Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 teacher since 2004 blogger since 2012 podcaster since 2020

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 · 1 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 · 1 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 · 1 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 · 1 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 · 1 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 · 1 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

Maya Jane Coles @ Exchange

Previewed for LA Weekly: Maya Janes Coles at Inception at the Exchange Listen to the Maya Jane Cole remix of Sia’s “Alive.”

June 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

Rumors @ Gin Ling Way

Previewed for LA Weekly: Rumors Los Angeles with Guy Gerber and DJ Harvey at Gin Ling Way Listen to Guy Gerber’s mix at Rumors Beach House Ibiza via Mixcloud. Listen to … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

The 20 Best DJs In LA Right Now

Write up on JSTJR and DJ Machete for LA Weekly: The 20 Best DJs in LA Right Now Listen to JSTJR’s set on Nina Las Vegas’ “Mix Up Exclusives on … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Years & Years @ Fonda

Previewed for the LA Weekly: Years & Years at the Fonda Theatre Watch the video for “Desire (Gryffin Remix)” made with artificial intelligence technologies via TechCrunch.

April 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Funktion @ Regent Theater

Previewed for LA Weekly: Calyx & TeeBee, Culture Shock, Mefjus, Prolix at Funktion at Bassrush at Regent Theater Listen to Calyx & TeeBee’s mix for UMF Radio via their SoundCloud.

March 24, 2016 · 4 Comments

Johnny Marr @ Glasshouse and El Rey

Previewed for LA Weekly: Johnny Marr at the Glasshouse in Pomona and the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles Watch a playlist of the full album stream for Adrenalin Baby via Johnny’s … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

10 L.A. Artists To Watch In 2016

Write up on Powers for LA Weekly: 10 L.A. Artists to watch in 2016 Watch the video for “Hot.”

January 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Marques Wyatt’s DEEP Celebrates 16 Years Of Soulful House Music

Marques Wyatt interviewed for the 16th Anniversary of his club night, DEEP, for the LA Weekly: Marques Wyatt’s DEEP Celebrates 16 Years Of Soulful House Music Listen to Marques’ set from … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Deep’s Sweet 16 @ Belasco

Previewed for LA Weekly: Deep’s Sweet 16 at the Belasco Theatre Listen to Marques Wyatt’s set from Might Deep which took place in May of this year. photo credit: AJ Herrera

September 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

L.A.’s 50 Best Music Venues

Write-ups on Getty Center and Mack Sennett Studios for LA Weekly: L.A.’s 50 Best Music Venues

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fool’s Gold Day Off @ Shrine

Previewed for LA Weekly: Fool’s Gold Day Off at Shrine Expo Hall and Grounds Listen to the preview mix for the Los Angeles show.

October 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Basement Jaxx @ Rhondavous

Previewed for LA Weekly Basement Jaxx at Rhondavous at 333 Live

July 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Foxygen @ Echoplex

  Previewed for LA Weekly: Foxygen at the Echoplex Watch the video for “San Francisco.”

February 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Digitalism Live at Fonda Music Box Los Angeles December 13, 2011

Digitalism live in Los Angeles at Fonda Music Box on December 13, 2011 reviewed for ElektroDaily.com: Digitalism has a Wizard of Oz thing going on with its live show. The … Continue reading

January 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Peter Hook And The Light Live At The Fonda Music Box September 14, 2011 and At The El Rey Los Angeles September 16, 2011

Peter Hook and the Light Live in Los Angeles at the Fonda Music Box and the El Rey Theatre reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine’s website: Peter Hook and the … Continue reading

October 6, 2011 · 1 Comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.20: Suzi Quatro September 9, 2020
    In the 20th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Suzi Quatro about her documentary, Suzi Q for Under The Radar. Listen here: … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.19: The Go-Go’s August 26, 2020
    In the 19th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing The Go-Go’s about their self-titled Showtime documentary for Los Angeles Magazine. Listen here: Or … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.18: The Streets August 12, 2020
    In the 18th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Mike Skinner aka The Streets, for his mixtape, None Of Us Is Getting … Continue reading →
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