Author Profile

Lily Moayeri

Los Angeles-based writer/teacher Lily Moayeri has been writing about music since 1992. Over the years her scope has widened to include the occasional article on television, art, fashion and random elements of pop culture. She is a major contributor to The Guerilla Guide To Music, a textbook currently being used at University of Westminster in London, England. You can find Lily’s writings aggregated on her work-in-progress blog, pictures-of-lily.com, named after the Who song. Twitter: @PicsOfLilyBlog Facebook: PicturesOfLilyBlog Instagram: @PicsOfLilyBlog Website: Pictures-Of-Lily.com

Josh Gudwin and Justin Bieber

For the many questionable statements and actions Justin Bieber has made over the course of his 22 years, he has solely carried the blame. When it comes to an album as credible as Bieber’s most recent release, Purpose, the maligned pop artist is given very little, if any, credit. ......

Boulevards Gets Funky With ‘Groove!’

The authentic spirit of funk lives in Raleigh, N.C.’s, Jamil Rashad, aka Boulevards. The songwriter has defined ideas for delivering the essence of funk, first for his 2015 self-titled EP, and now for his full-length, Groove! Rashad trolled the Internet to find his musical soulmates, Rollergirl, aka Adam Rich, and Taste Nasa, aka Leroy Clampitt. ......

The Music of 'Vinyl'

The year 1973 is a rich and diverse one for music. That’s the time period that two of the collaborators on Boardwalk Empire, namely, Martin Scorsese and Terence Winter, and their music supervisors, Randall Poster and Meghan Currier, plus producer/engineer/mixer Stewart Lerman tapped into for HBO’s newest smash, Vinyl. ......

The Eerie Sounds of Mac Quayle

The road to Mac Quayle’s home studio feels like it leads right to the sky. Twist after twist up the Santa Monica Mountains, at times there is a very real sense of falling off the edge of the Earth. Here, ensconced in his remote hideaway with his family, the composer of American Horror Story: Hotel and Freak Show—for which he was nominated for an Emmy for original dramatic score in 2015—creates......

Cool Spin: Unloved, ‘Guilty Of Love’

David Holmes’ honed musical knowledge, Keefus Ciancia’s extensive musician experience, and Jade Vincent’s classic torch singing style meet in Unloved. From samples that reference ’60s girl groups and film noir soundtracks, Holmes provides the inspiration for Unloved’s debut album, Guilty Of Love, which was preceded by the trio’s EP of the same name in 2015. ......

Pages