Lily Moayeri

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

‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Hear a New Electronic Compilation From 12 Iranian Female Producers

News item on the release of Woman, Life, Freedom, a compilation of all original electronic music from Iranian female musicians for Billboard: ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Hear a New Electronic Compilation From … Continue reading

January 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

Gorillaz Bring Out Beck, Tame Impala at Los Angeles Concert; Tell Hilarious Bad Bunny Story During Q&A

Recap of Gorillaz special performance at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum and Cracker Island album playback and Q&A with Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Greg Kurstin at Henson Recording Studios for Variety: Gorillaz … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Swedish House Mafia and IKEA Unveil Joint Product Line at Hollywood Launch Event

Launch party for IKEA x Swedish House Mafia‘s limited-edition collection, Obergränsad, covered for Variety: Swedish House Mafia and IKEA Unveil Joint Product Line at Hollywood Launch Event More details on Obergränsad collection … Continue reading

September 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Boss, Rick Ross Takes on Red Bull Symphonic

Show announcement story about Red Bull Symphonic with Rick Ross and Orchestra Noir for Red Bull: The Boss, Rick Ross Takes on Red Bull Symphonic Check out other Red Bull … Continue reading

August 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Female and Fierce: The Women of Netflix

Preview of the Women of Netflix roundtable at Variety‘s Music for Screens Summit 2021 for Variety Hitmakers 2021 Issue: Female and Fierce: The Women of Netflix Watch the Summit and the 10 Biggest … Continue reading

December 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Splice Awards for Producers Go to Jenna Andrews, Hit-Boy and Quincy Jones

News items on the second Splice Awards for Variety: Splice Awards for Producers Go to Jenna Andrews, Hit-Boy and Quincy Jones Check out all the winners here.

November 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Comic-Inspired NFT Dino Warriors Boasts Marvel Creative and Dimitri Vegas’ Backing

Write-up on Dimitri “Vegas” Thivaios‘ NFT drop ahead of the launch of his comic books series, Alien Samurai Dinosaur Warriors for Variety: Comic-Inspired NFT Dino Warriors Boasts Marvel Creative and … Continue reading

August 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Columbia Records Ups Kerry Hickey to SVP, Film and Television Licensing

Kerry Hickey interviewed about her work and promotion to Senior Vice President, Film & Television Licensing at Columbia Records, exclusive to Variety: Columbia Records Ups Kerry Hickey to SVP, Film … Continue reading

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Atlantic Records’ Senior Producer, Engineer Ebonie Smith Talks Craft, Moving The Conversation Around Gender Forward With Nonprofit Gender Amplified

Atlantic Records‘ in-house senior producer, engineer and studio coordinator, Ebonie Smith, interviewed ahead of her Recording Academy Grammy U Masterclass for Grammy: Atlantic Records’ Senior Producer, Engineer Ebonie Smith Talks … Continue reading

June 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

DJ-Actor Dimitri ‘Vegas’ Thivaios Lands First Lead Role in a Feature Film

Write-up on Dimitri “Vegas” Thivaios first lead role in a feature film for Variety: DJ-Actor Dimitri “Vegas” Thivaios Lands First Lead Role In A Feature Film Watch Dimi get his … Continue reading

May 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Deadmau5 Launches Dance Music Label Targeting Placements in Film, TV, Advertising

News feature on the launch of deadmau5‘s new label, beathau5, exclusive to Variety: deadmau5 Launches Dance Music Label Targeting Placements in Film, TV, Advertising

May 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dimitri Vegas to Debut Solo Single, ‘Pull Me Closer’

Write-up on Dimiti Vegas‘s debut solo single, “Pull Me Closer,” for Variety: Dimitri Vegas to Debut Solo Single, “Pull Me Closer” Listen to a teaser of the song on his … Continue reading

February 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Sci-Fi Skye: Morcheeba Singer Is the Voice of ‘You and I’ From Amazon Prime’s ‘Bliss’

Write-up on the exclusive premiere of Will Bates‘ “You and I” featuring Skye Edwards from the Amazon Prime Video original film, Bliss, for Variety: Sci-Fi Skye: Morcheeba Singer Is The … Continue reading

January 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Duran Duran Debuts Video for David Bowie ‘Five Years’ Cover

Write-up on the video premiere of Duran Duran‘s cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years” for Variety: Duran Duran Debuts Video for David Bowie’s “Five Years” Cover Watch the video here … Continue reading

January 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Andrew Watt Primed for Grammy Walk

Preview of feature on Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter/guitar player Andrew Watt for Mix Magazine February 2021 Issue: Andrew Watt Primed For Grammy WalkHe’s on fire and he’s up for Producer of the … Continue reading

December 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Six Degrees of Preparation

Miami Music Week/Winter Music Conference Party Guide for DJ Mag March 2020 Issue Six Degrees of Preparation Most, if not all of these parties have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Check … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Outlier SF Brings Quality Not Quantity To San Francisco This Weekend

Preview feature on Bonobo‘s Outlier event in San Francisco for The Bay Bridged: Outlier SF Brings Quality Not Quantity To San Francisco This Weekend Listen to Bonobo’s Outlier playlist on Spotify.

July 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

Nicky Blackmarket @ Xcellerated

Previewed for LA Weekly: Nicky Blackmarket, MC Fatman D, DJ Profile, Saxxon and DJ Suv at Xcellerated Get more details on the event via its Facebook event page.

June 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dillinja @ Xcellerated

Previewed for LA Weekly: Xcellerated Presents Dillinja, Bass Brothers//Mad Ting!! Presents Hatcha, Youngsta at Catch One  Listen to our favorite Dillinja tune, “Twist ‘Em Out” via his Spotify.

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Maya Jane Coles @ Sound

Previewed for LA Weekly: Maya Janes Coles at Sound Night Club Listen to Maya’s remix of Hozier’s “Movement.”

April 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Charlotte Gainsbourg @ El Rey

Previewed for LA Weekly: Charlotte Gainsbourg at the El Rey Theatre Watch Charlotte’s cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway” here.

April 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

José González & The String Theory @ Los Angeles Theatre

Previewed for LA Weekly: José González & The String Theory at the Los Angeles Theatre Watch their performance of “Leaf Off/The Cave” live in Hamburg.

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sam Fender @ Moroccan Lounge

Previewed for LA Weekly: Sam Fender at the Moroccan Lounge Watch Sam Fender perform “Dead Boys” on Later with Jools Holland.

March 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

FUSE 10 @ Globe

Previewed for LA Weekly: FUSE10: A Decade of Rave at the Globe Theatre Check out FUSE’s Instagram for some clips of their parties.

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Todd Terry @ Globe Theatre

Previewed for LA Weekly Todd Terry at Studio 740 at Globe Theatre Have a listen to Todd’s “In-House Radio” via his SoundCloud.

January 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Wilkinson, Calyx & Teebee, Loadstar @ Exchange

Previewed for LA Weekly: Bassrush + Respect Present Wilkinson, Calyx & Teebee, Loadstar at The Exchange Read my interview with Calyx & TeeBee for their album, 1×1.

January 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jamie Jones B2B Martinez Brothers @ Palladium

Previewed for LA Weekly: Jamies Jones B2B The Martinez Brothers at Factory 93 at the Hollywood Palladium and 12 Best Music Shows in L.A. This Week Watch Jamie Jones B2B The … Continue reading

December 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Phoenix @ Fonda

Previewed for LA Weekly: Phoenix at Fonda Theatre Watch Phoenix full set at Brooklyn Steel via Pitchfork’s YouTube channel.

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Sam Smith @ Staples

Previewed for LA Weekly: Sam Smith with Beth Ditto at the Staples Center Watch Sam Smith perform “Too Good at Goodbyes” on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

August 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Innovation in LA @ Union

Previewed for LA Weekly: Xcellerated and Innovation Present: Innovation in Los Angeles at Union Get more information for this major two-day event via its Facebook event page.

August 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Chromeo @ Palladium

Previewed for LA Weekly: Chromeo at the Hollywood Palladium Read the cover story I did on Chromeo for the April Issue of DJ Mag North America.

August 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cut Chemist @ Hammer Museum

Previewed for LA Weekly: Cut Chemist at Hammer Museum KCRW Summer Nights Have a listen to Cut’s radio show, “A Stable Sound Radio.”

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Horrors @ Regent

Previewed for LA Weekly The Horrors at the Regent Theatre Watch the official video for “Something To Remember Me By.”

June 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Johnny Marr @ Teragram Ballroom

Previewed for LA Weekly: Johnny Marr at the Teragram Ballroom Watch the official video for “Hi Hello,” one of my favorites off the new album, Call the Comet.

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hype B2B Hazard @ Belasco

Previewed for LA Weekly Hype B2B Hazard at the Belasco Theater Watch Hype and Hazard at the Let it Roll Festival December 2017.

May 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

MGMT @ Palladium

Previewed for LA Weekly: MGMT at the Hollywood Palladium Watch MGMT on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft @ Greek

Previewed for LA Weekly: Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft at the Greek Theatre Read my interview with Liam for Nylon Magazine here. Read my review of Richard’s last album for The A.V. … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kendra Morris @ The Love Song

Previewed for LA Weekly: Kendra Morris at The Love Song Get a taste of Kendra via her SoundCloud.

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Cigarettes After Sex @ Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Previewed for LA Weekly: Cigarettes After Sex at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel Watch Cigarettes After Sex perform live via Last Call with Carson Daly.

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Giorgio Moroder’s Birthday Celebration @ Globe Theatre

Previewed for LA Weekly: Giorgio Moroder’s Birthday Celebration at Globe Theatre

April 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Moon Boots @ El Rey

Previewed for LA Weekly: Moon Boots at the El Rey Theatre Listen to Moon Boots’ set from Holy Ship!

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

DREAMS Release “No One Defeats Us” Prior to Coachella Appearance

Write-up on DREAMS “No One Defeats Us” video for LA Weekly: DREAMS Release “No One Defeats Us” Prior to Coachella Appearance Watch the video here.

April 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rhye @ Orpheum

Previewed for LA Weekly: Rhye at the Orpheum Theatre Watch the official video for “Count to Five.”

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Noel Gallagher @ Orpheum

Previewed for LA Weekly: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Orpheum Theatre Watch the official video for “It’s A Beautiful World.”

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Air + Style @ Exposition Park

Previewed for LA Weekly: Air + Style at Exposition Park Keep up with Air + Style via Instagram.

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Roni Size @ Respect

Previewed for LA Weekly: Roni Size with Dynamite MC at Respect at Project Club L.A. Have a listen to Size’s set from last time he played at Respect for their 18th … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Andy C. @ Funktion @ Exchange LA

Previewed for LA Weekly: Andy C. at Bassrush DTLA Presents Funktion at the Exchange LA Listen to an hour of Andy C. recorded live at Alexandra Palace featured on Apple Beats … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Liam Gallagher @ Wiltern

Previewed for LA Weekly: Liam Gallagher at the Wiltern Read my interview with Liam for Nylon.

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

KCRW’s Masquerade Ball @ The MacArthur

Previewed for LA Weekly: KCRW’s Masquerade Ball at The MacArthur More information on the Ball here and here.

October 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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      In the 67th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my two unusual encounters with Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, whom I interviewed last year for Variety. … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.67: Dave Gahan appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 66th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my lifetime of connections with iconic Iranian signer Googoosh and how the effect of the current uprisings … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.66: Googoosh appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 65th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my many years of many difference experiences with Beth Orton. Also, here is The Zitts song I talk … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.65: Beth Orton appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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