Lily Moayeri

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

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

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

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 Roxy’s 50th Takes Center Stage With Grammy Museum Exhibit

The GRAMMY Museum‘s Chief Curator and VP of Curatorial Affairs, Jasen Emmons interviewed for The Roxy: 50 Years on the Sunset Strip exhibition for Los Angeles Magazine: The Roxy’s 50th … Continue reading

September 15, 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

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

How Coachella’s Do LaB Tent, With Its Unpublished Lineups, Became the Festival’s Coolest and Biggest Open Secret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for the 20th anniversary of their brand ahead of Coachella 2023 for Variety: How Coachella’s Do LaB Tent, With Its Unpublished Lineups, Became the … Continue reading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

Taylor Hanson Rents Henson’s ‘We Are the World’ Recording Studio to Rework Iranian Protest Anthem ‘Baraye’ as Industry-Wide Collaboration

Taylor Hanson interviewed for his work with nonprofit For Women Life Freedom and the collective recording of “Baraye – For Women Life Freedom” for Variety: Taylor Hanson Rents Henson’s ‘We … Continue reading

January 31, 2023 · Leave a comment

Spotify Launches ‘Women of Iran’ Playlist

News item on the launch of an official Spotify playlist called “Women of Iran” and its accompanying video clips for Variety: Spotify Launches ‘Women of Iran’ Playlist Listen to the … Continue reading

January 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

There’s Now an Electronic Remix Package of Iranian Protest Anthem ‘Baraye’

News story on the release of “Baraye” remix package spearheaded by DJ/producer Human Rias for Billboard: There’s Now an Electronic Remix Package of Iranian Protest Anthem ‘Baraye’ The lead remix … Continue reading

January 27, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘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

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