about the Texas … Continue reading

April 5, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Art of Busking: Why the Streets of L.A. Are Among the Best Places to Play

Feature on busking in Los Angeles featuring Katie Ferrara, Sunny War and Eric Burton of Black Pumas for Los Angeles Magazine: The Art of Busking: Why the Streets of L.A. Are … Continue reading

April 4, 2024 · Leave a comment

Skipping Coachella? April Is Blooming With Big Band One-Off Shows All Over SoCal

Round-up of concerts happening in Southern California before, in between and after Coachella 2024 weekends for Los Angeles Magazine: Skipping Coachella? April Is Blooming With Big Band One-Off Shows All Over … Continue reading

April 4, 2024 · Leave a comment

Folky-Americana-Meets-Country-Soul Style: The Secret Sisters Come Full Circle On New Album

The Secret Sisters‘ Laura Rogers and Lydia Slagle interviewed for their album, Mind, Man, Medicine, for SPIN: Folky-Americana-Meets-Country-Soul Style: The Secret Sisters Come Full Circle On New Album The duo’s latest, ‘Mind, … Continue reading

March 29, 2024 · Leave a comment

K-Pop Superstars IVE Tell Us How They Tour in Style

Ninth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring K-pop superstars, IVE: K-Pop Superstars IVE Tell Us How They Tour … Continue reading

March 26, 2024 · Leave a comment

Gossip on Putting the Necessary Care Into Real Power

Gossip‘s Beth Ditto interviewed for their album, Real Power, for FLOOD Magazine: Gossip on Putting the Necessary Care Into Real Power With the release of the dance-punk band’s first new album in 12 … Continue reading

March 22, 2024 · Leave a comment

Palm Royale (Apple TV+)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Palm Royale (Apple TV+) Watch the official trailer for the series.

March 20, 2024 · Leave a comment

Homeless Crisis Threatens Legendary Hollywood Recording Studio Sunset Sound

Report on the homeless crisis in Los Angeles, specifically Hollywood, threatening the historic studio, Sunset Sound, with owner Paul Camarata, artist/producer Shooter Jennings and producer/mixer Tony Hoffer, for Los Angeles … Continue reading

March 15, 2024 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast (Vintage Edition): Episode 5.81: Daft Punk 1997 Interview

In the 81st episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, we continue our new format where I share my experience about a specific interview from my 32-year archive. In this … Continue reading

March 13, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Girls on the Bus (Max)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: The Girls on the Bus (Max) Watch the official trailer for the series.

March 12, 2024 · Leave a comment

“A Revolution On Canvas”—a daughter’s quest to reclaim her dissident father’s paintings from Tehran

Filmmakers Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder interviewed about their documentary, A Revolution on Canvas, for Fine Art Globe: “A Revolution On Canvas”—a daughter’s quest to reclaim her dissident father’s paintings from … Continue reading

March 11, 2024 · Leave a comment

The SPIN Interview: Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal interviewed ahead of the release of his album, The Taj Mahal Sextet: Swingin’ Live at the Church, Tulsa for “The SPIN Interview”: The SPIN Interview: Taj Mahal We met … Continue reading

March 6, 2024 · Leave a comment

Libraries (Yes, Libraries!) Are Leading the Crusade for New Music Discovery

Feature on public libraries launching their own music streaming platforms and curating artists from their local talent pool and amplifying their work for SPIN: Libraries (Yes, Libraries!) Are Leading the … Continue reading

February 28, 2024 · Leave a comment

A Woman of Substance

Creative director Sharoz Makarechi interviewed about her activist cannabis brand, Substance, for Pasadena Magazine January 2024 Issue: A Woman of Substance Sharoz Makarechi created a cannabis brand to spur criminal … Continue reading

February 27, 2024 · Leave a comment

Remember Photo Albums? Hollow Coves Pay Tribute on ‘Photographs’

Hollow Coves‘ Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins interviewed about their song “Photographs” for SPIN‘s “Singles” series: Remember Photo Albums? Hollow Coves Pay Tribute on ‘Photographs’ Their new album, ‘Nothing to … Continue reading

February 23, 2024 · Leave a comment

Digitalia and the Archives

Moderator for the “Digitalia and the Archives” panel at Pop Conference 2024 with panelists Michaelangelo Matos, Tamara Palmer and Zoey Greenwald on March 7, 2024 at 1PM at USC Thornton … Continue reading

February 22, 2024 · Leave a comment

LAUSD Education Foundation Launches $15 Million ‘Last Repair Shop Fund’ Inspired by Oscar-Nominated Doc

News item of Los Angeles Unified School District Education Foundation‘s “Last Repair Shop” Fund for Los Angeles Magazine: LAUSD Education Foundation Launches $15 Million ‘Last Repair Shop Fund’ Inspired by Oscar-Nominated … Continue reading

February 21, 2024 · Leave a comment

‘60s Muse Turned Psychologist Jenny Boyd Explores Rock’s Greatest Icons

Jenny Boyd interviewed for the latest printing of her book, Icons of Rock: In Their Own Words for SPIN‘s “Read Me” series: ‘60s Muse Turned Psychologist Jenny Boyd Explores Rock’s Greatest … Continue reading

February 19, 2024 · Leave a comment

Here’s How Este Haim and Christopher Stracey Create the Perfect Studio “Vibe”

Eighth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring the multi-hyphenate Este Haim and multi-talented Christopher Stracey: Here’s How Este … Continue reading

February 15, 2024 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast (Vintage Edition): Episode 5.80: Oasis: Noel Gallagher 1995 Interview

In the 80th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, we continue our new format where I share my experience about a specific interview from my 32-year archive. In this … Continue reading

February 14, 2024 · Leave a comment

The New Look (Apple TV+)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine: The New Look (Apple TV+) Watch the official trailer.

February 14, 2024 · Leave a comment

Love you! Give Yourself the Attention You Deserve this Valentine’s Day

Round-up of ways to practice self-love in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine February 2024 Issue: Love you! Give Yourself the Attention You Deserve this Valentine’s Day There are many options … Continue reading

February 14, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Dead South Rise Again

The Dead South‘s Nate Hilts interviewed for their album, Chains & Stakes, for SPIN‘s “On the Record” series: The Dead South Rise Again We spoke with Nate Hilts about the band’s … Continue reading

February 9, 2024 · Leave a comment

Kraftwerk’s Karl Bartos is Putting ‘Silence Into Art

Former Kraftwerk group member, Karl Bartos, interviewed about his soundtrack for the 1920 film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari for SPIN: Kraftwerk’s Karl Bartos is Putting ‘Silence Into Art’ In … Continue reading

February 9, 2024 · Leave a comment

Super Bowl DJ Tiësto Talks Spinning the Big Game: ’200 Million People Watching? Yeah, That’s a Bit of Pressure’

Tiësto interviewed ahead of his appearance as the pre- and in-game DJ at Super Bowl LVIII for Variety: Super Bowl DJ Tiësto Talks Spinning the Big Game: ’200 Million People … Continue reading

February 8, 2024 · Leave a comment

Lo Moon’s Matt Lowell Tells Us About the Song That ‘Felt Like Water’

  Lo Moon‘s Matt Lowell interviewed about their single, “Water,” from their upcoming album, I Wish You Way More Than Luck, for SPIN‘s “Singles” series: Lo Moon’s Matt Lowell Tells Us … Continue reading

February 6, 2024 · Leave a comment

Inside The Exclusive #GRAMMYsNextGen Party During 2024 GRAMMY Week

Recap of the #GRAMMYNextGen party at GRAMMY House during GRAMMY Week 2024 for the Recording Academy/Grammy.com: Inside The Exclusive #GRAMMYsNextGen Party During 2024 GRAMMY Week From the many ‘gram-worthy photo … Continue reading

February 5, 2024 · Leave a comment

Kurt Cobain-Inspired ‘Last Days’ Opera Comes to L.A. for One Night Only

Interview with creators Matt Copson and Oliver Leith about their opera, “Last Days” for a preview feature for Los Angeles Magazine: Kurt Cobain-Inspired ‘Last Days’ Opera Comes to L.A. for … Continue reading

February 3, 2024 · Leave a comment

Stepping Into the Amorous World of L.A.’s Museum of Love

Feature on the Los Angeles Love Museum and Crimes of Passion including an interview with its founder, Dr. Amy Sweetman, for Los Angeles Magazine February 2024 Issue: Stepping Into the … Continue reading

February 2, 2024 · Leave a comment

Luna Luna—1987 Art Amusement Park Resurfaces in Downtown LA

Feature on Luna Luna: Forgotten Fantasy exhibition in DTLA including an interview with the company’s curatorial director, Lumi Tan, for Fine Art Globe: Luna Luna—1987 Art Amusement Park Resurfaces in … Continue reading

February 2, 2024 · Leave a comment

FEUD: Capote vs The Swans (FX/Hulu)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: FEUD: Capote vs The Swans (FX/Hulu) Watch the official trailer.  

February 1, 2024 · Leave a comment

GRAMMY Museum Honors Ray Charles’ Legacy With A Soulful Ceremony On Recently Renamed Terrace

Recap of the Grammy Museum‘s ribbon-cutting celebration for the renamed Ray Charles Terrace during Grammy Week 2024 for Recording Academy/Grammy.com: GRAMMY Museum Honors Ray Charles’ Legacy With A Soulful Ceremony … Continue reading

January 30, 2024 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 40 TV Shows of 2023

Write-ups on The Bear, Beef, Poker Face, The Diplomat, Shrinking, and edited entire list for Under the Radar‘s Top 40 TV Shows of 2023: Under the Radar’s Top 40 TV Shows of 2023

January 30, 2024 · Leave a comment

Netflix’s “We Are the World” Documentary Brings Us Back to That Night

Director Bao Nguyen interviewed about The Greatest Night in Pop the documentary on the making of “We Are the World” for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: Netflix’s “We Are the World” Documentary … Continue reading

January 29, 2024 · Leave a comment

Lil Nas X Documentary: An Intimate Portrait of a Cultural Pioneer

Interview with directors Carlos López Estrada and Zac Manuel about their documentary Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: Lil Nas X Documentary: An Intimate Portrait … Continue reading

January 27, 2024 · Leave a comment

Artists and Content Creators’ Impact & Social Responsibilities in a World of AI and Information

Panelist on “Artists and Content Creators’ Impact & Social Responsibilities in a World of AI and Information” featuring Antonio Teoli of Andromeda Sound, Mika Abadie aka Born Dirty and Paul … Continue reading

January 20, 2024 · Leave a comment

Aoife O’Donovan Releases Powerful New Anthem Inspired by the 19th Amendment

Aoife O’Donovan interviewed about her song “All My Friends” inspired by the 19th Amendment for SPIN‘s “Singles” series: Aoife O’Donovan Releases Powerful New Anthem Inspired by the 19th Amendment ‘All … Continue reading

January 19, 2024 · Leave a comment

Modern English’s Robbie Grey on “I Melt With You” and ‘Making Love as the Bomb Drops’

Modern English‘s Robbie Grey interviewed about their perennial hit, “I Melt With You” for SPIN‘s “The Why & The How” series: Robbie Grey on “I Melt With You” and ‘Making … Continue reading

January 19, 2024 · Leave a comment

Author event! Piper Ferguson with Lily Moayeri

Join me and photographer Piper Ferguson for an in-person author event speaking about her book, Indie/Seen at Zibby’s Bookshop in Santa Monica on January 17, 2024 at 6PM Pacific, or you … Continue reading

January 16, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Birth of Music Book Club

Writer and DJ Tamara Palmer interviewed about her new venture, Music Book Club, for Book and Film Globe: The Birth of Music Book Club Writer Tamara Palmer got a really … Continue reading

January 15, 2024 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast (Vintage Edition): Episode 5.79: The Chemical Brothers 1994 Interview

In the 79th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, we introduce a new format where I share my experience about a specific interview from my 32-year archive. The kickoff … Continue reading

January 10, 2024 · Leave a comment

Rob Bisel on Songs and SZA

Producer/engineer/songwriter Rob Bisel interviewed for his work on SZA‘s SOS for Mix Magazine January 2024 Issue: Capturing SZA’s Vocals with Rob Bisel, Part 1 Producer/engineer Rob Bisel (Kendrick Lamar, Doja Cat, SZA) … Continue reading

January 3, 2024 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2023

For Under the Radar Magazine‘s Top 100 Albums of 2023, write-up on: Shame Food for Worms  

December 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Best Concerts Of 2023

For SPIN‘s Best Concerts of 2023, write-up on Metallica at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on August 27, 2023: The Best Concerts Of 2023 Taylor Swift and Beyoncé led the … Continue reading

December 21, 2023 · Leave a comment

EDM Star Kaskade Is Ready to Ruffle More Feathers with Another Christmas Album

Kaskade interviewed ahead of his Christmas shows in Los Angeles and his New Year’s weekend appearances on the West Coast for Los Angeles Magazine: EDM Star Kaskade Is Ready to … Continue reading

December 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Best Music Books of 2023

Listicle of the 20 best music books of 2023 for FLOOD Magazine: The Best Music Books of 2023 From intimate memoirs, to photo-heavy coffee table books, to graphic novel biographies, we … Continue reading

December 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

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