Lily Moayeri

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

Love you! Give Yourself the Attention You Deserve this Valentine’s Day

Round-up of ways to practice self-love in Los Angeles for Los Angeles Magazine February 2024 Issue: Love you! Give Yourself the Attention You Deserve this Valentine’s Day There are many options … Continue reading

February 14, 2024 · Leave a comment

Stepping Into the Amorous World of L.A.’s Museum of Love

Feature on the Los Angeles Love Museum and Crimes of Passion including an interview with its founder, Dr. Amy Sweetman, for Los Angeles Magazine February 2024 Issue: Stepping Into the … Continue reading

February 2, 2024 · Leave a comment

EDM Star Kaskade Is Ready to Ruffle More Feathers with Another Christmas Album

Kaskade interviewed ahead of his Christmas shows in Los Angeles and his New Year’s weekend appearances on the West Coast for Los Angeles Magazine: EDM Star Kaskade Is Ready to … Continue reading

December 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

You Set the Scene: LA’s Most Influential Music Venues

Feature on Los Angeles music venues over the decades for FLOOD 12: The Los Angeles Issue: You Set the Scene: LA’s Most Influential Music Venues Love’s Johnny Echols, Redd Kross, Surf … Continue reading

December 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Haim, Silversun Pickups Among L.A. Bands to Headline New Venue the Bellwether

Preview of new multi-purpose venue The Bellwether for Los Angeles Magazine: Haim, Silversun Pickups Among L.A. Bands to Headline New Venue the Bellwether Founders Michael Swier and Gregg Perloff officially … Continue reading

July 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Los Angeles’ United Recording Studios, Known as ‘the Abbey Road of the West,’ Scales Down Music Operations

Report on United Recording Studios‘ pivot from music to film and events for Variety: Los Angeles’ United Recording Studios, Known as ‘the Abbey Road of the West,’ Scales Down Music … Continue reading

March 22, 2023 · 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

Rob Machete: Keeping D&B Alive in North America

Rob Gonzalez aka Machete interviewed on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Los Angeles’ drum ‘n’ bass weekly party, Respect, for Festival Insider: Veteran Tales: Rob Machete Keeping D&B … Continue reading

March 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Raving Away the Pain

Raving Away the Pain Personal essay on dealing with loss and trauma in the ’90s through raving for Faith Fanzine Autumn/Winter 2021 Issue (jump to page 60-61): Order your free … Continue reading

November 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

Los Angeles Art Galleries Turn to Technology and Beyond

Feature on how four independent Los Angeles art galleries: Art Angels, Thinkspace Projects, Corey Helford Gallery and Eastern Projects have pivoted their exhibitions during the pandemic and moving forward for … Continue reading

March 31, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.11: LA Originals

In the 11th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol about their Netflix documentary, LA … Continue reading

May 6, 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

Tech Is Music To Their Ears

Feature in the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section March 8, 2020 Edition: Tech Is Music To Their Ears: Smuggled tapes in the ’80s, VPNs today, Iran youth rely on bootleg Western … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · 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

Join Our Club: A Club Called Rhonda: The Story of an LA Institution

A Club Called Rhonda‘s Gregory Alexander and Loren Granic interviewed for DJ Mag North America December 2019 Issue Join Our Club Follow all the Rhonda International action via her Instagram.

December 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Redd Kross Aren’t Resting On Their Laurels

Redd Kross‘ McDonald brothers, Jeff and Steven interviewed for their album, Beyond the Door, for Flood Magazine: Redd Kross Aren’t Resting on Their Laurels Brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald talk Beyond the Door and keeping the … Continue reading

August 22, 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

Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall: Controlling the Beast of a Chemical Brothers Concert

Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall interviewed on their 25 years of working with the Chemical Brothers on their live show for LA Weekly: Best of LA Music Issue 2019: Adam Smith and … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

Maya Jane Coles @ Sound

Previewed for LA Weekly: Maya Janes Coles at Sound Night Club Listen to Maya’s remix of Hozier’s “Movement.”

April 18, 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

FUSE 10 @ Globe

Previewed for LA Weekly: FUSE10: A Decade of Rave at the Globe Theatre Check out FUSE’s Instagram for some clips of their parties.

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Red Bull Fest Is Representative Of The L.A. Music Landscape

Red Bull‘s creative director Kristen McElwain, Illegal Civilization‘s Mikey Alfred, and Vox Recordings Studios‘ Woody Jackson interviewed for the 2019 Red Bull Music Festival Los Angeles for LA Weekly February 8, 2019 Issue Red … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Horrors @ Regent

Previewed for LA Weekly The Horrors at the Regent Theatre Watch the official video for “Something To Remember Me By.”

June 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Johnny Marr @ Teragram Ballroom

Previewed for LA Weekly: Johnny Marr at the Teragram Ballroom Watch the official video for “Hi Hello,” one of my favorites off the new album, Call the Comet.

May 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Arctic Monkeys: Monkey Business

Arctic Monkeys‘ Alex Turner and Matt Helders interviewed for their album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, for the cover of LA Weekly May 3, 2018 Issue: Arctic Monkeys: Monkey Business Keep up with the Arctics and … Continue reading

May 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

“Leonard Bernstein at 100” Exhibition Comes to Skirball Cultural Center

My write-up of “Leonard Bernstein at 100″ exhibit at Skirball Cultural Center for LA Weekly: “Leonard Bernstein at 100” Exhibition Comes to Skirball Cultural Center Learn more about Leonard Bernstein … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beth Ditto @ Fonda

Previewed for LA Weekly Beth Ditto at the Fonda Theatre Watch the official video for “Fire.”

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rhye @ Orpheum

Previewed for LA Weekly: Rhye at the Orpheum Theatre Watch the official video for “Count to Five.”

March 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Noel Gallagher @ Orpheum

Previewed for LA Weekly: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Orpheum Theatre Watch the official video for “It’s A Beautiful World.”

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Andy C. @ Funktion @ Exchange LA

Previewed for LA Weekly: Andy C. at Bassrush DTLA Presents Funktion at the Exchange LA Listen to an hour of Andy C. recorded live at Alexandra Palace featured on Apple Beats … Continue reading

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Liam Gallagher @ Wiltern

Previewed for LA Weekly: Liam Gallagher at the Wiltern Read my interview with Liam for Nylon.

November 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Depeche Mode @ Hollywood Bowl

Previewed for LA Weekly: Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl Watch the official video for “Cover Me.”

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Berliners Are Bringing a Bauhaus Tiny House, a Musical Wall and More to DTLA

Berlin Lab‘s Sarah Tietze-Kamya and #PlayThisWall‘s Matthias Strobel interviewed for their main event in Los Angeles, Berlin Lab: Berliners Are Bringing a Bauhaus Tiny House, a Musical Wall and More to DTLA For more … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bonobo @ Greek

Previewed for LA Weekly: Bonobo at the Greek Theatre Watch Bonobo’s track “Bambro Koyo Ganda.”

September 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sunday Sessions Gets DEEP @ Grand Park

Preview for LA Weekly: Sunday Sessions Gets DEEP at Grand Park Listen to an XLR8R podcast courtesy of Marques via his SoundCloud.

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Air @ Greek

Previewed for LA Weekly: Air at the Greek Theatre Watch every Air video via a special playlist on the duo’s YouTube channel.

June 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Phoenix @ Hollywood Bowl

Previewed for LA Weekly: Phoenix at the Hollywood Bowl Watch “Ti Amo Especiale” Phoenix’s spoof on an Italian variety show featuring songs from their latest album, Ti Amo.

June 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Skyline @ LA State Historic Park

Previewed for LA Weekly: Skyline: Art, Music, Food at Los Angeles Historic State Park Learn more about the Park here and buy tickets here.

May 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Friction @ Funktion

Previewed for LA Weekly: Friction, Metrik, and Nightstalker at Funktion at Belasco Basement Check out episodes from Friction’s show on BBC Radio 1.

May 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Hans Zimmer @ Microsoft

Previewed for LA Weekly: Hans Zimmer at the Microsoft Theater Keep up with Hans and his team via his site.

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dawes @ Theatre at the Ace Hotel

Previewed for LA Weekly: Dawes at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel Stream We’re All Gonna Live on the platform of your choice.

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Guy Gerber and DJ Harvey Bring Their Rumors Party Back to Chinatown

Guy Gerber and DJ Harvey interviewed for the second year of Rumors at Gin Ling Way in Chinatown DTLA: Guy Gerber and DJ Harvey Bring Their Rumors Party Back to Chinatown Listen … Continue reading

March 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Roni Size @ Respect

Previewed for LA Weekly: Roni Size at Respect 18-year Anniversary at Project LA Watch the trailer for New Forms 2017.

March 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pacifique Studios

Pacifique Studios‘ Tony Valenziano and Ted Greenberg interviewed for Mix Magazine January 2017 Issue Pacifique Studios Take a video tour of Pacifique Studios.

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rhondavous with DJ Harvey, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson @ Union

Previewed for LA Weekly: Rhondavous with DJ Harvey, Seth Troxler, Kevin Saunderson at Union Listen to DJ Harvey RA.300 mix via SoundCloud.

November 17, 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

Minimal Effort @ LA Center Studios

Previewed for LA Weekly: Minimal Effort at LA Center Studios Watch one of Tiga’s mockumentaries, which will make you wish he was doing stand-up instead of playing live.

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Circle V Festival @ Fonda

Previewed for LA Weekly: Circle V Festival at the Fonda Theatre Watch the video for Moby and the Void Pacific Choir’s “Are You Lost In The World Like Me?”

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

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