Lily Moayeri

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

The Morning Show Season Two (Apple TV+)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: The Morning Show Season Two (Apple TV+) Watch the trailer for Season Two.

September 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

As ‘Drive’ Turns 10, Its Composer and Key Songwriter Recall the Film’s Innovative Soundtrack

Songwriter Johnny Jewel and composer Cliff Martinez interviewed for the 10-year anniversary of the Drive soundtrack for Variety: As ‘Drive’ Turns 10, Its Composer and Key Songwriter Recall the Film’s Innovative Soundtrack Check out the … Continue reading

September 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘Card Counter’ Composer Robert Levon Been Followed Father’s Footsteps in Working With Paul Schrader

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s Robert Levon Been interviewed about his work on the soundtrack for Paul Schrader‘s film, The Card Counter for Variety: Card Counter’ Composer Robert Levon Been Followed Father’s Footsteps in Working With … Continue reading

September 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Back to Life Season Two (Showtime)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Back to Life Season Two (Showtime) Watch the official trailer for Season Two of Back to Life. Read my review of Season One of Back to Life.

September 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James

The Rick James Showtime documentary reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine: Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James Watch the official trailer for Bitchin’.

September 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Matinee IDLES

Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About IDLES reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Matinee IDLES:An exciting new film celebrates the career of one of England’s wildest bands Watch the trailer … Continue reading

August 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Trailers Use Slower and Moodier New Versions of Classic Songs to Lure Viewers

Song Stew Entertainment and Guild of Music Supervisors‘ Jonathan McHugh and Sony Music Publishing‘s Brian Monaco interviewed about the use of slow songs in trailers for Variety: Trailers Use Slower … Continue reading

August 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Other Two Season Two (HBO Max)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: The Other Two Season Two (HBO Max) Watch the official trailer for The Other Two‘s Second Season.

August 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Icon: Music Through the Lens (PBS)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Icon: Music Through the Lens (PBS) Watch the official extended trailer for the docu-series on music photography.

August 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Actually, the Revolution WAS Televised

Historic Films‘ Joe Lauro, author and filmmaker Robert Gordon and the producers of Summer of Soul: Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein and Joseph Patel interviewed about the story behind the story … Continue reading

July 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ted Lasso Season Two (Apple TV+)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Ted Lasso Season Two (Apple TV+) Watch the trailer for Season Two.

July 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

“This Is Pop” Series Producer Amanda Burt on the Netflix Docu-Series on Pop Music

Amanda Burt series producer of This is Pop interviewed about the Netflix docu-series for Under the Radar: “This Is Pop” Series Producer Amanda Burt on the Netflix Docu-Series on Pop … Continue reading

July 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

This Way Up (Hulu)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: This Way Up: Season Two (Hulu) Watch the official trailer for the series.

July 7, 2021 · Leave a comment

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Questlove‘s documentary on the Harlem Culture Festival, Summer of Soul, reviewed for Under the Radar: Summer of Soul (…Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Watch the official trailer … Continue reading

July 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on the Band’s Long Overdue Documentary

Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks and director Edgar Wright interviewed on camera about their documentary, The Sparks Brothers for FLOOD Magazine: In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘Cruel Summer’ Composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman on Creating the ’90s-Set Thriller’s ‘Avant-Garde’ Score

Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman interviewed for their scoring work on the Freeform‘s series, Cruel Summer, for Variety: ‘Cruel Summer’ Composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman on Creating the ’90s-Set … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Apple TV+)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything (Apple TV+) Watch the official trailer for the docu-series.

June 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

The documentary on Rockfield Studios directed by Hannah Berryman and produced by ie ie productions reviewed for Under the Radar: Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm (Abramorama) Watch the trailer … Continue reading

May 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Who Can Play Boy George in ‘Karma Chameleon’ Movie? Adam Lambert, Olly Alexander and 3 More Worth Considering

Op-ed on who should play Boy George in his upcoming biopic, Karma Chameleon for Variety: Who Can Play Boy George in ‘Karma Chameleon’ Movie? Adam Lambert, Olly Alexander and 3 … Continue reading

May 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Shrill (Season Three) Hulu

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Shrill: Season Three (Hulu) Watch the official trailer for Season Three of Shrill.

May 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Chad Is Very Bad

Essay on the TBS sitcom, Chad, for Book and Film Globe: Chad Is Very Bad Watch an official trailer for the show.

May 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

10 Music Supervisors To Watch In 2021

Profiled 10 music supervisors to watch for Variety 8 April 2020 Issue: 10 Music Supervisors To Watch In 2021

April 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Why I Like Frank Zappa

Essay for Rock and Roll Globe: Why I Like Frank ZappaGetting into the iconic American composer in the age of “cancel culture”

March 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘The Raw Materials Were Her Life’: The New Billie Eilish Documentary Shoots for Storytelling with No Filter

Writer and director R.J. Cutler interviewed about his work on the Billie Eilish documentary, The World’s A Little Blurry for Los Angeles Magazine: ‘The Raw Materials Were Her Life’: The … Continue reading

February 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

From Outkast to Dionne Warwick, the Music of ‘Malcolm & Marie’ Spans Genres and Generations

Malcolm & Marie‘s editor, Julio Perez IV, interviewed about the music for the Netflix film for Variety: From Outkast to Dionne Warwick, the Music of Malcolm & Marie Spans Generations … Continue reading

February 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Hear Us Out: ‘Cobra Kai’ Has a Music Problem

Joint op-ed on the needle drops of Cobra Kai with my editor, Shirley Halperin, for Variety: Hear Us Out: Cobra Kai Has A Music Problem Listen to the series soundtrack … Continue reading

January 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Cobra Kai: Season Three (Netflix)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Cobra Kai: Season Three (Netflix) Watch the official trailer for Season Three.

January 1, 2021 · Leave a comment

Variety Music for Screens: Music Supervisors Elite Round Table

Music Supervisors Elite Round Table panel moderated for Variety Music for Screens Week 2020 featuring Joel C. High, Jen Malone, Madonna Wade-Reed, Amanda Krieg-Thomas and Robin Urdang. Videos from all … Continue reading

December 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Laura Karpman Interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV Composer’s Lounge

Laura Karpman interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV: Composer’s Lounge, initially broadcast on September 25, 2020. Watch the introduction for the virtual conference here.

October 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

Will Bates Interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV Composer’s Lounge

Will Bates of Fall of Your Sword interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV: Composer’s Lounge, initially broadcast on September 25, 2020. Watch the introduction for the virtual conference … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

Composer Piers Baron: Music Provides the Narrative for Action Sports Films

Piers Baron interviewed for his composing work on action sports films, most recently, Teton Gravity‘s Accomplice, for Mix Magazine September 2020 Issue: Composer Piers BaronMusic Provides the Narrative for Action … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Composer Will Bates: Analog and Electronic Source, Tied to Mood and Time

Will Bates interviewed for his composing work on the Hulu docu-series, Hillary, and the Netflix limited series, Unbelievable, for Mix Magazine September 2020 Issue: Composer Will BatesAnalog and Electronic Source, … Continue reading

September 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

Suzi Quatro on the New Documentary “Suzi Q”

Suzi Quatro interviewed for her documentary, Suzi Q, for Under the Radar: Suzi Quatro on the New Documentary “Suzi Q” Oft Imitated, Never Duplicated Watch the film on YouTube Movies or … Continue reading

August 17, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Story of the Go-Go’s Is Finally Being Told in a Way that Does It Justice

The Go-Go’s Kathy Valentine, Jane Wiedlin, Gina Schock, Charlotte Caffey and Belinda Carlisle and director Alison Ellwood interviewed about their Showtime documentary for Los Angeles Magazine: The Story of the Go-Go’s Is Finally Being Told in a … Continue reading

July 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Composer Paul Cantelon Leans on Greek Music Knowledge to Score Olympia Dukakis Doc

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Cantelon interviewed for his work scoring the documentary, Olympia, for Variety: Composer Paul Cantelon Leans on Greek Music Knowledge to Score Olympia Dukakis Doc Listen to, or download … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hell Bent For Leather Tuscadero

Suzi Quatro documentary, Suzi Q, reviewed for Rock and Roll Globe: Hell Bent For Leather Tuscadero A new documentary shines a long overdue spotlight on rock legend Suzi Quatro Watch the trailer and … Continue reading

July 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Soundtracking Skater Girls: How HBO’s ‘Betty’ Found Its Beat

Co-writer/director Crystal Moselle and composer Aska Matsumiya interviewed for their work on the HBO series Betty for Variety: Soundtracking Skater Girls: How HBO’s Betty Found Its Beat Listen to the amazing soundtrack for the series on … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Behind the Music That Drives “Killing Eve”

Unloved‘s David Holmes and Faber Music‘s Catherine Grieves interviewed for their score composing and music supervision on the popular series, Killing Eve: Behind the Music That Drives “Killing Eve” We spoke with composer David … Continue reading

May 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

In Conversation: The Stars of the Original “Valley Girl” Movie Reunite

Valley Girl (1983) stars Deborah Foreman, E.G. Daily, Heidi Holicker and Valley Girl (2020)writer Amy Talkington interviewed for Flood Magazine: In Conversation: The Stars of the Original “Valley Girl” Movie Reunite Deborah Foreman, … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Betty (HBO)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Betty (HBO) Watch the official trailer, but the actual thing is way better.

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Beastie Boys Story (Apple TV+)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Beastie Boys Story (Apple TV+) Watch the trailer.

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Circus of Books (Netflix)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Circus of Books (Netflix) Watch the trailer here.

April 22, 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

Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon, a Pair of L.A. Originals, Tell Their Story

Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol interviewed for their Netflix documentary, L.A. Originals for Los Angeles Magazine Estevan Oriol and Mister Cartoon, a Pair of L.A. Originals, Tell Their Story Watch the trailer for the … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tribeca-Bound ‘Underplayed’ Puts Spotlight on Gender Inequality in Electronic Music

Stacey Lee interviewed about her documentary feature film, Underplayed, for Variety: Tribeca-Bound ‘Underplayed’ Puts Spotlight on Gender Inequality in Electronic Music Watch Lee’s 2015 documentary short, Live Fast, Draw Yung.

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

New Order: Decades (Showtime)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: New Order: Decades (Showtime) Watch the teaser trailer for the documentary.

December 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Duran Duran: There’s Something You Should Know (Showtime)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Duran Duran There’s Something You Should Know (Showtime) Watch the trailer for the documentary.

December 27, 2019 · Leave a comment

Back to Life (Showtime)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Back to Life (Showtime) Watch the official trailer for Season 1.

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

BH90210 (Fox)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: BH90210 (Fox) Watch some great clips and preview of the show via its YouTube channel.

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.47: Luke Steele September 23, 2021
    In the 47th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences with Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson, Empire of the Sun, DREAMS and H3000 since 2003. … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.47: Luke Steele appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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      In the 46th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my almost 30 years of experiences with DJ Harvey. Listen here: Or on your preferred podcast … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.46: DJ Harvey appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 45th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences over almost three decades of friendship with DJ, producer, manager, promoter, mother and more, Heidi Lawden.Image from … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.45: Heidi Lawden appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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