Lily Moayeri

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

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

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

Foster the People: These Kicks Are Made For Pumping

Foster the People‘s Mark Foster interviewed for their album, Sacred Hearts Club for Under the Radar: Foster the People: These Kicks Are Made For Pumping Watch the official video for “Doing It For … Continue reading

August 14, 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 · 1 Comment

London Grammar: Sibling Harmony

London Grammar‘s Dan Rothman, Dot Major, and Hannah Reid interviewed for their album, Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, for Under The Radar Magazine Spring 2017: London Grammar: Sibling Harmony Watch London Grammar perform “Hell to … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depeche Mode: Spirit (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Depeche Mode Spirit (Columbia) Watch the video for “Where’s The Revolution?”

March 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

St. Lucia: Matter (Columbia)

Reviewed for Electronic Musician Magazine April 2016 Issue: St. Lucia Matter (Columbia) The one-time jingle writer hiding inside St. Lucia’s Jean Philip-Grobler is always trying to get out, and the band’s second album, … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Dave Gahan & Soulsavers Angels & Ghosts (Columbia) Watch the album trailer for Angels & Ghosts.

October 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

MS MR: How Does It Feel (Columbia)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: MS MR How Does It Feel (Columbia) Watch an acoustic performance of “Wrong Victory.”

July 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Leon Bridges: Coming Home

White Denim‘s Austin Jenkins and Joshua Block interviewed for their production work on Leon Bridges‘ debut album, Coming Home, for Mix Magazine July 2015 Issue: Leon Bridges: Coming Home Watch Leon performing “Lisa … Continue reading

July 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Vaccines: English Graffiti (Columbia)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: The Vaccines English Graffiti (Columbia Records) Watch the official video for “Dream Lover.”

May 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Madeon: Made On Adventure

Madeon interviewed for his debut album Adventure for the cover of DJ Mag USA April 2015 Issue: Made On Adventure Check the Madeon visual experience via his YouTube channel.

March 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Rufus du Sol @ Fonda

Previewed for LA Weekly: Rufus du Sol at the Fonda Theatre Watch the official video for “Desert Night.”

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

London Grammar @ Wiltern

Previewed for LA Weekly: London Grammar at the Wiltern Theater Watch London Grammar perform “Strong” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  

May 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Foster The People: Supermodel (Columbia)

Reviewed for A.V. Club: Foster The People Supermodel (Columbia Records) Watch “Pseudologica Fantastica” from Foster The People’s free concert in downtown Los Angeles at the Supermodel mural.

March 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

St. Lucia @ El Rey Theatre

Previewed for LA Weekly: St. Lucia at the El Rey Theatre Watch St. Lucia perform “Elevate” on a Buzzsession at Wild Honey Pie.

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Peace: In Love (Columbia)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Peace In Love (Columbia) On its debut album, In Love, Birmingham U.K. quartet Peace blasts out indie pop/rock that transports the listener right back to 1993. … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

MS MR October 18, 2013 In Los Angeles

MS MR live in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on October 18, 2013, reviewed for Boxx Magazine: MS MR October 18, 2013 In Los Angeles Watch the official video for “Hurricane.”

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

London Grammar

London Grammar‘s Dan Rothman (right) interviewed for their debut album, If You Wait, for Soma Magazine‘s Fall Fashion Issue: London Grammar Watch the official video for “Strong.”

September 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

DJ Fresh: Louder EP (Columbia)

Reviewed for Elektrodaily: DJ Fresh Louder EP (Columbia) A giant, hands-in-the-air party is compacted onto DJ Fresh’s EP, Louder. A precursor to his album set for domestic release in 2013, the four-track … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Glasvegas: Glasvegas (Columbia)

Reviewed for Paper Magazine: Glasvegas Glasvegas (Columbia)

December 1, 2008 · 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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