Lily Moayeri

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

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

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

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

Fanny Finally Receive Their Flowers

Recap and review of Fanny‘s Reel-to-Reel screening and Q&A for their documentary Fanny: The Right to Rock at the Grammy Museum and 50th anniversary performance at the Whisky a Go … Continue reading

May 30, 2023 · Leave a comment

Guild of Music Supervisors Gives Top Honors to ‘Everything Everywhere,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and More

Recap of the 13th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards at the Wiltern for Variety: Guild of Music Supervisors Gives Top Honors to ‘Everything Everywhere,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and More … Continue reading

March 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Justin Tranter Welcomes Billy Porter, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds for Fourth Annual ‘Beyond’ Benefit; Raises $400,000 for LGBTQ Youth

Justin Tranter‘s Beyond benefit concert for GLAAD and Spirit Day covered for Variety: Justin Tranter Welcomes Billy Porter, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds for Fourth Annual ‘Beyond’ Benefit; Raises $400,000 for … Continue reading

October 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Desert Daze Festival Has Its Vibey, Happy Crowd Tripping on Tame Impala and King Gizzard (and on Gopher Holes, Too): Concert Review

Desert Daze 2022 reviewed for Variety: Desert Daze Festival Has Its Vibey, Happy Crowd Tripping on Tame Impala and King Gizzard (and on Gopher Holes, Too): Concert Review Check out images … Continue reading

October 4, 2022 · 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

This Ain’t No Picnic Festival Blurs Genres and Generations at the Rose Bowl: Concert Review

This Ain’t No Picnic Festival reviewed for Variety: This Ain’t No Picnic Festival Blurs Genres and Generations at the Rose Bowl: Concert Review Check out images from the festival on their … Continue reading

August 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Supergrass Lights Up the Wiltern in Long-Overdue Return to the States: Concert Review

Supergrass at The Wiltern reviewed for Variety: Supergrass Lights Up the Wiltern in Long-Overdue Return to the States: Concert Review Watch a video of “Richard III” from that evening.

May 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spiritualized @ The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA

Spiritualized Live at the Fonda Theatre reviewed for Under the Radar: Spiritualized @ The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles CA Watch Spiritualized perform “Come Together” from the show at the Fonda.

April 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia (Partisan Records)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Fontaines D.C. Skinty Fia (Partisan Records) Listen to Skinty Fia on your platform of choice.

April 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Duran Duran Lights Up Hollywood With Rooftop Performance, Dedicates ‘Ordinary World’ to Ukraine

News item on private Duran Duran performance on the rooftop of The Aster for Variety: Duran Duran Lights Up Hollywood With Rooftop Performance, Dedicates ‘Ordinary World’ to Ukraine Watch a … Continue reading

March 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Bonobo: Fragments (Ninja Tune)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Bonobo Fragments (Ninja Tune) Watch the official video for “Tides” featuring Jamila Woods.

January 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Imposter (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Imposter (Columbia) Listen to the album on your platform of choice.

December 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Hard Feelings: Hard Feelings (Domino Recording Co.)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: HARD FEELINGS HARD FEELINGS (Domino Recording Company) Stay up-to-date with all things HARD FEELINGS here.

December 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Oasis: Oasis Knebworth 1996 (Big Brother Records Ltd.)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Oasis Oasis Knebworth 1996 (Big Brother Records Ltd.) Read the Under the Radar Magazine review for the Oasis Knebworth 1996 documentary film.

November 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tame Impala Takes The Hollywood Bowl

Tame Impala live at the Hollywood Bowl reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Tame Impala Takes The Hollywood Bowl No “Rushium” was needed to enjoy the Australian modern rock greats’ … Continue reading

November 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Stevie Wonder and H.E.R. Bring the House Down at Los Angeles Edition of Global Citizen Fest

Global Citizen Live Los Angeles edition reviewed for Variety: Stevie Wonder and H.E.R. Bring the House Down at Los Angeles Edition of Global Citizen Fest Watch some of the performances … Continue reading

September 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Metallica Season Is Upon Us

Metallica: The $24.95 Book by Ben Apatoff reviewed in the context of the 30th anniversary of Metallica better known as The Black Album for Rock and Roll Globe: The Season … Continue reading

August 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

10 Things I Learned About Ronnie James Dio

Review of Ronnie James Dio autobiography Rainbow in the Dark and related listicle for Rock and Roll Globe: 10 Things I Learned About Ronnie James DioA list of more reasons … Continue reading

August 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tahereh Mafi: An Emotion of Great Delight

Reviewed for Book and Film Globe: Tahereh Mafi: An Emotion of Great Delight

May 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

First Spin: The Week’s Best New Dance Tracks From Skrillex & Four Tet, Cookiee Kawaii, Ghastly & More

Review of Juliet Mendoza‘s “Soul Rhythm” from Dusk Volume 1 on Dusk Recordings for Billboard Dance First Spin: First Spin: the Week’s Best New Dance Tracks From Skrillex & Four … Continue reading

May 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ali Araghi: The Immortals of Tehran

Reviewed for Book and Film Globe: Ali Araghi: The Immortals of Tehran Watch a two-minute book talk on The Immortals of Tehran from me.

April 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Useless, But Not For Long: Gorillaz at 20

Gorillaz‘ self-titled debut album reviewed on its 20th anniversary for Rock and Roll Globe: Useless, But Not For Long: Gorillaz at 20:Little did we know how bright the future was … Continue reading

March 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Martin Gore: The Third Chimpanzee (Mute)

Reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Martin Gore The Third Chimpanzee (Mute) Watch the official audio for the title track on YouTube.

January 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Avalanches Never Left You

Reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: The Avalanches Never Left YouThe Avalanches We Will Always Love You (Modular Recordings)It only took four years for the Melbourne duo to conspire third … Continue reading

December 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Groove Armada: Edge Of The Horizon (BMG)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Groove Armada Edge of the Horizon (BMG) Buy or stream the album here.

December 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Seismic Beat Science from Quakers

Reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Seismic Beat ScienceQuakers II The Next Wave (Stones Throw)The guest-stacked second Quakers LP is a showcase for their most overlooked architect Listen to the … Continue reading

December 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

We Are Magic: Xanadu at 40

Xanadu soundtrack reviewed on its 40th anniversary for Rock and Roll Globe: We Are Magic: Xanadu at 40Why the flawless ELO soundtrack deserves to be separated from Olivia Newton-John’s headscratching … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Disclosure: Energy (Capitol)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Disclosure Energy (Capitol Records) Watch Disclosure perform a DJ set at the breathtaking Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia for Cercle.

September 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Fontaines D.C.: A Hero’s Death (Partisan Records)

Reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Fontaines D.C. A Hero’s Death (Partisan Records) Watch the official video for “Televised Mind.”

August 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

GUM: Out In The World (Spinning Top)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: GUM Out in the World (Spinning Top) Watch the official video for the title track here.

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Liam Gallagher: MTV Unplugged (Warner Records)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Liam Gallagher MTV Unplugged (Warner Records) Watch the MTV Unplugged performance on MTV International’s YouTube channel.

June 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Gracefully Aging Def Leppard

Def Leppard‘s London to Vegas reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: The Gracefully Aging Def Leppard The lavish London To Vegas box set documents a band entering their 60s hungrier … Continue reading

May 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

1970: The Who Come Alive

The Who‘s Live at Leeds reviewed on its 50th anniversary for Rock and Roll Globe: 1970: The Who Comes Alive 50 years since its initial release, Live at Leeds maintains its position … Continue reading

May 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Scene piece on Sunset at West Hollywood EDITION for Mixmag April 2020 Issue Once Upon A Time In Hollywood L.A.’s new club, Sunset, is a proper disco with top-line DJs and a glamourous, diverse … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tokimonsta: Oasis Nocturno (Young Art Records)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Tokimonsta Oasis Nocturno (Young Art Records) Listen to Oasis Nocturno.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nicolas Godin: Concrete and Glass (Because Music)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Nicolas Godin Concrete and Glass (Because Music) Watch the official video for “The Border.”

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Georgia: Seeking Thrills (Domino)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Georgia Seeking Thrills (Domino Recording Co) Watch the official video for “24 Hours.”

January 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Concert Review: On Holiday From Queen, Adam Lambert Is Still a Killer

Adam Lambert at El Rey Theatre reviewed for Variety: Concert Review: On Holiday From Queen, Adam Lambert Is Still a Killer Watch some videos from the show via YouTube.

December 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Open Secret: Secret Project Festival Review

Insomniac Events‘ Secret Project at Factory 93 on October 12 and 13, 2019, reviewed for DJ Mag North America December 2019 Issue Open Secret Listen to a megamix from the festival via … Continue reading

December 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Cigarettes After Sex: Cry (Partisan Records)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Cigarettes After Sex Cry (Partisan Records) Listen to Cry on Spotify.

October 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

I Is For Idris, J Is For Justice, P Is For Porta Potties: The ABCs of All My Friends Music Festival 2019

All My Friends DTLA 2019 reviewed for Billboard/Billboard Dance: I Is For Idris, J Is For Justice, P Is For Porta Potties: The ABCs of All My Friends Music Festival 2019 Listen … Continue reading

October 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

Lindstrøm: On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever (Smalltown Supersound)

Reviewed for AV Club: Lindstrøm On A Clear Day I Can See You Forever (Smalltown Supersound) Watch the official video for the title track here.

October 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mini Mansions: A Guy Walks Into A Bar… (Friction)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Mini Mansions A Guy Walks Into A Bar… (Friction Records) Watch the official video for “Hey Lover” featuring Alison Mosshart of The Kills.  

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Disco Kiss at 40

Kiss‘ Dynasty reviewed for its 40th anniversary for Rock and Roll Globe: Disco Kiss at 40: Dynasty Remains the Kabuki Rock Icons’ Most Polarizing Album Watch the official video for “I Was Made … Continue reading

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard: Fishing for Fishies

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard‘s Fishing for Fishies reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Gone Fishing with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Watch the video for Cyboogie.

June 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Donna Summer’s Bad Girls at 40

Donna Summer‘s Bad Girls reviewed on its 40th anniversary for Rock and Roll Globe: Donna Summer Bad Girls at 40: Still “Hot Stuff” After All These Years Watch Donna performing “Hot Stuff” in … Continue reading

May 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

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