Lily Moayeri

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That Rebel Sneer: Billy Idol is ‘Still Killer’

Billy Idol interviewed for the DVD/Blu-ray release of his concert film/documentary, Billy Idol: State Line: Live at the Hoover Dam for SPIN: That Rebel Sneer: Billy Idol is ‘Still Killer’ We … Continue reading

December 15, 2023 · Leave a comment

You Set the Scene: LA’s Most Influential Music Venues

Feature on Los Angeles music venues over the decades for FLOOD 12: The Los Angeles Issue: You Set the Scene: LA’s Most Influential Music Venues Love’s Johnny Echols, Redd Kross, Surf … Continue reading

December 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Beth Orton on “Weather Alive”

Beth Orton interviewed for her album, Weather Alive, Under the Radar Magazine Issue 71 Beth Orton on “Weather Alive” Best of All Worlds Listen to the Beth Orton episode of the … Continue reading

December 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Bush’s Gavin Rossdale Revisits 1995’s Hit Single “Glycerine”

Bush‘s Gavin Rossdale interviewed about the group’s hit, “Glycerine” ahead of the release of its compilation Loaded: The Greatest Hits 1994 – 2023 for SPIN‘s “The Why The How” series: Bush’s … Continue reading

November 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Classic Tracks: Culture Club’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me”

Producer Steve Levine interviewed for his work on Culture Club‘s “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” for the “Classic Tracks” series of Mix Magazine November 2023 Issue: Classic Tracks: … Continue reading

October 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

Bebel Gilberto Wrestles With Love, Loss & Bossa Nova Legacy On Beautiful New Album

Bebel Gilberto interviewed for her album, João, for SPIN‘s “On the Record” series: Bebel Gilberto Wrestles With Love, Loss & Bossa Nova Legacy On Beautiful New Album On ‘João,’ the four-time … Continue reading

September 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Taylor Hanson on the Iranian Protest Anthem “Baraye” and Telling ‘A Human Story Through Music’

Taylor Hanson interviewed for the release of “Baraye – For Women Life Freedom” for SPIN: Taylor Hanson on the Iranian Protest Anthem “Baraye” and Telling ‘A Human Story Through Music’ Taylor, … Continue reading

September 9, 2023 · Leave a comment

Andrew Ridgeley Tells Us All About the Summer of Wham!

Andrew Ridgeley interviewed for the WHAM! Netflix documentary and the release of the 40th anniversary singles collection, The Singles: Echoes From the Edge of Heaven for SPIN: Andrew Ridgeley Tells Us All … Continue reading

August 8, 2023 · Leave a comment

LA Story: A Tribute to the Park Plaza Hotel’s Underground Music Scene

Feature on the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles as the birthplace for music and culture movements in the city for SPIN: LA Story: A Tribute to the Park Plaza … Continue reading

July 31, 2023 · Leave a comment

Scoring Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Composers Gordy Haab and Stephen Barton itnerviewed for their work on the video game STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor for Mix Magazine August 2023 Issue: Scoring STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor Co-composers … Continue reading

July 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘We Did The Booze, The Drugs, The Fun’: Belinda Carlisle Recalls Touring With The Go-Go’s

Belinda Carlisle interviewed ahead of her tour for SPIN‘s “One Crazy Tour” series: ‘We Did The Booze, The Drugs, The Fun’: Belinda Carlisle Recalls Touring With The Go-Go’s Groupies, being … Continue reading

July 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

Three Years After Her Stroke, Lucinda Williams Is Back With A Powerful New Album

Lucinda Williams interviewed for her album, Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart for SPIN‘s “On the Record” series: Three Years After Her Stroke, Lucinda Williams Is Back With A … Continue reading

July 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Syd Barrett Doc Creates A Personal, Technicolor Portrait

Roddy Bogawa, co-director of Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, interviewed about the documentary for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” seris: New Syd Barrett Doc … Continue reading

July 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Haim, Silversun Pickups Among L.A. Bands to Headline New Venue the Bellwether

Preview of new multi-purpose venue The Bellwether for Los Angeles Magazine: Haim, Silversun Pickups Among L.A. Bands to Headline New Venue the Bellwether Founders Michael Swier and Gregg Perloff officially … Continue reading

July 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Berlin’s Terri Nunn On 1986’S “Take My Breath Away”: ‘Everything Changed When That Song Came Out’

Berlin‘s Terri Nunn interviewed about the group’s stratospheric smash “Take My Breath Away” ahead of their “Letting it Go Show” tour with Culture Club for SPIN‘s “The Why The How” … Continue reading

July 4, 2023 · Leave a comment

Abdi Nazemian: The BFG Interview

Interview with YA author/screenwriter/story editor/producer Abdi Nazemian for Book and Film Globe: Abdi Nazemian: The BFG Interview Queer author and film producer opens up about his experiences to a fellow … Continue reading

June 28, 2023 · Leave a comment

New Documentary On Peter Case Highlights The Plight Of The Everyman Musician

Peter Case interviewed about the documentary of his life as a musician, Peter Case: A Million Miles Away for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: New Documentary On Peter Case Highlights The … Continue reading

June 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

That Dirty Feeling While Watching ‘The Idol’

Op-Ed about the HBO series, The Idol, for Los Angeles Magazine: That Dirty Feeling While Watching ‘The Idol’ Job well done, Abel Watch Mikey Gomez’s YouTube videos on The Idol.

June 25, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘Her Life Had So Much Impact’: Donna Summer’s Daughter Brooklyn Sudano On Her Mother’s Life & Legacy

Donna Summer‘s daughter Brooklyn Sudano interviewed about her (co-)directorial debut, the HBO original documentary, Love to Love You, Donna Summer, out on MAX, for SPIN‘s “Watch Me” series: ‘Her Life … Continue reading

June 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Christine and the Queens: Saved by Art

Heloïse Letissier interviewed ahead of the release of his album, Paranoïa, Angels, True Love for the cover of FLOOD Magazine: Christine and the Queens: Saved by Art In our latest digital … Continue reading

June 8, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘Liberty Had Turned [Elton] Down After Recording Demos With Him’

Former music executive Andrew Lauder interviewed about his autobiography (co-written with Mick Houghton) , Happy Trails: Andrew Lauder’s Charmed Life and High Times in the Record Business for SPIN‘s “Read … Continue reading

June 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

An Italian ‘Renaissance’

Composer Cristobal Tapia de Veer and DJ/producer Tiësto interviewed for their work on The White Lotus main title theme, and remix, respectively, for Variety May 31, 2023 Issue: How ‘White Lotus’ … Continue reading

June 2, 2023 · Leave a comment

Spain’s Primavera Sound Kicks Off Europe’s Music Festival Season With Mirrored Lineups in Barcelona and Madrid

Primavera Sound‘s Alfonso Lanza interviewed for a preview of the festival for Variety: Spain’s Primavera Sound Kicks Off Europe’s Music Festival Season With Mirrored Lineups in Barcelona and Madrid Headliners … Continue reading

May 19, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Damned’s Captain Sensible On Creating New Music: ‘It’s What We Do’

The Damned‘s Captain Sensible interviewed for their album Darkadelic for SPIN: The Damned’s Captain Sensible On Creating New Music: ‘It’s What We Do’ Captain Sensible talks starting him own political … Continue reading

April 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

How Coachella’s Do LaB Tent, With Its Unpublished Lineups, Became the Festival’s Coolest and Biggest Open Secret

The Do LaB‘s Flemming brothers interviewed for the 20th anniversary of their brand ahead of Coachella 2023 for Variety: How Coachella’s Do LaB Tent, With Its Unpublished Lineups, Became the … Continue reading

April 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Susanna Hoffs: ‘Music Is The Beginning, Middle And End Of Every Day For Me’

Susanna Hoffs interviewed for her album of covers, The Deep End, and her debut novel, This Bird Has Flown, for SPIN‘s On the Record series: Susanna Hoffs: ‘Music Is The … Continue reading

April 7, 2023 · Leave a comment

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Sisters on Curating ‘King Pleasure’ Exhibit and Their Brother’s Legacy: ‘People Are Drawn to His Unedited Creativity’

Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s sister Lisane Basquiat and Jeanine Heriveaux interviewed for the opening of Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure© at The Grand LA for Variety: Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Sisters on Curating ‘King Pleasure’ … Continue reading

March 31, 2023 · Leave a comment

Iranian Alternative Artists Speak Out for Their Persecuted Compatriots in Iran

  Amir Amor of Rudimental, Rami Sakurai of Supreme Beings of Leisure, Kittens, Hamid Saeidi of Opium Moon & Hengameh, Nostalgix and Kamtin Mohager of Chain Gang of 1974 and … Continue reading

March 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Graham Coxon: ‘I Wish Somebody Had Told Me, Had Warned Me, In 1991…’

Graham Coxon interviewed about his memoir, Verse, Chorus, Monster! for SPIN‘s Read Me series: Graham Coxon: ‘I Wish Somebody Had Told Me, Had Warned Me, In 1991…’ The sometime Blur … Continue reading

March 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

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