Lily Moayeri

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

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

Fade to Blackie

W.A.S.P.‘s The Headless Children reviewed on its 30th anniversary for Rock and Roll Globe: Fade to Blackie: The Headless Children by W.A.S.P. Turns 30 Watch the video for W.A.S.P.’s cover of The Who’s … Continue reading

April 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Sliding Scale Of Slide It In

35th Anniversary Edition of Whitesnake’s Slide It In reviewed for Rock ‘n’ Roll Globe The Sliding Scale of Slide It In: Despite redundancy, this deluxe edition of Whitesnake’s 1984 LP revisits a band on the … Continue reading

April 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sing the Sorrows

Beth Gibbons and the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra perform Henryk Górecki‘s Symphony No. 3: Symphony of Sorrowful Songs conducted by Krzysztof Penderecki reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Sing the Sorrows: Portishead’s Beth Gibbons and … Continue reading

March 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dirt Merchants

The soundtrack to Mötley Crüe‘s The Dirt reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Dirt Merchants: The film adaptation of the notorious Mötley Crüe tell-all is a total shitshow on screen, but the soundtrack … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · Leave a comment

Dayz Like These: Demon Dayz, Pico Rivera Sports Arena, CA

Review of Gorillaz‘ Demon Dayz festival for DJ Mag North America December 2018 Issue Watch videos from the Demon Dayz festivals via their its YouTube channel.

December 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

There’s No Seven-Year Itch at Desert Daze 2018

Review of Desert Daze Festival for Flood Magazine: There’s No Seven-Year Itch at Desert Daze 2018 Retroactively watch the trailers leading up to the festival on Desert Daze’s site.

October 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

David Byrne Live at the Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles on August 25, 2018

David Byrne live at The Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall Los Angeles on August 25, 2018 reviewed for Under the Radar. Read the story behind the tour via LA Weekly.

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Underworld & Iggy Pop: Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline International)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine Underworld & Iggy Pop Teatime Dub Encounters (Caroline International) Watch the official video for “Bells & Circles”

July 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Gorillaz: The Now Now (Parlophone/Warner Brothers)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Gorillaz The Now Now (Parlophone/Warner Brothers) Watch the official video for “Humility.”

July 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Alexis Taylor: Beautiful Thing (Domino)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Alexis Taylor Beautiful Thing (Domino Records) Watch the official video for the title track.

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

JB Dunckel: H+ (Sony Music France/Jive Epic)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine: JB Dunckel H+ (Sony Music France/Jive Epic) Watch the official video for “Love Machine.”

March 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Craig David: The Time Is Now (Insanity)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Craig David The Time Is Now (Insanity/Sony UK/RCA) Listen to The Time Is Now via The Fader.

February 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Desert Daze 2017

Review of Desert Daze Festival for Under The Radar: Desert Daze 13th to 15th October 2017 Watch video of some of the performances on Desert Daze’s site.  

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lindstrøm: It’s Alright Between Us As It Is (Smalltown Supersound)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine Fall 2017 Issue: Lindstrøm It’s Alright Between Us As It Is (Smalltown Supersound) Listen to “Shinin” featuring Grace Hall.

October 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depeche Mode Show Their Spirit With a Marathon Hollywood Bowl Set

Live review of Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl for LA Weekly: Depeche Mode Show Their Spirit With A Marathon Hollywood Bowl Set Watch a clip of “Personal Jesus” filmed by my plus one.

October 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Horrors: V (Wolftone/Caroline)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: The Horrors V (Wolftone/Caroline) Watch a track-by-track of the album with the band and producer Paul Epworth via The Independent.

September 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Grape: Pop Voodoo (UMe)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Black Grape Pop Voodoo (UMe) Watch the official video for the title track.

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club (Columbia)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Foster The People Sacred Hearts Club (Columbia Records) Watch a behind the scenes video of Foster the People getting ready for their tour.

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Charlatans: Different Days (BMG)

Reviewed for Under The Radar The Charlatans Different Days (BMG) Watch the video for “Plastic Machinery” featuring Johnny Marr and Pete Salisbury, formerly of the Verve.

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

New Order: NOMC15 (PledgeMusic)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: New Order NOMC15 (PledgeMusic) Take a look at the PledgeMusic page for this release.

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joe Goddard: Electric Lines (Domino/Greco-Roman)

Reviewed for Mix Magazine May 2017 Issue: Joe Goddard Electric Lines (Domino/Greco-Roman) Go inside the psychedelic video for Joe Goddard’s song, “Home.”

May 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

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