Lily Moayeri

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

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2019

For Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2019 write ups on 12. Bat for Lashes Lost Girls 34. Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka 46. Sasami Sasami 49. Hayden Thorpe Diviner 59. Billie Eilish When … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · 1 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

Veronica Mars (Hulu)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Veronica Mars Season Four (Hulu) Watch the official trailer.

July 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2018: Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Write-up on the Arctic Monkeys album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, for Under The Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2018  Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Watch the Arctic Monkeys’ performance at the Hollywood Bowl … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Suede: First, Second, and Third Time’s A Charm

Suede‘s Brett Anderson interviewed for their album, The Blue Hour, for Under The Radar Magazine August/September/October 2018 Issue Suede: First, Second, and Third Time’s A Charm Watch the official video for “Life is Golden.”

September 21, 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

Ozark Season 2 (Netflix)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Ozark Season Two (Netflix) Watch the official trailer for Ozark Season Two.

August 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Rise (NBC)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Rise Watch the first trailer for Rise.

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

Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2017: Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest

Write-up on Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s album, Rest, number 15 in Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017 Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest Watch the video for “Deadly Valentine.”

December 30, 2017 · 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 · 2 Comments

Will & Grace (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Will & Grace (NBC) Watch a preview of the show.

September 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders (NBC) Watch the official trailer for the show.

September 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Young Sheldon (CBS)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Young Sheldon Watch the official trailer for Young Sheldon.

September 25, 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

UNKLE: Man of Many Parts

UNKLE‘s James Lavelle interviewed for his album, The Road: Part 1 for Under the Radar: UNKLE: Man of Many Parts Watch the official video for “The Road.”

August 18, 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

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far: Foxygen: Hang

Write-up on the Foxygen album, Hang, for Under The Radar‘s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far Foxygen: Hang Watch the video for “Follow the Leader.”

July 13, 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

Blondie: Pollinator (BMG)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Blondie Pollinator (BMG)  Watch the official video for “Fun” via Under The Radar.

May 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Peter Doherty: Hamburg Demonstrations (BMG/Clouds Hill)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Peter Doherty Hamburg Demonstrations (BMG/Clouds Hill) Watch the official video for “I Don’t Love Anyone (But You’re Not Just Anyone).”

January 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

inc. no world: As Light As Light (No World)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: inc. no world As Light As Light (No World Recordings) Listen to “Waters of You” via The Fader.

November 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Glass Animals Live At The Village Los Angeles August 31, 2016

photo: Pooneh Ghana Glass Animals performing live at Tumblr IRL event at The Village recording studios Auditorium in Los Angeles on August 31, 2016 reviewed for Under The Radar: Glass Animals Live At The … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jarvis Cocker: Likely Stories EP (Rough Trade)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Jarvis Cocker Likely Stories EP (Rough Trade) Watch the trailer for the television series Likely Stories.

July 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz (DFA)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Holy Ghost! Crime Cutz EP (DFA) Watch the official video for the title track.

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kula Shaker: K2.0 (Strange Folk)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Kula Shaker K2.0 (Strange Folk) Watch the video for “Infinite Sun.”

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Girls Names: Culture Of Gravitation

Girls Names‘ Cathal Cully interviewed for their album, Arms Around A Vision, for Under The Radar Magazine November/December 2015 Issue: Girls Names: Culture Of Gravitation Watch the video for “Reticence.”

January 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Duff McKagan: How To Be A Man

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Duff McKagan How To Be A Man Read a great interview with Duff about his book by Lina Lecaro in the LA Weekly.

July 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maribou State: Portraits (Counter)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Maribou State Portraits (Counter) Listen to Maribou State’s Radio One Residency Mix.

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ducktails: St. Catherine (Domino)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Ducktails St. Catherine (Domino) Watch the video for “Headbanging In The Mirror.”

July 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Live In Paris (Vagrant)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Live In Paris (Vagrant) Watch the trailer for Live In Paris.

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Major Lazer: Peace Is The Mission (Mad Decent)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Major Lazer Peace Is The Mission (Mad Decent) Listen to the whole album via Major Lazer’s SoundCloud.

July 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

Roisin Murphy: Hairless Toys (PIAS)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Roisin Murphy Hairless Toys (PIAS) Watch the official video for “Evil Eyes.”

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Charlatans: Modern Nature (BMG/Chrysalis)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: The Charlatans Modern Nature (BMG/Chrysalis) Watch the video for “So Oh.”

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Carl Barat and the Jackals: Let It Reign (Grand Jury)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Carl Barât and the Jackals Let It Reign (Grand Jury) Stream the entire album via Consequence Of Sound.

March 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Catfish And The Bottlemen In Los Angeles On February 9, 2015

  Catfish and the Bottlemen live in Los Angeles at the Troubadour on February 9, 2015, reviewed for Under The Radar: Catfish and the Bottlemen February 9, 2015 in Los … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Slap (NBC)

NBC’s “The Slap” reviewed for Under The Radar

February 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Daft Punk: Alive 2007 Reissue (Rhino)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Daft Punk Alive 2007 Reissue (Rhino) Watch Daft Punk perform “Harder Better Faster Stronger” live.  

February 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gaz Coombes: Matador (Hot Fruit)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Gaz Coombes Matador (Hot Fruit) Watch a video on the making of Matador via Gaz’s Vevo channel.

January 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Simple Minds: Big Music (Caroline International)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Simple Minds Big Music (Caroline International) Listen to “Midnight Walking” via Consequence Of Sound.

December 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inspiral Carpets: Inspiral Carpets (Cherry Red)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Inspiral Carpets Inspiral Carpets (Cherry Red) Watch the official video for “Spitfire,” the first single off the album.    

December 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Top 140 Albums Of 2014

Write-ups on The Horrors and Wild Beasts for: Under The Radar’s Top 140 Albums Of 2014 Listen to the Horrors’ album Luminous in its entirety via Exclaim. Listen to the Wild Beasts’ album Present Tense … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gruff Rhys: American Interior (Turnstile)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Gruff Rhys American Interior (Turnstile) Watch a trailer for the accompanying film.

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Track-by-Track: Johnny Marr on “Playland”

Johnny Marr interviewed for his album, Playland, for Under The Radar: Track-by-Track: Johnny Marr On Playland Full stream of the album made available on Johnny’s YouTube channel.

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

Melted Toys: Melted Toys (Underwater Peoples)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Melted Toys Melted Toys (Underwater Peoples) Listen to “Blush” via Spin.

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fink: Hard Believer (R’COUP’D)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Fink Hard Believer (R’COUP’D) Listen to my favorite song off the album, “The Green And The Blue.”

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Diplo: Random White Dude Be Everywhere (Mad Decent)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Diplo Random White Dude Be Everywhere (Mad Decent) Stream the album on any number of platforms here.

August 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Royksopp and Robyn: Do It Again (Cherrytree/Interscope)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Royksopp and Robyn Do It Again (Cherrytree/Interscope)

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Doug Tuttle: Doug Tuttle (Trouble In Mind)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Doug Tuttle Doug Tuttle (Trouble In Mind) Stream the entire album at Spin.

May 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tensnake: Glow (Astralwerks)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Tensnake Glow (Astralwerks) Listen to a minimix of the whole album via Tensnake’s SoundCloud.

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Penny Dreadful (Showtime)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Penny Dreadful (Showtime) Take a look at the entire first episode and judge for yourself.

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lo-Fang: Blue Film (4AD)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Lo-Fang Blue Film (4AD) Watch the Lo-Fang video for “Look Away.”

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Track-By-Track: Jimi Goodwin On Odludek

  Jimi Goodwin breaks down his debut solo album, Odludek, for me for Under The Radar: Track-By-Track: Jimi Goodwin On Odludek Watch Jimi perform “Terracotta Warrior” live at The Guardian‘s studio.

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Milagres: Imagination Is Stronger Than Reality

Milagres‘ Kyle Wilson interviewed for their album, Violent Light, for Under The Radar: Milagres: Imagination Is Stronger Than Reality Watch the video for “Jeweled Cave.”

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Roman Remains: Zeal (H.O.T. Records Ltd.)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Roman Remains Zeal (H.O.T. Records Ltd.) Watch the video for “This Stone is Starting To Bleed.”

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Temples: Here Come The Suns

Temples’ James Bagshaw interviewed for their debut album, Sun Structures, for Under The Radar: Temples: Here Come The Suns Watch Temples perform “Keep In The Dark” live for Vevo Dscvr.

March 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Gardens & Villa: Just Say No To Gateway Gadgets

Gardens & Villa‘s Chris Lynch interviewed for their album, Dunes, for Under The Radar: Gardens & Villa: Just Say No To Gateway Gadgets Watch part of the performance that captivated Tim Goldsworthy … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mixology (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Mixology (ABC) Watch a trailer for the show here.  

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Growing Up Fisher (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Growing Up Fisher (NBC) Watch a sneak preview of the show.

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

About A Boy (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: About A Boy (NBC) Watch the trailer for the show.

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cheatahs: Resident Aliens

Cheatahs‘ Nathan Hewitt interviewed for their self-titled debut album for Under The Radar: Cheatahs: Resident Aliens Watch a video of Cheatahs performing “Kenworth” live at Dropout Studios.

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Star-Crossed (CW)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Star-Crossed (CW) Watch the first trailer for the show.

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Howe Gelb: Desert Cowboy

Howe Gelb interviewed for his album, The Coincidentalist, for Under The Radar: Howe Gelb: Desert Cowboy Watch Howe’s Red Bull session in Madrid with Steve Shelley.

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Staff Playlist: Apples and Oranges The Covers

Blog post on Marion Corrales‘ cover of Dirtyphonics‘ “No Stopping Us” for Under The Radar: Staff Playlist: Apples and Oranges The Covers In order to experience the full impact of … Continue reading

November 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Juana Molina: Wed 21 (Crammed)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Juana Molina Wed 21 (Crammed) Listen to “Sin Guia, No” from Wed 21 via SoundCloud.

November 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Blacklist (NBC)

Blacklist Watch the official trailer for the show.

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Undercover: Nightlands

Nightlands‘ David Hartley interviewed for the cover of his album, Oak Island, for Under The Radar: Undercover: Nightlands Watch the official video for “To The Moon.”

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Twitterview: Black Moth Super Rainbow

Black Moth Super Rainbow‘s Thomas Fec AKA Tobacco interviewed via Twitter for the album, Cobra Juicy, for Under The Radar: The Twitterview: Black Moth Super Rainbow Check out some of Tobacco’s … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Strfkr: Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Strfkr Miracle Mile (Polyvinyl) The poster children for the hipster city of Portland, Oregon, STRFKR, return with Miracle Mile, the follow-up to the ear-catching Reptilians. … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Natural Disasters

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s Robert Levon Been interviewed for their album, Specter At The Feast for Under The Radar: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club: Natural Disasters Watch Part Two of a six-part … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 5 Comments

Tosca: Odeon (K7)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine Tosca Odeon (K7) Cool sophistication has no age and time where Tosca is concerned. The musical offspring of Vienna, Austria’s Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cult (CW)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Cult Watch “It Isn’t A Show” preview.

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Zero Hour (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Zero Hour Watch a preview of the show.

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ulrich Schnauss: A Long Way To Fall (Domino)

  Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Ulrich Schnauss A Long Way To Fall (Domino) You’ll be running to answer your mobile phone repeatedly when listening to the polyphonic ringtone-like chimes of … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lindstrom: Dinner Is Served

Hans-Peter Lindstrom interviewed for his album, Smalhans, for Under The Radar: Lindstrom: Dinner Is Served Listen to Lindstrom’s remix of Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Velvet” via FACT.

February 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Do No Harm (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Do No Harm Watch a trailer of the show.

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Running Around Los Angeles Week Of January 18, 2013

•Interview with Dominic Monaghan for his new show Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan on BBC America for Under The Radar on Friday January 18, 2013. •Acted as doorwhore for Play Me … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dominic Monaghan: Wild Thing, I Think I Love You

Dominic Monaghan interviewed for his new show, Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, on BBC America for Under The Radar: Dominic Monaghan: Wild Thing, I Think I Love You Watch a bonus … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Horace Andy: Broken Beats (Echo Beach)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Horace Andy Broken Beats (Echo Beach) Horace Andy’s legend is so great that some may presume the roots reggae must have pass on to join his … Continue reading

January 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Place To Bury Strangers: Feel The Noise

A Place To Bury Strangers’ Oliver Ackerman interviewed for the album Worship for Under The Radar: A Place To Bury Strangers: Feel The Noise Watch the video for “And I’m Up.”

November 28, 2012 · 2 Comments

Azure Ray: As Above So Below EP (Saddle Creek)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Azure Ray As Above So Below EP (Saddle Creek) On-again, off-again dream pop duo Azure Ray return with a six-song EP, As Above So Below. Championed … Continue reading

November 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Emily Owens, MD (CW)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Emily Owens, M.D. Watch some videos of the show here.

October 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Beauty and the Beast (CW)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Beauty and the Beast Watch a featurette from the show.

October 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

666 Park Avenue (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: 666 Park Avenue Read our writer, Austin Trunick’s review for a slightly different opinion of 666 Park Avenue.

September 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Last Resort (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Last Resort Have an inside look into the show.

September 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Neighbors (ABC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: The Neighbors Watch a clip from behind the scenes.

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Guys With Kids (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Guys With Kids Watch a clip from the show.

September 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

The Mindy Project (FOX)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: The Mindy Project Watch a clip from the show.  

September 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Revolution (NBC)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Revolution Read our writer, Austin Trunick’s review for an alternate opinion of Revolution.

September 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Running Around Los Angeles Week of August 31, 2012

This week has been less about running around and more about staying put, in front of a screen, armed with screeners of new (and returning) shows for television’s fall season. Other than … Continue reading

September 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

Diplo: Express Yourself EP (Mad Decent)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Diplo Express Yourself EP (Mad Decent) Watch the ode to stripper poles, “Set It Off” from the EP, featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex.

September 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Foals: Tapes (!K7)

Reviewed for Under The Radar Magazine: Foals Tapes (!K7) The Tapes series is a chance for indie band types to impress you with the wildly diverse and unexpected music they listen to. … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

White Arrows: Dry Land Is Not A Myth (Votiv Music)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: White Arrows Dry Land Is Not A Myth (Votiv Music) Listen to the Teen Daze remix of “Roll Forever” from the album, the original is better.

August 23, 2012 · 3 Comments

Public Image Limited: This is PiL (PiL Official)

Reviewed for Under The Radar: Public Image Limited This Is PiL (PiL Official) Watch a video of a short John Lydon interviewed followed by a live performance of “Deeper Water” at … Continue reading

August 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

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