Lily Moayeri

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

Save Our Stages: Los Angeles

Write-ups on some of the legendary music spaces in Los Angeles that are part of the National Independent Venue Association and its #SaveOurStages initiative for New Noise Magazine: Save Our Stages: … Continue reading

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

20 Revelations from “Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert”

Listicle on the documentary Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert for Flood Magazine: 20 Revelations from Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert On the day Coachella 2020 should have been kicking off, … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2020: Exchange, Academy, Avalon, Encore, Ce La Vi

Write up on Exchange (#13), Academy (#44), Avalon (#48), Encore Beach Club (#76) and Cé La Vi (#79) for DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2020  

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2019

For Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2019 write ups on 12. Bat for Lashes Lost Girls 34. Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka 46. Sasami Sasami 49. Hayden Thorpe Diviner 59. Billie Eilish When … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Rock & Roll Globe Presents The 30 Best Albums of 2019: Raphael Saadiq: Jimmy Lee

Write up on Raphael Saadiq‘s album, Jimmy Lee, forRock and Roll Globe Presents The 30 Best Albums of 2019 Raphael Saadiq: Jimmy Lee Watch the Jimmy Lee documentary via Raphael Saadiq’s YouTube channel.

December 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Angie Pagano, GM

Artist Publishing Group‘s Angie Pagano interviewed for the recognition for her GM duties for Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:  

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Edgar “Edd Grand” Machuca: A&R

Artist Publishing Group and Atlantic Records‘ Edgar “Edd Grand” Muchaca interviewed for the recognition for his A&R work on Halsey’s “Without Me” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers: Ali Tamposi: Songwriter

Ali Tamposi interviewed for her recognition as songwriter of Shawn Mendes’ and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers: Madison Love: Songwriter

Madison Love interviewed for her recognition as songwriter of Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Cook Classics: Songwriter, Producer

Cook Classics interviewed for his recognition as songwriter and producer of Panic! at the Disco‘s “High Hopes” and Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Cirkut: Songwriter, Producer

Cirkut interviewed for his recognition as songwriter and producer of Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Five Years In, How Hitmakers’ Top Executive Jody Gerson Remade UMPG In Her Image

Universal Music Publishing Group‘s global chairman and CEO, Jody Gerson, interviewed for her recognition as “Executive of the Year” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019: Five Years In, How Hitmakers’ Top Executive Jody … Continue reading

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

10 Hollywood Women of the Moment in 2019: Deborah Dugan

Write-up on the Recording Academy‘s Deborah Dugan for Variety‘s 10 Hollywood Women of the Moment

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2019: Skrillex, Zedd, Illenium

Write-ups on Skrillex, Zedd and Illenium for DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2019:

November 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Family Business: Five Famous DJs Whose Children Followed In Their Footsteps

Write-up on DJs whose children have followed in their footsteps for Billboard: Family Business: Five Famous DJs Whose Children Followed In Their Footsteps Listen to Bushwacka!’s son Oliver Moon’s mix via … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Seven Things We Learned About Shangri-La and Rick Rubin from Showtime’s Series

Listicle on Showtime‘s docu-series, Shangri-La, for Variety: Seven Things We Learned About “Shangri-La” and Rick Rubin from Showtime’s Series Watch sneak peaks and snippets of the docu-series via Showtimes’s YouTube channel.

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Best of LA Music: Electronic

Write-ups on Best New Anti-Superclub: Raspoutine, Most Promising New Boutique Festival: Dusk Camp and Electronic Duo with the Most Rock & Roll Approach: Forward for LA Weekly Best of LA Music Issue 2019     Best of LA: … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Best Breakthrough DJ: Lupe Fuentes

Lupe Fuentes interviewed for the cover of LA Weekly Best of LA Music Issue May 16, 2019: Best Breakthrough DJ: Lupe Fuentes Listen to Lupe’s wealth of music via Spotify.

May 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

10 Of The Most Exciting New Names In Bass Music

Round-up of 10 of the Most Exciting New Names in Bass Music for Mixmag: From Australia to Canada, We’re Got You Covered on the New Name to Know  

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2019: Avalon, Academy, Halcyon, Stereo

Write up on Avalon (#30), Academy (#52), Halcyon (#76) and Stereo (#92) for DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2019

March 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2018: Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Write-up on the Arctic Monkeys album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, for Under The Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2018  Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Watch the Arctic Monkeys’ performance at the Hollywood Bowl … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Best of L.A.: Music — EDM’s Top DJs, Club Nights and Personalities

Write-ups on Most Adaptable DJ: Heidi Lawden, Most Zen DJ and Promoter: Marques Wyatt, Most Involved Camp Counselor: Claude VonStroke, Most Gastronomic Gigs: Mick Cole and Most Resilient Club Night: … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · 2 Comments

Most Promising Fresh Festival Face Soothslayer Is All About the Interaction

Soothslayer aka Caroline Miller interviewed for the cover of LA Weekly Best of LA Music Issue June 14, 2018 Most Promising Fresh Festival Face Soothslayer Is All About The Interaction Listen to Soothslayer via … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eight Memorable FYF Fest Sets

Write-up on DJ Harvey at FYF Fest 2017 for LA Weekly: Eight Memorable FYF Fest Sets Read our post on every artist at 2017’s FYF Fest ranked.

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2017: Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest

Write-up on Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s album, Rest, number 15 in Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017 Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest Watch the video for “Deadly Valentine.”

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far: Foxygen: Hang

Write-up on the Foxygen album, Hang, for Under The Radar‘s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far Foxygen: Hang Watch the video for “Follow the Leader.”

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Club – South: Heart

Write up on Heart Miami for DJ Mag USA Best of North America Awards 2017: Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Club – South: Heart Check out the events at Heart via … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Breakthrough Producer: Eli Escobar

Write-up on Eli Escobar for DJ Mag USA Best of North America Awards 2017: Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Breakthrough Producer: Eli Escobar Check out Eli Escobar’s SoundCloud to hear … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

#TeamBassrush: 2016 Year In Review

My top five most rewindable drum ‘n’ bass moments of 2016 for Bassrush: #TeamBassrush: 2016 Year In Review Links to articles I’ve written about everyone on my list: Optical, Matrix, Delta … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

L.A.’s 20 Best Live Shows of 2016

Write-up on DJ Harvey at Bears in Space at Akbar for LA Weekly: L.A.’s 20 Best Live Shows of 2016 Listen to a guest mix from DJ Harvey on KCRW.

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Best Music of 2016: The Ballots

My top ten albums of 2016 in reverse alphabetical order for The A.V. Club: The Best Music of 2016: The Ballots Links to my 2016 writings about everyone on my list, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

20 Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck

Write up on Wham!‘s “Last Christmas” for LA Weekly: 20 Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck Watch the video for “Last Christmas.”

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

12 Holiday Gifts for Music Lovers, From the Awesome to the Absurd

I write about The Man Who Fell To Earth OST, Total Chaos, and Shinola Audio‘s Runwell Turntable for LA Weekly: 12 Holiday Gifts for Music Lovers, from the Awesome to the Absurd

November 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 20 Best L.A. Music Venues That Are Gone But Not Forgotten

Write up on Hollywood Athletic Club and Spaceland for LA Weekly: The 20 Best L.A. Music Venues That Are Gone But Not Forgotten Read our report on the Foo Fighters’ last show at Spaceland … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Best Home-Based Spa Experience: Pampered People

Write up on Stacy Cox‘s Pampered People for LA Weekly‘s Best of LA 2016 Issue: Best Home-Based Spa Experience: Pampered People Follow Stacy’s movements via her Instagram.

October 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Seven Tracks That Influenced Groove Armada

Groove Armada‘s Tom Findlay interviewed for their FABRICLIVE 87 compilation for DJ Mag USA: Seven Tracks That Influenced Groove Armada Watch the trailer for the compilation via Fabric.

June 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 20 Best DJs In LA Right Now

Write up on JSTJR and DJ Machete for LA Weekly: The 20 Best DJs in LA Right Now Listen to JSTJR’s set on Nina Las Vegas’ “Mix Up Exclusives on … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Under The Radar’s Best Albums Of 2015: Individual Writer Lists

Twenty-five albums that came out in 2015 I would listen to for fun and not just work:  

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 20 Best Coachella Sets Of All Time

photo credit: John Dennett Write up on the Chemical Brothers in the Sahara Tent Coachella 2005 for LA Weekly: The 20 Best Coachella Sets Of All Time Listen to some clips … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

10 L.A. Artists To Watch In 2016

Write up on Powers for LA Weekly: 10 L.A. Artists to watch in 2016 Watch the video for “Hot.”

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2015

Write ups on Foals What Went Down, Jamie xx In Colour, Ducktails St. Catherine, and LA Priest Inji: Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2015  Read my review of Foals’ What Went Down for Mix Magazine. Read my interview … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes Of 2015

Write ups on Groove Armada “Final Shakedown (wAFF Remix),” Sam Smith “Lay Me Down (Flume Remix),” and Tame Impala “Let It Happen (Soulwax remix)” for: Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes Of 2015 Listen … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 EPs of 2015

Write up for Nicolas Jaar Nymphs III EP for: Insomniac’s Top 20 EPs of 2015 Listen to the EP via YouTube.

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

L.A.’s 50 Best Music Venues

Write-ups on Getty Center and Mack Sennett Studios for LA Weekly: L.A.’s 50 Best Music Venues

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

17 More Songs That Sound As Much (Or More) Alike Than Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” And Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” (Part 2 Of 2)

Write-ups on One Direction vs The Who and The Police vs Rihanna for The A.V. Club: 17 More Songs That Sound As Much (Or More) Alike Than Sam Smith’s “Stay … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 Albums Of 2014

Write-ups on The Juan MacLean and SBTRKT for: Insomniac’s Top 20 Albums Of 2014 Check out The Juan MacLean’s project page on Pledge Music. Check out SBTRKT’s album page on his site.

December 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes of 2014

Write-up on Duke Dumont’s “I Got U” featuring Jax Jones Tensnake Remix for: Insomniac’s Top 20 Remixes Of 2014 Listen to the original. Listen to the Tensnake remix.

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Top 140 Albums Of 2014

Write-ups on The Horrors and Wild Beasts for: Under The Radar’s Top 140 Albums Of 2014 Listen to the Horrors’ album Luminous in its entirety via Exclaim. Listen to the Wild Beasts’ album Present Tense … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Staff Playlist: Apples and Oranges The Covers

Blog post on Marion Corrales‘ cover of Dirtyphonics‘ “No Stopping Us” for Under The Radar: Staff Playlist: Apples and Oranges The Covers In order to experience the full impact of … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.23: Noel Gallagher October 21, 2020
    In the 23rd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of knowing and interviewing Noel Gallagher, with and without Oasis, for various publications … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.22: Doves October 7, 2020
    In the 22nd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Doves‘ Jimi Goodwin for their album, The Universal Want, for Spin. … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.21: Erasure September 23, 2020
    In the 21st episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Andy Bell and Vince Clarke of Erasure about their 18th album, The … Continue reading →
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